The 2020-21 NSW Budget reflects the NSW Government’s clear focus on supporting our regions through recovery, reform and a return to prosperity after a year of unprecedented challenges. There has never been a more important time to make sure that our regional communities impacted by drought, bushfires, floods and COVID-19 are getting the help they need to rebuild and recover.

Regional highlights

Health 

  • $111.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $200 million project) for the Wyong Hospital Redevelopment.

  • $8.3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $39.6 million project) for the Central Coast Medical Schools and Central Coast Research Institute (third party funding contribution).

 

Education

  • $15 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $38 million project) to build the new Porters Creek Public School.

 

Transport

  • $39.2 million in 2020-21 to continue construction for widening the Pacific Highway to four lanes between Parsons Road and Ourimbah Street at Lisarow.

  • $5.2 million in 2020-21 on traffic efficiency improvements including intersection upgrades.

  • $4.3 million in 2020-21 to continue planning for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway through Wyong Town Centre.

  • $3.1 million in 2020-21 to continue planning for the future upgrade of Manns Road between Stockyard Place and Narara Creek Road.

 

Planning

  • $0.8 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $2.9 million project)to deliver new and upgraded quality social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Killarney Vale.

 

Regional NSW

  • $3.2 million in 2020-21 for the Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf Redevelopment project.

  • $0.4 million for the Central Coast Youth Collective – Personal Development Programming for Young People, Families & Community.

  • $0.3 million for the Terrigal BMX Facility Upgrade.

 

Health

  • $27.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $241.3 million project) for the Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment (Stages 1 to 4).

  • $20.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $35 million project) for the Western Cancer Centre in Dubbo (State and Federal funded).

  • $10.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $30 million project) for the commencement of the Dubbo Hospital Car Park.

  • $7.5 million for the establishment of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Dubbo to treat people that have become dependent upon alcohol or drugs.

  • $5.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $70.7 million project) for the demolition of existing buildings to complete the Mudgee Hospital Redevelopment.

  • $4 million in 2020-21 for a new MRI service at Bathurst Hospital.

  • $0.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $70.2 million project) for the commencement of the Cowra Hospital Redevelopment.

 

Education

  • Major upgrades and refurbishments to schools including Bletchington Public School, Young High School including a new joint-use library and community facility, and Millthorpe Public School.

 

Transport

  • $27.9 million in 2020-21 to continue delivery of the Main Western Rail Line Capacity Enhancements.

  • $23.5 million in 2020-21 to continue construction of the Great Western Highway upgrade between Kelso and Raglan.

  • $20.5 million in 2020-21 to continue planning of the new Dubbo Bridge (State and Federal funded).

  • $15.3 million in 2020-21 to continue planning for the Great Western Highway upgrade between Katoomba and Lithgow.

  • $5 million in 2020-21 to continue planning for the Parkes Bypass on the Newell Highway (State and Federal funded).

 

Planning

  • $14.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $18.0 million project) for the delivery of a pipeline to connect the augmented bore field to Condobolin.

  • $8 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$10 million project) to plan and deliver a series of bores and a pipeline to increase water security for Cowra.

  • $7.6 million in 2020-21 (as part of $19.9 million project) to complete the whole-of-Government office hub in Orange.

  • $6.6 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$8.8 million project) for a world-class Platypus Visitor and Education Facility at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

  • $4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$5 million project) for the implementation of stormwater harvesting in Bathurst to supplement water supplies for the Bathurst Water Treatment Plant.

 

Regional NSW

  • $7.3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$8.5 million project) for the Jenolan Caves House Revitalisation Project.

  • $4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$10 million project) for the delivery of Stage 2 of the Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex.

  • $3.7 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$10.1 million project) for the Destination Dubbo project.

  • $2.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$25 million project) for the construction of the Orange Sports Complex.

  • $4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$5 million project) for the delivery of a replacement pipeline from Winburndale Dam to the Bathurst Water Treatment Plant.

  • $2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$2.5 million project) for the delivery of a pipeline to connect the Spring Creek Dam to the Icely Road Water Treatment Plant.

  • $2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$2.5 million project) for the duplication of the Orange stormwater harvesting scheme.

  • $1.5 million in 2020-21 to deliver new and upgraded quality social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Dubbo.

  • $1.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$3.7 million project) to upgrade Tyers Park Racecourse including additional stabling and a reconfiguration of the course.

  • $4.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $10.1 million project) for the Condobolin Improved Freight Logistics & Visitor Information Centre Project.

  • $1.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $2.9 million project) for the Bathurst Aerodrome upgrade.

