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