STATE BUDGET 2021-22 - Budget Overview

 
STATE BUDGET 2021-22 - Budget Overview
STATE
BUDGET
2021-22

Budget Overview
BUDGET PAPER 1
STATE BUDGET 2021-22 - Budget Overview
STATE
BUDGET
2021-22

BUDGET PAPER 1 : BUDGET OVERVIEW
A summary publication capturing all highlights from the
2021-22 Budget.

BUDGET PAPER 2 : BUDGET SPEECH
A copy of the Treasurer’s speech, delivered to Parliament.

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.

BUDGET PAPER 4 :
AGENCY STATEMENTS | VOLUMES 1, 2, 3, 4
Various financial reports presenting the state government’s
current and estimated revenue, expenses and performance by
agency.

BUDGET PAPER 5 :
BUDGET MEASURES STATEMENT
A financial report detailing the state government’s expenditure,
savings and revenue initiatives.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Content from this publication may be reproduced with appropriate
acknowledgement, as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968.
©
 Government of South Australia 2021

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22 - Budget Overview
STATE BUDGET 2021-22

BUDGET OVERVIEW
THE 2021-22 BUDGET IS FOCUSED ON CREATING JOBS, PROVIDING BETTER
SERVICES AND BUILDING WHAT MATTERS
The budget includes a range of measures that support local jobs and longer term economic growth, including additional funding
for the Jobs and Economic Growth Fund (formerly the Economic and Business Growth Fund) bringing the capacity of the Fund to
$200m over the next 4 years, extending the payroll tax exemption for apprentices and trainees for a further 12 months, investing
further funding in skills and training and providing funding for a range of new transport, health, school and other community
infrastructure projects. The budget includes a $163.5m package of mental health initiatives and a $50.1m Early Learning Strategy
supporting developmentally vulnerable children by increasing the reach and frequency of early childhood developmental health
checks.
These measures build on the government’s $4 billion state stimulus package announced in the 2020-21 Budget.

    KEY BUDGET INDICATORS
                                                                                    2020-21                   2021-22  2022-23  2023-24  2024-25
                                                                                 ESTIMATED                    BUDGET ESTIMATE ESTIMATE ESTIMATE
    OPERATING STATEMENT                                                             RESULT
    General government net operating balance ($m)                                          -1 782              -1 397         48           498            379
    General government net lending ($m)                                                    -2 875              -3 238    -1 848          -1 973         -1 663
    General government net debt ($m)                                                      14 371               18 168    20 423          22 851         24 923
    Non-financial public sector net debt ($m)                                             21 952               26 172    28 898          31 494         33 623

The budget continues the fiscal support necessary as we recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a
deficit in 2021-22 before returning to surplus in 2022-23, one year earlier than estimated in the 2020-21 Budget. The combination
of operating deficits and significant ongoing investment in economic infrastructure results in increased debt levels across the
forward estimates. The government is committed to sustainable debt levels that support investment in key infrastructure without
placing undue burden on future generations.

BUILDING WHAT MATTERS

$17.9 billion                                                  over the next 4 years on critical infrastructure across government continuing the
                                                               government’s record program of infrastructure renewal.

                          $8.8b                                  ROADS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT

                            $2b                                  HEALTH

                         $665m                                   EDUCATION AND SCHOOLS

SPEND PROFILE OF SIGNIFICANT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS INCLUDING BEYOND THE CURRENT
FORWARD ESTIMATES (FE) ($M)
                                                                        UP TO 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 BEYOND FE COMPLETE
NORTH-SOUTH CORRIDOR                 1
                                                                                   53    151     395    1385    1407       6547   2029-30
$9.9 billion
NEW WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL2                                                     28              84      200    350        474            814    2026-27
$1.95 billion
RIVERBANK ARENA                                                                            -              -       10    20         49             583    2027-28
$662 million
ABORIGINAL ART AND CULTURES CENTRE                                                        5              57       68    70           -              -    2023-24
$200 million
1
    Estimates are preliminary and will be finalised once the business case is complete.
2
    Costing subject to Infrastructure South Australia review which may impact estimated project costs.

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CREATING JOBS
ECONOMIC STIMULUS

             $4
             BILLION
                                         IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, IN
                                         2020 THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED A $4b
                                         ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE.
COMMITTED INITIATIVES INCLUDE
Support for education facilities and non-government schools
Includes: Non-Government School funding bring forward,
                                                                   $657m
                                                                           RECORD LEVELS OF
acceleration of education capital works, Non-Government Schools            EMPLOYMENT
loan scheme, additional resources for government schools and pre
                                                                           Supported by the $4b stimulus package,
schools
                                                                           employment in South Australia
Payroll Tax relief and deferrals                                   $352m   recovered swiftly after the COVID-19
                                                                           trough in May 2020. In May 2021 there
Investment in Road Infrastructure                                  $317m   were 60 300 more jobs than in May
Includes: Road Maintenance stimulus, SE Freeway pavement                   2020, and the highest number of people
upgrade, Hahndorf traffic improvements, Road Safety Package                employed in South Australia on record.
                                                                           (Source: ABS Cat 6202.0)
Investment in other state assets                                   $297m
Includes: Cultural Institutions Storage Facility, Government
Buildings Efficiency Program, Port Bonython Jetty maintenance

Small Business Grants to 21 360 businesses and not-for-profits     $263m   JOBS AND ECONOMIC
Land Tax relief and deferrals                                      $213m   GROWTH FUND
Sport and Recreation Infrastructure                                $204m
                                                                           The Jobs and Economic Growth Fund
Digital Restart Fund                                               $120m   (formerly the Economic and Business
Health Infrastructure                                              $118m   Growth Fund) promotes economic
Includes: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Stage 3, country health asset           development in South Australia
sustainment                                                                by encouraging growth of existing
                                                                           industries, developing new industries,
Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program                $107m   building international connections and
57 grants to 58 councils                                                   attracting foreign and national direct
Fee relief                                                         $84m    investment. $444m has been committed
                                                                           to the Fund since its establishment.
Housing Construction Stimulus Package                               $76m

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JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH FUND

   $200m                                     JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH FUND
                                             CAPACITY FOR NEW INITIATIVES
                                             OVER THE NEXT 4 YEARS

     $244m ALLOCATED TO DATE, INCLUDING:                                        ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND
                                                                                HEALTH HUB
                                                                                $1.6m OVER 4 YEARS
SASAT1 SPACE SERVICES                    WINE EXPORT RECOVERY AND               Grants to artificial intelligence and
MISSION DEMONSTRATOR                     EXPANSION                              health technology companies to
                                                                                foster innovation and project support
$6.6m OVER 5 YEARS                       $5.4m OVER 4 YEARS                     activities including investment
Local manufacture of a small satellite   Support for South Australian           concierge services.
to deliver space-derived services        wine industry export growth and
to the state. The satellite will be      diversification in priority markets.   SEAWEED – SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S
delivered and launched in mid-2022,                                             NEXT BIG MARINE INDUSTRY
with data collection and operations      UNISA AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR
until 2025.                              BUSINESS GROWTH
                                                                                $1.5m OVER 2 YEARS
                                                                                Activities to support the establishment
NATIONAL TEST MINE AND
                                         $2m OVER 5 YEARS                       of a commercial seaweed industry in
INNOVATION CENTRE                        Supports the creation of a new         South Australia.
                                         position, the Playford Professor
$8m OVER 3 YEARS                         of Business Growth, and provides       HYLOGGER 4 TECHNOLOGY
Supports the establishment of the        continued support for outreach
Arkani Ngura National Test Mine          activities included in the centre’s    $1.1m OVER 5 YEARS
and Innovation Centre at the existing    Growing South Australian Companies     Purchase and operation of a new
OZ Minerals Prominent Hill Mine,         program.                               state of the art spectral geoscience
to support the development and                                                  instrument at the State Drill Core
commercialisation of technology in       PLANT-BASED FOOD INCUBATOR             Library allowing for improved
the resources, space and defence
sectors.
                                         $2m IN 2021-22                         identification of geological samples.

