State Government’s Budget pitch to western Sydney

Western Sydney MP Stuart Ayres.
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The State Government is talking up its commitments to western Sydney in today’s State Budget.

Key highlights from the Budget for western Sydney include:

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

This Budget allocates more than $16.0 billion for transport infrastructure in western Sydney, including $2.8 billion in 2022-23. Key initiatives include:

• $1.5 billion over four years (including $220.1 million in 2022-23) on the Western Sydney Growth Roads Program to accommodate population and employment growth in Western Sydney

• $1.2 billion over four years (including $205.6 million in 2022-23) towards the M12 Motorway to support the Western Sydney International Airport

• $602.4 million (including $26.2 million in 2022-23) on Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 to commence the detailed planning and early works, which will include the delivery of a new bridge crossing the Parramatta River between Wentworth Point and Melrose Park

• $243.1 million over three years (including $74.0 million in 2022-23) on Prospect Highway, Reservoir Road to St Martins Crescent to improve road safety for all road users, reduce congestion leading to improved travel times, and increase network efficiency

• $236.0 million in 2022-23 on Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 to support growth in Western Sydney, creating new communities and connecting places

HEALTHCARE AND HOSPITALS

The Government is spending more than $1.8 billion on hospitals, including more than $480.0 million in 2022-23 for Western Sydney. Key initiatives include:

• $185.4 million in 2022-23 (as part of a $619.0 million project) for Stage 2 of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead redevelopment

• $126.8 million in 2022-23 (as part of a $740.0 million project) for the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct

• $76.0 million in 2022-23 (as part of a $1.0 billion project) for Stages 1 and 2 of the Nepean Hospital redevelopment

• $45.0 million in 2022-23 (as part of a $632.0 million project) for Stage 2 of the Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment

• $34.2 million in 2022-23 (as part of a $49.6 million project) for the Viral Vector Manufacturing Facility

• $11.7 million in 2022-23 (as part of a $300.0 million project) for the Rouse Hill Health Service

• $1.8 million in 2022-23 (as part of a $460.0 million project) to deliver a modern and integrated mental health complex at the Westmead Hospital campus

VIBRANT, GREEN AND CREATIVE PRECINCTS

• $246.1 million in 2022-23 for the new Powerhouse Museum at Parramatta and expansion of the Museum Discovery Centre in Castle Hill

• $26.4 million in 2022-23 (as part of a $53.8 million project) to continue early works on heritage assets at Parramatta North, including site-wide enabling infrastructure, critical conservation and activation of 11 heritage buildings and three open spaces

• $15.0 million in 2022-23 (as part of a $38.4 million project) to continue the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan to acquire the first stage of the Georges River Koala Reserve, and for installation of koala-exclusion fencing to protect koalas from urban encroachment

• $11.1 million in 2022-23 (as part of a $81.4 million project) to continue capital works and maintenance of Stadium Australia at Sydney Olympic Park

• $10.0 million over two years to support local councils and community organisations to host cultural festivals and events focused in Western Sydney and the six cities

• $9.5 million in 2022-23 ($78.3 million over 10 years) to improve pathways and park facilities at Western Sydney Parklands

• $5.0 million in 2022-23 to Venues NSW to develop a final business case for an operable roof at Stadium Australia

• Funding towards the Rugby League Centre of Excellence at Kellyville Memorial Park to provide training and community sports facilities and support the development of male and female players. This is part of a $113.0 million investment towards Rugby League Centres of Excellence in New South Wales

• Redevelopment of Penrith Stadium to turn it into a world-class suburban sport, entertainment and community venue.

WESTINVEST

• $478.2 million from the new $5.0 billion WestInvest program to modernise local schools. The program of works will deliver a broad range of capital investment to renew existing school assets and provide additional teaching spaces at nine schools

WESTERN SYDNEY CITY DEAL

• $1.7 billion in 2022-23 for continued construction for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line, a metro rail link connecting St Marys to the new Western Sydney International Airport and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. The project is a key part of delivering an integrated transport system for the Western Parkland City. Strategic
planning has identified future extensions and connections to service the Western Parkland City. A business case will be prepared for a south-eastern extension of the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport project from the current southern terminus at Bradfield to Glenfield

• $113.9 million in 2022-23 towards the continuation of Stage 1 Enabling Works to establish, remediate and allow site access to the new Bradfield City Centre

• $39.0 million in 2022-23 to continue the establishment of Bradfield’s first high-tech building which will house shared-use equipment for research institutions and industry to collaborate

• $26.6 million in 2022-23 towards the continuation of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, which provides vital community infrastructure and public spaces across eight City Deal council areas

• $12.7 million in 2022-23 towards the continuation of the New Education Training Model pilot aimed at helping advanced industries access skilled labour

• $10.0 million in 2022-23 ($261.9 million over 10 years) towards the establishment of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility at the heart of Bradfield City Centre. This ensures that Western Sydney will continue to be the heart of Australia’s high-tech manufacturing capability

• $1.9 million in 2022-23 towards the continuation of the Place-based Infrastructure Compact program in the new Greater Penrith to Eastern Creek growth area

• The development of a South-West Sydney Community and Justice Precinct strategic business case, expected to be completed in 2022-23

SETTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE UP FOR SUCCESS

• Key investments in this Budget includes $5.6 million in 2022-23 and $266.9 million over four years for new schools in Gables, Nirimba Fields and Melonba and the redevelopment of Melrose Park Public School

PROTECTING AND ENHANCING COMMUNITIES

• Redeveloping Parramatta Police Station as part of the $107.9 million Multipurpose Police Station Program in New South Wales

• Investing into Aboriginal Child and Family Centres (ACFCs) in Doonside, Minto and Mount Druitt as part of a state-wide investment of $98.7 million to continue and expand ACFCs. This will provide a mix of culturally safe services to support First Nations children and their families to be healthy, safe and to thrive

• More than $21.4 million for Fire and Rescue NSW infrastructure to improve community safety and emergency services across the State, including Western Sydney. This includes investments in new and existing stations in Busby, Oran Park, Marsden Park, Wentworthville and Wentworth Falls

• $8.0 million in 2022-23 for the redevelopment of the Rural Fire Service Hawkesbury Fire Control Centre

• $7.7 million to deliver new and upgraded quality homes for First Nations families across Western Sydney.

“Once again the NSW Government is supporting Western Sydney communities with the 2022-23 NSW Budget investing more than $480 million on local hospitals,” Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres said.

“In addition to caring for those of us who live in western Sydney, we have major hospitals that deliver world class care to people from all over New South Wales.”

“I also welcome the significant road and public transport projects that are funded in this Budget, including stages one and two of the Parramatta Light Rail.”


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