HOSPITAL, EDUCATION AND POLICE ARE THE TWEED WINNERS IN NSW BUDGET

The NSW Government will invest one million dollars a month over the next year to upgrade the Tweed Hospital and the same amount to build the new Tweed police station, it was revealed in the 2016 NSW Budget handed down on Tuesday, according to Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest.

“We’re keeping our election promises and helping make the Tweed a healthier, safer and better educated place,” Mr Provest said.

“In 2016-17 the Government will invest more than $12 million each for the Tweed Hospital and new police station.”

“Funding for school education continues to increase because the Nationals Education Minister was the first to sign up to Gonski a few years back.”

“There is $3 million for the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina, cementing the Tweed’s position as the surfing capital of the North Coast.”

“Road funding has been allocated for specific projects including an upgrade of Clothiers Creek Road, the Tweed Valley Way exit to Tumbulgum, and better footpaths in Tweed Heads and Banora Point.”

“All this is extra investment is only possible because of the strong economic management of the Baird Government.”

Mr Provest said the Baird Government had now paid back almost all of Labor’s debt thanks to $3 billion-a-year surpluses.