The first $20 million of a promised $75 million for Albury hospital has been allocated by the NSW government in its 2019-20 budget.
It has been more than two years since the government initially promised $30 million for the hospital's emergency department upgrade, but a $20 million portion of that project will mean construction of the ED can now start in the next 12 months.
Albury MP Justin Clancy confirmed the extra $45 million for acute services at the hospital, promised by Premier Gladys Berejiklian during a visit last year, would still be provided at a later date.
"We have been doing the planning, today the story is construction," he said.
"The budget shows the significant flow of funding for our major projects, from Albury hospital to social wellbeing and regional roads maintenance and beyond."
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The budget also included social housing upgrades worth $1.575 million for Albury and capital works at the Aboriginal Housing Office in Lavington worth $386,000.
Shared cycle paths for Thurgoona on Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, Tumbarumba on Boundary Street and Jerilderie on Kennedy and Bolton streets will be funded in 2019-20, which Mr Clancy praised as a positive move that showed the importance of cycling in the community.
He confirmed funding for the Ettamogah Rail Hub siding expansion, Nexus Industrial Precinct, Wagga Road Revitalisation, Tumbarumba Rail Trail and the Murray River Experience would be included in the Restart NSW programs.
The regional investment portion of Treasurer Dominic Perrottet's budget, handed down on Tuesday, included $20 million to repair Albury roads and a promise to eliminate mobile blackspots.
"The strong message as I travel across the electorate is that the issues that are really important to people, in particular in our rural areas, are things like mobile phone blackspots and roads funding," Mr Clancy said.
"That's certainly the message we take to Sydney."
This was the first budget he has been involved with since his election as MP earlier in the year.
"I look forward to seeing these projects completed that have been made possible by the economic management and leadership provided by the Liberals and Nationals Government," he said.
The NSW Business Chamber's Murray-Riverina branch backed the comments of chamber chief executive Stephen Cartwright, who said the budget was "a solid financial blueprint".
"It's important to note how far we have come in building such a solid position, and despite some economic headwinds, NSW continues to enjoy the strongest performing labour market in the nation, and by some margin," he said.
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