Budget must deliver for Barwon

16 November, 2020
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The NSW Government will deliver it’s COVID-19 delayed Budget for 2020-21 tomorrow. I’m expecting to see a lot of big spending to help alleviate the effects of the pandemic on the economy.

I’ve been asked by a number of journalists what I would like to see funded across the electorate. This is by no means an exhaustive list, there are many more projects that deserve their share of funding.

I’ve made sure that Government has this list, and I’ll be watching tomorrow to see if they’ve taken my advice on board.

  • Three Rivers Retirement Village at Dunedoo
  • Cultural Precinct and Library at Broken Hill
  • Rock weirs in the Darling River between Brewarrina and Wentworth
  • Upgrade Menindee Lakes as a storage to protect the Lower Darling at Menindee
  • Develop Umberumberka Reservoir and Imperial Lake at Broken Hill
  • Upgrade of Yarrie Lake between Wee Waa and Narrabri
  • Establishment of a Biohub at Cobar
  • Upgrade to the road from Broken Hill to Silverton and Mundi Mundi
  • Executive Officer for Foundation Broken Hill
  • Hermidale Memorial Park upgrade at Hermidale
  • GDT Tyre recycling centre at Warren
  • Repair and upgrade to levee banks (multiple)
  • Central Broken Hill Cricket Nets Makeover at Broken Hill
  • Bila Muuji Aboriginal Corporation Health Service Mobile Physio and Allied Health Clinic at Coonamble
  • Installation of an automatic watering system at the showgrounds at Bourke
  • Golf Club accessibility project at Coonabarabran
  • Therapeutic Dementia Garden at Koonambil Aged Care at Coonamble
  • Upgrade to Clay Target Club at Coonamble
  • Preschool transport bus for Gilgandra
  • Upgrade to airstrips at Emmdale and in the Unincorporated area
  • Upgrade to storage sheds for the Little Athletics Club at Gwabegar
  • Swimming Pool revitalisation at Tullibigeal
  • Lighting and seating upgrade for the Pony Club at Lightening Ridge
  • Solar heating for the pool at Menindee
  • Signage and artwork to revitalise the main street at Boggabri
  • Inclusive Playground for the Public School at Quambone
  • Aboriginal Health Space at the Aboriginal Medical Service at Walgett
  • Resurfacing of the tennis courts at Warren
  • Youth Centre and Community Hub at Warren
  • Support for the Rotary Club’s community resilience building project at Narrabri
  • Yarrie Lake Sporting and Social Club cricket and tennis facility upgrades between Wee Waa and Narrabri
  • Upgrade to the O’Neil netball courts at Broken Hill
  • Community and Youth Development Projects in Coolah and Binnaway
  • Youth space funding at Baradine
  • Community outreach projects with the Country Women’s Association at Gilgandra
  • Upgrade the Community Marketplace at Broken Hill
  • Replace Albert Priest Channel with a pipeline between Nyngan and Cobar
  • Complete sealing of the Mendooran to Tooraweenah and Tooraweenah to Coonamble Road
  • Resurface the tennis courts at Mendooran
  • Community bus for Barriekneal Housing Community to utilise for the purpose of Cultural Gatherings, Sorry Business, children attending sporting events, Bush Tucker foraging and gathering, and Elders transport at Lightning Ridge
  • Sensory play equipment for the Primary School at Condobolin
  • Technology for the Lions Club Art Unlimited event at Dunedoo
  • Weatherproof storage an technology upgrades for the Preschool at Wee Waa
  • New playground equipment for Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre at Lightning Ridge
  • Maintenance of the old Catholic Convent at Warren
  • Sealing of the Wool Track Road between Cobar and Balranald via Ivanhoe
  • Full funding of all stages of the Line of Lode Project at Broken Hill.

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