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One Year of Repair, Reform and Action, and much more to do across Canterbury

One Year of Repair, Reform and Action, and much more to do across Canterbury  
The NSW Labor Government was elected with a clear mandate to rebuild essential services, invest in our essential workers, address the housing crisis, and stop privatisation. That is exactly what we are doing.
The NSW Labor Government has marked one year in office, passing 74 bills and delivering on major election commitments. 
Member for Canterbury Sophie Cotsis has worked across addressing key issues facing the local community, including: 
- Delivered - New school hall for Canterbury Boys High School
- Delivered - Our commitment to ban mobile phones in public high schools across NSW
- Planning begins for the $350 million Canterbury Hospital Redevelopment, marking an important step for the biggest upgrade of Canterbury Hospital in 26 years
- Helping residents to receive everyday medications easier under the pharmacy prescription trial
- Bardwell Park train station to have a new lift and improved accessibility 
- Wolli Creek Regional Park expanded to bring additional greenspace for the community
Sport and community 
- Restoring and upgrading the much-loved Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink
- Homes NSW launched to rebuild the social and affordable housing system 
Canterbury Road
- Project underway to resurface six key sections along 11km of Canterbury Road
Supporting our women
- Boosting local funding to invest in women’s healthcare and wellbeing
- Celebrating the rich and diverse cultural fabric that makes up our local community. 
Cost of living
The NSW Government’s number one priority is helping people across NSW with cost-of-living pressures. 
To help tackle the cost of living, we’ve removed the former government’s unfair wages cap and are delivering a 4.5 per cent pay rise for essential workers in 2023-24 – the biggest pay rise in a decade.  
In addition, we’ve introduced a $60 toll cap to help families reduce the cost of moving around our city.
To provide energy bill relief, the Minns Labor Government is also delivering a joint investment with the Commonwealth Government in the National Energy Bill Relief Fund. 
11,510 households in Canterbury are eligible to receive $500, and eligible small businesses will receive $650 this financial year as a result of the Fund.
Repairing the budget 
NSW Government has begun the challenging task of repairing the state’s finances. We’ve reduced debt by $13 billion despite inheriting the largest debt ever passed from one government to another. 
This was all while delivering the biggest infrastructure pipeline in NSW history to build roads, rail, schools and hospitals.
We’ve also declared NSW open for business by scrapping the cap on concerts and abolishing red tape for venues to make it easier to get outdoor dining, create jobs and get the Sydney economy going again. 
More to do
Member for Canterbury Sophie Cotsis said:
Under a Minns Labor Government, we have delivered huge ‘wins’ for our community across every aspect of life. 
As the local member, I am immensely proud of what we have achieved together. 
We have more work to do and I will continue to deliver for our community. 


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