Budget prioritises health, education & transport for Illawarra & South Coast

The Illawarra and South Coast are growing regions.

For too long, they have been neglected by the former Liberal and National Government.

The Minns Labor Government is investing in the essential services and infrastructure in the region to meet the growing needs of their communities well into the future.

We are committed to seeing the Illawarra and South Coast reach its full potential.

Today’s budget reflects this commitment.

At the same time, NSW is confronted with deteriorating fiscal conditions, left by the Liberals and Nationals.

In addition to record debt, the Liberals made more than $7 billion worth of promises they could not pay for.

The Minns Labor Government is now making the careful and necessary decisions to address the holes left in the budget by the Liberals to ensure we can deliver these commitments to the people and communities of the Illawarra and South Coast.


• $721.9 million for the new Shellharbour Hospital and Integrated Services and car park, and includes the new Warrawong Community Health Centre;

• $438 million for the Shoalhaven Hospital redevelopment;

• $260 million for the Eurobodalla Regional Hospital redevelopment;

• $21.9 million for Wollongong Hospital upgrades; and

• $7.5 million for Milton Ulladulla Hospital upgrades.


More than $200 million to deliver:

• A new primary school for Nowra;

• Opening the former Shoalhaven Anglican School site for public education; and

• Bomaderry High School upgrade;

• Dapto High School upgrade;

• Vincentia High School upgrade;

• Ulladulla Public School upgrade;

• Ulladulla High School upgrade;

• Milton Public School upgrade;

• Budawang School relocation;

• A new nature playground for Minnamurra Public School; and

• Planning for future primary schools for Calderwood and West Dapto, and a future high school for Flinders.


• $277.8 million to replace the existing intersection of the Princes Highway and Mount Ousley Road;

• $135.6 million for the Jervis Bay Road intersection on the Princes Highway;

• $55.2 million to continue the Nowra Bridge over the Shoalhaven River;

• $20 million to investigate extending Bulli Memorial Drive bypass;

• $15 million for Bega Valley Shire Council to commence planning and restoration of the Cuttagee Bridge;

• $12 million for Shoalhaven council to commence planning on the East Nowra Sub Arterial Road project;

• $10 million to commence planning additional entry an exit ramps on the M1 Princes Motorway around Dapto;

• $9.3 million for planning and assessments to upgrade Picton Road; and

• $5 million to assist Shoalhaven Council to build shared pathways in Kioloa, Callala, Dolphin Point, Myola, Narrawallee and Nowra.

These announcements represent just part of the Minns Labor Government’s investment to the Illawarra and South Coast.

The full budget papers can be accessed here.

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