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Major Funding Initiatives by Cluster (NSW Budget 24-25)

The NSW Government has unveiled its 2024 budget, highlighting significant investments across various sectors to enhance infrastructure, public services, and the overall quality of life for the residents of New South Wales. Here is a summary of the key funding initiatives:

Graphic Provided by NSW Government:


  • Sydney Metro:

    • Sydney Metro West: $13.4 billion over four years.

    • Sydney Metro-Western Sydney Airport: $5.5 billion over four years.

    • Sydney Metro City and Southwest: $1.2 billion over four years.

  • Road Safety Investment: $1.1 billion over four years.

  • Zero Emissions Buses Program: $1.9 billion over four years.

  • Western Sydney Harbour Tunnel Upgrade: $4.2 billion over four years.

  • Elizabeth Drive Upgrade: $661 million over four years.

  • Mamre Road Widening: $605.5 million over four years.

  • Tangara Fleet Life Extension: $441.5 million over four years.

  • New Bus Services for Western Sydney: $327.1 million over four years.

  • Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2: $2.1 billion.

Customer Service:

  • Service NSW Business Bureau: $30 million.

  • Digital Transformation Initiatives: $97.9 million (Digital Restart Fund).

  • Critical Communications Enhancement Program: $1.3 billion.

  • Digital Transformation of Licensing and Compliance: $146.7 million.

  • Revenue Collections System (MARS) Technology Refresh: $28.5 million.

  • OneCX Program: $29 million for Live.NSW (Spatial Digital Twin).

  • Service NSW Business Bureau App: Usage by over 75,000 businesses.

  • Digital Licensing Rollout: $62.5 million.

  • Cyber Security Enhancements: $205 million.

  • NSW Digital ID and Wallet: $21.4 million.


  • New hospitals, upgrades, redevelopments, and precinct upgrades: $7.2 billion.

  • Single Digital Patient Record System: $251.7 million.

  • eHealth Infrastructure: $158 million.

  • HealthOne NSW and Community Health Programs: $139 million.

  • Ambulance Services Digital Transformation: $75.8 million.

  • Electronic Medication Management System: $50 million.

Education (Including TAFE)

  • Rebuilding Public Education Program: $8.9 billion.

  • TAFE Asset Renewal Program: $319 million.

  • TAFE NSW Digital Access Foundation: $74 million.

  • NSW Education Standards Authority’s Cyber and Technology Program: $59.1 million.

  • Digital Transformation Initiatives: $97.9 million (Digital Restart Fund).

  • TAFE Capital Upgrades: $90 million.

  • Vocational Education and Training Initiatives: $80 million.

  • Fee-Free Training for Apprentices and Trainees: $16.3 million.

  • New and Upgraded Non-Government Preschools: $60 million.

Communities and Justice (Social Support)

  • New Social Housing: $4 billion over four years to fund 5,400 new social homes.

  • Land and Housing Corporation Capital Maintenance: $1.3 billion over four years.

  • Emergency Housing and Homelessness Support Services: $527.6 million.

  • Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) Capital Maintenance: $105.6 million over four years .

  • Badgerys Creek Land and New Fire Station: $15.4 million .

Climate Change, Energy, Environment, and Water

  • Climate Change, Energy, Environment, and Water Infrastructure: $4.5 billion over four years.

  • Transmission Acceleration Facility: $4.4 billion, including $3.1 billion over four years.

Enterprise, Investment and Trade

  • Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta and Museum of Discovery Centre in Castle Hill: $840 million (NSW Government contribution)​​.

  • Walsh Bay Arts Precinct: $372.9 million​​.

  • Ultimo Powerhouse Museum: $300.1 million​​.

  • Ribonucleic (RNA) Pilot Manufacturing Facility: $76.8 million​

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