                                         Establishment of the Waite
                                                                                EXTENSION OF THE DEFENCE AND
CONTINUATION OF DEFENCE                  Plant-Based Food Incubator
                                                                                SPACE LANDING PAD
INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP                   Laboratory providing research
                                         and development infrastructure         $860 000 OVER 3 YEARS
$7.9m OVER 4 YEARS                       supporting plant-based ingredient
                                         development.                           Extension of the Defence and Space
Extend and expand the Defence
                                                                                Landing Pad program supporting
Innovation Partnership including a
                                                                                international defence and space
new ‘Activator’ fund to support larger
                                                                                companies that bring new, sought-
scale research and development.
                                                                                after capability to South Australia.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE                                                         REDUCING THE COST
PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (LGIPP)                                                             OF DOING BUSINESS
$106.9m                                                                                 Between 2017-18 to 2020-21, annual
                                                                                        costs of doing business have
The LGIPP provides grant funding to support 57 projects across each of the 58           reduced by nearly $5200 for an
councils that applied for funding. This commitment will leverage an estimated total     average business and $7730 for
$270 million to $290 million investment in community infrastructure. Councils’          a small business.
projects are expected to maximise the use of local contractors during the
construction phase supporting local employment.
                                                                                        Business                 Average     Small
                                                                                        information              Business Business*
                                                                                        Total Payroll ($)        5,500,000      750,000

ADDITIONAL LAND TAX RELIEF                                                              Capital value of
                                                                                        property ($)
                                                                                                                 1,779,000    1,525,000

$10.7m IN 2021-22                                                                       Land value of
                                                                                        property ($)
                                                                                                                 1,156,350      991,250
Taxpayers negatively impacted by              70 per cent of the relevant increase in   Water usage (kL)               409             335
changes to land tax aggregation rules         2021-22. The total value of estimated
                                                                                        Electricity usage
in 2021-22 will benefit from additional       relief through the land tax transition                                20,000        20,000
                                                                                        (kWh)
relief through the land tax transition        fund across three years is now
fund. This initiative increases relief to     $48.7m.                                   Size of vehicle fleet             5              2

                                                                                        Savings                           $              $

                                                                                        Payroll tax                       0           3,750
PUBLIC SECTOR WORKFORCE REJUVENATION                                                    Land tax                     2,008            1,348
A new scheme working alongside                to general applications with offers       Emergency
                                                                                                                        124            107
the existing TVSP scheme allowing             made at the discretion of the relevant    Services Levy
workforce rejuvenation by making              agency Chief Executive. Any decision      Water bill                    1,503           1,242
available an incentive to employees           by an employee to accept an offer
to separate from government                   would be voluntary. The scheme will       Electricity bill              1,112           1,112
employment. This is expected to               operate until 31 December 2021, and       Compulsory Third
                                                                                                                       430             172
create new public sector employment           provide a termination payment of          Party
opportunities, including for graduates        $50 000 gross to employees with 10        Total savings                 5,178           7,730
and trainees. Offers may be made              years or more service, or $25 000         DTF modelling
to any employee who has a right to            gross to employees with less than 10      *Example based on a small nursery business.
ongoing employment in the SA Public           years service. Pro rata for part-time
Sector. The scheme will not be open           employees.

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                                                LOT FOURTEEN, NORTH TERRACE, ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. SITE VISION (INDICATIVE APRIL 2021).

INVESTING IN THE                         LOT FOURTEEN - CAPABILITY                            GREAT STATE VOUCHER
                                                                                              SCHEME - ADDITIONAL ROUNDS
SCREEN INDUSTRY                          CENTRES

POST-PRODUCTION, DIGITAL
                                         $20.8m IN 2021-22                                    $4m IN 2021-22
AND VISUAL EFFECTS REBATE                To enable Renewal SA to continue                     Contribution towards the Great
SCHEME                                   to transform Lot Fourteen into a                     State Voucher Scheme for
                                         beacon for future industries and                     accommodation vouchers during
$22.8m OVER 5 YEARS                      jobs. Government investment in                       the winter period and a future round
To meet an increase in demand for        existing buildings on the site will be               later in 2021-22.
the Post-Production, Digital and         boosted to enable the expansion                      The Great State Voucher Scheme
Visual Effects Rebate Scheme and         of space, digital, hi-tech and cyber                 offers vouchers to reduce the cost
continuation of the scheme from          companies in a collaborative setting.                of a booking with participating
2022-23.                                 A particular focus of the next stage of              providers, supporting providers and
                                         these developments will be providing                 the broader tourism industry.
SCREEN PRODUCTION FUND                   suitable accommodation for small
                                         satellite development.
$6.6m OVER 4 YEARS                                                                            ACTIVATING ADELAIDE
Increase screen production funding       SMALL BUSINESS CAPABILITY                            $800 000 OVER 2 YEARS
for the South Australian Film            PROGRAM                                              Activating the Adelaide precinct,
Corporation. The Fund supports
the production of screen content for     $2.6m OVER 4 YEARS                                   by supporting events and activities
                                                                                              that encourage people to visit and
commercial release. This initiative      Support small businesses to develop                  spend time in the city. Events will
is funded by ceasing the payroll tax     digital and cyber security capabilities,             encourage workers to return from
exemption and associated ex-gratia       as well as other traditional key                     working at home to working in city
relief for film production.              business capabilities to enter the                   based offices.
                                         national trade market boosting
                                         interstate exports. A revitalised web
                                                                                              BUILD-TO-RENT LAND TAX
                                         presence will provide improved
                                                                                              DISCOUNT
                                         information and support to small
PAYROLL TAX EXEMPTION FOR                businesses.                                          A 50 per cent land tax discount
TRAINEES AND APPRENTICES                                                                      will be introduced for eligible new
                                         ESTABLISHING TRADE AND                               build-to-rent housing projects. The
The 2021-22 Budget extends the                                                                discount will reduce the land value
                                         INVESTMENT REPRESENTATION
12 month payroll tax exemption                                                                for land tax purposes by 50 per cent
                                         IN MAINLAND EUROPE
for wages paid to eligible trainees                                                           to the 2039-40 land tax year.
and apprentices who commence a           $1.8m OVER 4 YEARS
relevant training contract. Applies up
                                         Establish a European focused trade
to 30 June 2022 for 12 months from
                                         and investment office in Paris to
the contract commencement date.
                                         increase the state’s international
                                         trade and investment outcomes.

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ARTS AND CULTURE

                                                                                                   ABORGINAL ART AND CULTURES CENTRE
                                                                                 DESIGN CREDIT: WOODS BAGOT & DILLER, SCOFIDIO + RENFRO.

ABORIGINAL ART AND CULTURES CENTRE                                AYERS HOUSE ACTIVATION AND RELOCATION OF
                                                                  HISTORY TRUST
The $200m Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre will open in
2025. The Centre will exhibit Australia’s unique Aboriginal art   $8.1m IN 2021-22
and culture in a world class setting and will make Adelaide
                                                                  Restoration and revitalisation of Ayers House positioning it
a destination of choice for national and international cultural
                                                                  as an iconic heritage building, a tourist destination, an events
tourists.
                                                                  space and the new home of the History Trust of
The 2021-22 Budget includes an additional $850 000 for            South Australia. Works will include bringing Ayers House
the appointment of an assistant director to lead the content      up to an acceptable standard with disability compliance,
development and creative planning, programming, design            optimising building access for the whole community
input and curatorial strategy for the Aboriginal Art and          and enabling visitors to participate in future events and
Cultures Centre. A project manager will also be appointed         experiences.
to oversee the design and construction of the centre.             Relocation of the History Trust of South Australia from the
                                                                  Torrens Parade Ground to new heritage accommodation
                                                                  at Ayers House and the State Library of South Australia,
                                                                  maintaining its prominent publicly accessible head office

LEISURE EVENTS BID FUND                                           presence in a reactivated Ayers House.

