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“The challenges of 2020
put South Australians lives and businesses on the line
We are responding
State Budget 20/21
Keeping SA safe and strong
Creating jobs
Getting South Australians
back to work
Backing business
Supporting industry
Reducing costs
Building what matters
Record infrastructure spend
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Hospitals
Housing
State Budget 20/21
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Covid19 Health and Community Response
Measures targeted at community safety, supporting business and the community
Economic Stimulus
Decisive response to COVID-19 and bushfire challenges supporting local jobs
Creating Jobs
Responsible measures targeting the retention and creation of jobs in South Australia
Backing Business
Targeted support for businesses and not for profits facing unprecedented challenges
Building What Matters
$16.7b investment in essential infrastructure for the future - creating local jobs
Lower Costs
Significant cost of living relief driving down costs for households
Better Services
Delivering better services to the community
Regions
$1b economic stimulus to support regional communities
Media
Media releases in relation to the 2020-21 Budget
Budget Papers
Suite of budget papers and related material supporting the 2020-21 Budget
Budget Overview

The 2020-21 Budget responds to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and major bushfire events on the economy and is designed to build confidence and create jobs.

The government addressed the immediate challenges of COVID-19 with rapid response measures targeted at community safety and supporting businesses and the community.

The government recognises the substantial ongoing challenges arising from COVID-19 and the bushfires and has responded decisively, with a total stimulus package of $4 billion. This package will leverage an additional $1 billion of Commonwealth, local government and business spending ensuring a total stimulus package of $5 billion.

The 2020-21 budget is creating jobs, backing business and building what matters.

The budget provides the fiscal support necessary for the current environment, resulting in significant deficits over the next three years before returning to a modest surplus in the last year of the forward estimates. The combination of economic stimulus and infrastructure spending results in increased debt levels at a time when interest rates on government borrowings are at historically low levels.

The significant stimulus response is consistent with information provided to National Cabinet, including advice from the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, on the level of fiscal stimulus required by governments to protect and support jobs. The emphasis of the stimulus package will be on projects that can be completed or significantly completed in the next 2 years. The stimulus package will also extend over the next few years providing jobs across a range of industries while businesses recover and rebuild.

The government is doing what is necessary.

$4b STATE ECONOMIC STIMULUS
$330m COVID-19 RESPONSE
$851m TRADIES PACKAGE
$305m BUSHFIRE RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
$16.7b RECORD SPENDING ON INFRASTRUCTURE

 

KEY BUDGET INDICATORS

  2019-20 ACTUAL 2020-21 BUDGET 2021-22 ESTIMATE 2022-23 ESTIMATE 2023-24 ESTIMATE
General government net operating balance ($m) -1 485 -2 590 -1 423 -435 406
General government net lending ($m) -2 244 -3 771 -3 465 -2 107 -1 885
General government net debt ($m) 10 537 15 270 19 366 22 043 24 489
Non-financial public sector net debt ($m) 17 452 23 038 27 662 30 695 33 171
Budget papers

The Budget papers are split into five papers:

  • Budget Overview
  • Budget Speech
  • Budget Statement
  • Budget Agency Statements
  • Budget Measures Statement

Covid19 Health Response
Economic Stimulus
Bushfire Response
Creating Jobs
Backing Business
Building What Matters
Lower Costs
Better Services
Regions
Budget Papers
Media
COVID-19 HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESPONSE

$330m
over 3 years
Commonwealth and State funding to protect the health and wellbeing of South Australians in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and supporting frontline workers.

 

 

health response

$93.1m IN 2020-21
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Purchase of five million medical respirator masks and 40 million level 3 barrier protection surgical masks to support SA Health’s response to COVID-19.

Detmold Australia is using its local South Australian facility to manufacture and supply the additional face masks
This ensures an uninterrupted supply and allows SA Health to support hospitals and health care workers, service delivery agencies, aged care providers and non-government organisations.

$83m IN 2020-21
PROTECTING SOUTH AUSTRALIANS

Public health measures have been taken to protect the community from the spread of the disease, including increasing SA Health’s contact tracing capacity, continuing a state control centre and emergency information call centre, expanding
SA Pathology testing capacity, and operating a robust hotel quarantine system.

$19.7m OVER 2 YEARS
ACTIVATION OF HOSPITAL SITES

Lease and fitout two temporary sites at the former College Grove and Wakefield hospitals, and works at the Repatriation Health Precinct to provide increased hospital system capacity should it be needed to address COVID-19 activity.

$75m IN 2019-20 AND 2020-21
PRIVATE HOSPITALS FUNDING AGREEMENT

In partnership with the Commonwealth, ensure private hospitals are available to help support the COVID-19 response if required.

$20.4m OVER 2 YEARS
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AND STATE WIDE COMMUNITY WELLBEING STRATEGY

Strategies include extending existing outreach/support services over digital platforms to carers, Indigenous and other at-risk groups, further clinical support for drug and alcohol services and those with acute mental illness, mental health support to prisoners and those in youth detention and increased mental health services for government employees at the front-line of the pandemic.

$17m OVER 2 YEARS
TRANSPORT RELIEF FOR HOSPITAL STAFF

Provide hospital staff with free car parking and public transport during the coronavirus pandemic. Hospital staff are able to access free public transport, free parking across all SA metropolitan hospitals and receive reimbursements up to $101 per month for non-site related car parking.

community and safety response

$21.2m OVER 4 YEARS
Supporting the SA Police COVID-19 response.

ADVOCACY AND SERVICES

$350 000 IN 2019-20
MULTICULTURAL GRANTS

Grant funding from the Community and Jobs Support Fund to multicultural non-government organisations to support the needs of vulnerable migrants and connect them with mainstream services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

$1.8m OVER 3 YEARS
ADVOCACY SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

Increase disability advocacy in South Australia during the COVID-19 crisis, reflecting the government’s response to the recommendations of the Safeguarding Task Force.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

$27.5m OVER 2 YEARS
COST OF LIVING CONCESSION

Households that receive the Centrelink JobSeeker Payment received a once-off boost of $500 as part of the 2020-21 Cost of Living Concession.

The Cost of Living Concession helps those on low incomes with their cost of living expenses.

For eligible homeowners, their 2020–21 payment of $215.10 became $715.10. Eligible tenants received $607.60.

