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The government is committed to making South Australia a more attractive and competitive place in which to invest and do business. We want to grow our economy and provide more employment opportunities for South Australians.

$738 MILLION TO CREATE JOBS AND GROW THE ECONOMY

TAX RELIEF

ABOLISH PAYROLL TAX FOR ALL SMALL BUSINESSES
$157.2m
OVER 4 YEARS

Small businesses with annual taxable payrolls below $1.5 million will be exempt from payroll tax from 1 January 2019. Businesses with annual taxable wages between $1.5 million and $1.7 million will pay less payroll tax.

Approximately 3 200 businesses will become exempt from payroll tax (a saving of up to $44 550 a year) with around 400 businesses expected to receive a reduction in their payroll tax liabilities.

LAND TAX RELIEF
$95.9m
OVER 2 YEARS

The tax-free threshold will be increased from the current level of $369 000 to $450 000 from 1 July 2020. A new marginal tax rate of 2.9 per cent for land tax ownerships valued between the existing top threshold (currently $1.2 million) and $5 million will also be introduced.

It is estimated that over 50 000 land tax ownerships will benefit from the measure including around 8 000 that will no longer have a land tax liability.

TOURISM

EVENT BID FUND
$40m
OVER 4 YEARS

An additional $21.5 million has been provided to increase event bid funding and secure additional major leisure events and conventions to further drive visitation and economic development of the state. This additional support takes the fund to $10 million per year.

TOURISM MARKETING
$10m
in 2019–20

Additional marketing of South Australia to key international and domestic tourism markets, including China, the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States of America and New Zealand.

PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION

$5.2m OVER 4 YEARS

To establish a South Australian Productivity Commission. The commission will provide advice on economic reform measures, to ensure that government can more effectively support the vital sectors of our economy to grow and create jobs.

BUILDING OUR ECONOMY

NEW INDUSTRY ASSISTANCE FRAMEWORK

A new industry assistance framework has been established to support economic growth in South Australia. Financial assistance to private sector entities will be delivered through three new designated funds. Industry assistance will be targeted and focused on opportunities that provide strategic development benefit to the state, including in our regions.

THE ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS GROWTH FUND
$100m
OVER 4 YEARS

To support industry and business growth in South Australia through attraction and expansion support for initiatives that will introduce significant new technologies, capabilities, capacities and expertise in industries that align to the state’s competitive advantages and provide industry sector support where required.

THE RESEARCH, COMMERCIALISATION AND START-UP FUND
$27.9m
OVER 4 YEARS

To support South Australian businesses to collaborate with researchers and universities to solve industrial problems, commercialise new products and services, attract research infrastructure investment into the state and encourage the establishment and growth of start-ups.

A Chief Entrepreneur has been appointed to promote entrepreneurship, engage with the entrepreneurial ecosystem, build a start-up community and raise the profile of South Australia as the place to start and grow a successful business.

THE REGIONAL GROWTH FUND
$150m
OVER 10 YEARS

To pursue economic opportunities for regional South Australia and build and strengthen regional communities.

TRADE OFFICES
$9.3m
OVER 4 YEARS

To establish new overseas trade offices in the USA, Japan, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, to increase the state’s international trade and to support exporters.

SHANGHAI BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT HUB
$3.5m
OVER 4 YEARS

For a new stand-alone business investment office in Shanghai.

INNOVATION

INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALISATION PRECINCT
$43.9m OVER 2 YEARS

To re-fit and re-purpose the seven buildings fronting North Terrace and Frome Road on Lot Fourteen (the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site) to establish an Innovation and Commercialisation Precinct.

LOCAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
$1m
OVER 4 YEARS

For a scholarship program to provide post-graduate research opportunities in finance and related sectors.

NEW VISA FOR BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS
$400 000
OVER 4 YEARS

To implement a pilot program to trial a new visa category for start-up entrepreneurs seeking to base their operations in South Australia.

INVESTING IN OUR WORKFORCE

SKILLING SOUTH AUSTRALIA
$202.6m
OVER 4 YEARS

In partnership with the Commonwealth Government, this initiative will support the creation of an additional 20 800
apprenticeships and traineeships in South Australia through subsidised training and support services developed in partnership with employers, training providers and individuals.

We will be responding to emerging industry needs through programs such as digital and fast-tracked apprenticeships.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR TAFE SA
$109.8m
OVER 5 YEARS

The government is providing additional support for TAFE SA, including for the continued delivery of a new quality system and completion of remediation of qualifications in response to the audit by the Australian Skills and Quality Authority and in recognition that its previous external revenue budgets were unachievable.

CHANGING ATTITUDES TOWARDS SKILLED CAREERS
$3.9m
OVER 4 YEARS

Includes a campaign designed to improve community understanding of the opportunities available through apprenticeships and other Vocational Education and Training pathways.

DEFENCE EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES
$1.5m
OVER 4 YEARS

To increase defence export opportunities for South Australian businesses. A defence industries scholarships fund will be established in partnership with universities and industry from 2018 –19 and funding has been provided to continue to support the work of the Defence Teaming Centre.