The Leisure Events Bid Fund provides capacity to attract          ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE - REFURBISHMENT
events of community significance that add to the cultural         WORKS
and leisure calendar, creating jobs and contributing to
economic development.                                             $3.1m IN 2021-22
                                                                  Undertake internal refurbishment works at the Adelaide
All available funding from the former Adelaide 500 race           Festival Centre, including providing new seating and
has been transferred into the Leisure Events Bid Fund.            refurbishment of dressing rooms.
This takes total funding to $90m over 4 years.
                                                                  HERITAGE GRANTS
Events supported for 2021-22 and 2022-23 include:
•   Adelaide International (Tennis)                               $1.5m OVER 3 YEARS
•   Illuminate Adelaide                                           Continuation of the heritage grants program that provides
•   2023 NRL State of Origin                                      small grants to owners of heritage listed properties
•   2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup                                   seeking to preserve and protect their assets or facilitate the
•   2023 Australian Masters Games                                 activation and use of state heritage places.

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BETTER SERVICES
COVID-19 RESPONSE

                                                                                       $149.2m
 SAPOL RESOURCES
 $98.9m OVER 5 YEARS
 Managing the state’s response to COVID-19, including costs relating to
 border patrols, medi-hotel security, cross border travel authorisations and                 OVER 2 YEARS
 compliance activities.
 Funding includes 168 additional Protective Security Officers to support the
 operation of medi-hotels and employment of SES volunteers for broader
 COVID-19 related activities.
                                                                                       HEALTH -
 Additional funding takes total support for SAPOL response operations in               PROTECTING
                                                                                       SOUTH
 2020-21 to $64.4m.

COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT                                                              AUSTRALIANS
$86.1m OVER 2 YEARS
Roll out of COVID-19 vaccines in state government facilities. Partnering with the
                                                                                       FROM COVID -19
Commonwealth Government, this funding will ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines          Extends South Australia’s
at state government COVID-19 clinics. The state run clinics will complement general
                                                                                       successful measures to protect
practitioners and other Commonwealth funded services to administer COVID-19
vaccines to the people of South Australia effectively. Current estimates are based     the community from COVID-19,
on the state’s original agreement with the Commonwealth Government that state          including increased resourcing
run facilities would deliver around 40 per cent of the vaccinations. If state run      for SA Health’s Communicable
facilities vaccinate a greater proportion of the eligible population, then the costs
may be higher.
                                                                                       Diseases Control Branch
                                                                                       contact tracing capacity,
                                                                                       continuing a state control centre
                                                                                       and emergency information
ELECTIVE SURGERY - ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO ADDRESS COVID-19
BACKLOG
                                                                                       call centre, supporting SA
                                                                                       Pathology’s increased testing
$20m IN 2021-22
                                                                                       capacity and operation of South
Additional elective surgery and colonoscopy procedures. This initiative builds         Australia’s robust medi-hotel
on the government’s investments in elective surgery and seeks to reduce the
COVID-19 induced waiting lists.                                                        quarantine system.

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BETTER SERVICES
HEALTH AND WELLBEING

SUPPORTING SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM –
EASING PRESSURE ON EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS AND PROVIDING
MORE APPROPRIATE DISCHARGE OPTIONS FOR HOSPITAL PATIENTS

$163.5m                                  Strengthen the state’s mental health system by
                                         responding to the immediate need for additional
                                         support services, and by investing for the future
OVER 4 YEARS
                                         to create a more flexible and resilient system,
                                         supporting the Mental Health Services Plan.

NEW CRISIS STABILISATION                  pathway to reduce admissions          Mental health clinicians will also be
CENTRE IN THE NORTHERN                    to our public hospitals and ease      permanently assigned to work with
SUBURBS                                   pressure on our emergency             our ambulance service to assist as
                                          departments.                          first responders, and to facilitate
$20.4m OVER 3 YEARS                                                             referral to an appropriate treatment
Build a new 16-bed crisis                 INCREASE IN COMMUNITY                 pathway, avoiding the need to
stabilisation facility in the northern    MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES                transfer a person to a public
suburbs to support the mental                                                   hospital emergency department if
health needs of the community.            $8.4m PER ANNUM                       this is not necessary.
                                          Increase the capacity of our
$8.5m PER ANNUM FROM                      mental health services to provide     CREATION OF ADDITIONAL
2024-25 ($4.2M IN 2023-24)                help for people who have acute        PSYCHIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE
                                          mental health challenges in the       BED CAPACITY
The centre will operate 24 hours
                                          community, and reduce the number
a day, providing acute crisis care
                                          of people in crisis presenting to
                                                                                $12m IN 2021-22
based on a recovery model, with
                                          our public hospitals. This includes   Support the fit out required to
highly skilled professional staff
                                          investing in additional drug          create additional psychiatric
and peer workers in a high quality
                                          and alcohol services, child and       intensive care bed capacity in
therapeutic but safely designed
                                          adolescent mental health services,    our public hospital system. This
setting. The centre will provide
                                          forensic mental health services,      will create the capacity for up to
a further 16 beds of capacity in
                                          and support for adults with severe    8 additional beds, available to be
our acute mental health system,
                                          mental health conditions, including   commissioned by SA Health as
and another alternative treatment
                                          post traumatic stress disorder.       necessary based on future demand.

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                                                                                                       MYPONGA RESERVOIR

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE             This will allow for the                   SUPPORTING IMMEDIATE
DELIVERY OF URGENT MENTAL              decommissioning of the current            STAFFING, TRAINING AND
HEALTH CARE                            Woodleigh House site at Modbury           RECRUITMENT NEEDS
                                       Hospital. This investment will allow
$4.5m PER ANNUM                        for the transfer of the current older
                                                                                 $5m OVER 2 YEARS
The Adelaide Adult Mental Health       person’s mental health unit from the      Support the immediate needs of the
Centre opened in March 2021,           Lyell McEwin Hospital to the new          mental health workforce in our public
providing adults access to a range     Modbury facility, and for the current     mental health services by increasing
of mental health support services in   adult mental health patients at           training and oversight capacity to
an alternative setting to a hospital   Woodleigh House to transfer to            assist in filling immediate positions,
emergency department. The              fit-for-purpose facilities at the         and to provide greater opportunity to
Centre, opened in partnership with     Lyell McEwin Hospital.                    the existing workforce to build skills
the Commonwealth Government,                                                     in mental health treatment.
currently operates as a 12 hour per    ADDITIONAL HOUSING FOR
day service (12pm to 12am).            PEOPLE WITH A MENTAL HEALTH               CONTINUATION OF COVID-19
This additional support will expand    DISABILITY                                SUPPORTS
the delivery of urgent mental health   $5m IN 2021-22                            $7.3m IN 2021-22
care to the community, including
through increasing the Centre’s        Support the building of additional        Continue a series of additional
service to 24 hours a day. This        accommodation to provide options          time limited programs designed to
will expand the number and type        for people living with mental health      support the mental health, wellbeing
of patients that can be assisted       disability to live independently whilst   and resilience of the community in
by the Centre, further easing the      accessing appropriate supports.           the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
pressure on our hospital emergency                                               This includes increased in-reach
                                       With a contribution to the upfront
departments.                                                                     support to vulnerable communities,
                                       capital costs, the government
                                                                                 and increased access to phone and
                                       will invite proposals by the non-
                                                                                 other counselling services over
NEW OLDER PERSONS MENTAL               government sector to build and
                                                                                 the next twelve months, as the
HEALTH FACILITY                        operate such accommodation. This
                                                                                 community continues to navigate the
                                       will also help to provide greater
$48m OVER 4 YEARS                      capacity to the public health system
                                                                                 implications of the global pandemic.
Construct a new 20 bed older           to discharge patients who no longer
person’s acute mental health unit at   need acute medical attention in a
Modbury Hospital.                      public hospital, but require support to
                                       return to the community.