$13.8m OVER 2 YEARS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SUPPORT PACKAGE

International students who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions are being supported through the provision of $500 emergency cash grants for tertiary students mainly administered by universities and $200 grants per student to homestay families.

COVID-19 SELF ISOLATION PAYMENTS
A $1 500 paid pandemic leave scheme has been introduced for qualifying members of the community who need to self-isolate as a result of a positive COVID-19 test result or a public health direction. This is funded in partnership with, and administered by, the Commonwealth Government.

The state will provide $300 payments to qualifying members of the community who are part of a designated COVID-19 cluster and required to be tested and self-isolate for the period until a negative test result is delivered.

Budget papers

The Budget papers are split into five papers:

  • Budget Overview
  • Budget Speech
  • Budget Statement
  • Budget Agency Statements
  • Budget Measures Statement

Economic Stimulus
Bushfire Response
Creating Jobs
Backing Business
Building What Matters
Lower Costs
Better Services
Regions
Budget Papers
Media
Economic Stimulus

$4.0 BILLION

Stimulus response to meet the economic challenges from devastating bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic. The state government’s significant package of measures leverages an additional $1b of Commonwealth, local government and business spending.

Business and Jobs Support Fund and Community and Jobs Support Fund  $795m
Support for the community and community infrastructure $747m
Support for our educational institutions $657m
Tax and fee relief $592m
Economic and business growth $354m
Investment in road infrastructure $317m
Investment in our assets $297m
Digital Restart Fund $120m
Investment in health infrastructure $118m
State economic stimulus package $4b

 

Budget papers

The Budget papers are split into five papers:

  • Budget Overview
  • Budget Speech
  • Budget Statement
  • Budget Agency Statements
  • Budget Measures Statement

Covid19 Health Response
Bushfire Response
Creating Jobs
Backing Business
Building What Matters
Lower Costs
Better Services
Regions
Budget Papers
Media
Bushfire Response

$305m PACKAGE

$49.8m OVER 2 YEARS TO 2020-21
Recovery grants of up to $75 000 for eligible primary producers, jointly funded with the Commonwealth.

$22.3m OVER 2 YEARS TO 2020-21
Loss of income grants of up to $10 000 for eligible small businesses, jointly funded with the Commonwealth.

$6.0m ACROSS 3 YEARS FROM 2020-21
Back to business grants of up to $120 000 per hectare to eligible apple growers impacted by the bushfires, funded by the Commonwealth.

$2.8m IN 2019-20
Recovery grants up to $50 000 for eligible small businesses and not for profits, jointly funded with the Commonwealth.

$2.9m IN 2019-20
Personal hardship grants up to $700 per family or $280 per individual adult and up to $20 000 re-establishment grants
for uninsured households.

$1.5m OVER 3 YEARS
small business programs
Including a small business hub on Kangaroo Island, first response financial counselling and tailored training and development, jointly funded with the Commonwealth.

CONCESSIONAL LOANS
Loans up to $50 000 (unsecured) or $500 000 (secured) for eligible small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profit organisations to restore and replace significantly bushfire damaged assets, and to cover eligible working capital expenses.

$1.4m IN 2019-20 AND 2020-21
YORKETOWN AND PRICE FIRES

For relief and recovery measures including personal hardship grants, re-establishment grants and temporary accommodation grants to impacted primary producers, a Local Recovery Centre and outreach programs, the appointment of a Local Recovery Coordinator and mental health support.

infrastructure

$52.8m OVER 2 YEARS
LOCAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN

Community-led economic recovery projects to support bushfire impacted communities in the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island.

$45m OVER 4 YEARS
KANGAROO ISLAND BUSHFIRE RECOVERY

Replacing bushfire damaged government assets on Kangaroo Island.

environment

$21.5m FOR 2019-20 AND 2020-21
DISASTER WASTE MANAGEMENT

Clean-up and management of waste and debris (including felled trees and green waste) from the bushfires.

$2.7m FROM 2019-20 TO 2021-22
WOODLAND BIRD RESILIENCE AND WILDLIFE HABITAT RECOVERY PROGRAM

Reinstate lost habitat for declining woodland bird species and other measures to protect plants and animals and their habitats.

$2.7m FROM 2020-21 TO 2022-23
FERAL PIG ERADICATION

Co-ordinate the eradication of feral pigs on Kangaroo Island which are detrimental to environmental and economic recovery.

$7.7m FROM 2019-20 TO 2021-22
BIOSECURITY

Measures to reduce post bushfire biosecurity risks.

community mental health and wellbeing

$5m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22
Increasing mental health services to support bushfire recovery.

$2.6m OVER 4 YEARS TO 2023-24
Targeted community wellbeing and resilience program for those impacted by the fires.

Budget papers

The Budget papers are split into five papers:

  • Budget Overview
  • Budget Speech
  • Budget Statement
  • Budget Agency Statements
  • Budget Measures Statement

Covid19 Health Response
Economic Stimulus
Creating Jobs
Backing Business
Building What Matters
Lower Costs
Better Services
Regions
Budget Papers
Media
Creating Jobs

$530m BUSINESS AND JOBS SUPPORT FUND

$265m COMMUNITY AND JOBS SUPPORT FUND

$220m ECONOMIC & BUSINESS GROWTH FUND INCREASE IN THIS BUDGET

CONSTRUCTION JOBS

$100m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22 FUNDING AT LEAST $200m OF PROJECTS
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

Partnering with local government by providing grants to fund up to 50 per cent of the cost of local government infrastructure projects. Projects can include construction or upgrades to community facilities, and will be assessed through a competitive grants process.

$76m
HOUSING CONSTRUCTION STIMULUS PACKAGE

Support for the housing construction industry as it transitions following the significant stimulus impact of the HomeBuilder grants.

The government has announced the expansion to the Starter Loan eligibility criteria to enable those on modest incomes to access an interest free loan for up to 5 years through HomeStart.

The government will consider a range of initiatives to support the market, including shared equity for new home construction and opportunities to promote community and affordable housing.

Measures will be determined and announced in 2021.

SKILLED WORKFORCE

$99.6m OVER 2019-20 AND 2020-21
Additional resources for TAFE SA to support the transition to the government’s direction for the delivery of Vocational Education and Training.

