Minister for Finance and Services Dominic Perrottet today announced $1.4 billion in the 2014-15 NSW Budget to improve and provide essential services throughout the State.
“This year’s Budget shows the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s commitment to making our great State Australia’s economic powerhouse,” Mr Perrottet said.
“We’ve provided a substantial amount of funding for initiatives that cut red tape, reduce duplication and improve the delivery of frontline services.
“The Budget continues this government’s record of economic responsibility and robust governance by delivering improvements and efficiencies without burdening tax-payers.
“Key areas of funding for the Office of Finance and Services for 2014-15 include strengthening collection of state revenue and debt recovery efforts, greater development of spatial data and mapping capabilities, and reforms to procurement and management of fleet vehicles, information and communications technology (ICT) and other services.”
Major investments include:
- $330 million for the Office of State Revenue to manage the collection of state revenue, strengthen debt recovery efforts, and to better administer benefit services and state grants
- $183 million for Land and Property Information to provide services for land titling, property information, valuation, surveying and mapping across the state
- $153 million to manage the planning, design and construction of government building and engineering projects
- $148 million to provide and improve services to government agencies in the areas of procurement, fleet management, information technology, business improvement and shared services
- $131 million to enforce fair trading laws, provide community and industry grant assistance and offer information and assistance to consumers and traders
- $23 million to drive reform in the delivery of information and communications technology (ICT) including data centre reform and government licensing.
- “Government Property NSW will receive $112 million to continue their work in improving the utilisation of property assets, including the management of government office accommodation.
“The State Records Authority NSW will also receive $22 million to improve their capacity to accept, preserve and digitalise records, which will not only help to make the vast collection more accessible but to preserve our State’s history for future generations to enjoy.”