DRIVERS’ LICENCES FOR APPRENTICES
$274 000
OVER 2 YEARS

For a 12-month trial to expedite drivers’ licences for first and second year apprentices

INVESTING IN OUR INFRASTRUCTURE

The government is committed to building the state’s economic and social infrastructure to accommodate future needs. The investing program in the general government sector for each year of the forward estimates is significantly higher than the investing program for 2017–18.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT SECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING(1)

Infrastructure SA

(1) General government sector purchases of non-financial assets excluding the Royal Adelaide Hospital financial lease of $2.8 billion in 2016–17.

$11.3 billion total infrastructure spend over 4 years (2)

Significant investments include:

$2.3b Roads infrastructure

$1.3b Education facilities

$1.2b Water infrastructure

$1.0b Public transport

$854m Health facilities

$454m Residential housing

$389m SA Water – Zero Net Electricity Cost 2020 project

(2) Non-Financial Public Sector purchases of non-financial assets.

NEW INVESTMENTS IN COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE
$439m
OVER 4 YEARS

For new investments in community infrastructure including schools, health, sports, recreation and correctional facilities.

REGIONAL ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
$315m OVER 4 YEARS

To establish the Regional Roads and Infrastructure Fund as a dedicated funding stream for projects to improve regional roads and infrastructure. This includes maintenance critical to supporting regional communities as well as enhancing transport economic productivity and links to relevant industries.

GLOBELINK
$20m OVER 4 YEARS

To develop a masterplan for GlobeLink, which will investigate improvements to freight export infrastructure to increase access to export markets.

An initial business case will be undertaken in 2018–19 which will identify timing and delivery of further stages in the planning process. A comprehensive consultation process with industry and the community on the business case will take place prior to completion of the masterplan.

REDEVELOPMENT AT LOT FOURTEEN (The former Royal Adelaide Hospital site)
$476.2m OVER 5 YEARS

For the redevelopment of Lot Fourteen. This will include the establishment of an Innovation and Commercialisation Precinct, a new International School of Culinary Excellence, Hospitality and Tourism and a National Aboriginal Art and Cultures Gallery.

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL ART AND CULTURES GALLERY

$200 000 has been provided in 2018–19 to support the process of defining the scope and vision for the delivery of a National Aboriginal Art and Cultures Gallery. This process will be undertaken in consultation with the Aboriginal communities, the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery.

$60 million has been provided from 2020–21 to commence construction of the new gallery on Lot Fourteen. Final costs for the gallery will be determined in a business case.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CULINARY EXCELLENCE, HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

Investing expenditure of $30 million has been provided over 2020–21 and 2021–22 to commence construction of the International School of Culinary Excellence, Hospitality and Tourism on Lot Fourteen. The Department for Industry and Skills, Renewal SA and TAFE SA will undertake a full scoping study for the proposed facilities in a future budget process.

INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALISATION PRECINCT

$43.9 million of capital works to re-fit and re-purpose seven buildings (including heritage buildings along North Terrace) to establish an Innovation and Commercialisation Precinct. Rental subsidies of $4.8 million over the forward estimates have also been provided for 650 start-up spaces in the precinct. The Innovation and Commercialisation Precinct will make available up to 23 000 square metres of space and will provide a place to build entrepreneurship and collaboration in South Australia.

AUSTRALIAN SPACE INNOVATION PRECINCT

$1 million over four years has been provided to establish an Australian Space Innovation Precinct as a perfect location to house the Australian Space Agency, as well as other key space sector organisations (subject to the Commonwealth Government deciding to locate the Australian Space Agency in South Australia).

DEFENCE LANDING PAD

Establish a defence landing pad to attract and support defence industry companies with temporary co-located accommodation in the initial stages of their establishment in South Australia.

INFRASTRUCTURE SA

$8.2m OVER 4 YEARS

For the establishment of Infrastructure SA, to provide a transparent targeted infrastructure decision making process.

LOWER COSTS
We are committed to reducing cost-of-living pressures for South Australians by targeting key household charges, including Emergency Services Levy, electricity bills, council rates and water rates.
BETTER SERVICES

The government is committed to providing better services for all South Australians. We are investing in better health, education and community services. This budget delivers for South Australians across the state.

LOWER COSTS

We are committed to reducing cost-of-living pressures for South Australians by targeting key household charges, including Emergency Services Levy bills, electricity bills, council rates and water rates.

EMERGENCY SERVICES LEVY REMISSIONS

$360m OVER 4 YEARS

The government has reduced fixed property Emergency Services Levy bills through the introduction of general fixed property remissions of $90 million per annum from 2018–19.

This is a saving of around $145 in 2018–19 for a median value metropolitan residential property.

Owners of over 650 000 properties will benefit from this relief.
There will be no impact from these changes on the level of funding that will be provided to emergency services agencies to ensure they can continue to provide their vital services to South Australians.

MORE AFFORDABLE HOSPITAL CAR PARKING

$280 000 OVER 4 YEARS

The weekly car parking charge at the Royal Adelaide Hospital for relatives of long-stay patients will reduce from $65 per week to $38 per week from 2018–19.

In 2018 –19, SA Health will also conduct a review of car parking fee arrangements to provide options to government to increase support for frequent visitors to our metropolitan public hospitals.

$100 SPORTS VOUCHERS

$29.7m OVER 4 YEARS

To reduce the cost of living for families and give more primary school aged children the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation, we are increasing sports vouchers from $50 to $100 for eligible children each year. A wider variety of active recreational pursuits will be eligible, including dance.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARE REDUCTIONS

$15.4m OVER 4 YEARS

To reduce the cost of the 28 day unlimited pass, introduce a new 14 day unlimited pass, introduce free metro cards and provide free interpeak travel for primary school students travelling on school excursions.

