SUTHERLAND Shire received modest benefits from the state budget, which ploughed large sums into major infrastructure and housing projects for other parts of Sydney.
Liberal MPs Mark Speakman (Cronulla), Graham Annesley (Miranda), Melanie Gibbons (Menai) and Lee Evans (Heathcote) were left with little to trumpet.
The proposed $37 million 300-space car park for Sutherland railway station, which was announced a fortnight ago, was the biggest shire infrastructure project to receive funding.
Next biggest was the $16 million upgrade to Cronulla sewage treatment plant, which had also been previously announced.
An election promise to provide a $3 million pedestrian overpass at Princes Highway, Heathcote, is to be fulfilled, with $2 million provided on top of $1 million last year.
The budget also allocated a further $1 million to finalise the concept design, detailed designs and tender documentation for the promised widening of the bridge over Deadmans Creek on Heathcote Road at Sandy Point.
An amount of $350,000 was allocated to continue planning for a possible future upgrade of the southern approach to Alfords Point Bridge.
A further allocation of $1.6 million was made for the construction of a station at Bundeena to be shared by Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Ambulance Service.
This project is due to be completed next year.
Sutherland Shire Community Transport was allocated more than $900,000 for the Community Transport Program and the Home and Community Care community transport services.
A sum of $500,000 was earmarked for the construction of a disability services group residential facility.
Sutherland Hospital will benefit from 49 extra nurses to be provided throughout the area health network.
New ramps will be provided as part of an upgrade of Jannali station.
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