$87.9m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22
Skills and JobTrainer package

In partnership with the Commonwealth to ensure job seekers can reskill and upskill for in-demand jobs, school leavers are provided a pathway into their careers, and businesses are able to get the skilled workers they need.

$12.6m IN 2019-20 AND 2020-21
Financial assistance grants

To a range of sports and community groups to support fee relief for clubs and the ongoing employment of staff impacted by the COVID-19 disruption.

$2.5m OVER 3 YEARS
MISSION CONTROL CENTRE

Establish a Mission Control Centre co-located with the Space Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen.

$1m IN 2020-21 AND 2021-22
DEFENCE JOBS ATTRACTION 

Campaign in partnership with major defence companies.

tradies package

$851m BOOST IN SPENDING FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS FOCUSED ON JOBS

$37m OVER 2 YEARS
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR ALL GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS AND PRESCHOOLS

Grants of between $20 000 and $100 000 depending on need to government schools to undertake priority maintenance works in the 2021 school year and grants to government preschools of $30 000 to engage local businesses and tradespeople.

$60m OVER 2 YEARS
GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Capital upgrades to government buildings to improve energy efficiency and deliver long-term electricity cost savings to the state, prioritising upgrades across the government’s largest energy users.

$45m OVER 4 YEARS ($21.7M IN FIRST 2 YEARS)
KANGAROO ISLAND BUSHFIRE RECOVERY

Clean up, replacement and repair of bushfire damaged state government assets on Kangaroo Island.

$58m OVER 2 YEARS
ROAD MAINTENANCE STIMULUS

Road maintenance works in metropolitan areas on high priority roads.

$42m OVER 2 YEARS
ROAD SAFETY PACKAGE

Shoulder sealing, audio tactile line marking and median treatment.

$42.8m OVER 2 YEARS
IMPROVING HEALTH FACILITIES

Infrastructure works to improve health facilities adding to the $15m acceleration of SA Health’s existing regional sustainability works program from future years into 2020-21.

$32m OVER 4 YEARS ($12M IN FIRST 2 YEARS)
PARKS 2025 - CONSERVING OUR NATURAL LANDSCAPES AND WILDLIFE

A range of projects providing improvements to infrastructure in parks across the state. Works include visitor facilities, trails, campground facilities, road sealing, upgraded car parking. This takes total Parks 2025 funding to $44m.

$30.6m OVER 4 YEARS ($13.6M IN FIRST 2 YEARS)
LEIGH CREEK TOWNSHIP

Transforming the Leigh Creek Township into a sustainable and open regional government service centre for government workers, surrounding communities and tourist visitation following the transition to government ownership on 1 January 2017.

$20m OVER 3 YEARS ($15M IN FIRST 2 YEARS)
CRITICAL ROAD BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PACKAGE

Road bridge maintenance for bridge strengthening, widening and replacement works.

$20m OVER 3 YEARS
MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE

Upgrade a number of state controlled jetties and a range of boating facilities, including boat ramps.

$9.1m OVER 2 YEARS
MUNICIPAL SERVICES IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

Upgrading infrastructure in regional and remote Aboriginal communities, including road repairs, improvements to waste management and community infrastructure upgrades.

arts, culture and tourism

ARTS AND CULTURE

$200m
ABORIGINAL ARTS AND CULTURES CENTRE - LOT FOURTEEN

Additional funding of $50m bringing total budget spend to $200m.

$86.5m OVER 5 YEARS
CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS - STORAGE FACILITY

Relocate part of the collections under the custodianship of the major South Australian cultural institutions from existing
facilities to a new consolidated purpose-built facility.

$31.2m OVER 4 YEARS
FESTIVAL PLAZA

Public realm works as part of the Festival Plaza upgrade including installation of escalators on the northern side of the railway station entry stairs, a new lift in the Dunstan Playhouse and a range of other works around the Festival Centre and Parliament House precinct, bringing total Festival Plaza works to $214m.

$10.2m IN 2020-21
ARTS RECOVERY FUND 

Specifically focused on creating employment for professional practising artists through:

  • collaboration and partnerships between artists and arts organisations
  • theatre and festival re-opening
  • digital innovation.

Grants of up to $20 000 for individuals and $100 000 for groups and organisations.

$2.3m IN 2020-21
COUNTRY THEATRE UPGRADES

$1.5m to complete the upgrade of the Chaffey Theatre, Renmark to ensure it meets fire safety and disability access standards and $800 000 for the conversion of the old Varcoe’s Foundry building adjacent to the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre at Mt Gambier into a thriving artist hub and flexible performance space.

$5.4m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22
POST PRODUCTION, DIGITAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS REBATE SCHEME

Expand the scheme, managed by the South Australian Film Corporation, to include video
game development.

TOURISM

$20m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22
TOURISM INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT FUND

Grant program to stimulate private sector investment in new and improved regional accommodation, and the development of quality tourism products and experiences.

MORE THAN $120m OVER 4 YEARS 
TOURISM MARKETING

Marketing will be directed to markets that are open to tourists. Funding allocated for international markets will be directed to domestic markets while international travel remains restricted.

$4m IN 2020-21
GREAT STATE TRAVEL VOUCHERS

Vouchers up to $100 for accommodation across the state to further boost the visitor economy and local jobs. Funded from existing resources.

$32m OVER 4 YEARS
EVENT AND CONVENTION BID FUNDING

To secure major leisure events and conventions to further drive future visitation and economic development of the state, building on significant funding previously provided by the state. Funding allocated to the Adelaide 500 will be added to this fund.

Budget papers

The Budget papers are split into five papers:

  • Budget Overview
  • Budget Speech
  • Budget Statement
  • Budget Agency Statements
  • Budget Measures Statement

Covid19 Health Response
Economic Stimulus
Bushfire Response
Backing Business
Building What Matters
Lower Costs
Better Services
Regions
Budget Papers
Media
Backing Business

REDUCING COSTS

$233m
PAYROLL TAX RELIEF

15 month waiver of payroll tax for businesses and business groups with annual Australian grouped wages below $4m.

6 month waiver of payroll tax due over the period January 2021 to June 2021 for businesses receiving JobKeeper from
4 January 2021.

Up to a 9 month deferral of payroll tax for businesses with a payroll greater than $4m adversely effected by COVID-19.
Extended repayment arrangements for deferred payroll tax are also available.

