Na­tion­als fund sta­tion up­grade

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THE Jer­ilderie Fire Sta­tion will re­ceive a sig­nif­i­cant fi­nan­cial boost as part of the NSW Coali­tion bud­get.

Mem­ber for Mur­rayDar­ling John Wil­liams said The Lib­er­als and Na­tion­als’ bud­get is about re­build­ing New South Wales, in­clud­ing im­proved roads and in­fra­struc­ture for the peo­ple.

In the bud­get, which is the first for the new Lib­eral and National govern­ment, $788,000 is al­lo­cated for an up­grade at the Jer­ilderie Fire Sta­tion up­grade.

Mr Wil­liams said the bud­get also in­cluded a five-year $2 bil­lion pro­gram for dis­abil­ity ser- vices, the largest fund­ing com­mit­ment to dis­abil­ity ser­vices made in the na­tion’s his­tory.

‘‘Com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture will also be boosted over­all with an additional $35 mil­lion al­lo­cated over two years through an ex­ten­sion of the Com­mu­nity Build­ing Part­ner­ship pro­gram.

‘‘We are in­vest­ing an additional $200 mil­lion to tackle black spots and re­duce road con­ges­tion across the State in­clud­ing im­prove­ments to the Bar­rier Hwy, Sil­ver City Hwy, Sturt Hwy, Cobb Hwy, Mid-Western Hwy and Rive­rina Hwy,’’ Mr Wil­liams said.

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