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Ambitious targets at the heart of new Premier's Priorities

Published: 28 June 2019
Released by: The Premier

The Premier has set new social Priorities that will tackle tough community challenges, lift the quality of life for all citizens and put people at the heart of everything the NSW Government does.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said her 14 new Premier’s Priorities will allow the Government to measure and deliver in areas where we need to do better.

“I’ve chosen to focus on some of the most challenging emerging social issues of our generation,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“I look forward to working across all areas of Government to put in place the programs to achieve these ambitious targets.

“I am a firm believer that what gets measured, gets done and I will be watching closely how we track against these new Priorities.”

Lifting education standards

1. Bumping up education results for children

Increase the proportion of public school students in the top two NAPLAN bands (or equivalent) for literacy and numeracy by 15 per cent by 2023, including through a state-wide rollout of Bump it Up.

2. Increase the number of Aboriginal young people reaching their learning potential

Increase the proportion of Aboriginal students attaining Year 12 by 50 per cent by 2023, while maintaining their cultural identity.

Keeping children safe

3. Protecting our most vulnerable children

Decrease the proportion of children and young people re-reported at risk of significant harm by 20 per cent by 2023.

4. Increasing permanency for children in out-of-home care

Double the number of children in safe and permanent homes by 2023 for children in, or at risk of entering, out-of-home care.

Breaking the cycle

5. Reducing domestic violence reoffending

Reduce the number of domestic violence reoffenders by 25 per cent by 2023.

6. Reducing recidivism in the prison population

Reduce adult reoffending following release from prison by 5 per cent by 2023.

7. Reducing homelessness

Reduce street homelessness across NSW by 50 per cent by 2025.

Improving the health system

8. Improving service levels in hospitals

100 per cent of all triage category 1, 95 per cent of triage category 2 and 85 per cent of triage category 3 patients commencing treatment on time by 2023.

9. Improving outpatient and community care

Reduce preventable hospital visits by 5 per cent through to 2023 by caring for people in the community.

10. Towards zero suicides

Reduce the rate of suicide deaths in NSW by 20 per cent by 2023.

Better environment

11. Greener public spaces

Increase the proportion of homes in urban areas within 10 minutes’ walk of quality green, open and public space by 10 per cent by 2023.

12. Greening our city

Increase the tree canopy and green cover across Greater Sydney by planting 1 million trees by 2022.

Better customer service

13. Government made easy

Increase the number of government services where the citizens of NSW only need to “Tell Us Once” by 2023.

14. World class public service

Implement best practice productivity and digital capability in the NSW public sector; and drive public sector diversity through:

  • 50 per cent of senior leadership roles held by women;
  • Increase the number of Aboriginal people in senior leadership roles; and
  • 5.6 per cent of government sector roles held by people with a disability by 2025.
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