16 Jun 2010
In my last blog
I talked about the new Stamp Duty Exemptions that were introduced in NSW as part of this year’s budget. Stamp Duty isn’t the only item to come out of the budget this year though that will be benefiting the residents of Liverpool.
Transport – More than $400 million will be spent on public transport improvements in Western Sydney, including $278 million will on the South West Rail Link and $30 million on the design of a Western Express rail service. The rail clearways projects will continue with a turnback to be added at Liverpool.
Health services – The government will spend $166 million in capital works for western Sydney's health services. Work will include the continuing redevelopment of Liverpool hospital with $111.5 million to be spent.
Roads – The state budget contained $543 million worth of spending on western Sydney roads but no new works were announced. Minister for Western Sydney David Borger said the staged upgrade of Camden Valley Way to four lanes and the widening of the F5 Freeway between Ingleburn and Campbelltown were crucial projects for the region.
Western Sydney Police Citizens Youth Clubs – Funding worth $3.9 million will provide for civilian managers at clubs across the state, including Liverpool.
Priority sewerage works – More than $17 million has been allocated to continue the upgrade of sewage treatment plants including the completion of the Glenfield Liverpool effluent diversion scheme ($3.5 million).
Courts – A total of $1.8 million for improvements to western Sydney courts including renovations at Liverpool Court. The court registry at Liverpool will be redesigned to include private consultation rooms and split-level counters for people in wheelchairs.
o Liverpool hospital upgrade – $111.5 million
o Macquarie Fields TAFE sport and recreation $500,000
o Macquarie Fields TAFE – upgrade stage 2 $1.367 million
o Liverpool Police Station (continued construction) $1.924 million
o Liverpool Courthouse upgrade $5 million
o Residential and industrial recycling scheme at Hoxton Park – $8 million