  • $0.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a$1.5 million project) for the Mudgee Cultural Precinct.

 

Health

  • $1.1 million in 2020-21 for the establishment of a mobile CT service for Cobar, Walgett and Bourke.

  • $0.7 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $0.8 million project) for the refurbishment of the Broken Hill Medical Imaging and Breastscreen Service.

  • A trial of drinking water technologies for the drought affected communities of Walgett and Lightning Ridge.

 

Transport

  • $50 million in 2020-21 for continued sealing of the Silver and Cobb Highways to provide all-weather and more durable highways in the region.

  • $4.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $17.1 million commitment) for the sealing of the Pooncarie Road in far west NSW.

 

Planning

  • $1.8 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $6.5 million project) to deliver new and upgraded quality social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Walgett, Wilcannia and Broken Hill.

  • $1.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $4 million project) for the upgrade of the Line of Lode Crown Reserve.

 

Regional NSW

  • $4.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $8.4 million project) for the Wentworth Aerodrome.

  • $4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $5.2 million project) for the Sturt’s Steps project.

  • $1.9 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $2.4 million project) for the Broken Hill Airport safety upgrade.

  • $1.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $3.5 million project) for the Baaka Cultural Centre in Wilcannia.

  • $1.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $1.8 million project) for the Bourke Business District Regeneration.

  • An additional $1 million (as part of a $8.4 million project) to complete the new PCYC at Walgett that will include sports courts, a gymnastics centre, youth club and amenities.

 

Stronger Communities

  • Redevelopment of the Broken Hill Police Station as part of a larger $107.9 million multi-purpose police station program.

 

Health

  • $220.3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $470 million project) for the New Maitland Hospital.

  • $18 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $30 million project) for the New Maitland Hospital car park.

  • $16 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $780 million project) for the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct.

  • $7.3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $40 million project) for the completion of the Manning Base Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1.

  • $2.6 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $18 million project) for the completion of the John Hunter Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Stages 2 and 3.

  • $1.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $100 million project) for the commencement of the Manning Base Hospital Redevelopment Stage 2.

  • Planning for the Forster-Tuncurry health facility and the John Hunter Hospital car park.

 

Education

  • Major upgrades and refurbishments at Ashtonfield Public School and Rutherford Public School.

 

Transport

  • $21.7 million in 2020-21 to continue planning for the Pacific Motorway (M1) extension to Raymond Terrace and Hexham Straight (State and Federal funded).

  • $20 million in 2020-21 to continue planning for Stage 5 of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass between Rankin Park and Jesmond and continue construction of early work (State and Feral funded).

  • $8.5 million in 2020-21 to continue planning for the Muswellbrook and Singleton bypasses on the New England Highway (State and Federal funded).

  • $6 million in 2020-21 to continue the upgrade of Nelson Bay Road.

  • $0.7 million in 2020-21 for the upgrade of intersections of the Pacific Highway (City Rd) with Northcott Dr and Kahibah Rd, Highfields.

  • $0.5 million in 2020-21 for construction of the replacement of Barrington Bridge on Thunderbolts Way over Barrington River at Barrington.

 

Planning

  • $10.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $13 million project) to assist MidCoast Council safeguard against drought.

  • $5.8 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $7.2 million project) to deliver new and upgraded quality social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Wallsend, Taree, Woodberry, Toronto and Forster.

 

Regional NSW

  • $4.7 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $18.9 million project) for Water Security for Economic Development in the Upper Hunter region.

  • $4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $7.5 million project) for the Fernleigh Awabakal shared pathway.

  • $3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $6.6 million project) for upgrades at Cessnock Airport.

 

Health

  • $10.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $698.6 million project) for the new Shellharbour Hospital (State and Federal funded).

  • $4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $438 million project) for the commencement of the Shoalhaven Hospital Redevelopment.

 

Education

  • Planning for a new school in South Nowra/Worrigee, and a major upgrade at Dapto Public School.

 

Transport

  • $148.2 million in 2020-21 to continue construction of the Albion Park Rail bypass, Yallah to Oak Flats, Princes Highway.

  • $102.5 million in 2020-21 to continue construction of the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade on the Princes Highway.

  • $5.8 million in 2020-21 for the continued planning for the Kiama to Bomaderry Rail Capacity Increase.

 

Planning

  • $3.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $3.7 million project) to continue improvements to the Murramarang South Coast Walk.

  • $1.7 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $3.6 million project) to deliver new and upgraded quality social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Bomaderry, Oak Flats and Nowra.  

