Regional and rural NSW will benefit from the $10.8 billion statewide health infrastructure spend over four years announced in today’s Budget, including $3.2 billion in 2021-22.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro said in this financial year, $900 million will be invested in health capital works across regional NSW, delivering better facilities and more jobs.
“This investment will ensure more people can be cared for closer to home in new and upgraded facilities which is great news for patients and for health staff,” Mr Barilaro said
“More than 70 of the 110 health capital works projects underway in NSW are in rural and regional areas, and this record funding will ensure new works can get underway.”
The $3.2 billion in 2021-22 includes the commencement of new works at:
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government is working hard to ensure the millions of patients cared for in our hospitals each year have the best facilities possible.
“Whether you’re in up in Coffs or down in Cooma, in Tumut or the Tweed, at Wagga or Wyong, we are building better health services across this vast state,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Since 2011, the NSW Government has completed more than 170 health capital projects, with more than 110 completed in regional areas and still more works are to come.”
The 2021-22 Budget continues capital investment in regional and rural areas including:
In addition to the unprecedented capital spending, NSW Health is also investing: