Home' Future Building: The Australian Infrastructure Review : December 2010 Contents O'Farrell: Infrastructure is the key
Rebuilding core infrastructure is critical to New South Wales
reversing its decline and laying the foundation for a swift economic
The time has now come for a new way to plan, procure and
deliver the projects and networks that will restore our prosperity
and make New South Wales number one again.
FB: How will you renew the state?
BOF: After 15 years of broken promises and missed
opportunities under a New South Wales Labor Government, the
people of New South Wales need real change.
I am committed to making New South Wales number one
We understand that people's opportunities are reduced and
limited when government fails to provide the quality, reliable
services that individuals and business rely upon as they seek to go
about their lives.
The NSW Liberals and Nationals policies form part of our strong
action plan for government. It is based on a fve point plan:
1. Rebuilding the New South Wales economy through taxes,
business growth via a Jobs Action Plan to target 100,000
new jobs for New South Wales, and a Regional Kick-Start
2. Returning quality services in areas such as health,
transport, education and community safety. We have
released a detailed health policy to increase community
involvement in the running of the New South Wales public
health system, and a Literacy & Numeracy Action Plan that
will individually target those students most at risk.
3. Renovating infrastructure that makes a difference to
both our economy and people's lives including
establishing Infrastructure NSW to ensure infrastructure
is delivered according to need, on time and on budget,
and building the South West Rail Link and the North West
4. Restoring accountability to government by giving people
a say on issues that affect their lives. This is as diverse as
restoring trust in our public service and establishing
a Public Service Commissioner, to giving people with
disabilities, and their carers, choice, voice and control;
5. Protecting our local environment and returning planning
powers to the community. We will rewrite the state's
planning laws to empower local communities on local
The problems are many,
but the base cause is
common -- for too long
New South Wales has
failed to deliver real and
long-term plans for the
future, and has failed to
build key projects.
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