Premier's Priorities

These priorities represent the government’s commitment to making a significant difference to enhance the quality of life of the people of NSW.

They aim to tackle many of the issues that have been put in the too hard basket, for too long. Each priority has an ambitious target. They have been set with the purpose of delivering on the government's key policy priorities, being:

  • a strong economy
  • highest quality education
  • well connected communities with quality local environments
  • putting customer at the centre of everything we do
  • breaking the cycle of disadvantage

We have made great progress through the passion and energy of our frontline staff and are committed to continue this work to make the state of NSW the best place to live, work and play.

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LIFTING EDUCATION STANDARDS
Increase the proportion of public school students in the top two NAPLAN bands (or equivalent) for literacy and numeracy by 15% by 2023, including through statewide roll out of Bump It Up.
Aboriginal students learning in a classroom
LIFTING EDUCATION STANDARDS
Increase the proportion of Aboriginal students attaining year 12 by 50% by 2023, while maintaining their cultural identity.
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KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE
Decrease the proportion of children and young people re-reported at risk of significant harm by 20% by 2023.
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KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE
Double the number of children in safe and permanent homes by 2023 for children in, or at risk of entering, out-of-home care.
A woman sitting on the edge of her bed
BREAKING THE CYCLE
Reduce the number of domestic violence reoffenders by 25% by 2023.
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BREAKING THE CYCLE
Reduce adult reoffending following release from prison by 5% by 2023.
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BREAKING THE CYCLE
Reduce street homelessness across NSW by 50% by 2025.
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IMPROVING THE HEALTH SYSTEM
100% of all triage category 1, 95% of triage category 2 and 85% of triage category 3 patients commencing treatment on time by 2023.
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IMPROVING THE HEALTH SYSTEM
Reduce preventable visits to hospital by 5% through to 2023 by caring for people in the community.
Towards zero suicides
IMPROVING THE HEALTH SYSTEM
Reduce the rate of suicide deaths in NSW by 20% by 2023.
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BETTER ENVIRONMENT
Increase the proportion of homes in urban areas within 10 minutes’ walk of quality green, open and public space by 10% by 2023.
A park in NSW
BETTER ENVIRONMENT
Increase the tree canopy and green cover across Greater Sydney by planting one million trees by 2022.
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BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE
Increase the number of government services where citizens of NSW only need to "Tell Us Once" by 2023.
Young Aboriginal leaders
BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE
Implement best-practice productivity and digital capability in the NSW public sector and drive public sector diversity by 2025.
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