  • $1.6 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $5.5 million project) for the reconstruction and upgrade of the Kembla Grange Racecourse.

 

Regional NSW

  • $4.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $5.3 million project) for the Shoalhaven Sustainable Tourism Infrastructure Package.

  • $3.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $6.5 million project) for the Killalea Multifunction Facility.

  • $2.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $3 million project) for Employment Land Activation in the Shoalhaven - Flinders Industrial Estate.

  • $0.6 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $0.9 million project) for the delivery of the Dunn Lewis Multi Purpose Auditorium.

 

Health

  • $13 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $60 million project) for the Inverell Hospital Redevelopment.

  • $0.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $20 million project) for the commencement of the Glen Innes Hospital upgrade.

  • Planning for the Gunnedah and Moree hospital redevelopments.

 

Transport

  • $58.9 million in 2020-21 to continue construction of the upgrade of the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill (State and Federal funded).

  • $47.1 million in 2020-21 to continue construction of the Newell Highway heavy duty pavement upgrade between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla (State and Federal funded).

  • $6.2 million in 2020-21 for continued construction of Second Road over Rail Bridge on the Oxley Highway, Gunnedah.

 

Education

  • $27.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $121.2 million project) for the new Armidale Secondary College.

  • $6.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $14.8 million project) to upgrade Tamworth Public School.

 

Planning

  • $4.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $10 million project) to fast-track delivery of a 300 megalitre water storage facility at Walcha.

  • $1.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $1.5 million project) for Uralla Shire Council to investigate the use of groundwater to supplement water supplies in times of drought.

  • $1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $2.1 million project) to deliver new and upgraded quality social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Inverell and Armidale.

 

Regional NSW

  • $4.4 million (as part of a $6.1 million project) for the University of New England Boilerhouse Discovery Space.

  • $4.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $16.8 million project) for the Narrabri Industrial and Logistics Hub.

  • $4.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $14 million project) for the Gunnedah Saleyard redevelopment.

  • $3.8 million (as part of a $9.5 million project) for the Narrabri International Crop and Digital Agricultural Research Centre.

  • $3.7 million (as part of a $5 million project) for the Copeton Northern Foreshores Upgrade.

 

Health

  • $72.6 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $194 million project) for the expansion of Coffs Harbour Hospital.

  • $72.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $673.3 million project) for the Tweed Hospital and Integrated Ambulatory Services Redevelopment.

  • $21.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $312.8 million project) for the redevelopment of Lismore Hospital (Stages 3A, 3B, and 3C).

  • $6 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $50 million project) for the Tweed Hospital Car Park.

  • $5.9 million in 2020-21 (as part of $73 million project) to finalise the completion of the Macksville Hospital Redevelopment.

  • $5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $10 million project) for the Iluka Ambulance Station.

  • $5 million in 2020-21 towards the establishment of the Emmaus Memory Support Community Centre.

  • $3.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $17.5 million project) for the completion of the Grafton Hospital Ambulatory Care Centre Redevelopment.

  • $1.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $11.5 million project) for the Port Macquarie Hospital Car Park.

  • Planning for the Grafton Base Hospital redevelopment.

  • Planning for the new helipad at Port Macquarie Hospital.

 

Education

  • Establishing a new Murwillumbah Education Campus to create a seamless education pathway from preschool to year 12.

  • Six major upgrades for schools in the North Coast region at: Hastings Secondary College, Lennox Heads Public School, Tweed River High School, Tweed Heads South Public School, Kingscliff Public School, Kingscliff High School.

  • Upgrades for TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour Education Campus – Applied Construction & Plumbing Technologies and TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour Connected Health Hub.

 

Transport

  • $341.9 million in 2020-21 to continue construction of the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Ballina (State and Federal funded).

  • $135 million in 2020-21 for planning and early works for the Pacific Highway bypass of Coffs Harbour (State and Federal funded).

  • $12 million in 2020-21 for safety, traffic and pavement improvements on the Waterfall Way.

 

Stronger Communities

  • $20.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $798.8 million project) to finalise the completion of the Clarence Correctional Centre, a Private Public Partnership project which has been operational since 1 July 2020.

 

Planning

  • $5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $20 million project) for the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshore precinct.

  • $4.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $6.5 million project) to deliver new and upgraded quality social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Coffs Harbour, Goonellabah, Lismore and Tweed Heads.

 

Regional NSW

  • $3.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $5.7 million project) for the Evans Head Foreshore Rejuvenation Project.

  • $3.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $5 million project) for the Port Macquarie Iconic Koala Hospital’s Conservation, Education & Tourism Precinct.