Payroll tax exemption on all JobKeeper payments, and a payroll tax exemption on wages paid to new eligible apprentices and trainees for the first 12 months.

WATER AND SEWERAGE COSTS

Businesses and families will save hundreds of dollars each year on their water bills.

From 1 July 2020, average businesses receive savings of around $1 400 , while average households are saving approximately $200 each year.

In total, South Australians will benefit from $186m worth of water and sewerage bill savings in 2020-21.

$106m IN 2020-21
LAND TAX RELIEF - $237m OVER 3 YEARS

Land tax reforms from 1 July 2020 provided an estimated reduction in private land tax bills of $189m over 3 years.
Additional relief increases the land tax transition fund providing support to taxpayers impacted by changes to the aggregation of land. Relief will be increased from 50% to 100% off the relevant increase in an eligible taxpayer’s land tax assessment in 2020-21. All other criteria remain unchanged.

Landlords can receive up to a 50% reduction on their 2019-20 land tax liability on affected properties, where they have provided relief to affected tenants or lost income due to a vacancy.

Commercial owner-occupiers who own the land where they operate their business will be eligible to receive relief of 25% off their 2019-20 land tax liabilities where they are eligible for the JobKeeper payment from 31 October 2020, and have annual turnover of not more than $50m.

Businesses and individuals paying land tax quarterly in 2019-20 were able to defer payment of third and fourth quarter instalments for up to six months.

Total land tax relief is estimated to be $237m over 3 years.

SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS

$186m IN 2019-20
Small Business Grants (Round 1) provided grants of up to $10 000 to over 18 700 small businesses and not-for-profits adversely impacted by COVID-19.

$82m IN 2020-21
Small Business Grants (Round 2) will provide a second round of $10 000 grants to small businesses and not-for-profits who remain adversely impacted by COVID-19, and a $3 000 grant for owner operated small businesses conducted from a commercial premises that do not employ staff.

$10m IN 2019-20 AND 2020-21
Support packages for the Taxi Industry, Bus and Tourism Industry and Regional Bus Services.

$7.5m IN 2019-20 AND 2020-21
Rent relief for non-residential tenants of government properties and tourism properties leased on Crown Land.

$5m IN 2020-21
Business Advisory Services Scheme to support small to medium enterprises to access business advice to support the development of sustainable business strategies. 

Budget papers

The Budget papers are split into five papers:

  • Budget Overview
  • Budget Speech
  • Budget Statement
  • Budget Agency Statements
  • Budget Measures Statement

Covid19 Health Response
Economic Stimulus
Bushfire Response
Creating Jobs
Building What Matters
Lower Costs
Better Services
Regions
Budget Papers
Media
Building What Matters

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$16.7b INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE OVER 4 YEARS

$6.9b

Investment in road infrastructure over 4 years

$2.2b

Investment in water infrastructure over 4 years

$1.7b

Investment in health facilities over 4 years

$1.3b

Investment in education facilities over 4 years

$782m

Investment in residential housing over 4 years

$772m

Investment in public transport over 4 years

 

 

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$8.9b North-South Corridor

The government has decided a final design for the remaining section of the North-South Corridor – River Torrens to Darlington, with construction to be completed by 2030.

The first stage of about 6km connecting Darlington and Anzac Highway will include an at-grade section and over 4km of tunnels.

The second stage will connect Anzac Highway to the River Torrens with a combination of a tunnel and an at-grade section.
Current estimates put the project cost at $8.9b and the final cost estimate will be determined later next year after a detailed business case and consideration by InfrastructureSA and Infrastructure Australia. The project will be funded jointly with the Commonwealth.

$6.9b investment in road infrastructure over 4 years


$250m
OVER 4 YEARS
HAHNDORF TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS

Improved access from the South Eastern Freeway to Hahndorf.

$185m OVER 5 YEARS
FLEURIEU CONNECTIONS IMPROVEMENTS PACKAGE

Improvements for road safety and traffic flows south of the existing duplication works on Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road.

$135m OVER 3 YEARS
STRZELECKI TRACK

Complete a continuous sealed corridor to the Queensland border ($180m total cost). Other funding sources, including possible contributions from the private sector, will be investigated to fund the remaining portion.

$30m OVER 2 YEARS
GOLDEN GROVE ROAD - STAGE 2

Further road widening, bike lanes and upgrades.

$35m OVER 2 YEARS
SOUTH EASTERN FREEWAY

Upgrade the South Eastern Freeway to improve road safety, travel times and transport efficiency.

$26.4m OVER 2 YEARS
GOODWOOD, SPRINGBANK AND DAWS ROAD

Additional funding to complete the upgrade of the Goodwood, Springbank and Daws Road intersection.

$18.3m OVER 4 YEARS
STATEWIDE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK 

To increase the uptake of electric vehicles, accelerate smart charging and vehicle-to-grid charging trials.

ROAD MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY

$58m OVER 2 YEARS 
ROAD MAINTENANCE STIMULUS

Road maintenance works in metropolitan areas on high priority roads.

$20m OVER 3 YEARS
CRITICAL ROAD BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PACKAGE

Bridge strengthening, widening and replacement works on priority bridges across South Australia.

$269.5m OVER 3 YEARS
ROAD SAFETY PACKAGE

Improved intersections, lighting, shoulder sealing, physical barriers, median treatments and audio tactile line markings.

$52m OVER 3 YEARS
REGIONAL ROAD NETWORK PACKAGE

Upgrades to the Stuart, Dukes, Spencer and Riddoch Highways.

sport and recreation

$204m OVER 4 YEARS ON SPORT AND RECREATION INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

Implementation of the Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Plan supporting the upgrade of key stadia and facilities as well as expanding programs to support small-scale recreational infrastructure at the local level.

The first projects to be delivered under the plan are:

HINDMARSH STADIUM
$45m investment bringing the venue to a contemporary elite sport standard. An additional $8m will be spent on technology enhancements to the stadium.

MEMORIAL DRIVE TENNIS CENTRE
$44m for stage two of the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre redevelopment. Building on the momentum of Stage One and continuing the transformation of one of the nation’s most iconic sporting precincts.

