The Liberal and Nationals NSW Government is delivering major investment to keep Tweed residents safer from the corona virus, to keep Tweed workers in jobs and to keep Tweed small business solvent, according to Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest.

“This is an excellent package for the Tweed and a big help in these challenging times,” Mr Provest said.

“On the health front, the Tweed Hospital will get its share of $700 million in immediate extra funding to strengthen our response to Covid-19, including increased ICU capacity, more testing and additional equipment like ventilators and establishing acute respiratory clinics.”

Mr Provest said another $500 million would keep schools, social housing and buses safer by hiring extra cleaners and bringing forward maintenance.

“There is also help for small business with breaks on payroll taxes and the temporary abolition of a raft of fees that small businesses normally pay, Mr Provest said.

“This is particularly important for Tweed cafes, pubs clubs and restaurants who are obviously facing drastic drops in customer numbers at present.”

“It is also important we cut fees for tradies, because they too are facing a difficult immediate future,” Mr Provest concluded.