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Website showcases the North Coast’s slice of $16 billion

Northern Rivers Nationals Chris Gulaptis, Ben Franklin, Thomas George and Geoff Provest last week announced the NSW Government’s investment in regional infrastructure projects has tipped over to $16 billion this financial year. 

The Members said a new website called ‘Our Regions’ will give communities on the North Coast a chance to learn more about the projects happening in their own backyard.

“This is an enormous milestone and we are very proud to show the community what we have been working on,” the MP’s said.

“With a click on the North Coast interactive map, you can access detail about projects recently wrapped up or about to get underway, from the $73 million Macksville Hospital redevelopment to the new $50 million Ballina Coast High School.”

“We are in the midst of an unprecedented infrastructure expansion. On the North Coast alone we are spending $2.4 billion on transport projects including upgrades to highways, roads, bridges and airports.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the ‘Our Regions’ website features more than 750 projects in planning, construction or completion phases across NSW’s nine regions.

“We really wanted to show the people of regional NSW that we are committed to making a difference for our rural and regional communities and the proof is in the pudding with ‘Our Regions,’ said Mr Barilaro.

“Take a look and see the schools, hospitals, roads, aged care facilities, sports venues and vital support services being rolled out in your area.

“For a long time as a government we have talked about buckets of money and funds and this is one of the best ways we can show where that money is going,” he said.

Visit the Our Regions website at