Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today confirmed the NSW Budget for 2014-15 will be handed down on Tuesday, June 17.
Mrs Williams said the Budget for 2014-15 will continue the NSW Liberals & Nationals policies of responsible financial management that have helped turn around the NSW economy.
“I have met with all Ministers including Treasurer Mike Baird and presented them with a range of projects I would like to see delivered in the Port Macquarie electorate so I am very keen to see the Budget handed down.
“State Labor left NSW in a financial mess, with expense growth running out of control and an infrastructure backlog to the tune of $30 billion,” Mrs Williams said.
“Since day one, the NSW Government has been taking action to bring its expenses under control and invest in quality services.
“At the same time we have been focused on looking for opportunities to free up funds through our asset transaction program for investment in critical infrastructure projects across NSW.
“As a result, NSW, along with Victoria, is one of only two states to retain its AAA credit rating with both agencies.”
Mrs Williams said the key economic indicators reinforce the positive effect of these policies on the NSW economy.
“NSW was consistently at back of the national pack on both jobs growth and economic growth for a decade. Under the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government, NSW is once again the pacesetter on both measures.
“This will be the final Budget of the Government’s current term of office, and it is time for Labor to provide NSW taxpayers with answers to some hard questions.
“Given they oppose all our savings measures and asset transactions, how would they stop the Budget spiralling back into deep deficit and provide the community with vital infrastructure without sacrificing the AAA rating?
“The NSW Government will continue to take responsible decisions to restore strength to our finances and capacity to our balance sheet, while at the same time continuing to invest in those areas where it’s most needed,” Mrs Williams said.
Posted on 27 Thu, March, 2014
by Leslie Williams