NSW Premier Mike Baird has used a major speech in Sydney to outline the 100 reasons why NSW is better than it was four years ago.
“Since 2011, we’ve been working tirelessly for the people of NSW to rebuild our great state,” Mr Baird said.
“We’ve achieved a significant amount in a short space of time – through sound economic management we’ve delivered on our commitment to make NSW number one again.”
Key achievements in our first term include:
- Restoring the health of the budget;
- Making NSW the number one economy in the nation, after being ranked last under Labor;
- Addressing Labor’s $30 billion infrastructure backlog, with construction of the North West Rail Link underway and South West Rail Link open to customers, hospital upgrades and major road projects like the M5 West widening and WestConnex;
- Boosting frontline services by significantly increasing the number of nurses, teachers and police across the state;
- Protecting the vulnerable by being the first state to sign up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme; and
- Improving customer services through the successful rollout of Opal and Service NSW.
“We have a clear plan for the future – a plan that will unlock $20 billion in infrastructure funding for local and major roads and rail networks, schools, hospitals and water security,” Mr Baird said.
“The biggest risk to the state’s future is the Labor Party. Labor remains a clear and present danger to our state’s prosperity, our jobs, our services, our infrastructure, and our capacity to support the more vulnerable members of our community.
“I am committed to making a difference and delivering real change, ensuring NSW is a stronger and better state for all, including our future generations.”
A copy of the four years of achievements report is available at https://www.nsw.gov.au/achievements