  • $1.9 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $3.8 million project) for connecting the Harwood Marine Precinct to the Pacific Highway.

 

Health

  • $41.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $431.4 million project) for the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Redevelopment.

  • $29.6 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $50 million project) for the Tumut Hospital Redevelopment.

  • $13.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $250 million project) for the Griffith Hospital Redevelopment.

  • $9.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $30 million project) for the Albury Base Hospital Emergency Department Expansion.

  • $3.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $30 million project) for the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Car Park.

  • $2.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $5.7 million project) for the Deniliquin and Leeton Hospital Upgrades.

  • $1.4 million in 2020-21 for the Deniliquin Hospital Emergency Department Upgrade (Federal funding).

 

Education

  • $32.7 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $42.5 million project) for a new primary school in Estella, Wagga Wagga.

  • $10 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $25 million project) for the upgrade of Murrumbidgee Regional High School.

 

Transport

  • $72 million in 2020-21 for continued delivery of overtaking lanes along the Newell Highway (State and Federal funded).

  • $46 million contribution in 2020-21 to the construction of new Murray River bridge between Echuca (Victoria) and Moama (NSW) and intersection upgrade of the Cobb Highway and Link Road.

 

Planning

  • $9.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $10 million project) to continue the upgrade of the Wagga Wagga Government office hub.

  • $1.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $1.3 million project) to deliver new and upgraded quality social and affordable housing for Aboriginal communities in Griffith and Lavington.

 

Stronger Communities

  • $5 million in 2020-21 to upgrade the Albury Courthouse, providing essential capacity upgrades to enhance service delivery including additional custodial courtrooms, judge’s chambers, amenities, jury assembly space and refurbishment of the registry.

 

Regional NSW

  • $3.6 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $8 million project) for the playground on the Murrumbidgee project in Narrandera.

  • $2.8 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $9.2 million project) to upgrade the Corowa Saleyards.

  • $0.3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $1.9 million project) to enhance the visitor experience at five key sites in Bago State Forest.

 

Health

  • $60.7 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $150 million project) for the Goulburn Hospital Redevelopment.

  • $10 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $200 million project) for the commencement of the Eurobodalla Health Service Redevelopment.

  • $6.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $68.7 million project) for the Bowral Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1.

  • $4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $55 million project) for the commencement of the Bowral Hospital Redevelopment Stage 2.

  • $3.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $18.6 million project) for the Cooma Hospital Redevelopment.

 

Education

  • $3 million in 2020-21 to commence a new primary school at Murrumbateman.

  • $2 million in 2020-21 to commence a new primary school at Googong.

  • Commitment to construct new high schools in Bungendore and Jerrabomberra.

  • Upgrades at Queanbeyan West and Yass High School.

 

Transport

  • $63.6 million in 2020-21 to continue construction of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement, Princes Highway.

  • $24 million in 2020-21 to commence the Barton Highway Duplication: ACT towards Murrumbateman and the completion of Barton Highway Safety Improvement (State and Federal funded).

  • $11 million in 2020-21 for the Monaro Highway Upgrade Program and continued planning of the future Kings Highway upgrade.

 

Planning

  • $8.3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $20.8 million project) to continue improvements to the Snowies Iconic Great Walk.

  • $5.2 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $9.9 million project) to continue the Thredbo Valley Track Extension.

  • $2.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a b project) to continue improvements to the Light to Light Great Walk.

 

Stronger Communities

  • $8.6 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $10 million project) to continue the upgrade of Queanbeyan Courthouse, providing a full refurbishment of the Queanbeyan courthouse and facilitating integration into the broader precinct.

  • $1.5 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $60 million project) to upgrade Goulburn Police Academy, providing for a “state of the art” training facility that enables essential and efficient resourcing capability development through effective training, development and enhanced technology.

  • $2.1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $7.1 million project) to upgrade the Tathra Wharf.

  • $1 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $1.2 million project) to install temporary block blanks at the Lower Lachlan.

  • $0.7 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $9.6 million project) to reinvigorate the Wombeyan Caves experience and deliver new nature-based tourism opportunities.

 

Regional NSW

  • $14 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $23 million project) for the South Jerrabomberra Innovation Precinct.

  • $1.7 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $11.8 million project) for the Lake Jindabyne Shared Trail.

  • $0.4 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $1 million project) for the upgrades to Braidwood Pool.

  • $0.3 million in 2020-21 (as part of a $3 million project) for the Mogo Adventure Trails Hub.

  • Investigate and plan for the Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct, to help generate and increase in year-round alpine and adventure tourism.