Two Service NSW sites, hospital vow
The $70 million in funding over four years for the new centres, along with four one-stop shop buses, was welcomed by Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello, who said they were being added in Sydney’s growth suburbs to ensure more people had access to a conveniently located Service NSW outlet.
“Gone are the bad old days of having to wait in long queues to be served,” he said.
“These new centres and buses will make life easier for people by saving them time and money.
State MP for East Hills, Wendy Lindsay, said the NSW Government has also invested a further $2.4 million in the 2019/20 Budget to continue planning work on the upgrade of Henry Lawson Drive, between the M5 at Milperra and the Hume Highway.
“This project is a priority for me and something on which I will continue to work closely with the Minister for Transport and Roads to ensure it is delivered,” she said.
While not funded this financial year, Ms Lindsay says they are also committed to a new Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, with $1.3 billion committed under projects set to start within the next three years after 2019-2020.
“The new hospital will include enhanced emergency, critical care, medical and surgical services,” she said.
However State MP for Bankstown, Tania Mihailuk, described it as “just another smoke and mirrors announcement by the Liberals”.
“The new Bankstown hospital was announced on the eve of the election and unsurprisingly, not a single cent has been allocated in this Budget,” she said.
“Once again, Bankstown has been short-changed. The people of Bankstown simply can’t trust the Berejiklian Government to deliver on their promises.”