Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.


Wednesday June 20, 2018

The NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to deliver education, health, jobs and roads for the people of Western Sydney was clearly seen in the record investment by the NSW Liberals and Nationals across the region.

“The NSW Budget 2018-19 will invest a record $6 billion in the education infrastructure budget over the next four years across the state and I am pleased to announce that Cecil Hills High School will be one of those schools,” Tanya Davies said.

“This investment will expand the high school to provide additional teaching spaces and core facilities to meet the growing population in Cecil Hills.”

The NSW Budget 2018-19 will continue to provide funding for the Cecil Hills Public School upgrade which will provide 15 new permanent classrooms to accommodate over 900 students.

Work will also continue on the new Fire and Rescue NSW Academy at Erskine Park with an additional $5 million allocated in this year’s budget.

“There can be no doubt that Western Sydney is at the heart of the NSW Budget, with more initiatives to tackle cost of living pressures than ever before,” Tanya Davies said.

“With $19 million committed in the year’s Budget to develop a new Cost of Living Service designed to improve access to and awareness of Government rebates and refunds we are making sure that individuals and families save money wherever possible.”

Service NSW centres at Parramatta and Wetherill Park will pilot this new service to help a typical household save more than a $1000 a year.

A range of budget measures will help with the cost of living, including a new Creative Kids rebate to save families $100 per school child to help meet the cost of creative extra-curricular activities.

“Western Sydney is the epicentre of growth in NSW, with employment growing at record pace and unemployment the lowest in nearly 20 years,” Tanya Davies said.

“This Budget will continue to support the young people of Western Sydney by funding 100,000 free apprenticeships in high-demand industries.”

Some of the additional exciting projects for the Mulgoa electorate and Western Sydney include:

  • $46.8 million for The Northern Road, part of the Western Sydney roads for Sydney’s Second Airport.
  • $5.7 billion Western Sydney hospital blitz to deliver world-class health care at Liverpool, Blacktown, Mount Druitt and Nepean Hospitals.
  • A further $5 million to continue to build the new NSW Fire and Rescue academy at Erskine Park.
  • $21.5 million for the M12 Motorway to link the M7 motorway and the new Western Sydney airport.
  • A further $4 million investment to upgrade and improve park facilities in the Western Sydney Parklands. Part of the $7.3 million investment in the Western Sydney Parklands Trust.
  • An additional $27 million to commence construction of The Northern Road upgrade between Littlefields Road and Glenmore Parkway.
  • $20 million (state and federal funding) to upgrade Erskine Park Road at Peppertree Drive, Explorers Way, Bennett Road and Coonawarra Drive.