The New South Wales Budget 2019-20 demonstrates the Government’s continued commitment to supporting the growth of our strong regions and emerging metropolitan areas and its focus on delivering outcomes for New South Wales citizens now and into the future.

Regional Highlights

Roads and transport

  • $151.2 million in 2019-20 for Central Coast roads, including:
    • $104.6 million to continue construction of the M1 Pacific Motorway widening between the Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges and the Kariong and Somersby interchanges (in partnership with the Federal Government.) 
    • $33.9 million to continue construction of the Pacific Highway widening between Parsons Road and Ourimbah Street at Lisarow.
    • $6.5 million to complete the upgrade of the intersection of Empire Bay Drive, The Scenic Road and Cochrone Street at Kincumber. 

Health

  • $60.5 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $200 million project) for Stage 1 of the Wyong Hospital Redevelopment. 
  • $24.4 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $348 million project) for the completion of the Gosford Hospital Redevelopment. 

Open spaces  

  • $8.6 million in 2019-20 ($10 million over two years) to establish an immersive play space in the heart of Gosford, designed in collaboration with the Local Aboriginal Land Council, to create a nature-inspired play and sensory experience for all ages.

Health

  • $46.2 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $70.7 million project) for the Mudgee Hospital Redevelopment. 
  • $44.2 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $241.3 million project) for the Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment (Stages 1 to 4).
  • $17.3 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $35 million project) for the Western Cancer Centre in Dubbo (includes $25 million Federal contribution). 

Justice 

  • $35 million from 2020-21 to 2022-23 to build a major new state-of-the-art police education and training centre at Dubbo. 
  • $7 million from 2020-21 to 2022-23 for a major upgrade to Bathurst Police Station. 
  • Upgrades and refurbishments to court houses in 2019-20, including: 
    • $1 million for Bathurst.
    • $1.2 million for Orange.

Roads and transport

  • Significant roads and infrastructure programs in 2019-20, including:
    • $52.4 million for continued delivery of overtaking lanes along the Newell Highway.  
    • $25.9 million to continue planning for the new Dubbo bridge on the Newell Highway over the Macquarie River and $5.8 million for planning the Newell Highway upgrade at Parkes.
    • $20 million to continue delivery of the Main Western Rail Line Capacity Enhancements.  
    • $19.2 million to commence construction of the Great Western Highway upgrade between Kelso and Raglan. 

Other investments 

  • Upgrades to food and fibre research stations in the region in 2019-20, including $1.2 million allocated to Orange.
  • Continuation of works to enhance the visitor experience at Taronga Western Plains Zoo - $17.6 million in 2019-20 ($49.1 million in total).

Roads and transport

  • $44.3 million invested in 2019-20 for initial sealing of the Silver and Cobb Highways to provide all-weather and more durable highways in the region.

New and upgraded infrastructure

  • Through the Regional Growth Fund, the following amounts have been approved  to deliver projects in the Far West:  
    • $8.4 million to upgrade Wentworth Aerodrome.
    • $3.5 million to refurbish the Bakka Cultural Centre in the Central Darling Shire.  
    • $2.6 million for the Jubilee Oval Upgrade in Broken Hill City. 
    • $407,987 to deliver a new mobile phone tower in Murray.
    • $295,603 to weather proof the Great Cobar Heritage Centre in Barwon.  
  • $7.5 million towards the first stage of a new Australian Opal Centre in Lightning Ridge, in partnership with the Federal Government and Walgett Shire Council. 
  • $7 million over three years (from  2020-21) for a major upgrade to Bourke Police Station. 
  • $864,000 in 2019-20 ($963,000 over two years) to upgrade the Food and Fibre Research Station at Dareton.

Education and community infrastructure

  • Nine major upgrades are planned for schools in the Hunter region, including: Ashtonfield, Newcastle East, Nulkaba, Old Bar, Rutherford, Speers Point, Wangi Wangi Public School, Belmont High School and Callaghan College Jesmond Campus.
  • $1.5 million in 2019-20 ($5.7 million over two years) for the revitalisation and upgrade of public space at the Newcastle Civic Station.

Health

  • $54.1 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $470 million project) for the new Maitland Hospital
  • $16.7 million in 2019-20 (as part of a  $40 million project) for the Manning Base Hospital Redevelopment. 
  • $3.5 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $780 million project) for the commencement of the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct. 
  • $2.8 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $18 million project) for the John Hunter Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Stages 2 and 3. 

Roads and transport

  • Significant investment in projects in  2019-20 include:  
    • $47.2 million for heavy vehicle safety and productivity and flood alleviation works on the Golden Highway (State and Federal funded).
    • $37.3 million towards Nelson Bay Road improvements.
    • $28.7 million to continue construction of the New England Highway bypass of Scone (State and Federal funded). 

Other investments

  • $13.4 million in 2019-20 allocated to developing the Hillsborough Indoor Sports Stadium.

