Mem­ber for Cas­tle Hill Hon Ray Wil­liams MP

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Local Politics -

The state govern­ment is spend­ing $73 bil­lion in in­fra­struc­ture across NSW over the next four years - more than what the na­tion

is spend­ing in the next decade. This state's growth, in­fra­struc­ture and suc­cess is un­doubt­edly the back­bone of Aus­tralia's econ­omy. No small feat that com­ing from a place where we were last in the na­tion, we are now the strong­est econ­omy and (have) the strong­est bud­get po­si­tion. The big­gest "game changer" project for NSW is the Western Syd­ney air­port set to open in 2026 with an "aerotropo­lis" city to be built around it. This area will be home to Aus­tralia's space cap­i­tal, freight lo­gis­tics hub and the jobs of the fu­ture. Con­nect­ing the greater west to the north and south will also give huge op­por­tu­ni­ties. It's not just Syd­ney that's see­ing an in­fra­struc­ture boom, with onethird of the govern­ment's in­vest­ment in ru­ral and re­gional NSW. This in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment has con­trib­uted to busi­ness in­vest­ment, which has in­creased by 10 per cent over the past 12 months, in com­par­i­son to the 20 per cent de­crease across Aus­tralia.

Stamp Duty For First Home Buy­ers

For more than 10,000 first home own­ers in NSW the dream of own­ing their own home be­came a re­al­ity in the first quar­ter of this fi­nan­cial year and we want to make sure peo­ple know that as­sis­tance is avail­able. I’m urg­ing any­one who hasn’t heard about our stamp duty re­lief to check our web­site, or ask your agent be­cause it just might make the dif­fer­ence for you. The num­ber of in­di­vid­u­als or fam­i­lies who have se­cured keys to their first home with the help of stamp duty re­lief surged to 10,496 since July.

Preschool Fees Low­ered

The NSW Govern­ment has de­liv­ered on its com­mit­ment to make early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion more af­ford­able for fam­i­lies, with fees al­ready drop­ping by an av­er­age of 25 per cent thanks to the Start Strong Re­forms.

The pre­lim­i­nary re­sults from the 2017 Preschool Cen­sus, which sur­veyed more than 730 com­mu­nity preschools in NSW, shows fees drop­ping for the first time ever in NSW af­ter years of ne­glect from for­mer La­bor gov­ern­ments. This is huge news for fam­i­lies! For More In­for­ma­tion visit: www.ray­williamsmp.com.au

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