Elec­torate a win­ner

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

LIS­MORE MP Thomas Ge­orge has wel­comed the NSW Bud­get 2017-18 claim­ing it de­liv­ers for his elec­torate.

He said funds for an ad­di­tional med­i­cal team would see the re­gion ben­e­fit from round-the-clock avail­abil­ity of the NSW Am­bu­lance he­li­copters cur­rently lo­cated at the Lis­more base.

“This fund­ing will be used to re­cruit an ad­di­tional med­i­cal team of doc­tor and para­medic for our he­li­copter base to op­er­ate 24/7,” Mr Ge­orge said.

He said high schools in Mur­willum­bah and Lis­more were also set for a fund­ing boost, while more than $27 mil­lion this fi­nan­cial year will go to Lis­more Base Hos­pi­tal up­grades.

He said Tweed lo­cals would ben­e­fit from $1.487 mil­lion be­ing set aside for so­cial hous­ing up­grades.

The Tweed’s road net­work is also set to gain some at­ten­tion, with a $5.5 mil­lion pool al­lo­cated to north coast coun­cils for road main­te­nance.

In ad­di­tion to this, Mr Ge­orge said $3 mil­lion would go to the re­gion for the re­place­ment of Korns Cross­ing Bridge, north-west of Mur­willum­bah, while $2.93 mil­lion is set aside for com­mu­nity trans­port.

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