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NSW Budget: money for schools, roads, rail and buses in Camden

The NSW state budget was good for the Camden area, says local MP Peter Sidgreaves.

The 2019-20 NSW Budget has delivered Camden funding for major infrastructure, says the Liberal MP who was elected at this year’s election in March.

“Because the NSW Liberal and National Government are keeping the NSW budget in surplus we are able to deliver what I promised for our local community,” says Mr Sidgreaves, pictured during the election campaign.

“The construction of new schools will continue including Oran Park High School, Catherine Field Primary School, Gledswood Hills Primary School, Gregory Hills Primary School and a new Primary School at East Leppington.’’

Harrington Park Public School and Oran Public School are both being upgraded.

Mr Sidgreaves said $212,000 has been allocated to the planning stage of 350 additional parking spaces at Leppington Train Station.

There was also money in the budget for new local roads, with $705,000 allocated for the remaining planning of the Stage 1 upgrade and a further $16 million for the planning of Stage 2 of the Spring Farm Parkway upgrade.

“Once constructed, the Spring Farm Parkway will provide further connectivity to the Macarthur region,’’ he said.

Almost $60 million for continued construction of Bringelly Road and $200 million for the Northern Road between Narellan and Penrith were included, plus $5.64 million for a bus connectivity to be established at Gregory Hills.

The Australian Botanic Garden at Mt Annan.

He said the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan was allocated $27 million.

“An expansion of the very popular Active Kids Rebate will allow families to access two vouchers per child per year which will encourage children to participate in organised activities while helping ease the cost of living pressures for local families.

“This budget shows the NSW Government is getting straight back to work and putting a positive plan into action,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

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