GRASSROOTS GRANT PROGRAM
Provides for an expansion of the grassroots grants program to $25m over the next 2 years supporting construction of shared use clubrooms and other facilities for local sporting clubs.

REGIONAL SPORTING FACILITIES
$10m over 2 years to develop regional sport and recreation facilities in partnership with councils that attract users from across a region.

education

$1.3b INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION FACILITIES OVER 4 YEARS

NEW SCHOOLS

NORTH AND SOUTH SCHOOLS

Two birth to year 12 schools at Aldinga and Angle Vale, with associated enabling works.

The new schools will each accommodate 1500 students, 100 inclusive places for students with a disability and a 75 place children’s centre (total 1675 places).

The new schools are being delivered as a public private partnership.

NEW WHYALLA SCHOOL
Construction of the new $100m secondary school in Whyalla is underway. The school will accommodate 1500 students in years 7 to 12. This includes 48 inclusive places for students with a disability.

$10m OVER 2 YEARS
NEW HIGH SCHOOL IN GOOLWA

Upgrade the recently purchased former Investigator College site in Goolwa to make the facilities suitable for use as a government high school with capacity for approximately 400 students in years 7 to 12 from the beginning of 2022.

SUPPORTING NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

$320m EXPANDED SCHOOL LOANS SCHEME

Loans to the non-government school sectors to support investment in new and updated learning facilities.  Loans will be interest free for the first 5 years and low interest rates for the remaining term.

$11.6m IN 2020-21
Additional funding to the non-government school sectors for capital purposes to improve school facilities.

$37m OVER 2 YEARS
ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR ALL GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS AND PRESCHOOLS

To undertake priority maintenance works.

$66.9m OVER 2 YEARS
ACCELERATING EDUCATION CAPITAL WORKS

Brings forward approved capital works at government schools included in the department’s sustainable enrolment growth and other school projects program, delivering a mixture of traditional and modular school facilities.

health

$1.7b INVESTMENT IN HEALTH FACILITIES OVER 4 YEARS

$685m TOWARDS THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CONNECTED TO THE ROYAL ADELAIDE HOSPITAL

$50m in additional sustainment works that continue to be delivered at the current Women’s and Children’s site, such as a new Special Care Baby Unit and the Pediatric Emergency Department upgrade.

$50m
Additional spending on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital delivering expanded emergency department and intensive care units, more rehabilitation beds, operating theatres, medical imaging and pathology. Taking the total stage 3 redevelopment to $314m.

$42.8m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22
IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES

Expansion of the Gawler Hospital Emergency Department $15m
Additional sustainability works at regional health facilities in addition to the $15m acceleration of SA Health’s existing regional sustainability works program $10m
New transitional rehabilitation accommodation at the Repatriation Health Precinct $6m
Upgraded Port Augusta Ambulance Station $4.3m
Improvements to the Strathalbyn Aged Care Lifestyle facilities $4m
Completion of the redevelopment of Kalimna hostel $2m
Lift upgrades at the Modbury Hospital $1.5m

 

Budget papers

The Budget papers are split into five papers:

  • Budget Overview
  • Budget Speech
  • Budget Statement
  • Budget Agency Statements
  • Budget Measures Statement

Covid19 Health Response
Economic Stimulus
Bushfire Response
Creating Jobs
Backing Business
Lower Costs
Better Services
Regions
Budget Papers
Media
Better Services
health

 

$897m ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE ONGOING OPERATION OF THE HEALTH SYSTEM

$196.8m OVER 3 YEARS
Completes the roll-out of the Sunrise Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Patient Administration System (PAS) across remaining metropolitan local health networks.

$14m OVER 5 YEARS
South Australia will receive $14 million from the Commonwealth Government towards a centre to provide mental health services for adults over extended opening hours in central Adelaide, reducing the demand on hospital emergency departments.

$10m IN 2020-21
Contribution to the Cancer Council of South Australia to support the construction of new purpose-built accommodation that will support those that need to travel to Adelaide for cancer treatment.

$5.6m OVER 3 YEARS
Establishment of an expanded Home Hospital service. The program will significantly expand the level of services for certain conditions (where it is clinically safe) delivered in a person’s home, rather than a hospital setting. Home Hospital has the dual benefit of delivering quality, safe services to people in a setting that is more comfortable for them.

$5m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22
Establishment of a Commonwealth funded Veteran Wellbeing Centre to provide current and former serving veterans and their families with greater access to health and wellbeing services and support in their local community.

$4.6m OVER 4 YEARS
First phase of the government’s Youth Treatment Order program which will support children and young people who are struggling with drug addiction. Phase one allows for treatment orders to be made in respect of young people already subject to detention in a training centre at the time the order is made.

$2.8m IN 2020-21
To support the accelerated uptake of the new Commonwealth funded nationally accredited Infection Prevention and Control Training skills set (or equivalent nationally accredited training), for customer-facing employees
in any industry.

The training is intended to support Australian businesses to re-open in response to reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and supporting consumer confidence that it is safe to re-engage with businesses.

digital access

$120m DIGITAL RESTART FUND

$120m will be invested in projects that support an improved digital experience and access to information for businesses and individuals dealing with government.

$14.8m OVER 5 YEARS

Skills information system upgrade in Department for Innovation and Skills to enable improved service delivery, data management and productivity.

$14.2m in 2019-20 AND 2020-21

Upgrade the Audio-Visual Link capability across the justice sector to enable more services and court proceedings to be undertaken remotely.

$13.4m OVER 2 YEARS

Transition a range of government services onto a new portal providing a more user friendly single point of entry customer interface to government.

$8.0m OVER 3 YEARS
Upgrade and replace the current Consumer and Business Services systems supporting increased online access to Consumer and Business Services functions for businesses and individuals.

$7m IN 2020-21 AND 2021-22

Ticketing system enhancements to enable a ‘tap on’ facility for debit and credit cards in addition to the existing Metrocard facility used on public transport.

$3.7m OVER 4 YEARS

Reforms to enable electronic roll mark-off in polling and pre-polling booths, an online portal for candidate lodgments, and the ability to apply for a postal vote online.

$3.3m OVER 3 YEARS

Converting Births, Deaths and Marriages records to electronic records. Improving public access to records dating back to 1842.

