Tuesday June 12, 2012
The NSW Budget 2012-13 commits to building for the future and invests to meet the growing needs of Mulgoa.
“In these difficult economic times, this Budget builds for the State’s future through responsible spending to deliver more housing and more infrastructure to stimulate economic growth” Treasurer Mike Baird said.
“The Budget builds better services including more nurses, more police and more teachers throughout NSW.
“Due to the unprecedented drop in revenue the Government has made some tough decisions, however our investments now will make a huge difference for the future,” Mr Baird said.
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies said she welcomed the Budget’s focus on infrastructure to get Western Sydney moving again.
"While the Federal Government is contributing less to NSW infrastructure, the NSW Budget increases infrastructure spending by 17 per cent over the next four years, compared with the last four years.
“The people of Mulgoa will see in this Budget a focus on building better infrastructure for the services we rely on every day,” Ms Davies said.
First homebuyers will be up to $19,245 better off when they buy a new home under a new Building the State package to boost housing construction.
This year $318 million will be spent on school maintenance, which is $20 million more than last year and 22 per cent higher than the previous government’s last Budget.
For households struggling with rising electricity bills, $180 million is allocated this year for the Low Income Household Rebate and $83 million over four years for the Family Energy Rebate.
The Budget includes a $30 million boost to our Local Government Infrastructure Renewal Scheme, which helps councils with the cost of loans to address infrastructure backlogs. Penrith City Council was one of the 69 councils that applied in the first round.
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