The NSW Budget 2019–20 will invest a record $93 billion in infrastructure, support drought-affected communities, cut taxes and boost cost of living relief to families.
A surplus of $802 million is projected for 2018–19, with surpluses averaging $1.7 billion over the four years to 2022–23.
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the state’s financial strength means the NSW Government can do more to help those most in need, while delivering on our commitments and continuing to transform our state.
“We are delivering what the people of NSW deserve – world-class services, record infrastructure, while at the same time laying the foundations for a future filled with opportunity for all,” Mr Perrottet said.
What’s in the NSW Budget 2019-20
An Ageing and Disability Commissioner will better protect older people and adults with a disability. Child protection, suicide and mental health services will be boosted with extra support staff.
Education and Training
Students and parents will benefit from access to out of school hours care, new and upgraded schools and more teachers. $2.3 billion will go towards improving vocational education and training, including fee-free traineeships.
New Service NSW Centres and one-stop shop buses will make it easier for people to access services, including cost of living benefits. Digital driver licences will roll out across the state.
Record funding will improve services in the regions, support families and boost jobs in rural communities. 8300 frontline health workers will be recruited and 29 more hospitals and health facilities will be built over the next four years.
Police and Justice
Five new world-class police stations, a new education and training centre and health and wellbeing initiatives will ensure police officers have the right support.
New and upgraded roads will provide safer and more reliable journeys across NSW. Critical road projects in Western Sydney will help the region cater for its growing population.
The Transport Access Program will improve accessibility for rail customers. Opal cards will be capped at $50 a week. Construction continues on the Sydney Metro City & Southwest.
Households will save money through energy rebates for electricity and gas. Regional areas will have improved access to phone, internet and data services.