The 2019-2020 NSW Budget handed down today by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet makes for encouraging reading.
For people in the Hawkesbury, it includes:
- $2M for the planning of the new Hawkesbury River crossing.
- $4.7M for the Pitt Town Bypass ($8.2M estimated for the whole project)
- $31.4M for the Windsor Bridge Replacement Project ($78M spent to date)
- Another $384K on top of $6.2M already allocated for the renovation of Richmond High School.
- $56.4M for land acquisition associated with the new Rouse Hill hospital.
- $99.2 over 4 years spread across the Western Parkland City Liveability Program for the rejuvenation of the town centres of Windsor, Richmond and South Windsor.
This is a good result for the Hawkesbury and sits in the broader context of record spending on schools, infrastructure and services, and ongoing budget surpluses.
This is what good financial management looks like.