The 2024-25 NSW Budget has been handed down today and Tweed has received its fair share, according to Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest.  

$200 million has been allocated to boost health worker accommodation in the regional parts of NSW. 

Tweed will see a share of this allocation to support the recruitment and retention of over 500 health workers and their families by providing a range of new worker accommodation. 

  • $9 million to social housing and flood recovery  
  • $26.9 million for the Resilient Homes Program  
  • $275,000 for 11 school crossing supervisors  
  • $9.4 million to complete works at the new Kingscliff Ambulance Station 
  • $24.1 million for upgrades to Cobaki and Kings Forest Substations 
  • $18 million for Tweed Coast Road upgrades 
  • $4.7 million for sportsfields at Kings Forest 
  • $18.4 million for Kingscliff Tafe Campus expansion and Research Hub  

  at the Tweed Valley Hospital   

“I welcome the continued funding to continue the upgrades at Kingscliff High School, Kingscliff Public School, Tweed Heads South Public School and Tweed River High School, and the $3 million allocated to the light rail planning for the Tweed section”. 

In supporting families with young children with the cost of living, $4220 will be available in fee relief for parents and carers of 3-5 year olds in community and mobile preschools. 

In addition to further funding for the Kingscliff Tafe Campus expansion, fee-free training for the formal training component of apprenticeships and traineeships has also been made available. 

Two fifty dollar Active and Creative kids combined vouchers is available for eligible families twice at year – at the start of Term 1 and Term 3 to enable kids to remain active and participate in their favourite sport or program. 

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