Artwork for NSW budget 2019
Artwork for NSW budget 2019

NSW Budget 2019: Where the cash was splashed

Five thousand more nurses, 4,600 new teachers, $1.6 billion for NSW bus services and a $1.8 billion drought relief package, find out where the money went in this year's NSW Budget.

 

5,000 nurses and midwives and 3,300 more health professionals over next four years.
5,000 nurses and midwives and 3,300 more health professionals over next four years.

 

 

HEALTH

- 5,000 nurses and midwives and 3,300 more health professionals over next four years

- $2.9 billion in 2019-20 for health infrastructure including hospital upgrades and new regional facilities

- Kids Helpline boosted by $5 million to answer an extra 18,400 calls per year

 

 

4,600 new teachers over next four years.
4,600 new teachers over next four years.

 

EDUCATION

- 4,600 new teachers over next four years

- $6.7 billion to build and upgrade 190 schools

- $8 million partnership with Foodbank over next four years to provide breakfast at an additional 500 schools across this State.

- $120 million over four years to make before and after school care available in every public primary school by 2021

- $88.4 million for an additional 100 school counsellors or psychologist across public high schools.

 

 

A $170 million Drought Stimulus Package to improve water security in regional towns.
A $170 million Drought Stimulus Package to improve water security in regional towns.

 

REGIONAL NSW

- $500 million to repair local roads and another $500 million to fix country bridges.

- $350 million added to Farm Innovation Fund to provide concessional interest rate loans to farmers affected by drought

- A $170 million Drought Stimulus Package to improve water security in regional towns including Dubbo, Coonabarabran and Nyngan.

- $32 million over three years to investigating raising Wyangala Dam

 

 

$100 Active Kids vouchers per child each year to encourage children’s participation in sport.
$100 Active Kids vouchers per child each year to encourage children’s participation in sport.

 

COST OF LIVING

- Two $100 Active Kids vouchers available per child each year to encourage children's participation in sport.

- $70 million to provide dental care for primary school kids

- $250 Regional Seniors Transport Card to aged pensioners in regional NSW from January 1, 2020

- Opal Travel capped at $50 a week for commuters and $25 a week for youth and concession

- 50 per cent off vehicle registration for motorists who spend more than $15 a week on tolls

 

 

$1.2 billion in 2019-20 to continue delivery of the Sydney Metro City.
$1.2 billion in 2019-20 to continue delivery of the Sydney Metro City.

 

INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT

- $1.6 billion for NSW bus services

- $1.2 billion in 2019-20 to continue delivery of the Sydney Metro City and Southwest linking Chatswood and Bankstown

- $1.6 billion towards the WestConnex Motorway

- $852 million to continue the NSW and Australian Government funded Pacific Highway upgrade program

- $631 million for NSW and Australian Government funded road upgrades to support the new Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek

- $561 million to continue construction of Parramatta Light Rail (Stage 1)

- $56 million (part of a $6.4 billion commitment over four years) for planning and the acceleration of construction of Sydney Metro West

 

 

$150 million for new and improved public parklands.
$150 million for new and improved public parklands.

 

ENVIRONMENT

- $150 million for new and improved public parklands

- $7.9 million to support the rollout of solar panels and battery systems to households across NSW

- $5.1 million to accelerate the roll-out of solar panels on government buildings, such as schools and hospitals, with a target to reach 55,000 megawatt hours per year by 2024

 

 

 

Projected operating surplus for 2018-19 of $802 million.
Projected operating surplus for 2018-19 of $802 million.

 

 

STATE OF THE BUDGET

- Projected operating surplus for 2018-19 of $802 million

- NSW net worth expected to surpass $310 billion by 2023

- Expected between 2,000 to 3,000 public sector backroom jobs to be shed

- Abolished bonuses for the highest paid department executives

- Net debt expected to increase from negative $8.8 billion in 2018-19 to $38.64 billion in the red by 2022-23



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