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NSW Budget delivers for Hunter and Central Coast

Published: 17 November 2020
Released by: Deputy Premier

The 2020-21 NSW Budget delivers major investment in a wide range of areas for the Hunter and the Central Coast.
 

Key highlights from the Budget include:

Central Coast:

  • $111.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $200 million project) for the Wyong Hospital Redevelopment
  • $39.2 million in 2020-21 to continue construction for widening the Pacific Highway to four lanes between Parsons Road and Ourimbah Street at Lisarow
  • $15.0 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $38 million project) to build the new Porters Creek Public School
  • $8.3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $39.6 million project) for the Central Coast Medical Schools and Central Coast Research Institute (third party funding contribution)
  • $3.2 million in 2020-21 for the Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf Redevelopment Project
  • $800,000 in 2020-21 (as part of a $2.9 million project) to deliver new and upgraded quality social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Killarney Vale
  • $400,000 for the Central Coast Youth Collective – Personal Development Programming for Young People, Families and Community
  • $300,000 for the Terrigal BMX Facility Upgrade.

Hunter:

  • $220.3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $470 million project) for the New Maitland Hospital
  • $21.7 million in 2020-21 to continue planning for the Pacific Motorway (M1) extension to Raymond Terrace and Hexham Straight (State and Federal funded)
  • $20 million in 2020-21 to continue planning for Stage 5 of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass between Rankin Park and Jesmond and continue construction of early work (State and Federal funded)
  • $18 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $30 million project) for the New Maitland Hospital car park
  • $16.0 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $780 million project) for the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct
  • $10.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $13 million project) to assist MidCoast Council safeguard local water supply against drought
  • $8.5 million in 2020-21 to continue planning for the Muswellbrook and Singleton bypasses on the New England Highway (State and Federal funded)
  • $7.3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $40 million project) for the completion of the Manning Base Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1
  • $6 million in 2020-21 to continue the upgrade of Nelson Bay Road
  • $5.8 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $7.2 million project) to deliver new and upgraded quality social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Wallsend, Taree, Woodberry, Toronto and Forster
  • $4.7 million in 2020-21 (as part of an $18.9 million project) for Water Security for Economic Development in the Upper Hunter region
  • $4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $7.5 million project) for the Fernleigh Awabakal shared pathway
  • $3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $6.6 million project) for upgrades at Cessnock Airport
  • $2.6 million in 2020-21 (as part of an $18 million project) for the completion of the John Hunter Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Stages 2 and 3
  • $1.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $100 million project) for the commencement of the Manning Base Hospital Redevelopment Stage 2
  • $700,000 in 2020-21 for the upgrade of intersections of the Pacific Highway (City Rd) with Northcott Dr and Kahibah Rd, Highfields
  • $500,000 in 2020-21 for construction of the replacement of Barrington Bridge on Thunderbolts Way over Barrington Rivera at Barrington.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro:
“This Budget is a massive win for the people of Regional NSW with crucial funding commitments to health, education and transport in our regions. The NSW Liberals and Nationals once again delivering for our regions.”

Duty MLC Taylor Martin:
“This is a Budget that truly delivers for the Central Coast and Hunter Regions. Crucial investments include $111.1 million for the Wyong Hospital Redevelopment and $39.2 million to continue construction for widening the Pacific Highway to four lanes at Lisarow.”

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen:
“Thanks to the NSW Liberals and Nationals, the 2020-21 NSW Budget provides substantial funding for the Hunter region across health, education and transport, particularly when it comes developing and redeveloping medical facilities and Hunter roads.”

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