Renewed NSW reform agenda unveiled

Published 14th September, 2015

Making the most of NSW’s surging economy to improve public services, grow jobs, deliver infrastructure and protect the vulnerable is at the heart of a new set of targeted NSW Government priorities.

NSW Premier Mike Baird today outlined his ambition for the state, setting 30 “State Priorities” including 12 “Premier’s Priorities” that together define the NSW Government’s vision for a stronger, healthier and safer NSW.

“What gets measured gets managed – and delivered – and that’s what we’ll do,” Mr Baird said.

“We can never be complacent, and I am determined to keep this state moving forward and delivering for the citizens of NSW.”

Job creation, building infrastructure and delivering high-quality health and education services are high on the Premier’s personal agenda. Tackling child abuse and domestic violence at their source, as well as reducing the rates of homelessness and childhood obesity, are also firmly in his sights.

Each of the 30 ‘State Priorities’ will be measured against the best available indicators of economic growth, infrastructure delivery, service provision and other measures of community wellbeing and safety across NSW.

The Premier will be able to track government performance via an evolving ‘dashboard’ of the latest data.

“Over the coming weeks, I will work with my ministers to put in place rigorous plans to achieve these aims and I will be personally monitoring the government’s performance,” Mr Baird said.

“I am also setting up a dedicated Premier’s Implementation Unit to help ensure that we meet our targets.”

A full list of the Premier’s Priorities and State Priorities is attached. More information is available at www.nsw.gov.au/making-it-happen

Published 14th September, 2015