NSW's 'something for everyone' budget

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NSW Ambulance is among the agencies getting specific funding in the 2021/22 state budget.
Camera IconNSW Ambulance is among the agencies getting specific funding in the 2021/22 state budget. Credit: AAP

NSW BUDGET 2021/22 HIGHLIGHTS

HEALTH: $30.2 billion new and recurrent spending, including ...

* $3.1b for capital works including 28 regional hospitals and clinics

* $2.6b for mental health, including the formation of child and adolescent 'response teams'

* $1.4b for a new ambulance headquarters in Sydney, equipment, paramedic upskilling and transport

* $1.1b for COVIC-19 measures including vaccine distribution, clinics, testing, quarantine and PPE

EDUCATION: $24.4 billion new a recurrent spending, including ...

* $6b for school works, teachers and technology in regional areas

* $2.6b 'training for the jobs of the future' program

* $2b for TAFE

* $725m for early education, including free preschool

REGIONAL

* $9b for regional roads and transport

* $900m for building or upgrading regional hospitals

* $590m storm and flood recovery package for local communities

* $398m regional growth fund, backing more than 2100 community projects

* $168m for 'economic activation' including airport upgrades,

* $150m for improvements to mobile coverage and internet service in remote and regional areas

BUSINESS

* $472m in rebates for small businesses to claim back government fees and charges

* $20m to provide personalised support for small businesses in Service NSW

TOURISM & EVENTS

* $80.4m for new signature walking experiences across NSW

* $50m to support regional tourism

* $5m to establish the Heritage Blue Plaques program

INDIGENOUS

* $259m to provide affordable housing to Aboriginal communities

* $185 on targeted education services for first nations students

* $41m to expand the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme

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