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State Budget Fast Facts

Jobs now – and jobs of the future

The State Budget 2016-17 was released on 7 July 2016.

It was designed to promote jobs growth in South Australia and focus on building future industries:

  • developed future strategies in industries, including in defence, renewables and infrastructure projects
  • small business employment grant schemes to generate employment across the State
  • investing in schools, hospitals, roads and public transport
  • encouraging healthy lifestyles and strong communities.

Key initiatives of the budget:

  • Infrastructure - $12.1 billion total infrastructure spend on transport, health and education infrastructure.
  • Investing in education - $500 million to upgrade school facilities and prepare children for the jobs of the future.
  • Growing jobs - $244 million to grow and support local jobs, with $109 million specifically to the job creation grant scheme.
  • Best place to do business - Extending tax relief, including small business payroll tax rebate and the off the plan stamp duty concession.
  • Global competitive economy - $135 million to attract and create new industries while fostering our innovative culture by supporting our entrepreneurs.
  • Defence opportunities - $19 million to ensure we capitalise on the future submarines and frigates decisions to attract companies and create thousands of local jobs.
  • Adelaide, the vibrant city - More than $65 million for art infrastructure and cultural programs.
  • Health - $527 million to support our health system.
  • Regions - $384 million on new initiatives in regional areas.
  • Environment - $98 million to protect, sustain and enhance our clean and green environment.
  • Community - $336 million providing wellbeing services, supporting NDIS, investing in our public transport system and improving sporting facilities.
    $169 million extra resources for police, justice sector and emergency services.

Find out more information and details about the State Budget.

Job Accelerator Grant

The State Government is helping businesses grow and employ more South Australians.

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New STEM laboratories - creating jobs now and jobs of the future

The State Government will invest $500 million in education infrastructure to upgrade primary and secondary school STEM facilities.

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Infrastructure investment

The State Government is spending over $12 billion over four years on large scale infrastructure projects to stimulate the economy and improve our way of life.

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