VOLUNTEER SCREENING CHECKS

$4.9m OVER 4 YEARS

To abolish the $59.40 fee for volunteer screening checks for working with children and vulnerable people.

ENERGY SOLUTION

$184 million OVER 4 YEARS

The government is committed to a comprehensive solution to address electricity security, to ensure South Australians enjoy cheaper and more reliable power as soon as possible.

HOME BATTERY SCHEME
$100m OVER 4 YEARS

Grants to deliver battery storage systems in up to 40 000 homes across the state.

GRID SCALE STORAGE FUND
$50m OVER 4 YEARS

Grants will be provided to facilitate development of new storage technologies to improve reliability of the state’s electricity system.

DEMAND RESPONSE, AGGREGATION AND INTEGRATION OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION
$30m OVER 3 YEARS

Trials will be undertaken to establish mechanisms to reward consumers for demand flexibility and changing their consumption patterns to reduce peak demand and lower energy system costs.

EARLY WORKS FOR ADDITIONAL INTERCONNECTION
$4m in 2018–19

Direct assistance of $4 million will be provided to enable transmission network operators to commence early works to support delivery of further interconnection between the eastern states and South Australia. The government will also provide a finance guarantee of up to a further $10 million for this purpose.

INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO WATER PRICING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

$1m in 2018–19

For the establishment and operation of an independent inquiry into water pricing in South Australia.

COUNCIL RATE CAPPING

The government has committed to introducing local government rate capping to prevent rate payers from having to pay excessive increases in council rates.

CAPPING NRM LEVIES

A significant reform program is underway that will change the way our natural resources are managed. Changes include capping annual land and water levy rises at a rate set by an independent body or according to the consumer price index from 1 July 2019.

FEES AND CHARGES

The annual indexation factor for fees and charges has been limited to 2.2 per cent for 2018–19.

MORE JOBS

The government is committed to making South Australia a more attractive and competitive place in which to invest and do business. We want to grow our economy and provide more employment opportunities for South Australians.

BETTER SERVICES

The government is committed to providing better services for all South Australians. We are investing in better health, education and community services. This budget delivers for South Australians across the state.

BETTER SERVICES

The government is committed to providing better services for all South Australians. We are investing in better health, education and community services. This budget delivers for South Australians across the state.

INVESTING IN EDUCATION

$515 million more will be spent in 2021–22 compared to 2017–18

IMPROVING OUR EDUCATION

YEAR 7 STUDENTS TO HIGH SCHOOL
$27.7m OVER 4 YEARS

To move year 7 students into high school. This will ensure that South Australian students are taught in secondary settings in line with other jurisdictions and will provide them with opportunities for greater depth of learning in specialist settings.

LITERACY GUARANTEE
$20.9m OVER 4 YEARS

To implement a comprehensive program to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for all South Australian students.

ENGAGEMENT and WELLBEING PROGRAM
$15.5m OVER 4 YEARS

For a package of measures relating to early intervention approaches, strategies and support to address bullying, truancy and substance abuse.

LANGUAGES IN SCHOOLS
$12.2m OVER 4 YEARS

To increase focus on South Australian children learning a second language in order to develop the intercultural capabilities needed to succeed in an increasingly globalised world.

BREAKFAST PROGRAM
$800 000 OVER 4 YEARS

To make breakfast programs available to schools where it will assist learning outcomes.

SCHOOL BUS REVIEW
$250 000 in 2018–19

For a review of school bus services in regional areas.

INFRASTRUCTURE

MODERNISING FACILITIES
$692m OVER 6 YEARS TO 2022–23

To upgrade a range of public primary and high schools. This will focus on improving school infrastructure, increasing capacity and the transition of year 7 students into high school.

NEW SCHOOLS
$261m

For two new birth to year 12 schools in metropolitan northern and southern suburbs to be delivered via a public-private partnership.

WHYALLA SECONDARY SCHOOL
$100m

For a new secondary school in Whyalla, for 1 500 students.

NEW TECHNICAL COLLEGE
$5m OVER 2 YEARS

To deliver at least one new technical college in the western suburbs of Adelaide with a focus on encouraging students to prepare for work in the defence sector.

BETTER HEALTH SERVICES

OVER $1.2 BILLION FOR INITIATIVES

SUSTAINABLE AND EFFICIENT HEALTH SYSTEM
$800m OVER 5 YEARS

The savings targets for health that the government inherited from the former government are not considered realistic or achievable and have been re-set to ensure the health budget is more sustainable. This will ensure the system continues to provide necessary services required by the community. The South Australian health system is not operating as efficiently as other systems and sensible reforms will be pursued focusing on reducing the cost of public health services to national average efficient levels by the end of the current forward estimates period.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR ROYAL ADELAIDE HOSPITAL
$52m OVER 4 YEARS

The state is incurring additional costs even though certain support functions previously undertaken by nurses and other public hospital staff are now being performed by the consortium managing the hospital. This initiative provides the ongoing financial support for the additional nursing and public hospital staffing costs at the hospital.

LOCAL HEALTH NETWORK GOVERNING BOARDS
$13.3m OVER 4 YEARS

For the new governance structure to be implemented across the South Australian public health system. The new governance structure will devolve decision making within the public health system through the establishment of one statewide, three metropolitan and six regional Local Health Network Governing Boards.

