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Chamber turns focus to delivery of election promises

Release Date: 25/03/2019
The Hunter Business Chamber has congratulated the Berejiklian government on being returned and looks forward to working with the Premier and her team on the delivery of its election promises and other important projects for the region.
“The Coalition made some substantial financial commitments in the region during the campaign, particularly in the marginal seats of Upper Hunter and Port Stephens, so our post-election advocacy will focus on ensuring these promises are honoured and delivered in a reasonable time frame,” Chamber CEO Bob Hawes said.
“Those commitments include funding the John Hunter Hospital redevelopment, Singleton and Muswellbrook bypasses, the duplication of Nelson Bay Road from Williamtown to Bobs Farm and a new indoor sports stadium at Hillsborough.
“The Chamber will also continue to advocate strongly for funding for other important regional projects, including the Newcastle Airport runway and terminal upgrade, completion of the Inner City Bypass, the M1 extension to Raymond Terrace and  progress on the development of the Broadmeadow sports and entertainment precinct.
“We also have a federal election on the horizon so we will be working hard over the next two months to put regional priorities on the federal agenda.”
Mr Hawes said the election result reflected confidence in the Government’s good economic management.
“NSW is in a strong economic position and the result will give confidence to business to continue to invest, employ and grow,” Mr Hawes said.
“We’ve seen a softening in business confidence across the State during 2019 due to the uncertainty hanging over the result of this election, so the outcome will help businesses move forward with more certainty and make decisions on investment and employment of staff.
“The Hunter and NSW Business Chambers have been prosecuting the case during this campaign that whoever forms government needs to implement policies that will Keep NSW Number 1.”

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