BUDGET 2021/22: EDUCATION, PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND ROADS ALL SHUNNED

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren said Campbelltown residents had every reason to feel

bitterly disappointed following the release of the 2021/22 NSW budget.

Not one cent was allocated towards education or public transport projects while the

funds for the Spring Farm Parkway will only be used for planning.

The Berejiklian Government also did not commit a single dollar of state government

funds towards the much needed upgrade of the notorious Appin Road, rather relying on

$4 million of federal funds for cosmetic works.

While more funds were allocated for the upgrade of Campbelltown Hospital, Mr Warren

said he was frustrated no funds were set aside for more staff, resources or support.

Mr Warren said he was pleased $500,000 would be allocated for the new Shepherd

Centre in Campbelltown – a project Mr Warren advocated fiercely for.

“When it comes to this government, the people of Campbelltown are unfortunately

accustomed to disappointment,” he said.

“We all know the problems at Campbelltown Hospital stem from a lack of staff, not a

lack of buildings.

“Yet there were no funds allocated to actually address those staffing level concerns.

“There wasn’t one dollar allocated for school or public transport projects which will no

doubt frustrate students, teachers, school staff and commuters alike.

“The funding for Spring Farm Parkway was only for planning so it means we will have to

wait at least another year to see meaningful progress on that vital project.

“And it looks like motorists and native wildlife will be forced to run the Appin Road

gauntlet for another 12 months given not one dollar of actual state government funds

was allocated towards the much needed upgrades of that notorious stretch of road.

“I am pleased that the Shepherd Centre secured more funding but that was a project

myself and members of the community had to fight tooth and nail for.

“This was predictably another disappointing state budget for the people of

Campbelltown who have been let down time and time again by the NSW Liberals."

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