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  • Service NSW Centres will soon become one-stop shops for NSW Government cost of living support, providing more people access to hip pocket measures such as energy bill relief, free car registration, Active Kids vouchers and lower Green Slips.
  • Efforts to reduce the number of Australians dying from heart disease will be significantly boosted by a $150 million investment over the next decade.
  • At least 11 more train stations will now receive upgrades such as new lifts, ramps and footbridges under the Transport Access Program, taking the NSW Government’s total investment to over $2 billion since 2011 and making more than 90 per cent of customer journeys accessible.
  • Further work on the redevelopment of Manning Base Hospital will be fast-tracked with the NSW Government’s pre-Budget announcement of additional funding for the hospital.
  • Myall Lakes is set for a $100 million road maintenance blitz that will see more than 70 kilometres of roads fixed, as part of a partnership between the NSW Government and MidCoast Council.
  • The Myall Lakes community is celebrating more than $1.8 million in new arts and culture funding for the Mid North Coast.
  • Parramatta Light Rail is now full steam ahead with stage 1 of the project now receiving planning approval meaning construction will start within months.
  • Following the success of Vivid Sydney over the past decade, Western Sydney is set to get its own unique cultural festival starting next year.
  • The NSW Government has appointed world-renowned robotics expert Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte the next NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer.
  • The NSW Government will deliver a record $3.9 billion Budget for the NSW Police Force in 2018-19, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced today.
  • A new city and fully integrated economic precinct to be built around Western Sydney Airport is a step closer with the NSW Government announcing it will fast-track infrastructure and planning while offering local and international businesses incentives to set-up shop at Badgerys Creek.
  • Australians with a disability, their families and their carers will be better off under a landmark agreement reached today between the Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments.
  • The lights have been switched on to mark the start of Vivid Sydney, with the city’s iconic buildings becoming the spectacular canvas for vibrant projections of art and light sculptures for the next 23 nights.
  • Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair today announced Australia’s first astronaut, Dr Paul Scully-Power AM, would lead NSW’s bid to locate the nation’s first space agency in Sydney.
  • Carers will be given better support and training as part of a new program to halve the time it takes to find vulnerable children a permanent home, the NSW Government announced today.
  • A new $4.7 million early childhood education and care facility at TAFE NSW St Leonards will help the NSW Government deliver the 7,000 new childcare and child education workers the State is expected to require over the next three years.
  • Premier Gladys Berejiklian has offered her heartfelt condolences to the family of Sir John Carrick AC KCMG, who has passed away.
  • The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will receive record funding of more than $106 million to enhance its work as the State’s corruption watchdog, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced today.
  • In an Australian-first, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance announced Sydney Trains customers will be able to choose the right carriage based on real-time train occupancy data.
  • The NSW Government has launched the first comprehensive review of the entire school curriculum since 1989 to ensure our education system is preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
  • With more than a third of NSW in drought or approaching drought, the NSW Government has today announced the appointment of former National Rural Woman of the Year and respected agriculture leader, Pip Job, as the State’s Drought Coordinator.
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