IT’S PLAY TIME AT YASS CORONATION PARK

Families across Yass will benefit from an upgrade of the Coronation Park Playground, thanks to a $130,000 contribution from the NSW Liberals Government.  

Liberal for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the project, funded in partnership with Yass Valley Council, would install new play equipment to create a safe and engaging space for children to learn and play.  

 “The playground provides the community with a wide range of play opportunities accommodating children through all stages of physical development and of all abilities,” Ms Tuckerman said. 

“It will also be a place where friends and families can meet, while providing entertainment for children.” 
Yass Valley Council Mayor Rowena Abbey welcomed the funding. 

“On behalf of Council and the community I would like to thank the NSW Government for this investment in our region,” Cr Abbey said. 

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the grant was funded through the ClubGrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program. 

“More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.    

These grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects. More information may be found via this link: https://www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au/infrastructure-grants/infrastructure-grants

ST MARY’S TAKES ADVANTAGE WITH STATE INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT

Member for Goulburn Pru Goward has today announced a grant of $108,400 to Crookwell’s St Mary’s Primary School for the redevelopment of the school’s tennis courts from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants Program.

Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the NSW Government’s significant investment would provide Crookwell students and the wider community with an outdoor multipurpose facility for basketball, netball and tennis.

“The redevelopment of St Mary’s tennis courts will ensure the students will enjoy even greater use of the facilities well into the future.

 “The funding from the Infrastructure Grants are made possible through the NSW Government’s Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming machine profits back into community projects,” Ms Tuckerman said.

Principal Sarah Lowe welcomed the funding.

“On behalf of the school community I would like to thank the NSW Government for this investment in our School” Ms Lowe said.

“Since I’ve been at the school these courts have been rarely used, and this funding will enhance the potential of this community area.

“This is already a wonderful open space with good parking – the new court will have revolving netball and basketball hoops and a removable tennis net

The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that enhance facilities used to shelter communities and provide emergency services.

More information may be found via this link: https://www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au/infrastructure-grants/infrastructure-grants

MAIN WORKS CONTRACT FOR YASS HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT AWARDED

Member for Goulburn Pru Goward today announced the main works contract for the $8 million Yass Hospital Redevelopment project has been awarded to Richard Crookes Constructions.

“This is a significant milestone in the NSW Government’s commitment to upgrade Yass Hospital as part of the $300 million State-wide Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) program of works,” Ms Goward said.

“Whilst the funding is being provided from the MPS program, Yass Hospital will not be changing to a MPS – aged care will continue to be provided by the aged care providers in Yass.”

The redevelopment will include ongoing 24-hour access to emergency care, an additional treatment bay, dedicated ambulance entry point, an increase in inpatient beds, improved community and allied health facilities and ongoing access to X-ray services.

Liberal Candidate for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman applauded the progression of works with expectations for construction to begin next month.

“The redevelopment project will bring community health, acute and emergency services together to provide more flexible and better service delivery.

“I’ve met with community members and with works beginning on this redevelopment many concerns and misconceptions I’ve heard will be alleviated.

“This redevelopment further adds to the extensive investment by the NSW Liberals-& Nationals across Goulburn – with $150 million now for Goulburn Health Service, and an injection of $245,000 to Crookwell District Hospital – we are seeing more spent in health than any Government before,” Ms Tuckerman said.

To find out more about the Yass Hospital Redevelopment please contact the Capital Works team on SNSWLHD-Redevelopments@health.nsw.gov.au or visit http://www.mps.health.nsw.gov.au/Projects/Yass.

DELIVERING SAFER ROADS FOR GOULBURN

Member for Goulburn Pru Goward today announced Goulburn will receive $12,117,029 in vital road safety upgrades as part of the latest round of the Government’s Saving Lives on Country Roads and Liveable and Safe Urban Communities initiatives. 

As part of the $182 million record investment, $12,117,029 will be delivered through 16  projects in Goulburn to help save lives. These projects will include:

  • Burley Griffin Way, (Goondah and Binalong), Yass Valley
  • Goulburn Road, Crookwell, Upper Lachlan
  • Crookwell Road to Abercombie River Safety Improvements, Upper Lachlan
  • The Federal Highway (Wollogorang), Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Mountain Ash Road Safety Upgrade, Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Boorowa Road, Upper Lachlan
  • Hume Highway (Bowning, Bookham, Berrima, Marulan and Yarra), Yass Valley, Wingecarribee, Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Sandy Point Road , Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Illawarra Highway, Wingecarribee
  • Lachlan Valley Way (Walls Junction) Yass Valley
  • Lachlan Valley Way (Boorowa To Yass) Yass Valley

Liberal Candidate for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, welcomed the funding across the electorate.

“Road safety and regional road improvements are one of my top priorities, and I’m glad to see that strong financial management from the Liberal & National Government delivering $12,117,029 across the Goulburn electorate to make our roads safer.

“The NSW government are investing $1.9 billion over five years to deliver the Road Safety Plan 2021 with $640 million allocated for the Saving Lives on Country Roads program,” Ms Tuckerman said

$150 MILLION UPGRADE FOR GOULBURN HOSPITAL

The Goulburn Base Hospital redevelopment will be even better than originally planned thanks to a $30 million boost from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government, bringing the total investment to $150 million – adding new cancer and renal services facilities. 

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the additional investment today with Member for Goulburn Pru Goward and Liberal candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman. 

“We are ensuring world-class health facilities are delivered to the Goulburn community,” Ms Berejiklian said. 

“The NSW Government is investing a record $8 billion in health infrastructure over the next four years, including record investment in the regions so that patients receive high-quality health care closer to home.” 

The $150 million investment will go towards a new four-storey Clinical Services Building that will provide the Goulburn community with:
– A new emergency department
– A new medical imaging department
– New operating theatres, day surgery, recovery and pre-admission areas
– New medical, surgical paediatric and geriatric inpatient wards with specifically designated palliative care beds
– A new maternity and birthing suite 

The project will also increase car parking by more than a third and extend the Community Health building. 

The additional $30 million will add new outpatient and allied health clinics, renal and chemotherapy facilities to the redevelopment. 

Member for Goulburn Pru Goward said preliminary work on the redevelopment was progressing well and construction was expected to commence in the coming weeks. 

“Early works to prepare the site for construction, and design of the new Clinical Services Building, is almost complete,” Ms Goward said. 

“Hospital staff and the community have had a keen interest in this project, and the feedback they have provided has been very important in helping ensure the new health facilities meet their needs.” 

Liberal candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the upgraded Goulburn Base Hospital will ensure hardworking doctors, nurses and other health professionals and support personnel will have a workplace they can be proud of.  

“Goulburn is a great place to live, and I have no doubt this redevelopment will go a long way in attracting more quality health care staff to the region,” Ms Tuckerman said.