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BETTER SERVICES
FIXING RAMPING AND EASING PRESSURE
ON EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS

                                                                             SPECIAL CARE BABY UNIT - WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

          $7.4b                          INCREASING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CAPACITY
                                         More than $110m is allocated to provide 140 new treatment spaces to emergency
                                         departments and Emergency Extended Care Units from Lyell McEwin Hospital in the
     HEALTH SPENDING IN                  north to the Southern Fleurieu Health Service in the south increasing capacity by
      2021-22, $0.9b MORE                65 per cent at these sites.
         THAN 2017-18                    Flinders Medical Centre - the state’s busiest emergency department is being
  (INCLUDING $28m MORE IN                transformed into the biggest, growing it by 30 treatment spaces to 86 spaces.
   SA AMBULANCE SERVICE)                 Lyell McEwin Hospital - growing from 39 treatment spaces to 72.
                                         The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - adding 15 emergency department treatment spaces
 SOUTH AUSTRALIANS ARE                   as part of the $314 million redevelopment of the hospital.
 BEING CARED FOR BY MORE                 Modbury, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Gawler and the Southern Fleurieu Health
 HEALTH PROFESSIONALS                    Service in Victor Harbor - growing emergency departments by 45 treatment spaces.
 THAN EVER BEFORE
 IN BIGGER, BETTER                       ADDRESSING INCREASING DEMAND FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES
 HOSPITALS.                              Creating appropriate alternative service delivery options
                                         • Four Priority Care Centres, providing community based healthcare and
HEALTH STAFFING SINCE JUNE 2018            treatment, including diagnostic and pharmacy services
                    MORE HEALTH          • My Home Hospital delivering hospital care to people with certain conditions in

1000+               STAFF BY JUNE
                    2022
                                           the comfort of their own home
                                         • Adult Mental Health Centre (which will be expanded to a 24 hour model), which
                                           provides high-engagement support in a calm ‘lounge room like’ space

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                    MORE DOCTORS         • New 16 bed Mental Health Crisis Stabilisation Centre in the northern suburbs
                    AND NURSES AT        • Placing medic nurses in custodial facilities
                    JUNE 2020            • Assigning mental health specialists with paramedic crews across the
                                           metropolitan area

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                    MORE AMBULANCE
                    SERVICE STAFF
                                         TACKLING BED BLOCK IN HOSPITALS
                    BY JUNE 2022
                                         Improving capacity in public hospitals by creating more appropriate
 More doctors, more nurses and           accommodation options
 midwives and more ambulance             • Additional housing for people with a mental health disability
 officers in South Australia than ever   • A Transition to Home: Step Down program - additional short-medium term
 before in the state’s history.             accommodation beds available for NDIS eligible patients awaiting longer term
 The planned addition of 74                 supports
 operational ambulance staff means       • Expanded state-wide hospital Criteria Led Discharge to help patients return
 258 additional ambulance service           home as soon as possible
 personnel will have been employed       • Transferring metropolitan patients to peri-urban hospitals for ongoing care in
 since 2018. South Australia has the        times of peak demand
 second highest spending per capita      • New 20 bed older person mental health unit at Modbury Hospital replacing
 on ambulance services in Australia.        Woodleigh House

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BETTER SERVICES
HEALTH

                                                                                   ARTIST IMPRESSION NEW WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
                                                                                                             DESIGN CREDIT: WOODS BAGOT

                                         NEW WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

$1.95b                                   Delivering a new state of the art hospital with 500 treatment spaces, providing
                                         more bed capacity, more operating theatres, and a bigger emergency department.
                                         Overall, the hospital will provide for a 13 per cent increase in capacity from the
                                         current hospital, to cater for the needs of South Australian mothers and children for
                                         decades to come.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR                      MENINGOCOCCAL B                                 MEDIC NURSES IN CUSTODIAL
HEALTH                                      IMMUNISATION PROGRAM                            FACILITIES PROGRAM
$800m OVER 5 YEARS                          $18.8m OVER 4 YEARS                             $2.7m IN 2021-22
The 2021-22 Budget provides                 Continue the state funded                       The program continues 24/7 nursing
significant additional funding to           Meningococcal B Immunisation                    services to both detainees and police
support health service delivery.            program for South Australian babies             officers within four metropolitan
                                            and world first program for young               police stations. It delivers an on-site
SA AMBULANCE SERVICE                        people.                                         treatment program, eliminating the
                                                                                            significant time and staff resources
$45.1m OVER 4 YEARS                         RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE                           typically involved with transporting
Funds an additional 74 emergency            ENTERPRISE SYSTEM -                             and guarding detainees who would
operational staff for the South             EXPANSION                                       otherwise be taken to an emergency
Australian Ambulance Service.                                                               department.
Including an additional 24 staff for
                                            $5.5m OVER 2 YEARS
regional stations. $2m in 2021-22           This initiative provides for the roll-out       NEW BAROSSA HOSPITAL
is included to purchase additional          of the electronic aged care enterprise          – PLANNING AND LAND
ambulances and for fit-out works at         management system to the remaining              ACQUISITION
ambulance stations to accommodate           25 regional sites and to increase the
the additional crews. This initial          existing functionality of the system            $1m IN 2021-22 AND
investment by the government                to include medication management                $5m IN 2024-25
recognises the important work of            accessed via mobile devices at the              To complete a detailed business
our ambulance service, and the need         bedside, supports data entry at the             case, support the acquisition of
to both invest in its capacity, whilst      point of care. This will improve the            suitable land and for early works
also pursuing sensible reforms to           safety of care and administrative               to commence delivery of the new
rostering and meal-break practices          efficiency of the service.                      Barossa Hospital - a purpose built
that will further support the                                                               health care facility to meet projected
effectiveness of the service.                                                               population growth.

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22

BETTER SERVICES
EDUCATION AND TRAINING

            $769m                      EARLY LEARNING STRATEGY
 MORE EDUCATION SPENDING
   IN 2021-22 THAN 2017-18             $50.1m OVER 4 YEARS
                                       ($16.7m NEW FUNDING PER ANNUM ONGOING FROM 2024-25)
     1727 MORE TEACHERS AND
                                       The package includes $35.1m in new funding and $15m of existing funding
      OTHER EDUCATION STAFF            directed to the strategy. This will increase identification of developmentally
       IN 2024-25 THAN 2019-20         vulnerable children and enable early intervention and supports to reduce
                                       undiagnosed developmental delays in children entering the education system.
                                       Evidence has shown that early intervention can help address developmental
                                       issues before children enter the education system, improving their education
INVESTING IN TAFE SA
                                       outcomes.
$215.5m OVER 4 YEARS                   Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) currently provides four developmental
Support for TAFE SA as a               checks reaching
contemporary training provider.
                                       •       over 90 per cent of children aged 1-4 weeks old,
                                       •       28 per cent of children aged 6-9 months,
                                       •       18 per cent of children aged 18-24 months and
NEW AND EXPANDED SCHOOL
BUS SERVICES                           •       50 per cent of preschool children.

$17.3m OVER 5 YEARS                    This initiative will increase universal coverage for developmental checks to
                                       provide an additional check at around 12-months of age and a further check
Purchase of 20 new Adelaide Metro
                                       at around 3 years of age and support the increase in the number of children
buses to operate new and expanded
                                       receiving the preschool check. Additional interventions and supports for children
bus services to cater for the Year 7
                                       identified through the program will be delivered from within existing resources.
transition to high school from 2022.

