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Premier's Priorities

Gladys Berejiklian, Premier of NSW

These priorities represent our commitment to making a significant difference to enhance the quality of life of the people of NSW.  They aim to tackle many of the issues that have been put in the too hard basket, for too long. Each priority has an ambitious target. They have been set with the purpose of delivering on my government's key policy priorities, being:

  • a strong economy
  • highest quality education
  • well connected communities with quality local environments
  • putting customer at the centre of everything we do
  • breaking the cycle of disadvantage.

We have made great progress through the passion and energy of our frontline staff and are committed to continue this work to make the state of NSW the best place to live, work and play.

Gladys Berejiklian
Premier of NSW

Bumping up education results for children

LIFTING EDUCATION STANDARDS

Increase the proportion of public school students in the top two NAPLAN bands (or equivalent) for literacy and numeracy by 15 per cent by 2023, including through statewide roll out of Bump It Up.
A student writing with a pencil

Increasing the number of Aboriginal young people reaching their learning potential

LIFTING EDUCATION STANDARDS

Increase the proportion of Aboriginal students attaining year 12 by 50 per cent by 2023, while maintaining their cultural identity.
Aboriginal students learning in a classroom

Protecting our most vulnerable children

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE

Decrease the proportion of children and young people re-reported at risk of significant harm by 20 per cent by 2023.
A young girl playing on a swing

Increasing permanency for children in out-of-home care

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE

Double the number of children in safe and permanent homes by 2023 for children in, or at risk of entering, out-of-home care.
A happy boy hugging his father

Reducing domestic violence reoffending

BREAKING THE CYCLE

Reduce the number of domestic violence reoffenders by 25 per cent by 2023.
A woman sitting on the edge of her bed

Reducing recidivism in the prison population

BREAKING THE CYCLE

Reduce adult reoffending following release from prison by five per cent by 2023.
A guy in a black shirt looking outside

Reducing homelessness

BREAKING THE CYCLE

Reduce street homelessness across NSW by 50 per cent by 2025.
A young man staring through a wire fence

Improving service levels in hospitals

IMPROVING THE HEALTH SYSTEM

100 per cent of all triage category 1, 95 per cent of triage category 2 and 85 per cent of triage category 3 patients commencing treatment on time by 2023.
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Improving outpatient and community care

IMPROVING THE HEALTH SYSTEM

Reduce preventable visits to hospital by five per cent through to 2023 by caring for people in the community.
A nurse holding a patient's hand

Towards zero suicides

IMPROVING THE HEALTH SYSTEM

Reduce the rate of suicide deaths in NSW by 20 per cent by 2023.
Towards zero suicides

Greener public spaces

BETTER ENVIRONMENT

Increase the proportion of homes in urban areas within 10 minutes’ walk of quality green, open and public space by 10 per cent by 2023.
Young girl in a playground

Greening our city

BETTER ENVIRONMENT

Increase the tree canopy and green cover across Greater Sydney by planting one million trees by 2022.
A park in NSW

Government made easy

BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE

Increase the number of government services where citizens of NSW only need to "Tell Us Once" by 2023.
A customer inside a Service NSW centre

World class public service

BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE

Implement best-practice productivity and digital capability in the NSW public sector and drive public sector diversity by 2025.
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