The state government has assured regional areas they will receive major funding, following reports rural NSW only received a third of promised infrastructure money in 2016.
The $12.9 billion Restart NSW fund was established to provide infrastructure in regional and rural areas, however only 10 per cent of funds made their way out to regional areas last year.
Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi welcomed news the government’s treasurer Gladys Berejiklian committed to spending 30 per cent of the fund in regional NSW, but said it would be something to watch.
“It is good news but we will have to hold her to account through our local member,” he said.
“Politicians sometimes have a habit of squirrelling out of the promises they make but there is a huge infrastructure need around NSW.
“Having said that I am grateful of what we have received through road funding and proposed works.
“Griffith is a growing community and we need as much funding as we can get from the state government to continue that growth.”
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