Above: Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party, Member for Barwon Roy Butler has expressed his disappointment in the NSW Government’s budget.
Member for Barwon Roy Butler has slammed the NSW Government’s 2019-20 budget, delivered on Tuesday June 18.
“All I am seeing in this budget is a continuation of record neglect of western NSW,” said Shooters Fishers and Farmers representative, Mr Butler.
“The Berejiklian Government has celebrated its operating surplus and its record investment in infrastructure across the state and that’s all good – if you forget that western NSW is also part of the state,” said Mr Butler.
Mr Butler won the seat of Barwon at the March State election, and it was an impressive victory because the seat had traditionally been held by the Country/National Party since 1950.
Mr Butler said that the Barwon electorate made up 44 per cent of the state but he said that there were no significant school or hospital upgrades funded in this budget, by the Liberal-Nationals Government.
“The budget delivers new metro trains, museums and stadiums for Sydney, and less than the bare necessities for the communities of the Barwon electorate.”
There doesn’t appear to be any specific projects for the Narrabri district in the budget.
However, there are spending announcements to help regional NSW deal with the drought.
“This is a budget for the bush with farmers at its heart,” said NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet in his budget speech.