Inverell hasn't received as much of the gold as other towns across the region in this week's 2021-22 NSW Budget release.
Getting a cut of funds slotted for road maintenance, child care and social housing, MP Adam Marshall made note of the funds Inverell had already received - including money for the Inverell Hospital redevelopment and funds to carry out reparation works on two of the Shire's abandoned mines.
The good news is that the State Government has funded a Tresillian 2U Mobile Van in Inverell, operated by Tresillian and Gidget Foundation Australia. The van is set to support new parents and families with various early parenting challenges.
While its as yet unclear how much money Inverell will get, the council will take a slice of $3.53 million for new and upgraded social housing, sharing the funds with Moree, Boggabilla and Armidale.
There has also been $231,000 put aside for Bingara's sewerage extension.
The bigger ticket items on a regional scale include $80 million for the Moree District Hospital redevelopment, and $20 million for Glen Innes District Hospital's refurbishment.
A further $51.8 million will go towardssignificant upgrades to the Newell Highway between Narrabri and Moree.
Calling it a "record spending blitz" in the Northern Tablelands, Mr Marshall said he was "overjoyed at yet another record funding allocation".
The "record capital spend" of $349.52 million over the next 12 months comes on the back of last year's COVID-19 mini-budget, which saw a record investment of $315.4 million in the electorate, he said.
"This is a huge result for the Moree and Glen Innes communities, hot on the heels of successful redevelopments at Armidale and Inverell, to improve health services and medical practitioner numbers in the region," he said.
"[The] outcome is the result of our proactive local councils and their communities, working together to lobby government for a fair cut of the funding pie."
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