South Australia

NSW Baird Government Achievements 2011-2015
Making NSW Number ONE Again

• Government debt under control and projected State Budget surpluses for next four years
• NSW leading state for economic growth and lowest unemployment rate in the nation
• Record housing starts - 46.3% above decade average
• NSW retains AAA credit rating keeping interest rates low and allows more money for schools, hospitals and other necessary services
• Pensioner electricity and gas rebates to help with the pressure of utility costs, and eligible families also receive an energy rebate.
• Energy prices are expected to continue to fall
• Greater planning control back to councils and communities with introduction of Joint Regional Planning Panels
• Successful roll-out of Opal card
• NDIS and Stronger Together Two provides record funding for people with disability
• Adoption reforms and transfer of foster care to the non-government sector protect vulnerable children and give them a safe home for life
• 62 more nurses and midwives for our Health District
• 1025 extra teachers state wide since 2011
• 590 more police officers with increased powers
• More caseworkers including child protection workers
• $13 million for council-owned roads in Goulburn electorate driving approximately 140 more full time jobs, and supported 430 more
• $35 million for Hume Highway
• Major upgrades to Goulburn Hospital
• $1.5 million development of Yass HealthOne facility
• Cut wait times in emergency departments and improved the proportion of patients seen on-time, despite an increase in the number of emergency patients.
• Additional $762,989 in needs-based funding for local government schools in 2015
• Flashing Lights programme roll out for schools across NSW. 33 local schools already complete with the remaining installations to commence in February.
• Coal Seam Gas extraction banned within 2 kilometres of residential developments
• Toughest mining and gas extraction regulation in Australia
• Electoral and political reforms introduced to regulate lobbyist work, ministers required to publish diaries and political donations restricted.
• Severe penalties for forced under-age marriage
• Severe penalties for Female Genital Mutilation
• Domestic Violence reforms to improve the protection of vulnerable partners and children and to reduce domestic violence.
• $1.6 million toward group homes in Goulburn
• $8.9 million for regional roads
• Over $280,000 to Wingecarribee Shire Council for waste reduction and recycling
• $300,000 in Community Building Partnership funding in 2014
• Service NSW one stop shop announced for Goulburn
• $2.2 million announced for Oallen Ford Bridge replacement
• $4.3 Million for resurfacing Goulburn – Braidwood Road
• Approx $1.6 million for Southern Highlands road maintenance 2014/15

Pru Goward

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