$3m OVER 3 YEARS

Replace the Public Trustee customer relationship management system improving services for customers.

police and emergency services

In addition to the government’s $305m commitment to bushfire response and recovery the 2020-21 Budget provides additional resources to support our Police and Emergency Services.

POLICE

$21.2m OVER 4 YEARS 
SAPOL – COVID-19 RESOURCES

Increase police resources to maintain service delivery while police and protective security officers undertake additional functions as part of the State’s COVID-19 response. SA Police will accelerate the recruitment of 72 cadets, recruit 54 temporary Protective Security Officers, recruit SES & CFS volunteers on a temporary basis and establish a Police Operation Centre at Thebarton.

$34.9m OVER 4 YEARS
Mobile Workforce Transformation program to upgrade systems and establish remote connectivity for all SAPOL staff, and in SAPOL vehicles.

$8.5m OVER 4 YEARS

Providing personal issue multi-purpose load-bearing vests for front line police officers to protect against ballistic and edged weapons.

$6.2m FROM 2020-21 to 2022-23

Continuation of fixed wing aviation capacity for SAPOL to February 2023 to ensure essential capability.

$19.4m OVER 2 YEARS

Installation and management of fixed mobile phone detection safety cameras at high-risk metropolitan sites.

$4m OVER 4 YEARS

The government will no longer proceed with the introduction of a user pays scheme to recover costs for police attendance at significant events which are beyond SAPOL’s general responsibility. Policing at these events will remain free of charge to event organisers.

$1.2m IN 2019-20 AND $600 000 ONGOING 
COUNTRY FIRE SERVICES

Managing the risk of firefighting chemical pollutants (including PFAS) through the construction of a filtration plant at the State Training Centre and management of substances identified at the site.

$185 000 PER ANNUM
STATE EMERGENCY SERVICES

Management of regional fleets, moving vehicles, vehicle checks, audits of service providers and other measures to ensure compliance with National Heavy Vehicle regulations.

$69.3m TO IMPRROVE BUSHFIRE PREPARDNESS AND RESPONSE CAPABILITIES

$28m OVER 4 YEARS 
HAZARD REDUCTION

To undertake more hazard reduction burns in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Kangaroo Island, as well as on private land in collaboration with landholders and the CFS.

$900 000 PER ANNUM
CFS STAFFING

For CFS regional staffing enhancements, including the establishment of a permanent CFS presence on Kangaroo Island.

$5m OVER 3 YEARS
EMERGENCY VEHICLE LOCATION SYSTEM

For the implementation of an automatic vehicle location system for the emergency services sector providing real time location of firefighting and other emergency response vehicles during incidents.

$7.2m OVER 4 YEARS 
CFS FIRE TRUCK REPLACEMENT

To accelerate the replacement of CFS heavy fire trucks. The trucks will be fitted with the latest safety and operating systems to improve volunteer firefighter safety and capability.

$2.7m OVER 2 YEARS 
CFS FIRE APPLIANCE SAFETY MEASURES 

To retrofit additional CFS operational response vehicles with safety systems to improve burn-over protection while fighting bushfires. The retrofit will include a cabin deluge water spray with wheel spray, in-cabin breathing system, in-cabin pump control, cabin window heat resistant curtains and retrofitting fire retardant air filter elements on pumps and fire appliances.

$11.5m OVER 4 YEARS
MFS FIRE APPLIANCES

To accelerate the replacement of MFS general purpose pumper appliances.

$2.5m IN 2020-21
EMERGENCY ALERT

South Australia’s contribution to the upgrade of Emergency Alert, the national telephone warning system used by emergency services to send voice messages to landlines and text messages to mobile phones within a defined area about likely or actual emergencies.

$8.8m  OVER 4 YEARS
IMPROVED FACILITIES, CAPABILITY AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

To address a range of review recommendations covering bushfire preparedness and improved support structures
for volunteers.

education and skills

$805m MORE WILL BE SPENT ON EDUCATION IN 2023-24 THAN 2019-20 ADDING 1768 MORE EMPLOYEES

VET AND SUPPORT FOR APPRENTICESHIPS

$99.6m OVER 2019-20 AND 2020-21

Additional resources to TAFE SA to support the transition to the government’s direction for the delivery of Vocational Education and Training.

$68.9m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22

Additional expenditure for the Department for Innovation and Skills (DIS) to deliver on the JobTrainer Fund National Partnership Agreement with the Commonwealth.

$19m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22

Leveraging the JobTrainer initiative in order to maximise employment outcomes for the South Australian economy.

$32.9m OVER 4 YEARS

Supporting a further 750 traineeship and apprenticeship places in government agencies and funded projects, in qualifications that are assessed as having high growth potential.

This includes cyber security, aged care, disability services, and in housing construction.

The intent of the program is to deliver government funded employment during the training period, and a qualification to the individual that will equip them to pursue ongoing employment in the applicable sector.

SUPPORTING NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

$8.3m OVER 4 YEARS

Grants to the non-government school sectors to assist in the provision of the most appropriate regional transport services to their students.

$180m BROUGHT FORWARD FROM 2020-21 TO 2019-20

State government funding to non-government schools brought forward to assist in meeting cash flow requirements in the
short-term due to the impact of COVID-19.

PRESCHOOL

$28.2m OVER 2 YEARS

Extension of the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education to continue providing
South Australian children access to up to 15 hours of quality education per week in the year before school.

protecting the vulnerable

HOUSING

$13.6m OVER 3 YEARS
Provides short-term emergency accommodation and support services to rough sleepers, including those from remote Aboriginal communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

$873 000 OVER 2 YEARS
Supporting Aboriginal people from remote communities in South Australia to remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, avoid homelessness or displacement during travel restrictions and meet isolation requirements before returning to their home communities.

$1.1m IN 2020-21
Street to Home Program - providing a range of services for people sleeping rough in the inner city.

DISABILITY SUPPORT

$3.5m OVER 4 YEARS
Expand the Adult Safeguarding Unit to include adults living with a disability who may be vulnerable to abuse. Implementing a recommendation of the Safeguarding Taskforce.

$1.1m IN 2020-21
Extra resources for administration of restrictive practices for people under guardianship, in aged care and disability accommodation.

$6.8m OVER 4 YEARS
Case management and services provision for NDIS clients and to address an increase in guardianship and administration orders.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

$124m OVER 4 YEARS

To meet the costs of an increase in the number of children and young people in care.

