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NSW Budget delivers for Illawarra and Shoalhaven

Published: 17 November 2020
Released by: Deputy Premier

The 2020-21 NSW Budget delivers major investment in a wide range of areas for the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region.
 

Key highlights from the Budget include:

health:

$10.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $698.6 million project) for the new Shellharbour Hospital (State and Federal funded)

$4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $438 million project) for the commencement of the Shoalhaven Hospital Redevelopment.

education:

  • planning for a new school in South Nowra/Worrigee, and a major upgrade at Dapto Public School.

transport:

  • $148.2 million in 2020-21 to continue construction of the Albion Park Rail bypass, Yallah to Oaks Flats, Princes Highway
  • $102.5 million in 2020-21 to continue construction of the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade on the Princes Highway
  • $5.8 million in 2020-21 for the continued planning for the Kiama to Bomaderry Rail Capacity Increase.

planning:

  • $3.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $3.7 million project) to continue improvements to the Murramarang South Coast Walk
  • $1.7 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $3.6 million project) to deliver new and upgrade quality social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Bomaderry, Oaks Flats and Nowra.

regional NSW:

  • $4.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $5.3 million project) for the Shoalhaven Sustainable Tourism Infrastructure Package
  • $3.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $6.5 million project) for the Killalea Multifunction Facility
  • $2.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $3 million project) for Employment Land Activation in the Shoalhaven – Flinders Industrial Estate
  • $600,000 in 2020-21 (as part of a $900,000 project) for the delivery of the Dunn Lewis Multi Purpose Auditorium.

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.”

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward:
“Once again, the NSW Budget delivers for the Illawarra with substantial health and transport investments. The NSW Government will continue to work hard to deliver life-changing infrastructure for the people of our region.”

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock:
“Experiencing our region will be all the more rewarding with $3.2 million to continue improvements to the Murramarang South Coast Walk. The 2020-21 Budget delivers on our promises to the people of the South Coast.”

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