REACTIVATING THE REPATRIATION GENERAL HOSPITAL

The government will not proceed with the sale of the Repatriation General Hospital site and the anticipated sale proceeds of $19.7 million have been removed from the budget. Work is being undertaken to develop a future plan for the site to ensure it remains a genuine health precinct.

INVESTING IN OUR METROPOLITAN HOSPITALS

MODBURY HOSPITAL
$23m OVER 4 YEARS

To reinstate the high dependency unit as part of $114.6 million of funding over 5 years to upgrade and provide additional services at the Modbury Hospital.

NOARLUNGA HOSPITAL
$14.5m OVER 4 YEARS

For a 12-bed acute medical ward to treat and admit a wider range of patients with more diverse and complex needs.

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL
$9.9m OVER 4 YEARS

To maintain the hospital as a key cardiac centre, in addition to the $276.9 million major upgrade of the hospital.

WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
$5.3m OVER 4 YEARS

To plan and design a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital. A taskforce will develop a fully costed project plan for the government’s consideration. Infrastructure funding previously allocated for the Women’s hospital has been retained to contribute towards the cost of the new hospital once planning has been completed.

ADVANCING THE COMMUNITY’S HEALTH

REDUCE WAITING LISTS
$45m OVER 4 YEARS

To reduce elective surgery and colonoscopy waiting lists in South Australia’s public hospitals.

IMMUNISATION PROGRAM
$30.7m OVER 3 YEARS

For a Meningococcal B Immunisation Program for babies, young children and adolescents.

PALLIATIVE CARE
$16m OVER 4 YEARS

To extend palliative care community outreach services operating hours to 24/7.

COMMISSION ON EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION IN HEALTH
$16m OVER 4 YEARS

For a commission to provide leadership and advice on clinical best practice with a focus on maximising health outcomes for patients, improving care and safety, monitoring performance, championing evidence-based practice and clinical innovation, and supporting clinical collaboration.

REAL-TIME MONITORING OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE
$7.5m OVER 3 YEARS

To reduce the abuse of prescription drugs through the introduction of real-time monitoring of prescription medicine.

PAEDIATRIC EATING DISORDER SERVICE
$3.3m OVER 4 YEARS

To establish a dedicated paediatric eating disorder service. Clinicians within the Local Health Networks will be dedicated to both inpatient and outpatient services which will address the gap in services for young people under 15.

ADULT SAFEGUARDING UNIT
$2.6m OVER 4 YEARS

To establish an Adult Safeguarding Unit with a key focus on the prevention of abuse through awareness raising, community education and responding to reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of vulnerable adults.

SUICIDE PREVENTION
$2.5m OVER 4 YEARS

To expand suicide prevention networks and other services working in suicide prevention to increase support and break down stigma associated with mental illness and suicide.

INVESTING IN OUR REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

CAPITAL WORKS
$140m OVER 10 YEARS

To address the backlog in capital works requirements in country hospitals and health infrastructure.

RURAL HEALTH WORKFORCE STRATEGY
$20m OVER 4 YEARS

For the development and implementation of a rural health workforce strategy to address the shortage of health practitioners in rural areas.

COUNTRY CANCER SERVICES
$12m OVER 4 YEARS

To deliver additional chemotherapy services in regional areas, enabling patients to receive treatment closer to home.

REGIONAL HOSPITALS
$8.7m OVER 4 YEARS

To upgrade facilities and expand services in a number of our regional hospitals including the Ardrossan Hospital, Mount Barker Hospital, Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital and Yorketown Hospital.

STRATHALBYN AGED CARE
$8.5m OVER 3 YEARS

To build a new 24-bed aged care facility at Strathalbyn.

MOUNT GAMBIER RENAL DIALYSIS SERVICES
$2.1m OVER 2 YEARS

To expand and upgrade facilities within the renal dialysis unit at the Mount Gambier Hospital.

HEALTHY TOWNS INITIATIVE
$1m OVER 4 YEARS

For the South Australian Healthy Towns challenge encouraging rural and regional communities to develop creative and innovative ways to help improve the health of people in their area.

REHABILITATION IN THE RIVERLAND
$160 000 OVER 2 YEARS

Towards a pilot program for an intensive outpatient addiction rehabilitation program in the Riverland.

BETTER ROADS

The government recognises the importance of our road corridors for commuter and freight traffic and are committed to alleviating pressure on our road network to support the efficient movement of local, interstate and international freight. We are investing in our road network to ease congestion and reduce accidents and travel time for commuters.

COMMONWEALTH FUNDING
$395.3m OVER 4 YEARS

We have been working constructively with the Commonwealth Government to negotiate the bring forward of Commonwealth funding for Gawler Rail Electrification, Regency Road to Pym Street and Joy Baluch AM Bridge being paid on key project milestones over the forward estimates.

ROAD UPGRADES

PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD OVERPASS AND HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS
$88.5m OVER 3 YEARS

For the construction of an overpass at the intersection of Copper Coast Highway and Augusta Highway at Port Wakefield and the widening of the Augusta Highway from two to four lanes through Port Wakefield. The Commonwealth Government has committed more than $70 million towards this project.

