STATE BUDGET: Tamworth's top projects included in budget funding

State MP for Tamworth. Kevin Anderson.
State MP for Tamworth. Kevin Anderson.

THE State Government has recommitted to major infrastructure projects in the Tamworth electorate, according to the state budget announcement on Tuesday afternoon. 

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced that significant investment has continued in the Tamworth electorate with a record $248 million being allocated in the 2014-15 NSW State Budget.

“This is a result of the hard work over the last 12 months with these funds allowing further investment for key projects to continue, like the Tamworth Hospital redevelopment, Chaffey Dam Upgrade and the Gunnedah Rail Overpass”, Mr Anderson said.

“$85 million has been announced for the continuation of the Tamworth Hospital Redevelopment and undoubtedly this continues to be the biggest and most significant investment that has been made in decades, bringing our health facilities to the best standard.

The State MP said  funding for Chaffey Dam will go a long way to alleviating pressure on the district's water supply with funding for the Chaffey Augmentation of $19.2 million and Chaffey Dam Upgrade Phase Two funding of $12.372 million.

“The requirement for a second road over rail pass is vital for Gunnedah and $800,000 has been allocated for further planning to ensure that we get this bridge right including access to key streets.

Further highlights of the 2014-15 Budget for the Tamworth electorate include:

·         Replacement of the bridge over Manilla/Boggabri Road at Boggabri - $7.5million

·         Tamworth TAFE Campus Upgrade - $6.6 million

·         Keepit Dam Upgrade Phase 1 - $6million

·         Tangaratta Bridge Upgrade - $5million

·         Upgrading Oxley Highway at Westdale - $4million

·         Dampier Street roundabout on Oxley Highway - $3million