The Hawkesbury region has benefited from the NSW Government’s record spend on education and roads as part of the 2017/18 NSW Budget.

Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet said key infrastructure projects to be funded in the Budget continue to deliver on commitments to the people of the region.

“This Budget will include an investment in the children of the Hawkesbury with funding to Hurlstone Agricultural High School and to Richmond High School to remove the Bini Dome and replace it with a new multi-purpose gymnasium.

“Our roads investment includes $3 million for the long-awaited Pitt Town Bypass to get the project shovel ready.

“This will enable us to progress a project which has been under consideration for more than 60 years and reduce heavy vehicles in the town centre so local streets can be returned to the community.

“It follows the preferred option for the bypass in March this year after extensive community consultation.

“Other projects include $9.7 million to continue the Richmond Intersection Improvements Program and $7 million for the start of construction to replace the Windsor Bridge over the Hawkesbury.

“There is also $5 million for the Hawkesbury Nepean Flood mitigation strategy and a further $28 million from Restart NSW for the Bells line of road corridor improvement program, as well as funding for the delivery of the Bligh Park Shared Path in South Windsor as part of a $62 million statewide investment in cycling and walking infrastructure.

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