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Local Area Misses Out in State Budget


The Minns Labor Government’s first state budget has left our local area behind.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure has slammed the Minns Labor Government for failing to provide any substantial funding for our local community.

“Even after writing to both the Premier and Treasurer before the Budget was handed down, it appears that Labor has forgotten about our local area.” Mr Coure said.

“This Labor budget has failed on all accounts to fund any of the important community projects which the local community and I have been fighting for.”

The state budget handed down today saw:

  • No funding to rebuild Carss Park Swimming Pool.
  • No funding to acquire Glenlee.
  • No funding to upgrade Peakhurst West Swimming Pool.
  • No funding for upgrades to any of our local schools, including Narwee Public School and Oatley West Public School.
  • No funding for the Oatley-Como Walkway & Cycleway.
  • No funding for any upgrades to Belmore Road or the widening of the bridge over the train line at Riverwood.

“Our local area has received nothing. At their first test to ensure our local community receives the record funding it did under the previous Liberal-Nationals Government, the Minns Labor Government has failed.”

“What this budget did include was cuts, cuts and more cuts. Cuts to Active Kids, cuts to critical infrastructure projects, cuts to innovation, arts and culture, cuts to the Community Building Partnership Program, and cuts to cost-of-living measures for families doing it tough right now.”

“Labor’s budget has failed our local area and it has failed NSW.”

“I won’t stop fighting for our local area to ensure it gets the investment it deserves from a Labor government which doesn’t care about them.”