NSW BUDGET NUMBERS FOR THE HUNTER

The State Government has just released it’s budget numbers for the Hunter region.

The Newcastle light rail project has received $100 million to start construction.

The other commitments to the Hunter are:

HUNTER ROADS
Hunter roads to receive $50-million between 2015-2016.

HEALTH
The budget includes $9.9-million to continue site preparation for the new Maitland Hospital and $1.7 million to commence stage two of the Muswellbrook Hospital redevelopment.
$4.3-million is dedicated to the redevelopment of John Hunter Children’s Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.
$1-million to continue to John Hunter Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

EDUCATION
The Budget includes $9.3-million to continue to the upgrade of Rutherford High School.

EMERGENCY SERVICES
$2.65-million to complete work on a new fire station at Maryland.
$1.45-million to complete work on a new fire station at Lambton.
The budget has set aside $5-million for the repair and maintenance of the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme.

INFRASTRUCTURE
$26-million has been committed from the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund to local projects, including more than $12-million towards the University of Newcastle’s New Space project.

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