NSW 2019-20 Budget Council Highlights

While the 2019-20 NSW budget talks a lot about roads, drought relief, education, healthcare and business support - we wanted to highlight some of the key impacts for councils, for 2019-20. Please note that some of these announcements are not new and some still lack details or clear funding amounts. General Funding and Restart NSW The NSW Government has allocated approximately $1.5 billion to NSW Local Government, a slight increase on last year. Support has been allocated to Restart NSW grants and support for local councils to deliver infrastructure and services that provide targeted benefits to local communities, including repairing and upgrading local roads and airports, and providing sporting facilities and parks. The Government established the Restart NSW Fund in 2011 to enable the funding and delivery of high-priority infrastructure projects. Restart NSW is forecast to reach $33.3 billion by 30 June 2019. Of the $33.3 billion of [...]