The 2023-24 NSW Budget has been handed down today and Tweed has received a reasonable share, according to Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest.

“Whilst not a lot of the budget has been directly assigned to Tweed, all of the electorate will benefit from the allocation,” Mr Provest said.

More casual teachers and support staff will be given permanent positions, families with 3-year-olds in Long Day Care can apply for $500 of fee relief per child and more energy bill relief will be available for an almost 15,000 eligible households.

Social Housing has received a boost with $150 million allocated to NSW Land and Housing Corporation to deliver replacement, substitute and new social housing in flood affected locations, $2 million in grant funding to Tweed Shire Council to fund urban flood resilience and mitigation programs and over $3 million to Emergency Road Repairs.

“I welcome the continued funding of $57.9 million to support the upgrades at our schools and TAFE and the $3 million allocated to light rail projects that includes the Tweed section”.

  • $16.7 million to complete the upgrades at Kingscliff High School
  • $20.1 million to complete the upgrades at Kingscliff Public School
  • $7.4 million to finalise Tweed Heads South Public School upgrades
  • $6.6 million for the Tweed River High Skills Centre upgrade
  • $6.9 million for Tweed River High School to complete upgrades
  • $21.5 million for new facilities at Kingscliff TAFE

$10 million has been allocated to substation upgrades for the Cobaki and Kings Forest subdivisions.

Over $105 million has also been allocated to the Tweed Valley Hospital development and the new Kingscliff Ambulance Station redevelopment.

$100 Vehicle Registration Rebate will be also available to first and second year apprentices, and a Pensioner Concession Rebate which provides a $250 rebate on ordinary council rates is also available to Tweed residents. 

“But its not surprising that Labors proposal for the new Pottsville High School has again received no funding despite their commitment in the last 2 elections,” Mr Provest said.