Davidson Electorate Benefits from Strong NSW Economy

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea has welcomed the strong and responsible NSW Budget delivered today.

Mr O’Dea said, “Strong finances provide the ability to deliver much needed services and infrastructure, as well as provide for the vulnerable.

“Education has received a major boost in the Davidson electorate with tens of millions of dollars earmarked for upgrading St Ives and Killara High Schools along with St Ives North Public School. (See 19 June release, Huge Public Schools Allocation). Funds have also been allocated towards completing the new school on the former UTS site at Lindfield,” he said.

The Northern Beaches Tunnel Link, NorthConnex and the B-Line project for buses on the Northern Beaches receive allocations, along with the important road works around the Northern Beaches Hospital. Other more local road projects include:

  • $2,150,000 – Mona Vale Rd – commence construction of traffic improvements at Forest Way and investigations of traffic improvements at Stanley St and Link Road.
  • $3,000,000 – Traffic improvements on Forest Way at Garigal Road.
  • $1,200,000 – Pacific Highway - Commence construction of traffic improvements at Mona Vale Road.
  • Shared cycle/walking path - Blackbutts Road between Glenrose Community Hub and Forest Way.

“I also particularly welcome the ‘Active Kids Rebate’, providing a $100 rebate (not means tested) for sporting and fitness related costs, an additional $100 million for palliative care, and the $4.3 billion housing affordability package,” Mr O’Dea said.

“NSW, including my electorate, is reaping the benefits of the NSW Government’s policies and reforms.

“The sound fiscal approach is delivering quality services now and new infrastructure for the benefit of generations to come. We are certainly ‘Building for Tomorrow’.

“I commend the Premier and Treasurer on delivering a strong and responsible budget for all,” Mr O’Dea concluded.