NSW is Australia's oldest and most populous state, with abundant resources, environmental wonders, and a population brimming with Australia's best and brightest people.
Our vibrant communities reveal our rich migrant history, and today communities with roots from all over the globe contribute to NSW's success.
This is something the NSW Liberals & Nationals value deeply as we work to build a NSW that is free, fair and prosperous for all.
Today, NSW is performing well, but that hasn't always been the case. Under the previous Labor government, our economy was underperforming, the budget was headed for deficit, unemployment was above the national average, and infrastructure had stalled.
Responsible financial and economic management have turned things around, enabling our Government to make record investments in education and health, as well as in the infrastructure our communities depend on, like schools, hospitals, rail lines, and roads.
This work is transforming our state, propelling economic growth as businesses invest for the future, and helping to lower unemployment to its lowest level in 10 years.
Out $90 billion infrastructure pipeline is improving schools, hospitals and roads across NSW and delivering the projects Sydney badly needs including the soon to open Sydney Metro Northwest and game-changing WestConnex.
Up to 40,000 NSW businesses were already up to $5,450 better off from changes to the payroll tax threshold delivered by the NSW Liberals & Nationals, which increased from $750,000 to $850,000 from 1 July 2018.
The Government will increase the threshold to $900,000 in 2019-20, $950,000 in 2020-21 and $1 million in 2021-22.
Labor has said they will not increase the threshold beyond $850,000 meaning businesses will incur extra cost.
As the global economy transforms, we believe NSW is positioned to offer more world-class goods and services to expanding global markets, and we are laying the groundwork so citizens can reap the rewards in the future.
This is what the Liberals & Nationals will keep delivering for the people of our state: great jobs, better opportunities, more prosperity, higher living standards, and a strong and secure future.