                                           SOUTH AUSTRALIA - APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINEESHIP COMMENCEMENTS*
JOBTRAINER
                                                      16000
                                                                                             INTRODUCTION OF SKILLING SA
$68.9m OVER 2 YEARS                                                                             (NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP)                                     15386

                                                      14000
                                                                                                                                                 13252
Extension of the existing JobTrainer                                                                                            13226

Fund National Partnership                             12000
Agreement with the Commonwealth
                                                      10000
until June 2022. JobTrainer funds                                    9380
                                                                                      8925
training places supporting skills                      8000
                                                                                                       8115

for in-demand jobs like IT, creating                                2015-16          2016-17          2017-18                   2018-19          2019-20   2020-21
training pathways to employment.                       6000
                                            Source: NCVER and Skilling Australia Fund, National Partnership Agreement
                                            *The Skilling Australia Fund includes pre-apprenticeship/pre-traineeships and apprenticeship ‘like’ activity

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22

BETTER SERVICES
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES                       CONTINUITY OF SUPPORT -                     CHILD DIVERSION PROGRAM -
                                           VOLUNTARY OUT-OF-HOME CARE                  YOUTH JUSTICE
$42.1m OVER 4 YEARS
To meet the costs of an estimated
                                           $4.6m OVER 4 YEARS                          $1.3m IN 2021-22 AND 2022-23
increase in the number of children and     Preventing children with a disability       Triage and support service for
young people in care.                      and exceptional needs from                  children who are at risk of being
                                           unnecessarily entering statutory care       remanded into custody due to lack
NEWPIN FAMILY REUNIFICATION                services by funding accommodation           of accommodation. The service
PROGRAM                                    and living costs along with case            will connect children to family
                                           coordination costs where needed.            support services, broker short term
$18.2m OVER 7 YEARS ($9.7m                                                             accommodation and link children and
OVER THE FORWARD ESTIMATES)                                                            families to longer term intervention to
                                           FAMILY GROUP CONFERENCES
To establish the Newpin program.                                                       better prevent the child’s further entry
Newpin is an intensive therapeutic
                                           $3.7m OVER 4 YEARS                          into youth justice or child protection
centre-based family reunification          Establish family group conferences          systems.
program and is expected to support         as an ongoing program. Family group         SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT
more than 200 families with children       conferencing provides an opportunity        REPORTING UNIT
aged six years and under in care           for children and young people, family
on a temporary care order, where           and community workers to make               $1.2m OVER 2 YEARS
reunification has been identified as an    informed and timely decisions about         Establish a significant incident
appropriate goal. Funded through a         care arrangements.                          reporting unit in the Department for
social impact bond.                                                                    Child Protection.
                                           STABILITY POST CARE PROGRAM
RESILIENT FAMILIES - SOCIAL
IMPACT INVESTMENT
                                           $2.7m PILOT OVER 3.5 YEARS                  YOUTH COURT RESOURCES
                                           Supporting young people up to the           $339 000 IN 2021-22
$11.3m OVER 6 YEARS                        age of 21 years with complex needs          Additional resources to address
Resilient Families is an intensive         leaving care who are at risk of             increased workloads in the care and
home-based family support                  homelessness and housing instability.       protection jurisdiction.
intervention program that will be
delivered by the Benevolent Society.
Expected to support 300 families with
children aged under 9 years who have
been referred for protective family
                                           EXPANSION OF THE SPORTS VOUCHERS PROGRAM
preservation where unaddressed
concerns are likely to result in out-of-   $5.8m OVER 4 YEARS
home care.
                                           Expand the successful ($100 per eligible child) program to include students in
                                           years 8 and 9.

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22

BETTER SERVICES
EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ADVOCATE AND SOUTH                            STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE RATE OF ABORIGINAL
AUSTRALIAN CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL                       REOFFENDING AND OVER REPRESENTATION IN THE
                                                                   CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
$8.2m OVER 4 YEARS
Additional resources to address the ongoing increase in
                                                                   $10m OVER 4 YEARS
guardianship and administration orders to comply with              Programs to support additional participants to complete
NDIS safeguarding requirements, and to manage increased            the Violence Prevention Program for Aboriginal Men, and
requirements and activity levels for the authorisation and         Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Program for
administration of restrictive practices.                           Aboriginal Men.

DISABILITY ACCESS AND INCLUSION DIRECTORATE                        COMMISSIONER FOR ABORIGINAL CHILDREN AND
                                                                   YOUNG PEOPLE
$4.7m OVER 4 YEARS
Continued operation of the disability access and inclusion
                                                                   $4.2m OVER 4 YEARS
directorate providing strategic leadership, management and         Additional funding to support the establishment of the
expert advice to inform the national disability agenda.            position of Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and
                                                                   Young People. The position will have the same legislative
SAFEGUARDING SMARTPHONE APP                                        powers as the Commissioner for Children and Young
                                                                   People.
$500 000 IN 2021-22
Development of a safeguarding smartphone app for people            NEW ABORIGINAL ENGAGEMENT REFORM MODEL
living with disabilities and their supporters. The app will have
functions that can connect people to a community volunteer         $2.9m OVER 4 YEARS
or seek a check on an individual’s wellbeing.                      A new Aboriginal Engagement Reform model that includes
                                                                   the creation of an elected Aboriginal Engagement Body
TELEPHONE VOTING                                                   to ensure that Aboriginal voices are better represented in
                                                                   government decision-making.
$150 000 IN 2021-22
Implement telephone voting for South Australian electors           ABORIGINAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY SERVICE
living with disability and electors who reside overseas.
                                                                   $933 000 OVER 4 YEARS
                                                                   Increased resources to the Aboriginal Legal Rights
                                                                   Movement to deliver an Aboriginal justice advocacy
NOT FOR PROFITS CONTRACTS                                          service in South Australia.
The commitment to 2.5% indexation for eligible not for profit
community service providers has been extended for 4 years.

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22

BETTER SERVICES
ENVIRONMENT

$22.9m
                                                                   NORTHERN ADELAIDE WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY, EDINBURGH NORTH

                                          NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP ON
                 OVER 4 YEARS
                                          RECYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE
The National Partnership will focus on providing funding for projects that are investing in new technology and
equipment related to mixed plastics reprocessing, improving the recovery and separation of soft plastics and
increasing glass re-manufacturing. Includes $7.9m for the Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority
to construct a $12 million paper and cardboard beneficiation plant. Jointly funded with the Commonwealth
Government.

OPEN SPACE GRANTS                         METROPOLITAN DRAINAGE                        WEST BEACH SAND
                                          MAINTENANCE FUND                             REPLENISHMENT
$22.4m IN 2020-21
The 2020-21 funding round for the
                                          $3.8m IN 2021-22                             In 2021-22 work will start
                                                                                       constructing a sand pumping pipeline
Planning and Development Fund             Remediation works on the River
                                                                                       between Semaphore and West
supported 27 projects across 21           Torrens outlet structure in West
                                                                                       Beach. The pipeline is scheduled
council areas. Projects include           Beach including the repair of the
                                                                                       to become operational in 2022-23
Paxton’s Walk Revitalisation, Events      panels on the concrete lined river
                                                                                       providing a long-term solution to
Infrastructure Rundle and Rymill          outlet to prevent the panels becoming
                                                                                       devastating erosion at West Beach.
Parks, Port Willunga North Coast          dislodged during a high water flow
                                                                                       During 2021-22 up to an additional
Trail Park, Fremont Park Eastern          event.
                                                                                       500 000 cubic metres of sand will be
Upgrade, Military Road and Main
                                                                                       added to West Beach.
Street Upgrade and Public Plaza,          GREENER NEIGHBOURHOODS
River Torrens Linear Park Shared          PROGRAM
                                                                                       RESERVOIR RESERVES
Path Enhancement and Normanville          $5.5m OVER 4 YEARS
Foreshore Project. $14.7m is                                                           Kayaking, fishing, bike riding, walking
allocated in 2021-22 with bids to         The program will be expanded                 and picnicking will be available at
open in July.                             to include regional cities with a            Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve
                                          population greater than 10 000,              in Adelaide’s south when it opens
GROWTH AND LOW CARBON                     including Mount Gambier, Victor              in December 2021. This adds to
RESOURCING REQUIREMENTS                   Harbor, Whyalla, Murray Bridge, Port         the range of recreational activities
                                          Lincoln, Port Pirie and Port Augusta.        already available at a network of
$2.1m OVER 2 YEARS                        The program provides grant funding           10 reservoirs.
Support the continued delivery of         through local councils to enhance the
clean energy initiatives as part of the   urban tree canopy and accelerate
government’s key growth state and         the implementation of street tree
economic recovery programs.               management plans.