MITCHAM HILLS ROAD CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS
$16.5m OVER 4 YEARS

For the staged upgrade of road infrastructure around Mitcham Hills to improve the safety and operation of the intersection of Main Road and Russell Street, reduce traffic congestion at the intersection of Shepherds Hill Road, Brighton Parade and Waite Street, upgrade lighting along key sections of the road corridor and upgrades to Coromandel Parade and parking at the Blackwood Centre.

SOUTHERN EXPRESSWAY SAFETY SCREENS
$15m IN 2018–19

For installation of safety screens on 10 bridges along the Southern Expressway, upgrade twelve security cameras along the affected bridges and improve fencing to limit access to rocks.

MAIN SOUTH ROAD DUPLICATION
$305m OVER 5 YEARS FROM 2018–19

To duplicate Main South Road from Seaford to Aldinga.

PENOLA BYPASS
$14.6m OVER 2 YEARS

For the completion of the Penola bypass, to be delivered in partnership with the Commonwealth. This will allow heavy vehicles to bypass the town’s main street, improving safety and general amenity of the town for tourists and residents.

NORTH-SOUTH CORRIDOR BUSINESS CASE
$5.5m IN 2018–19

To undertake a business case on the delivery of the North-South Corridor between the River Torrens and Anzac Highway, and Anzac Highway and Tonsley Boulevard.

LYNDOCH ROAD UPGRADE
$500 000 IN 2018–19

A grant will be provided to the Light Regional Council towards the upgrade of Lyndoch Road.

SOUTHERN EXPRESSWAY REYNELLA EXIT UPGRADE
$200 000 IN 2018–19

To improve the safety of the Reynella exit on the Southern Expressway. LED line marking will be installed to increase visibility for road users.

INTERSECTION UPGRADES

CANDY/LANDER AND MAIN SOUTH ROAD INTERSECTION
$5.2m IN 2019–20

To create a right hand turn from Candy Road onto Main South Road and to allow motorists to continue straight from Lander Road through to Candy Road.

NAIRNE INTERSECTION UPGRADE
$5m OVER 2 YEARS

To upgrade the intersection between Old Princes Highway and Woodside Road at Nairne. This will optimise traffic flow and prevent queuing over the rail line.

GRAVES STREET AND NEWTON ROAD UPGRADE
$3.4m OVER 2 YEARS

This will include the installation of traffic lights and relocation of the pedestrian crossing.

TURNER STREET AND OG ROAD INTERSECTION UPGRADE
$2.7m OVER 2 YEARS

To upgrade the intersection of OG Road and Turner Street, including the installation of traffic lights.

FOSTERS ROAD UPGRADE
$1.25m IN 2018–19

Work will include upgraded lighting, pedestrian refuges close to bus stops and modifications to existing roundabouts.

BLACK TOP ROAD AND SKYLINE DRIVE INTERSECTION
$343 000 IN 2018–19

To construct a left-turning slip lane from Black Top Road onto Skyline Drive in Hillbank. This will improve traffic flow and safety.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTHORITY
$2.5m IN 2018–19

The government is establishing the South Australian Public Transport Authority (SAPTA) which will be responsible for all public transport operational and customer service matters. SAPTA will be tasked with investigating how to make public transport more customer friendly and efficient.

TRAM RIGHT HAND TURN ONTO NORTH TERRACE
$37m OVER 2 YEARS

To construct a right hand turn for trams at the intersection of King William Street and North Terrace. This will maximise connections and commuter access between key hubs in the CBD.

O-BAHN PARK ‘N’ RIDES
$18.5m IN 2019 – 20

Building on the additional $15.0 million previously provided to extend park ‘n’ rides along the O-Bahn network. The priority is to expand the park ‘n’ ride car parks at Golden Grove and the Paradise O-Bahn Interchange. This will increase the total capacity of each car park to 400 and 775 respectively, and improve public transport patronage. To the extent resources allow, car parks at other sites, Klemzig and Tea Tree Plaza, will be delivered as part of this package of works.

CITY SOUTH TRAMLINE RENEWAL
$11.7m OVER 2 YEARS

To renew the tram tracks between Victoria Square and South Terrace, and to upgrade the City South tram stop to improve capacity, shelters and disability access.

WYNN VALE DRIVE BUS SERVICE
$679 000 OVER 4 YEARS

To provide a new bus service to residents close to Wynn Vale Drive, Gulfview Heights.

ADELAIDE TRAM
$600 000 IN 2018 – 19

To undertake a business case for the extension of tram services in the CBD. The business case will investigate service patterns, rolling stock requirements, benefits to the community and procurement options.

TONSLEY TRAIN STATION
$250 000 IN 2018 – 19

To undertake a consultation and a study into increasing access to public transport for residents along the Tonsley line. The study will investigate and consult on options to build a new Tonsley train station and the feasibility of a new 15 minute service to the new Flinders station for increased access to Flinders University and hospital.

SAFER COMMUNITIES

The government is providing additional resources to meet the costs of children in our care and to implement comprehensive programs to address domestic violence.

We have commenced a series of domestic violence stakeholder round-tables to expedite reform and seek to improve communication and sharing of domestic and family violence data across services.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PACKAGE

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CRISIS BEDS
$9m OVER 4 YEARS

$4 million over 2 years to 2019–20 for 40 additional domestic and family violence crisis beds. The locations and service models for these beds will be determined in consultation with stakeholders working in domestic and family violence services.

