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Our Plan For Port Stephens

 LOCKING IN OUR STRONG ECONOMY 

  • Keeping the NSW budget in surplus, so we can continue to invest record funding in the things that matter most.
  • Ensuring our local communities in Port Stephens get their fair share of our strong economy.
  • Creating more full time jobs in regional NSW and funding 150,000 free apprenticeships and traineeships so more young people can get a start.

 TAKING THE PRESSURE OFF FAMILIES 

  • Doubling the Active Kids voucher to two $100 vouchers to reduce the cost of living.
  • Lowering energy bills by providing solar and battery systems for 300,000 households with no-interest loans and no up-front costs.
  • Delivering a new TAFE for Nelson Bay to provide further education and job opportunities.

BUILDING LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Investing $90 billion in new infrastructure, including $275 million to upgrade Nelson Bay Rd and $188 million to build Fingal Bay Link Rd.
  • Improving community safety with a $1 million upgrade of Tea Gardens Police Station.
  • Delivering local infrastructure like the Williamtown Aerospace Precinct with an $11.7 million investment.

 INVESTING MORE THAN EVER IN HEALTH 

  • Delivering record health funding, so there is help at hand when you need it most.
  • Recruiting an extra 8,300 doctors, nurses and health professionals, including over 970 for our local health district.
  • Investing over $8 billion in new and upgraded hospitals and health facilities, and providing 18,000 extra paediatric and cataract surgeries.

 SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS

  • Hiring an extra 4,600 new teachers so that our children are getting the education and attention they need to get the best start in life.
  • Investing $2.57 million to clear the maintenance backlog for every public school in Port Stephens, like Tomaree High School.
  • Providing air conditioning at Hinton Public School, Hunter River High School, Iona Public School, Shoal Bay Public School, Tomaree High School and Tomaree Public School.
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I need Jaimie Abbott on my Liberal Team to get things done for Port Stephens.