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22

BETTER SERVICES
WOMEN

INITIATIVES TO INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN, INCLUDING
FOR WOMEN TO PARTICIPATE IN, AND BENEFIT FROM, ECONOMIC
INITIATIVES IN THE STATE.
FAMILY SUPPORT AND SAFETY SERVICES                                                      COMMONWEALTH FUNDED
$134m OVER 5 YEARS                                                                      DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INITIATIVES

• Domestic Violence programs – support for women at risk of domestic violence           $6.3m OVER 5 YEARS
• Domestic and Aboriginal Family Violence – accommodation and support to                • Programs to assist women to
  Aboriginal women at risk of or experiencing homelessness                                remain in the workforce and
                                                                                          maintain economic security to
• Young Family Support – for young women who are pregnant or have children                escape domestic family violence
                                                                                        • Communications campaigns
WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION                                                                     supporting women to escape
$68.3m OVER 5 YEARS                                                                       domestic family violence
• Recreation and Sports Facilities – providing funding for infrastructure to            WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT AND
  remove barriers faced by girls and women in sports                                    LEADERSHIP
• Women’s Information Service – information, education and assistance on                $3.6m OVER 5 YEARS
  issues affecting women
                                                                                        • Working Women’s Centre – advice
The government is also supporting and attracting major women’s sporting events.           on legislation affecting working
                                                                                          women
WOMEN’S HEALTH AND WELLBEING                                                            • Training Subsidies – for courses in
$25.9m OVER 5 YEARS                                                                       women centred studies
                                                                                        • Women in STEM Careers –
•    Provision of sanitary products in government schools                                 sponsoring 100 women
•    Yarrow Place – providing specialist sexual assault trauma services                 • Workplace Equality and Respect
•    Support for women requiring full removal of Transvaginal Pelvic mesh                 Project
•    Support and rehabilitation programs for women in the correctional system           • Initiatives to support inclusive and
                                                                                          safe parliamentary work places

Since 2018, annual spending on health and education has grown by $1.6 billion. Women make up 77.4% of the education
workforce and 56% of the health workforce. Increased spending flows through to more jobs for women.
Since 2018, the proportion of women in executive positions across government has increased from 49.4% to 52.8% evidencing
the success of diversity and targeted leadership training for women conducted across government.
The government’s skills programs provide opportunities for women to take up apprenticeships and traineeships in a diverse
range of growth sectors.

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22

BETTER SERVICES
LOWER COSTS

LOWER COSTS FOR                                                                     BETTER
                                                                                    SERVICES
HOUSEHOLDS                                                                          DIGITAL ACCESS

                                                                                    DIGITAL RESTART FUND
AN AVERAGE ADELAIDE HOUSEHOLD                                                       The 2021-22 Budget continues
WITH TWO CHILDREN AND TWO CARS IS                                                   the government’s commitment
                                                                                    to improving digital services and
NOW AROUND $940 A YEAR BETTER OFF                                                   streamlining services by funding
                                                                                    improvement projects from the
COMPARED TO 2018.                                                                   $120m Digital Restart Fund.

                                                                                    GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH
                                                                       Savings
                                                                                    AUSTRALIA’S ONLINE SERVICES
                                                                                    PORTAL
Water and sewerage                                                        $191
                                                                                    $4.3m IN 2021-22
Cheaper Emergency Services Levy bills                                     $184
                                                                                    RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE
                                                                                    ENTERPRISE SYSTEM -
Cheaper electricity                                                       $269      EXPANSION
                                                                                    $5.5m OVER 2 YEARS
Reduced car registration costs through lower CTP                          $196
                                                                                    CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
Doubling Sports Vouchers                                                  $100      INFORMATION SYSTEMS
                                                                                    $1.3m IN 2021-22 AND 2022-23
Total                                                                     $940
                                                                                    SAFEGUARDING SMARTPHONE
                                                                                    APP
Households continue to benefit from policies supporting reduced power costs.
The Default Market Offer determined by the Australian Energy Regulator will see     $500 000 IN 2021-22
power bills for the 68 000 households on legacy, or standard offers, fall by 6.3%   SMALL BUSINESS CAPABILITY
from July 1 2021. This should also result in further reductions for customers on
                                                                                    PROGRAM - WEB PRESENCE
cheaper market offers from July 1.
                                                                                    $350 000 IN 2021-22
These customers have already seen total reductions of around $269 from
mid 2018 to October 2020.                                                           DONOR CONCEPTION REGISTER
                                                                                    $325 000 IN 2021-22

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22

BETTER SERVICES
JUSTICE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

BUSHFIRE RESPONSE                       ACCELERATED FIRE TRUCK                 ADDITIONAL ELECTRONIC
- AUTOMATIC VEHICLE                     REPLACEMENT                            MONITORING DEVICES
LOCATION SYSTEM                         The MFS has negotiated an              $3.9m OVER 4 YEARS
$7.7m OVER 4 YEARS                      accelerated fire truck replacement
                                                                               For the ongoing lease of an additional
                                        schedule. Eight new pumpers and
Additional resources for the                                                   100 electronic monitoring devices and
                                        an aerial platform appliance are
ongoing management, support                                                    resources to manage the supervision
                                        scheduled to be delivered in
and maintenance of the Automatic                                               and monitoring of offenders across
                                        2021-22, with a further 6 new          the state.
Vehicle Location (AVL) system for       firefighting appliances scheduled
the emergency services sector.          to be delivered each year over the
AVL provides real time location         following three years.                 CORONER’S COURT -
information of firefighting and other                                          ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
emergency response vehicles
during incidents. AVL is expected to
                                        POLICE, AMBULANCE AND                  $939 000 IN 2021-22
                                        RESCUE AVIATION SERVICE                Additional Deputy Coroner and
be installed in approximately 1400
vehicles at a total cost of $12.7m.     During 2021-22, procurement will       associated support staff to address
                                        be completed for a new contract to     current case backlogs.
                                        deliver emergency aviation services,
NEW PATHWAYS:                           including helicopters and fixed wing   PRISON SECURITY UPGRADES
VOLUNTEERING RECRUITMENT                airplanes providing emergency
AND RETENTION PROGRAM                   medical retrieval, law enforcement,
                                                                               $1.9m IN 2021-22
$4.4m OVER 5 YEARS                      police tactical response and search    Targeted security upgrades at
                                        and rescue.                            Adelaide Remand Centre.
This program is intended to
increase volunteer numbers and
improve the experience for new          POLICE SHIELD, ICT SYSTEM -            CFS REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS
and existing members, directly          STAGES 3 AND 4                         AND SES UNIT - WILLASTON
increasing volunteer retention rates    $21.1m OVER 3 YEARS                    $100 000 IN 2021-22
across the service. This will ensure
                                        Implementation of stages 3 and 4       Planning and design work for
the SES has the capability and
                                        of the Shield project - the primary    the commission of a joint incident
capacity to respond effectively to
                                        SAPOL information, data and records    management facility, CFS regional
the risk of extreme and protracted
                                        management system linking directly     headquarters and SES unit at
weather events.
                                        with other justice sector agencies     Willaston.
                                        to improve collaboration and data
                                        sharing capabilities.

