Ahead of the handing down of the NSW 2023-2024 State Budget, Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch has revealed a list of projects he will be advocating to be included in the upcoming Budget.
Mr Crouch said that the Budget will be a crucial test of the Minns Government’s commitment to the Central Coast.
“Under the previous Liberal-National Government, our region benefited from massive investment in our infrastructure, education and health.”
“Whether that be the half-a-billion-dollar redevelopment of Gosford and Wyong Hospitals, or massive investments in our road networks such as the development of the Kincumber and Ettalong roundabouts, the Liberal-National Government’s budgets always delivered for the people of the Central Coast.”
“On September 19, the Minns Government will face a crucial test with regards to their commitment to the Central Coast – there can be no cuts of any kind to our infrastructure projects, health and education.”
Mr Crouch said that there are numerous local projects and programs needing to be fully funded in the upcoming Budget, and that he had written to the Premier and Treasurer to advocate for these local projects and programs.
“What we need to see is a renewed commitment to funding programs such as Stronger Country Communities Fund and Community Building Partnership Fund, as well as fully funding vital programs like the Regional Seniors Travel Card and the Regional Apprentice and University Student Travel Card”
“Alongside these, Labor needs to fully fund all the election commitments in this upcoming budget, however, as we’ve recently seen with Gosford Hospital parking, this government is prepared to abandon it’s promises at the drop of a hat.”
A list of projects and programs Mr Crouch is advocating for can be found below: