SWANSEA’S BUDGET WISHLIST
Yasmin Catley, Member for Swansea says she hopes the Berejiklian Government will finally spend some money of key projects in the region.
In pre-budget submissions Ms Catley has called on the NSW Liberal Government to fund the following key projects for the area:
- More bus services for Catherine Hill Bay, Cams Wharf, Murrays Beach and Nords Wharf
- Permanent dredging for Swansea Channel
- A solution for the health of Tuggerah Lakes Estuary
- A permanent solution for the traffic chaos at Carters Road
- Funding for the Fernleigh Awabakal shared pathway project from Belmont to Blacksmiths
In previous years, the government has given Swansea the triple zero treatment, allocating $0 in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2018, the government delivered just over $2 million for capital projects. For an electorate of almost 60,000 people, $2 million over four years is not good enough.
The Swansea electorate is the gateway to Newcastle and the Central Coast and it is about time this government start acknowledging its importance.
Quotes attributable to Member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley
“Despite boasting budget surpluses for the past four years, the government’s spending record in Swansea has been little to none.”
“I have been campaigning alongside the community for the past five years for the completion of these projects.”
“The NSW Liberal Government are aware of the dire need for these projects and it’s about time they commit to funding them.”