A BIG-SPENDING state budget designed to help pull NSW out of a COVID recession has delivered little in the way of new spending for the Bathurst region.
A snapshot of Western NSW initiatives provided by Deputy Premier John Barilaro has featured a long list of re-announcements for Bathurst rather than bold new projects.
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Mr Barilaro's media release highlighted $4 million for the "implementation of stormwater harvesting in Bathurst to supplement water supplies for the Bathurst Water Treatment Plant" and a further $4 million for the "delivery of a replacement pipeline from Winburndale Dam to the Bathurst Water Treatment Plant".
Both of those projects, and the state government funding for them, were jointly announced by Bathurst Regional Council and Bathurst MP Paul Toole at a media call in November last year.
Mr Barilaro's release also highlighted a $3.7 million upgrade of Bathurst's Tyers Park racecourse, including additional stabling and a reconfiguration of the course, which was announced in October, and $1.4 million of funding in 2020-21 towards a $2.9 million upgrade of the Bathurst Airport, a project that was announced by the government back in May.
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