$9.8m OVER 4 YEARS

Child and Family Assessment and Referral Network program supporting children and families with complex needs, and a trial to support young women under
23 years of age with child protection histories.

SOCIAL IMPACT BONDS
The government is partnering with the Commonwealth Government and non-government service providers to introduce family preservation and reunification services through social impact bonds and pay-by-result contracts. These are expected to promote innovative service provision and enhance support for families in need.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

$3.8m OVER 4 YEARS
For domestic violence measures including the continuation of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme to ensure people who request information about a partner’s criminal history have support from a specialist women’s domestic violence service, the personal protection app linking high-risk individuals with SA Police and the development of a statewide early support counselling service for perpetrators of domestic violence.

CLOSING THE GAP

$5.1m OVER 4 YEARS
Funding for the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap to further address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage.

Also includes funding to support the functions of the South Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations Network.

Budget papers

The Budget papers are split into five papers:

  • Budget Overview
  • Budget Speech
  • Budget Statement
  • Budget Agency Statements
  • Budget Measures Statement

Covid19 Health Response
Economic Stimulus
Bushfire Response
Creating Jobs
Backing Business
Building What Matters
Lower Costs
Regions
Budget Papers
Media
Lower Costs

The 2020-21 budget continues to deliver significant cost-of-living relief driving down the cost of average household bills.

WATER AND SEWERAGE BILLS
From July 1 this year, average households are saving approximately $200 a year on their SA Water bills. In June, the government took the first opportunity to revise down the value of SA Water’s regulated asset base delivering huge savings for consumers.

EMERGENCY SERVICES LEVY REDUCTIONS
The 2020-21 Budget continues to fund Emergency Services Levy remissions of $90 million a year leading to cheaper ESL bills. The saving in 2020-21 for an average household is $163.60.

COMPULSORY THIRD PARTY REFORMS
Resulting in a $100 saving per car on average.

SPORT VOUCHERS
The budget continues funding for the doubling of sports vouchers for primary school-aged children’s swimming lessons and other sports participation (from $50 to $100).

TRANSPORT RELIEF FOR HOSPITAL STAFF
Provides hospital staff with free car parking and public transport during the coronavirus pandemic. Hospital staff are able to access free public transport, free parking across all SA metropolitan hospitals and receive reimbursements up to $101 per month for non-site related car parking.

COST OF LIVING CONCESSION
Households that receive the Centrelink JobSeeker Payment received a once-off boost of $500 as part of the 2020-21 Cost of Living Concession. For eligible homeowners, their 2020–21 payment of $215.10 became $715.10. Eligible tenants received $607.60.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SUPPORT PACKAGE
International students who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions are being supported through the provision of $500 emergency cash grants for tertiary students mainly administered by universities and $200 grants per student to homestay families.

RENT RELIEF AND SUPPORT FOR LANDLORDS PROVIDING RELIEF
The rent relief scheme provides for two rounds of grants of up to $1 000 to residential landlords who reduce the rent of a tenant experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Landlords can also receive up to a 50% reduction on their 2019-20 land tax liability on affected properties, where they have provided relief to affected tenants or lost income due to a vacancy.

LOWERING ELECTRICITY BILLS
Electricity reforms introduced by the government have resulted in an average saving to households of $158 per year over the last two years.

The budget invests an additional $18 million into the government’s Home Battery Scheme to support consumer choice for larger home batteries. More than 13 000 households have signed up for a subsidy to install a home battery system, which drives down the cost of their electricity delivering further savings and alleviates pressure on the grid. This, along with measures like the SA-NSW Interconnector, will continue to deliver savings to households.

Budget papers

The Budget papers are split into five papers:

  • Budget Overview
  • Budget Speech
  • Budget Statement
  • Budget Agency Statements
  • Budget Measures Statement

Covid19 Health Response
Economic Stimulus
Bushfire Response
Creating Jobs
Backing Business
Building What Matters
Better Services
Regions
Budget Papers
Media
Regions

Regional South Australia contributes around $28.7b to the state’s economy, over one quarter of total GSP.

Regional communities make up 29% of the state’s total population.

SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS IN REGIONS

$48.8m was paid to small businesses and not-for-profits impacted by COVID-19 through Small Business Grants Round 1.

The 2020-21 Budget provides further support to regional small business through a second round of small business grants.

  1. Adelaide Hills
  2. Barossa Light and Lower North
  3. Eyre and Western
  4. Far North
  5. Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
  6. Limestone Coast
  7. Murray and Mallee
  8. Yorke and Mid North

BUSHFIRE SUPPORT

$293m
Supporting regions impacted by bushfires, providing immediate relief, recovery and response.

ECONOMIC STIMULUS

$1b

In further economic stimulus to support regions as the state emerges from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • $908.8m in new rural transport infrastructure projects.
  • A special $25m Regional Growth Fund Strategic Business Round in 2020.
  • $20.3m in additional infrastructure works in regional health facilities over the next two years, adding to $15 million acceleration of SA Health’s existing regional sustainability works program from future years.
  • $24.5m to support the sustainability of the marine scale-fish industry through the implementation of reforms, including a government funded licence buy-back scheme.
  • $32m to build the capacity of our regional national parks to conserve our natural landscapes and wildlife, and boost visitation and the local economies.
  • $20.9m towards a Drought Support Package aimed at supporting farm families, local businesses and rural communities dealing with drought conditions.
across regions

$211.4m  IN 2020-21
Generational improvement of regional schools’ infrastructure with a total value of $353.9m.

$269.5m OVER 3 YEARS
Road safety stimulus works in regional areas including shoulder sealing, lighting, audio tactile line marking and barriers.

$52.8m OVER 2 YEARS 
Community-led economic recovery projects to support bushfire impacted communities in the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island.

The first project announced in this package is a $19.8m contribution to SA Water’s new desalination plant on Kangaroo Island.

$52m  OVER 3 YEARS
Regional Road Network Package funding upgrades to the Stuart, Dukes, Spencer and Riddoch Highways.

$25m IN 2020-21
Regional Growth Fund Strategic Business Round in 2020 supporting long term job creation in the regions.

 

adelaide hills

$250m OVER 4 YEARS
Improve access from the South Eastern Freeway to Hahndorf.

