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Budget delivers for Western NSW

Minister for Western NSW, Dugald Saunders says the NSW budget delivers for the western region. Photo TWH

The Minister for Western NSW Dugald Saunders says the NSW budget released last week has delivered for the future of the region, with funding for programs that would see more women return to the workforce and projects that would boost industry and open economic opportunity.

Mr Saunders said that Western NSW will benefit from better connectivity, upgrades to health facilities, $13 million to revamp Bourke Police Station and $40 million for new and upgraded housing for Aboriginal people.

The Budget focussed on the needs of regional communities, in particular the western region with almost one billion dollars for health, education, transport, and water infrastructure.

“There is plenty in the budget for the west,” Mr Saunders said. “There is a $40 million in delivering new and upgraded housing for Aboriginal people and there’s about $45 million to replace pumps along the Nyngan to Cobar pipeline and $47 million for critical water infrastructure,” he said.

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