Roads and transport

  • $1.2 billion over four years to upgrade the Princes Highway south to Nowra, including the following for 2019-20:
    • $168.5 million to continue construction of the Albion Park Rail bypass.
    • $150.1 million to continue the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade.
    • $29.5 million towards the new Nowra Bridge over the Shoalhaven River (State and Federal funded).

Education and infrastructure

  • Planning for a new primary school in South Nowra and Worrigee. 
  • $4.6 million in 2019-20 allocated to upgrade the Wollongong Public School. 

Health

  • $55.9 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $378.6 million project) for the Shellharbour Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1 (includes $128 million Federal contribution). 
  • $9 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $37.1 million project) for the completion of Bulli Hospital Aged Care Centre of Excellence. 

Other investment

  • Upgrades to the Food Fibre Research Station at Tamworth.

Roads and transport

  • The focus for 2019-20 includes:  
    • $54.3 million to continue construction of the Newell Highway heavy duty pavement upgrade between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla (State and Federal funded).
    • $30.4 million to continue construction of the New England Highway upgrade at Bolivia Hill (State and Federal funded).
    • $19.6 million to continue construction of the second road-over-rail bridge at Gunnedah. 

Education infrastructure

  • Upgrade to Tamworth Public School. 

Health

  • $19.8 million in 2019-20 (as part of a  $60 million project) for the Inverell Hospital Redevelopment. 

Other investment

  • Upgrades to the Food Fibre Research Station at Tamworth.

Health

  • $97.4 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $582.1 million project) for the Tweed hospital and integrated Ambulatory Services. 
  • $53 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $312.8 million project) for the redevelopment of Lismore Hospital (Stages 3A, 3B and 3C). 
  • $52.7 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $194 million project) for the expansion of Coffs Harbour Hospital. 
  • $41.7 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $73 million project) for the Macksville Hospital Redevelopment.  
  • $9 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $17.5 million project) for the Grafton Ambulatory Care Centre redevelopment.

Justice

  • Funding to purchase land and build a new fire station in Kingscliff.
  • The provision of planning funding for a new co-located Fire and Rescue New South Wales and Ambulance Station in Lismore.

Education infrastructure

  • Various upgrades throughout the region’s education network are planned for 2019-20, including: 
    • Twelve major upgrades are planned including schools in Murwillumbah, Kingscliff, Tweed Heads, Lennox Head, Pottsville Beach, Lake Cathie, Coffs Harbour, Wauchope and Byron Bay. 

Roads and transport

  • The following works are planned for  2019-20:  
    • $792.3 million to continue construction of the Pacific Highway upgrade between Woolgoolga and Ballina (State and Federal funded).
    • $25.7 million to complete construction  of the additional bridge over the Clarence River at Grafton.
    • $23.4 million for planning and preconstruction activities for the Pacific Highway bypass of Coffs Harbour (State and Federal funded). 

Health

  • $71.3 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $431.4 million project) for the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Redevelopment. 
  • $20 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $30 million project) for the Albury Base Hospital Emergency Department Expansion. 
  • $14.2 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $250 million project) for the Griffith Hospital Redevelopment.  
  • $3.5 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $50 million project) for the Tumut Hospital Redevelopment.

Justice

  • $1.2 million allocated in 2019-20 for the upgrade and refurbishment of Griffith Court.

Education Infrastructure

  • New primary school in Wagga Wagga.  

Roads and transport

  • $35.9 million in 2019-20 for the New South Wales Government’s contribution towards the new Cobb Highway bridge over the Murray River between Echuca and Moama.

Roads and transport

  • Improvements to road networks in the region in 2019-20 include:
    • $88 million to continue construction of the Princes Highway Batemans Bay Bridge replacement.
    • $59.4 million to continue Barton Highway improvements (State and Federal funded).
    • $31 million to complete construction of the Ellerton Drive extension to provide a bypass of the Queanbeyan central business district (State, Federal and Local Government funded).
    • $4 million to commence new $20 million improvement programs on each of the Kings and Monaro Highways to improve safety.

Health

  • $47.8 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $150.0 million project) for the Goulburn Hospital Redevelopment.  
  • $42.2 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $68.7 million project) for the Bowral Hospital Redevelopment.  
  • $9.3 million in 2019-20 (as part of a  $18.6 million project) for the Cooma Hospital Redevelopment.

Justice

  • New police stations to be built over three years commencing on 1 July 2020, including:
    • $25 million for a new police station in Goulburn.
    • $13 million for three new police stations in the Jindabyne area.
    • $13 million for a new police station in Bega.
    • $9 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $18 million project) committed to refurbish and upgrade the Queanbeyan Court House.

Sports and environmental projects

  • $32 million over three years to continue upgrades and improvements to the Snowies Iconic Great Walk, Murramarang South Coast Walk, Thredbo Valley Track and Light to Light Great Walk. 
  • $7 million allocated in 2019-20 to develop the Goulburn Aquatic Centre.

Education infrastructure

  • Government election commitments include high schools at Bungendore and Jerrabomberra as well as an upgrade of Queanbeyan West Public School and Yass High School.