$50m OVER 3 YEARS
Enhancements and renewal of the South Eastern Freeway, including the Heysen Tunnels.

$4.1m OVER 4 YEARS
$1.1m investing expenditure in 2020-21 and ongoing operating expenditure to establish a Service SA centre in Mt Barker.

murray and mallee


$37.6m OVER 2 YEARS 
Sustaining Riverland Environments Program delivering Murray Darling Basin Plan outcomes.

$4.6m IN 2020-21
Completing the $5m upgrade of Loxton High School.

barossa, light and lower north

$6.2m IN 2020-21
Continuing upgrades at Nuriootpa High School and Nuriootpa Primary School.

$800 000 IN 2019-20
To examine the potential for the development of an irrigation scheme for the Barossa and Eden Valleys using treated water from Bolivar.

limestone coast

$5.1m IN 2020-21
Completing the $6.3m upgrade of Grant High School.

$3.4m IN 2020-21
Completing the $4m upgrade of Kingston Community School.
 

yorke and mid north

$50m IN 2020-21
Port Wakefield overpass and highway duplication works.

$30.6m OVER 4 YEARS
Transforming the Leigh Creek Township.

$3.2m IN 2020-21
Completing the $4m upgrade of Moonta Area School.

fleurieu and kangaroo island

$185m OVER 5 YEARS
Improvements for road safety and traffic flows on Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road.

$10m OVER 2020-21 AND 2021-22
To upgrade the recently purchased former Investigator College site in Goolwa to make the facilities suitable for use as a government high school.

$4.0m IN 2019-20 AND 2020-21
For the upgrade of nature based tourism sites such as a new visitor precinct at Antechamber Bay, as well as facilities at Murray’s Lagoon, D’Estrees Bay and Cape Willoughby.

$3.0m IN 2020-21
For the improvement of visitor facilities at Seal Bay.

$45m OVER 3 YEARS
Replacing bushfire damaged government assets on Kangaroo Island.

Far North, Eyre and Western

$135m OVER 3 YEARS 
Complete a continuous sealed corridor to the Queensland border ($180m total cost).

$37m OVER 4 YEARS 
Critical maintenance works on the Port Bonython Jetty to ensure the ongoing use of the port for oil and gas exports.

$8.5m IN 2020-21
New solar photovoltaic and battery storage capacity at the Central Power House in Umuwa.

Budget papers

The Budget papers are split into five papers:

  • Budget Overview
  • Budget Speech
  • Budget Statement
  • Budget Agency Statements
  • Budget Measures Statement

Covid19 Health Response
Economic Stimulus
Bushfire Response
Creating Jobs
Backing Business
Building What Matters
Better Services
Lower Costs
Budget Papers
Media
Responsible Budget

THE ECONOMY

Economic growth in South Australia during 2019-20 has been shaken firstly by drought and bushfires and then by the COVID-19 pandemic. Real GSP is estimated to contract by 1¾ per cent. 

Employment in South Australia declined by 0.6 per cent in year average terms in 2019-20. While South Australia’s employment declined significantly in April and May following the implementation of lock downs and social distancing policies, employment has recovered significantly in each of the four months since. Employment levels are expected to continue to grow through the remainder of 2020-21.

$3.8B GST REVENUE LOSS SINCE 2019-20 BUDGET

South Australia has experienced a significant reduction in estimated GST revenue of $3.8 billion since the 2019-20 Budget due to the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on national consumption spending and a reduction in South Australia’s share of the national GST pool.

NECESSARY RESPONSE

The 2020-21 Budget responds to the economic and community challenges of devastating bushfires and global pandemic. Importantly the budget provides essential economic stimulus to support business and employment. The significant stimulus response is consistent with advice from the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia on the level of fiscal stimulus required by governments to protect and support jobs. The significant stimulus and reduction in GST revenue has resulted in net operating deficits and an increase in public sector debt levels. The budget is projected to return to net operating surplus in 2023-24.

The decision to respond with significant stimulus measures was made in the knowledge that interest costs are at historically low levels making these necessary stimulus measures affordable.
The ability to decisively respond to economic challenges underscores the importance of sound fiscal management across the economic cycle.

SAVINGS

New operating savings in the 2020-21 Budget total $198 million over the next four years. These savings continue to address the government’s agenda for an efficient public sector.

FEES AND CHARGES

The government has introduced a number of responsible revenue measures, including:

  • An increase to the Victims of Crime (VOC) Levy by 50 per cent from 1 January 2021, with the exception of the
    Youth Levy which remains unchanged.
  • The fees for admitted surgical interventions and admitted births/deliveries were increased on 1 July 2020 for
    Non-Medicare patients to more accurately reflect the costs associated with actually providing these services in
    South Australian hospitals.
  • Requiring the upfront payment of vehicle clamping and impound fees at the time of release.
    Government fees and charges rose by around 1.9% on 1 July 2020 reflecting the average increase in the cost of providing services.
  • The government is intending to introduce a road user charge for plug-in electric and zero emission vehicles. The charge will include a fixed component (similar to current registration charging) and a variable charge based on distance travelled. Electric vehicles do not attract fuel excise and therefore make a lower contribution to the cost of maintaining our road network. The proposed road user charge will ensure road maintenance funding is sustainable into the future.
  • The Public Trustee will increase the investment management fee for the growth common funds from 1.0 per cent to
    1.2 per cent from 1 July 2021.
Budget papers

The Budget papers are split into five papers:

  • Budget Overview
  • Budget Speech
  • Budget Statement
  • Budget Agency Statements
  • Budget Measures Statement

Covid19 Health Response
Economic Stimulus
Bushfire Response
Creating Jobs
Backing Business
Building What Matters
Lower Costs
Better Services
Regions
Budget Papers
Media
Budget Papers

Budget Paper 1: Budget Overview

A summary publication capturing all highlights from the 2020-21 Budget.
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Budget Paper 2: Budget Speech

A copy of the Treasurer’s speech, delivered to Parliament on 10 November 2020.
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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.
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Budget Paper 4: Agency Statements

Various financial reports presenting the State Government’s current and estimated revenue, expenses and performance by agency.
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Budget Paper 5: Budget Measures Statement

A financial report detailing the State Government’s expenditure, savings and revenue initiatives.
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Creating Jobs
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