$5 million of interest-free loans for non-government domestic violence organisations to fund housing related capital projects including expansions, renovations and upgrades.

WOMEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICE CRISIS HOTLINE
$1.7m OVER 4 YEARS

For the Women’s Safety Services SA crisis hotline to operate 24 hours a day.

WOMEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES PEAK BODY FUNDING
$624 000 OVER 4 YEARS

For peak body funding to the South Australian Coalition of Women’s Domestic Violence Services to enhance its community work and activities for the prevention of domestic violence.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DISCLOSURE SCHEME
$510 000 IN 2018 – 19

To the Office for Women to support a 12-month statewide trial of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

PERSONAL PROTECTION APP
$150 000 IN 2018 – 19

For the development of a personal protection app linking at-risk individuals directly to SA Police and women’s domestic violence services.

CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

YATALA LABOUR PRISON
$149m OVER 4 YEARS

For construction of 270 high security beds. This project includes a new prisoner admissions centre and a high security visits facility. The infrastructure will support prison staff to deliver best practice, high security correctional services for a high risk, complex prisoner cohort.

ADELAIDE WOMEN’S PRISON
$20m OVER 4 YEARS

For construction of 40 new beds at the Adelaide Women’s Prison.

DIGITAL ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS
$9m OVER 2 YEARS

To upgrade systems at the Northfield Prison site, which includes the Yatala Labour Prison, Adelaide Women’s Prison and the Adelaide Pre-Release Centre.

BAN SMOKING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PRISONS
$6.2m OVER 4 YEARS

To ensure all South Australian prisons are smoke free by 2020.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR POLICE

COUNTER TERRORISM RAPID RESPONSE

SA Police is developing a rapid response capability, actively deployed to provide valuable support to general duties officers. This will comprise specially trained and equipped police capable of resolving high-risk, dynamic incidents. This will enhance the ability of SA Police to safely resolve terrorist related and domestic crime incidents.

EXTEND POLICE STATION OPENING HOURS
$12.9m OVER 4 YEARS

To implement a new staffing model in all metropolitan police stations enabling more sworn police to be available for patrols and to enable police stations at Henley Beach, Norwood and Glenelg to be open when the community needs them.

POLICE PROSECUTION RESOURCES
$9.3m OVER 4 YEARS

To fund solicitors to undertake prosecutions of summary and minor indictable offences, and major indictable matters until the DPP makes a charge determination in the Magistrates Court. This will free up police resources to be redirected to other priorities.

FIREARMS CONTROL SYSTEM
$5.3m OVER 4 YEARS

To replace the existing firearms control system with a more contemporary system. This will be part funded by an increase in the firearms licence levy.

LIGHT ARMOURED VESTS
$156 000 IN 2018–19

To trial 100 light armoured vests to test protection and adaptability in a range of conditions.

ICAC ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
$14.5m OVER 4 YEARS

For additional resources for the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption and the Office for Public Integrity, including for the conduct of public hearings.

$146.4 million
PARTICIPATION IN THE NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME

Joining the National Redress Scheme is an important step in the government taking responsibility for and helping to heal the pain caused by the sexual abuse of children in government institutions. The government has quarantined $146.4 million in a specific fund administered by SAFA to meet the estimated cost of the National Redress Scheme.

CHILD PROTECTION

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
$30.9m OVER 2 YEARS

To meet additional costs for children in care.

EXTEND FOSTER AND KINSHIP SUPPORT TO CARERS
$8.8m OVER 4 YEARS

For carers of young people up to the age of 21 years.

COMMISSIONER FOR ABORIGINAL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
$1.3m OVER 4 YEARS

To support the establishment of the role and functions of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People.

SPORTS

GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL, NETBALL AND CRICKET MODULAR CONSTRUCTIONS PROGRAM
$24m OVER 2 YEARS

To support the construction of shared use clubrooms and other facilities, including a focus on female and family friendly facilities for local football, netball and cricket clubs. The government will invest $10 million over the next two years towards this program. The program will be further supported by $1 million each from Cricket Australia and the AFL. Under this program, local clubs will be expected to raise and contribute at least 50 per cent of the cost of the upgrades, ensuring construction of $24 million of infrastructure improvements. An additional $5 million will be made available in 2020–21 by the government, should the program be successful.

FOOTBALL AT STATE SPORTS PARK
$19m OVER 3 YEARS

For support to the Football Federation South Australia to establish a new state centre of football (soccer) at the state sports park. This will feature a 5 000 capacity stadium, four synthetic pitches, an indoor futsal complex and outdoor courts.

ADELAIDE SUPERDROME UPGRADES
$9.8m OVER 2 YEARS

For upgrades to the Adelaide SuperDrome. This will position the facility to be one of the best velodromes in the world and the only one with an attached wind tunnel.

WOMEN’S MEMORIAL PLAYING FIELDS
$8m OVER 2 YEARS

For improved facilities at the Women’s Memorial Playing Fields at St Marys, including new clubrooms, women’s changerooms, synthetic hockey and lacrosse, soccer and training fields.

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY SPORTING CLUBS
$7.7m IN 2017–18

To support infrastructure improvements across a number of local community sport and recreational facilities, including the Brighton Oval redevelopment, Campbelltown Soccer Club upgrade and Henley Sharks Football Club changerooms.

