Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomed the release of the 2022/23 State Budget that sees the NSW Government continuing to deliver for the people of Penrith.


The NSW Government is setting the stage for the State’s prosperity, delivering a transformational budget that will secure a brighter future by offering steadfast support for families and businesses.


Stuart Ayres MP, said the NSW Government delivered a Budget which provides record investments for essential services and, ensures families and young kids across Penrith are getting the best possible start in life.


“Pre-K education, Women’s economic opportunity, a more resilient energy future, a stronger health system and stamp duty reforms are all hallmarks of the Governments forward looking agenda.”


Penrith is set to benefit from:


  • Funding to start the $450 million upgrade of Stage 2 of Nepean Hospital
  • Funding allocated to start the new Penrith stadium
  • Establishment of universal pre-kindergarten
  • 10,000 health workforce boost state-wide including 2,100 ambulance staff
  • $6 million for maintenance and upgrades at SIRC and Penrith Whitewater stadium
  • Delivery of bus electrification for Penrith
  • $15 million to complete the Emu Plains Commuter Car Park
  • Funding to complete the new Nepean Creative and Performing Arts school hall
  • Converting Penrith commuter car park to an Opal Park and Ride car park
  • Planning for over 100 small scale flood evacuation improvements
  • $150 subsidy for each child who attends a primary or secondary school in NSW in 2023  
  • Funding for the continued widening of Mulgoa Rd between Jamison Rd and Glenmore Parkway.


NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said: “The people of New South Wales have stood tall through enormous challenges over the past few years, and this budget backs in their efforts, with more steadfast support, stronger services, and strategic reform to set our State up for a brighter future.


“For more than a decade we have delivered on our vision, reinforcing the State’s economic foundations, rebuilding the infrastructure, and establishing services strong enough to withstand unprecedented pressures.


“With this budget, the NSW Government sets out a transformational roadmap for the decade ahead, delivering not just for our people today, but for generations to come.”


NSW Treasurer Matt Kean said that with an unemployment rate of 4 per cent, and record high workforce participation, NSW could look to the future with confidence.


“NSW has the most competitive economy in the nation and the 2022-23 NSW Budget is a 10year Blueprint for prosperity,” Mr Kean said.


Stuart Ayres said, this budget clearly shows we are striving ahead with our infrastructure investment to deliver the hospitals, roads, schools and transport that our local community deserves.