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  • THE FUTURE IS HERE WITH LEGISLATION TO TRIAL AUTOMATED CARS PASSING PARLIAMENT

    Friday, 11 August 2017 Legislation to allow the trial of automated vehicles in NSW has passed both Houses of Parliament. Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Melinda Pavey said the legislation would establish a legislative framework to allow the safe testing

    11:18 PM - 13 Aug 2017
  • IHAPs LEGISLATION PASSES INTO LAW

    Thursday, 10 August 2017 Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels (IHAPs) are now mandatory for all councils in Greater Sydney and Wollongong after the Bill passed the NSW Parliament. The NSW Government introduced the Environmental Planning and Assessment and Electoral Legislation

    3:41 AM - 10 Aug 2017
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Our Clear Plan To Keep NSW Working


The NSW-Government is Working for You

The NSW Government is Working for You
• The NSW Government has turned our State into Australia’s economic and infrastructure powerhouse
• Our State has gone from having the worst economic growth in the nation in 2011-12 to the best
• The NSW unemployment rate is now the lowest in Australia, at 5.1%
• In the last two years the number of jobs in NSW has grown by 131,000 with 51,000 of those in regional NSW
• Over the next four years, the Budget surplus is forecast to be $7.4 billion – compared with the $3.7 billion in deficits inherited from the previous Labor government

Building Our State

Building Our State
• The Government is delivering some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, such as the WestConnex, North-West Rail Link, and the second Sydney Harbour Crossing
• More than $73 billion in state infrastructure spending is being invested over the next four years
• $2.6 billion infrastructure boost following successful concession of Land and Property Information’s titling and registry services to a majority Australian consortium
• Former Australian Army Chief Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie AC DSC CSM appointed the NSW Government’s first Regional Infrastructure Coordinator, charged with accelerating the roll-out of infrastructure across the State

Keeping NSW moving

Keeping NSW moving
• More than 19,000 extra weekly transport services
• An extra 1,000 extra bus services for the North-West region ahead of new Metro trains arriving every four minutes
• Parramatta Light Rail preferred route announced for Stage 1 and $30 million to help fund a community pool for Parramatta
• Beaches Link and the Western Harbour Tunnel preferred route and market sounding launched

Easing the cost of living

Easing the cost of living
• Major CTP reforms will shave around $120 off the average Green Slip for motorists across the State and around $180 in Sydney
• Water bills in Sydney are, on average, $100 cheaper than a year ago
• Public hospital parking concessions have been boosted, with patients who need the most support to save as much as $200 a week on public hospital parking fees
• Introduced the Fire and Emergency Services Levy, which is a fairer way of funding our community’s fire and emergency services, and leaving fully-insured residential property owners better off on average by $47-per-year

Investing in NSW kids

Investing in NSW kids
• Ongoing funding of $2 million each year to help establish Australia’s first young adult hospice
• Provided 550 new permanent classrooms catering for an additional 8,000 student places and have 3,800 more teachers in our schools
• More than 2100 schools to receive a record $390 million maintenance boost
• ‘Education Infrastructure NSW’ announced as a new powerful delivery unit within the Department of Education to accelerate the construction and maintenance of NSW schools

Supporting Our Health Services

Supporting Our Health Services
• We have completed more than 50 hospital and health centre developments, and now have 5,300 more nurses and midwives
• $48 million to ensure paramedics have access to specialised health services to prevent injuries and to protect their incomes for at least five years if injured at work

Sharing the-State’s economic success

Sharing the State’s economic success
• Response to flood disaster in Northern Rivers and Northern NSW
• Contracts awarded across NSW for an extra 2200 social and affordable houses for the first phase of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund
• A means-tested adoption allowance reintroduced to help families progress to adopting the child in their care and $24 million committed to the Adoptions Transformation program
• 81 hectares of privately owned land purchased for Western Sydney Parklands, securing its future as open space

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