SA ATHLETICS STADIUM UPGRADE
$2.1m IN 2018–19

For upgrades of the existing changerooms in the main stadium, as well as providing permanent changerooms to replace the current portables servicing the back oval and back track.

SAM WILLOUGHBY INTERNATIONAL BMX TRACK
$1.3m IN 2018 – 19

To support the Cities of Marion and Onkaparinga construct the Sam Willoughby International BMX Track in the Southern Suburbs.

ARTS

2019 ADELAIDE FESTIVAL
$1.3m IN 2018 – 19

To support the attraction of major performance events for the 2019 Adelaide Festival, bringing total government funding for the 2019 Festival to over $9 million.

GRANT FUNDING FOR ARTISTS
$4.2m OVER 4 YEARS

To increase grant funding to provide more opportunities for artists to live and work in South Australia.

REGIONAL THEATRE SUSTAINMENT WORKS
$1m IN 2018 – 19

For sustainment works at the Chaffey Theatre, Renmark, the Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie and the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mount Gambier.

OPEN SPACES

GLENTHORNE NATIONAL PARK
$10m OVER 4 YEARS

To bring together a number of parcels of land in Adelaide’s southern suburbs to form Adelaide’s second national park.

PARK RANGERS
$7.5m OVER 4 YEARS

For an additional 20 park rangers.

COASTAL PROTECTION
$5.2m OVER 3 YEARS

To protect our pristine coastline and beaches by investing in sand replenishment on metropolitan beaches and for research and development associated with sand retention. This initiative will also focus on seagrass meadow restoration, establishing three artificial reefs and establishing wetlands and stormwater harvesting schemes around Gulf St Vincent.

OPENING SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S RESERVOIRS
$5.0m OVER 2 YEARS

To boost tourism in regional areas through opening up a number of reservoirs across South Australia for recreational and other leisure activities.

EXTENSION OF RIESLING TRAIL TO AUBURN
$120 000 IN 2018 –19

Towards the extension of the Riesling Trail to Auburn.

GREAT SOUTHERN BIKE TRAIL
$100 000 IN 2018 –19

To commission a feasibility study on the development of a cycling trail from Adelaide to Melbourne.

ECO-TOURISM

We are investigating opportunities to allow private operators to develop accommodation opportunities in South Australia’s National Parks, including Innes National Park.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

NEW COMMAND CENTRE AND HEADQUARTERS

The new facility will provide accommodation for the CFS, SES and SAFECOM and will assist with managing large-scale emergency incidents such as bushfires and extreme weather events.

NATIONAL AERIAL FIREFIGHTING STRATEGY
$9.5m OVER 4 YEARS

To continue the state’s access to dedicated aerial firefighting resources as part of national arrangements. South Australia’s fleet includes air tanker, firebombing and surveillance aircraft.

COUNTRY FIRE SERVICE STATION UPGRADES
$5m OVER 2 YEARS

For a number of station upgrades, including incident control centres, ancillary buildings and increased backup power generation capacity.

ALERT SA
$5.2m OVER 4 YEARS

To develop and operate a replacement solution to Alert SA to deliver reliable public safety emergency information.

SA COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH SYSTEM
$4.2m OVER 2 YEARS

To upgrade the SA Computer Aided Dispatch system which dispatches emergency responses to triple zero calls.

FIRE STATION AT MOUNT BARKER
$3.9m OVER 3 YEARS

To enable the Metropolitan Fire Service to implement a retained staffed fire station at Mount Barker.

SURF LIFE SAVING DRONES AND EQUIPMENT GRANTS
$630 000 OVER 4 YEARS

To equip all surf life saving clubs in South Australia with drones to enhance their shark surveillance capability on beaches and provide $5 000 per annum to each club for upgrades to key rescue and emergency response equipment.

BUILDING CLADDING COMPLIANCE
$607 000 OVER 2 YEARS

To support the Metropolitan Fire Service’s participation in auditing buildings and overseeing conformance and compliance with Australian building codes and national standards, particularly in relation to the use of aluminium cladding.

MORE JOBS

The government is committed to making South Australia a more attractive and competitive place in which to invest and do business. We want to grow our economy and provide more employment opportunities for South Australians.

LOWER COSTS

We are committed to reducing cost-of-living pressures for South Australians by targeting key household charges, including Emergency Services Levy bills, electricity bills, council rates and water rates.

REGIONS

INVESTING IN OUR REGIONS

The government recognises that South Australia’s regions are crucial for the future prosperity of our state.

We are implementing a range of initiatives to grow economic opportunity and security and improve community infrastructure in regional communities.

$773 MILLION
OVER 5 YEARS FOR REGIONAL INITIATIVES

REGIONAL ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
$315m OVER 4 YEARS

A Regional Roads and Infrastructure Fund has been established with 30 per cent of mineral and petroleum royalties paid into the fund. The fund will be used to maintain and improve the performance of regional and remote transport networks.

REGIONAL GROWTH FUND
$150m OVER 10 Y
EARS
To unlock new economic activity in our regions, to deliver critical economic infrastructure to create direct benefit across regional industries and to strengthen regional communities.

COUNTRY HEALTH
$192m OVER 10 YEARS
Additional resources have been provided for country health services, new and upgraded infrastructure and aged care services. Individual initiatives are provided on the Better Health Services section in the Better Services page.