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22

BUILDING WHAT
MATTERS
EDUCATION

                                                                                          CONSTRUCTION OF ALDINGA PAYINTHI COLLEGE

 $665m
                                          NEW ROSTREVOR HIGH SCHOOL
                                          $84.4m OVER 3 YEARS
                                          Construct a new 1200 place year 7-12 high school on the Norwood Morialta High
                                          School Rostrevor campus.
 INVESTED IN EDUCATION
    INFRASTRUCTURE                        The new high school will meet the growing demand for government secondary
        OVER 4 YEARS                      schooling in the area and will open from the beginning of 2023 for year 7
                                          students.

                                          UPGRADING OUR SCHOOLS AND PRESCHOOLS
                                          $42m OVER 3 YEARS
SUPPORTING
                                          Capital works, including:
NON-GOVERNMENT                            •   the replacement of existing learning areas at Seaview Downs Primary
SCHOOLS                                       School, Pimpala Primary School and Eastern Fleurieu R-12 School at the
                                              Langhorne Creek campus
ADDITIONAL CAPITAL GRANTS
                                          •   additional learning areas to address capacity issues at Salisbury East High
$11.8m IN 2021-22                             School and Nailsworth Primary School
Additional funding to the
                                          •   the relocation of the Elliston RSL Memorial Children’s Centre to the Elliston
non-government school sectors
focused on projects that grow                 Area School
enrolments, including improving
non-government school facilities. This
initiative extends the support provided
in the 2020-21 Budget.                    NEW SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL UPGRADES
ADDITIONAL STATE FUNDING                  As part of the government’s $1.3b investment in education infrastructure, work
SUPPORT                                   is on track with upgrades to 63 high schools and creation of 4 new schools to
                                          support the move of year 7 into high school at the commencement of the 2022
$2.9m IN 2021-22                          school year. Works for completion in 2021-22 include $23m Adelaide High School,
This initiative extends support           $33.6m Glenunga International High School, $53.4m Norwood Morialta High
provided in 2020-21 to individual         School, $24.6m Roma Mitchell Secondary College, $32.5m Unley High School, and
independent schools to assist with        the new $100m Whyalla Secondary College and $10m Goolwa Secondary College.
the transition to the new state funding   The new Riverbanks College (Angle Vale) and Aldinga Payinthi College will be
arrangements in the 2022 school year.     delivered in December 2021 under a $280.8m Public-Private Partnership.

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22

BUILDING WHAT
MATTERS
ROADS AND TRANSPORT

$1.4b
                                                                                                       STRZELECKI TRACK SEALING

                                           INVESTED IN 2021-22 IN PARTNERSHIP
                                           WITH THE COMMONWEALTH
TRURO BYPASS                                 STRZELECKI TRACK -                      KANGAROO ISLAND ROAD
                                             ADDITIONAL FUNDING                      UPGRADES
$202m OVER 3 YEARS
Construct a bypass of the
                                             $80m OVER 2 YEARS                       $40m OVER 3 YEARS
Truro township and upgrade to                Additional $80m for the Strzelecki      Improvements to key Kangaroo Island
Accommodation Hill on the Sturt              Track upgrade. This brings total        road corridors. Roads to be upgraded
Highway. The highway is the major            funding for the project to $215m with   include the Playford Highway (west of
road freight corridor connecting             works over 5 years.                     Kingscote) and Hogs Bay Road.
South Australia and New South
Wales.                                       HEYSEN TUNNELS REFIT AND                APY LANDS ROAD UPGRADE -
                                             UPGRADE                                 ADDITIONAL FUNDING
AUGUSTA HIGHWAY                              $60m OVER 2 YEARS                       $15m IN 2022-23
DUPLICATION - STAGE 2
(NANTAWARRA TO LOCHIEL)                      Upgrading the monitoring, sensing       Additional funding towards the APY
                                             and control technology for traffic      Lands Main Access Road Upgrade,
$180m OVER 4 YEARS                           management, lighting, safety            bringing total funding for the project
Duplication of the Augusta Highway           treatments, and installation of a new   to $156.8 million.
from near Nantawarra to Lochiel,             fire suppression system, bringing the
which will result in the corridor being      total funding to $75 million.           NOTTAGE TERRACE AND NORTH
fully duplicated from Adelaide to                                                    EAST ROAD INTERSECTION
Lochiel.                                     MARION ROAD AND SIR DONALD              UPGRADE
                                             BRADMAN DRIVE INTERSECTION
                                             UPGRADE
                                                                                     $6m OVER 2 YEARS
ROAD SAFETY PACKAGE -
                                                                                     Upgrade the Nottage Terrace
EXTENSION                                    $45m OVER 3 YEARS                       and North East Road intersection,
$105m IN 2022-23                             Upgrade the Marion Road and             alleviating traffic flows along Nottage
Improve road safety across South             Sir Donald Bradman Drive                Terrace.
Australia. Safety measures will              intersection. These works will
include shoulder sealing, audio tactile      alleviate capacity constraints and
line marking, physical barriers to           improve access to Adelaide Airport.     OLD MURRAY BRIDGE
prevent run-off road crashes and                                                     REFURBISHMENT
median treatments to prevent head            PORT WAKEFIELD OVERPASS
on vehicle collisions. This brings total                                             $36m OVER 2 YEARS
funding to $315 million over 3 years.
                                             $34.5m OVER 3 YEARS
                                                                                     The bridge links east and west
                                             Additional resources for overpass       Murray Bridge within the township.
                                             construction and to extend the dual     Fully state funded works will include
                                             carriageway. Total project cost         rectification of piers, drainage and
                                             $124.5m.                                lighting improvements.

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                                                                                             NORTH-SOUTH
                                                                                             CORRIDOR

                                                                                             $9.9b
                                                                                             Revised preliminary estimate
                                                                                             reflects an updated road layout
                                                                                             which includes wider tunnels
                                                                                             to allow for 3 lanes, informed
                                                                                             by updated traffic modelling
                             ARTIST IMPRESSION TORRENS TO DARLINGTON, NORTH-SOUTH CORRIDOR   projecting increased traffic
                                                                                             volumes. Estimates will be
                                                                                             finalised on completion of the
PUBLIC TRANSPORT                                                                             business case.

GAWLER LINE ELECTRIFICATION -                   TEA TREE PLAZA PARK N RIDE                   The tunnels will connect the
ADDITIONAL FUNDING
                                                $48.5m OVER 2 YEARS                          north and the south of our
$715m TOTAL COST                                                                             state with a 78km non-stop
                                                New multi-storey car park at Tea             motorway, minimise community
Additional $100m over 3 years to                Tree Plaza for Park n Ride services
complete works on the Gawler Line               providing 400 more car parks to
                                                                                             impact, improve east-west
Electrification project. The total              support public transport growth in           connectivity, increase overall
cost includes the acquisition of 12             the north-eastern suburbs.                   network capacity to reduce
additional three-car electric trains.                                                        congestion, and deliver greater
                                                GREEN PUBLIC TRANSPORT                       safety benefits and has been
RAILWAY STATION REFRESH                         - RETROFIT HYBRID ENERGY                     estimated to create up to
PROGRAM                                         SYSTEMS TO DIESEL TRAINS
                                                                                             4000 jobs and slash travel time
$99m OVER 10 YEARS                              $10m OVER 2 YEARS                            by 24 minutes.
$54m over 4 years to refresh railway            Retrofit energy storage and recovery
stations in the metropolitan rail               systems to diesel rail cars to reduce
network. Works will include new
shelters, seating and bins, lighting
                                                fuel consumption and improve
                                                performance. The hybrid conversions          BUSINESS CASES
upgrades and other minor works
such as painting and landscaping.
                                                will reduce noise and vibrations,
                                                and reduce diesel fumes in the
                                                                                             PLANNING FOR
Stations to be upgraded between
                                                environment.                                 THE FUTURE
2021-22 and 2024-25 include:                                                                 GREATER ADELAIDE FREIGHT
                                                DRIVER TRAINING REFORM
                                                                                             BYPASS
•    14 stations along the Gawler
     Rail Line
                                                $5.9m OVER 4 YEARS                           $10m OVER 2 YEARS
•    Adelaide Railway Station                   Implement driver training reforms
•    Goodwood Railway Station                   for the light and heavy vehicles             AUGUSTA HIGHWAY
•    Ovingham Railway Station                   industries, and ongoing expenditure          DUPLICATION - STAGE 3 (PORT
•    Woodlands Park Railway Station             to administer the new reforms.               PIRIE TO CRYSTAL BROOK)
•    Ethelton Railway Station,                  The driver training reforms
     including platform repairs                 include the implementation of an             $5m OVER 2 YEARS
                                                online register, mandatory driver
There is a $7.5 million per annum                                                            EYRE HIGHWAY WIDENING AND
                                                training and assessment, vehicle
commitment until 2030-31.                                                                    UPGRADE
                                                requirements, higher eligibility and
                                                entry requirements and mandatory             $2m OVER 2 YEARS
                                                cameras in vehicles.

