NSW Treasurer Dom Perrottet MP has affirmed the NSW Government's investment in the Parkes Special Activation Precinct in the 2020-21 Budget.
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In the Budget papers the Treasurer stated, "this Budget is about more than just rebuilding in our regions and responding to COVID-19".
"We are taking the opportunity to make regional NSW the powerhouse of our state's economic future, and never has that future looked brighter," Mr Perrottet said.
"This Budget continues to support the industries that have made our regions so successful for so many years, and invests to create more opportunities to take our local produce to the world like never before.
"We are building new industrial capacity, with precincts in Parkes, Wagga Wagga, and the Hunter, tailor-made to ensure local industries will thrive long into the future."
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Parkes Shire Deputy Mayor, Cr Barbara Newton, applauded the NSW Government in honouring their commitment of $185.4 million for the Parkes Special Activation Precinct (SAP), which will deliver vital infrastructure including roads, water and wastewater connections to the precinct.
"It was also pleasing to see $5 million allocated for the continued planning for the Parkes Bypass on the Newell Highway, which will be an integral transport link to the Parkes SAP and in improving freight productivity and safety through Parkes," Cr Newton said.
Other significant investments for regional NSW included in the budget were:
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