WHYALLA SECONDARY SCHOOL
$100m
To establish a new year 7 to year 12 public secondary school for 1 500 students in Whyalla to be opened in 2022.

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA (RDA)
$12m OVER 4 YEARS
To enter into longer term agreements with the RDA Boards providing funding certainty for the next four years. This arrangement will enhance collaboration between the RDAs, encouraging them to undertake work on a wider range of cross-regional issues and economic development projects.

MOBILE PHONE BLACK SPOTS FUNDING
$10m OVER 3 YEARS

To address mobile phone black spots across the state.

BIRD LAKE REMEDIATION
$3.2m IN 2018 – 19

To support environmental remediation activities at Bird Lake in Port Augusta.

COUNTRY FIRE SERVICE STATION UPGRADES
$5m OVER 2 YEARS
For a number of station upgrades, including incident control centres, ancillary buildings and increased backup power generation capacity.

KEY PROJECTS ACROSS REGIONS

$194.7m OVER 4 YEARS

To modernise education facilities.

$140m OVER 10 YEARS

For investments in country health facilities.

$53.3m OVER 4 YEARS

For cheaper and more reliable power.

$20m OVER 4 YEARS

For Rural Health Workforce Strategy.

$12m OVER 4 YEARS

To expand country cancer services.

$6.8m OVER 4 YEARS

To establish Local Health Network Governing Boards.

$600 000 OVER 4 YEARS

For wild dog trappers.

ADELAIDE HILLS

$5m OVER 2 YEARS

To upgrade the Nairne intersection.

$3.9m OVER 3 YEARS

To implement a retained staffed MFS station at Mount Barker.

$1.9m OVER 4 YEARS

To establish a Mount Barker Services SA Centre.

$1.3m OVER 4 YEARS

Additional resources for Brukunga mine operating costs.

$337 000 OVER 4 YEARS

To increase paediatric services at the Mount Barker Hospital.

MURRAY AND MALLEE

$7m OVER 3 YEARS

For Murray Bridge Emergency Department.

$600 000 OVER 4 YEARS

To reinstate community centre legal services in the Riverland.

$200 000 IN 2018–19

To develop a business case fora Riverland Food and Wine Centre.

BAROSSA, LIGHT AND LOWER NORTH

$500 000 IN 2018–19

For Lyndoch Road upgrade.

$100 000 IN 2018–19

To develop a business case for a new Barossa Hospital.

LIMESTONE COAST

$14.6m OVER 2 YEARS

For Penola bypass, to be delivered in partnership with the Commonwealth.

$2.1m OVER 2 YEARS

To expand and upgrade facilities within the renal dialysis unit at the Mount Gambier Hospital.

$1m IN 2018–19

For safety upgrades at Lighthouse Lodge Aged Care Home.

YORKE AND MID NORTH

$88.5m OVER 3 YEARS

For Port Wakefield Road overpass and highway improvements, to be delivered in partnership with the Commonwealth.

$720 000 OVER 4 YEARS

For Ardrossan Hospital.

$605 000 OVER 4 YEARS

To upgrade surgical facilities at the Yorketown Hospital.

$396 000 IN 2018-19

To upgrade the Clare Valley Aerodrome.

EYRE AND WESTERN

$100m

For a new year 7 to year 12 secondary school in Whyalla.

$20.5m OVER 3 YEARS

To upgrade the Port Lincoln wastewater treatment plant.

$3.1m IN 2018–19

For shoulder sealing on the Lincoln Highway-Whyalla to Cowell and Tumby Bay to Port Lincoln sections.

$2.5m IN 2018–19

To upgrade the Birdseye Highway from Cleve to Lincoln Highway.

FLEURIEU AND KANGAROO ISLAND

$8.5m OVER 3 YEARS

For Strathalbyn Aged Care.

$300 000 IN 2017 – 18

Towards the development of the Mount Compass Recreation Park.

FAR NORTH

$200m OVER 4 YEARS

For the duplication of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge.

$3.2m IN 2018–19

To support environmental remediation activities at Bird Lake in Port Augusta.

$50 000 IN 2018–19

For permanent dialysis on the APY Lands.

MORE JOBS

The government is committed to making South Australia a more attractive and competitive place in which to invest and do business. We want to grow our economy and provide more employment opportunities for South Australians.

LOWER COSTS

We are committed to reducing cost-of-living pressures for South Australians by targeting key household charges, including Emergency Services Levy, electricity bills, council rates and water rates.

BETTER SERVICES

The government is committed to providing better services for all South Australians. We are investing in better health, education and community services. This budget delivers for South Australians across the state.

BUDGET PAPERS

Budget Paper 1: Budget Overview

A summary publication capturing all highlights from the 2018–19 Budget.
PDF

Budget Paper 2: Budget Speech

A copy of the Treasurer's speech, delivered to Parliament on 4th September 2018.
PDF

Budget Paper 3: Budget Statement

A financial report presenting the State Government's current and estimated future economic performance, fiscal strategy, budget priorities, expenditure, revenue, assets, liabilities, risks and government business.
PDF

Budget Paper 4: Agency Statements

Various financial reports presenting the State Government's current and estimated revenue, expenses and performance by agency.
Volume 1 - PDF
Volume 2 - PDF
Volume 3 - PDF
Volume 4 - PDF

Budget Paper 5: Budget Measures Statement

A financial report detailing the State Government's expenditure, savings and revenue initiatives.
PDF

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