Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott is inviting the community to have its say on the NSW government's plan to unlock $20 billion in infrastructure funding by undertaking a long-term lease of 49 per cent of the "poles and wires" network businesses.
Mr Elliott said the discussion paper had been released in what was the first step of the consultation process on specific issues or concerns regarding the Rebuilding NSW plan and the proposed partial lease.
"Rebuilding NSW is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to secure the long-term future of communities across NSW, including those in Baulkham Hills," Mr Elliott said.
He is encouraging those interested to attend a consultation session.
"I want to hear from residents and stakeholders across The Hills on a wide range of issues including how the government can help businesses and communities to better plan for the opportunities made available," he said.
"I am also looking for feedback on what potential projects would provide the greatest benefits."
The consultation process established through the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) will:
- Provide information on the conditions for partially leasing the assets and the strategic priorities of the government;
- Include meetings with key groups across the state; and
seek submissions on investment priorities and the proposed partial lease of the electricity networks.