Budget Invests in Critical Swansea Infrastructure


The NSW Labor Government's second budget delivers critical investment in local roads, social housing and takes pressure off the cost of seeing a GP for families.


The NSW Government is investing $188.8 million in the Bulk-Billing Support Initiative to ease the cost of seeing a GP and reduce the strain on our emergency departments. The initiative will decrease the financial pressure on GP practices by waiving historical payroll tax liabilities for contractor GPs and provide an ongoing tax rebate to clinics that meet bulk-billing thresholds. 


Locally, the Swansea electorate will benefit from $3.7 million to commence the development and delivery of a program of minor works to improve active and public transport infrastructure, safety, and urban design along the Scenic Drive corridor at Budgewoi.


$300,000 will fund 12 school crossing supervisors across the electorate.


Housing is at the centre of the 2024-25 Budget with a record investment of $5.1 billion to build 8,400 new social homes - which includes 2,200 replacement homes - and upgrades to 33,500 homes across NSW. The NSW Government will prioritise at least half of the net 6,200 new homes for those fleeing domestic and family violence. In addition, $2.4 million will be invested in the social housing stock of the Swansea electorate.


Swansea Channel remains a priority for the NSW Government with $3 million allocated for future dredging works. Funding has also been secured for restoration works at Reid's Reserve, Swansea Heads. 


The NSW Government is continuing to fund critical infrastructure projects including $1 million for planning works on Carters Road, Lake Munmorah, $2 million for planning of the Coastal Walkway connecting Lake Macquarie and Central Coast LGAs, and $12,000 to upgrade lighting at Halekulani Oval. 


Member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley said:

"This is a budget that puts people first. We know one of the challenges on the Coast is families seeking their GP and we have invested in taking pressure off our GPs and incentivised bulk billing, a first in-the-nation scheme.

We are investing in better social housing, unlocking housing supply and finally delivering critical funding in local infrastructure that has been ignored for a decade. 

Through making the hard decisions we are building a better future for the people of Swansea."