Responsible management of the NSW Budget to deliver better infrastructure and services for Vaucluse
"After 16 years of mismanagement by the previous Government, we have been forced to make some tough decisions to deliver a Budget turnaround of $5.2 billion over four years. This means that we can get on with the task of rebuilding NSW and delivering the services that the people of NSW deserve", Ms Upton said.
"Fiscal responsibility is about ensuring that spending is under control and that we have funds to deliver essential services and meet our election commitments.
"The decisions we have made in the Budget mean that the electorate will see improved roads, transport and infrastructure whilst benefiting from the improved services delivered across NSW.
"We are providing an additional $200 million to improve black spots and reduce road congestion across the state. Locally, this includes $900,000 for New South Head Road between Kent Street to Old South Head Road and $740,000 for Bondi Road between Old South Head Road and Dudley Street.
"Capital expenditure on health and hospitals will be $4.7 billion over the next four years. This includes significant funding for Prince of Wales hospital, which is relied upon by many residents in the Vaucluse electorate.
"Across the State will are delivering 900 more teachers, 2475 more nurses and 550 more police officers. There will be 261 new buses, restored and expanded ferry services, upgraded wharves and improved customer service on the public transport used every day by residents.
"Every public school in my electorate will be audited every two years so that we can address a backlog in school maintenance projects left by the previous Government. We are also increasing school maintenance spending by $289 million to immediately start improving our schools.
"Additional expenditure in the Vaucluse electorate will include $1 million in 2011-12 for the Vaucluse Diamond Bay strategy which is due for completion in 2017 and a boost in funding for Randwick Waverley Community Transport and Holdsworth Street Community Transport.
"I am also pleased that we have also been able to deliver the largest funding commitment to disability services in the nation's history, with a five-year $2 billion program.
"We could not deliver these programs without a strong commitment to responsible fiscal management that avoids the cost blowouts and poor program implementation of the previous Labor Government", Gabrielle Upton said.