Manly's Slice of NSW Budget is 'Massive'
Member for Manly today declared Manly was a ‘massive winner’ following the release of the 2021-22 NSW Budget today.
Mr Griffin said vital funds have been secured for various projects in Manly including school infrastructure, wharf upgrades, upgrades to the North Head Wastewater Treatment plant, funding for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link, and Australia’s first young adults Hospice.
“Over $500,000 has been secured to upgrade Manly Village Public School and commence works on the former Manly Community Centre in Wentworth Street which will deliver a world-class facilities for this local school,” Mr Griffin said.
“I committed to this project and many others, prior to the 2019 State Election, and we are now getting on and delivering them.
“Whether it be upgrading Wharf 3 to improve access, new schools or a record investment in palliative care, this Budget will serve the needs of our community now and into the future.
“The NSW State Budget also delivers significant funding to continue planning and preconstruction activities for the Western Harbour Tunnel, an upgrade of approximately 4km of the Warringah Freeway, and Beaches Link.”
Funding secured as part of the 2021-22 NSW State Budget for Manly includes:
- $454 million ($6.3 billion over four years) to progress the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link program, including planning and preconstruction of a new crossing of Sydney Harbour and the upgrade of four kilometres of one of Australia’s busiest roads, the Warringah Freeway
- $48 million for the Northern Suburbs Ocean Outfall sewer rehabilitation package
- $15.1 million for the Young Adults Hospice
- $12 million for the North Head Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Project
- $2.3 million for improvements at the Manly Hydraulics Laboratory
- $2 million for continued works on the upgrade of Manly Wharf 3 to provide disability access
- $1,048 million in major works for Manly Village, Manly Vale and Curl Curl North Public Schools, in addition to $7 million for other schools previously announced
- $302,000 for the Northern Beaches Council for construction and improvement of the Manly Boatshed
- $105,000 for the Northern Beaches Council to upgrade the Boat Ramp at Little Manly Reserve
Additional budget announcements that will benefit families of the Manly electorate includes:
- $82.8 million to strengthen palliative care services, including improving community-based care
- 25 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis Teams to provide support for young people with moderate to severe mental health issues and their families
- $200 million to secure major events and rejuvenate tourism across NSW
- $40 million dedicated to attracting the world’s best art and museum exhibitions to NSW
- $57 million to increase the successful ‘Together Home’ program assisting hundreds of rough sleepers and vulnerable people into accommodation
- $185 million to increase learning and education for Aboriginal communities
Mr Griffin said today’s Budget also delivers an increase in the Community Building Partnership Program, with the Manly electorate receiving an additional $100,000 in funding, totalling $400,000 available for community projects.
“Manly families will be able to use a $100 Learn to Swim voucher for children aged three to six in NSW for swimming lessons as part of the NSW Government’s $44 million program, which makes a huge difference and could help save lives,” Mr Griffin said.
“This Budget shows that the NSW Government is working hard to deliver for the people of Manly and their families.”