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22

     BUILDING WHAT
     MATTERS
     SPORTS AND RECREATION

                                                                                                         RIVERBANK ARENA CONCEPT

STATE BASKETBALL
CENTRE
$15m IN 2021-22
                                       $662m RIVERBANK
                                             ARENA
                                       $79m from 2022-23 to 2024-25 for planning and site preparation works for the
Support for the construction of a      construction of a new multipurpose arena within Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct.
new ‘home for basketball’, built as    Expected to be completed in 2027-28. Estimate excludes any benefit from sale of
an extension to the Wayville Sports    Adelaide Entertainment Centre site.
Centre, providing four additional
                                       The new arena, hosting professional court sports including netball, basketball and
courts including a show court
                                       tennis, will have a capacity of 15 000 to attract the world’s leading contemporary
capable of hosting 1600 people
                                       live entertainment and provide additional exhibition facilities that are fully integrated
for events. The new centre will
                                       with the Adelaide Convention Centre.
become the headquarters for the
Adelaide Lightning, Basketball SA,     The new arena will provide the capacity and flexibility to attract larger conferences
SA Country Basketball and SA           and exhibitions of strategic importance to South Australia. The business case
Wheelchair Basketball.                 identifies 2059 jobs will be created during construction and 345 jobs per annum
                                       once operational.

SPORT AND
RECREATION
GRANTS
$27.3m IN 2021-22
                                                                                            DESIGN CONCEPT: STUDIO NINE ARCHITECTS
Supporting sport and recreation at
the grass-roots level, by helping to
fund infrastructure improvements
                                       SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SPORTS
and to encourage participation to      INSTITUTE - NEW FACILITIES
support healthier, happier and safer
communities.
                                       $49m OVER 2 YEARS
                                       Building world class new sports science and training facilities at Mile End replacing
Infrastructure grant funding means     ageing facilities at Kidman Park. The facility will support athletes, teams, coaches
South Australians can continue to      and sport services professionals to perform at the highest level of national and
access quality recreation and sport    international sport. The new South Australian Sports Institute will be completed by
activities and facilities.             June 2023.

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STATE BUDGET 2021-22                                                                         STATE BUDGET 2021-22

REGIONS                               ACROSS REGIONS
                                      FRUIT FLY AND NATIONAL
                                      ERADICATION RESPONSES
                                                                                  $8.6m Mount Barker Hospital new
                                                                                  Emergency Department.

                                                                                  $7.3m towards $33.7m Mount Barker
                                      $34.5m FROM 2020-21 TO 2022-23              Regional Aquatic and Leisure Centre
                                                                                  (LGIPP).
                                      Significant fruit fly response activities
                                      following outbreaks in metropolitan         $727 000 towards sustainable water
                                      Adelaide and the Riverland.                 management in the Adelaide Hills
                                                                                  (LGIPP).
                                      MOBILISATION OF SEASONAL
                                      AND REGIONAL WORKFORCE                      $530 000 National Motor Museum main
                                                                                  pavilion air-conditioning upgrade.
                                      $8.3m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22
                                      Initiatives to address labour shortages     MURRAY AND MALLEE
                                      facing regional employers in key
Regional South Australia              sectors, resulting from restrictions        $36m to refurbish the old Murray
contributes around $29b to            on foreign workers imposed due to           Bridge.
the state’s economy, more than        COVID-19. Includes the establishment of     $5m towards the Murray Bridge to
one quarter of total GSP.             a temporary seasonal worker’s regional      South East links business case.
                                      quarantine facility in Paringa.
Regional communities make                                                         $1.5m contribution to the $3m Waikerie
up 29% of the state’s total           SUSTAINABILITY PAYMENT FOR                  Riverfront Community Hub project
population.                           COUNTRY BUS SERVICES                        (LGIPP).
                                      $4.2m IN 2021-22
This budget includes an                                                           $1.5m towards the $3.1m Mid Murray
additional $875.7m in new             Assistance to country bus operators,        Murraylands Road upgrade (LGIPP).
                                      supporting those impacted during
measures over the forward             COVID-19 restrictions and ensuring core     $1m towards the Renmark town wharf
estimates supporting regions.         public transport links across regional      upgrade (LGIPP).
Together with the $1.6b in            South Australia continue to be accessible
                                                                                  $900 000 towards the Coorong District
new measures in last year’s           to regional communities.
                                                                                  Council - high risk intersection upgrades
budget, this brings the total                                                     (LGIPP).*
                                      DROUGHT SUPPORT MEASURES
new measures funded to
$2.5b over the last two years.        $2.2m OVER 3 YEARS                          $850 000 towards the Lameroo pool
                                      Continuation of the rural financial         rejuvenation project (LGIPP).
                                      counselling and family and business
            INVESTMENT IN                                                         $540 000 towards the Swanport Road
                                      support mentors programs supporting
 $786m      REGIONAL ROADS OVER       the development of more prepared and
                                                                                  recycled water pipeline project (LGIPP).
            THE NEXT 4 YEARS          resilient individuals and communities.      $361 000 towards the Barmera
                                                                                  multisport changeroom and oval lighting
                                      AGTECH ADOPTION PROGRAM                     improvements (LGIPP).*
             INVESTMENT IN
             REGIONAL EDUCATION       $1.3m PER ANNUM
 $120m       FACILITIES OVER THE      Increase the take-up of technology by
                                                                                  $300 000 towards the Knights Well
                                                                                  Road upgrade project (LGIPP).
             NEXT 4 YEARS             primary producers to drive efficiency
                                      improvements in the industry.               BAROSSA LIGHT AND LOWER
LOCAL GOVERNMENT                      PRIMARY PRODUCER                            NORTH
INFRASTRUCTURE                        ENGAGEMENT                                  $202m to construct a bypass of
PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM                   $1m OVER 2021-22 AND 2022-23                the Truro township and upgrades
(LGIPP)                               Assistance to the peak agriculture
                                                                                  to Accommodation Hill on the Sturt
                                                                                  Highway.
                                      representative body, Primary
Across the state, $106.9m in grants   Producers South Australia, to provide       $6m to complete the detailed business
have been approved for local          comprehensive advice to the state           case and acquire land and commence
councils towards the delivery         government on primary industry              early works on the development of a new
of community infrastructure           matters.                                    public hospital in the Barossa Valley.
projects. $57m has been provided
to 40 regional councils supporting
                                      ADELAIDE HILLS                              $2.4m grant towards rural road sealing
                                                                                  program Light Regional Council (LGIPP).
projects with a total value           $60m to undertake further work on the
                                      Heysen Tunnels bringing the total project   $2.3m towards rural road sealing –
of around $145m.
                                      to $75m.                                    freight and tourism Adelaide Plains
                                                                                  Council (LGIPP).

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