The Australian Government is delivering a $42 billion Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan that includes funding for building and maintenance of schools, social housing and road and rail maintenance. The program is designed to support employment and make Australia more resilient in the current global financial crisis.
NSW’s share of this funding is valued at over $7 billion including $1.5 billion to non-government schools. Key Social Housing and Education components of the funding are listed below. The works are to be completed in just two years.
Each State and Territory must increase its expenditure by at least the amount allocated by the Australian Government. The NSW Government is already committed to an extensive program of capital investment. The total infrastructure investment being managed by the NSW Government is $65 billion over the next four years which will sustain an average of over 160,000 jobs every year.
The NSW Nation Building and Jobs Plan Taskforce office is now closed. The Planning functions of the Taskforce office will continue in the short term for minor amendments and receipt of the required compliance and certification information.
The NSW Infrastructure Coordinator General and Chair of the NSW Nation Building and Jobs Plan Taskforce has published 'Building Success', to mark the completion of the work of the NSW Taskforce. 'Building Success' was published in March 2011 and has been distributed to over 3,000 industry leaders, media, government and other stakeholders. The publication has been deposited at the NSW Parliamentary Library, National Library of Australia, NSW State Library, Sydney University, and University of Western Sydney to place the work of the Taskforce on public record. The publication can be viewed on the right.
The independent review into the implementation of the Nation Building and Jobs Plan Act annouced by the Premier in February has concluded. The report is accessible from the 'NBJP review' section to the right of this page.
The Infrastructure Coordinator General addressed the NSW Infrastructure Summit on the 13 September 2010. Read the full speech here.
The Infrastructure Coordinator General addressed an audience of 250 people from the Master Builders Association on the 15 July 2010. Read the full speech here.
The NSW Upper House is holding an Inquiry into the Building the Education Revolution - read the Taskforce submission here
- $151m to build science and language laboratories in government secondary schools
- $287m for maintenance in government primary and secondary schools from the National School Pride program
- $2.9bn for new and refurbished buildings in government primary schools
- plus $244 million from the NSW Government for maintenance on government schools in 09/10
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- boost social housing stock nationwide by around 19,200
- fast-track repairs and maintenance for existing public housing
- 9,000 new dwellings delivered in the next three years
- plus $340m from the NSW Government on "Renovation Rescue" maintenance programs for public housing
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- fast-track projects funded by the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan
- to secure a steady flow of jobs
Guidelines for applications under the NSW Nation Building and Jobs Plan (State Infrastructure Delivery) Act 2009.
- Planning Approvals User Guide
- Application Form
- Community Infrastructure, Roads and Other Projects Checklist
- Education Projects Checklist
- Housing Projects Checklist
- Addendum to User Guide for Housing Projects - Attachment M
(referred to in Housing Checklist) - 1
- Addendum to User Guide for Housing Projects - Attachment M - 2
- Taskforce Contributions Policy