The federal government has announced a $4 billion dental package.
Chifley MP Ed Husic said the package would particularly assist low-income and middle income families.
The six-year package includes $2.7 billion for 3.4 million Australian children eligible for subsidised dental care and $1.3 billion for 1.4 million additional services for adults on low incomes and those with special needs, who will have better access to dental care in the public system.
Children aged two to 17 in Family Tax Benefit Part A-eligible families will be entitled to subsidised basic dental treatment, capped at $1000 per child over a two-year period.
The Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital expansion project has reached several milestones, including public exhibition of the stage one development application and launch of a website.
Stage one includes a new clinical services building and refurbishment of the existing building at the Blacktown campus.
Construction is scheduled to start at the Blacktown campus this year with completion expected in 2016.
The expansion project's website will feature a comprehensive outline of construction updates.
The site is at bmdhproject .health.nsw.gov.au.