Protecting our natural environment and reducing emissions

  • $222.1 million for the National Parks and Wildlife Service to meet the growth in demand for nature-based tourism, including funding to remediate Sydney Harbour's Me-Mel (Goat Island) in preparation to transfer the island back to traditional owners.

  • $206.2 million over 10 years to enhance the State's natural capital, rewarding farmers to reduce their carbon emissions and improve and protect biodiversity outcomes on their land, while increasing the productivity of our primary industries.

  • $173.8 million for an additional 200 firefighters and 50 permanent bushfire conservation staff to boost frontline defences against bushfires in national parks, particularly through increased hazard reduction.

  • $106.7 million over three years for the Biodiversity Credits Supply Fund to simplify the delivery of environmentally sustainable development and infrastructure projects, allowing development to continue while protecting the environment.

  • $74.0 million for zero-emission buses to develop a final business case and commence enabling works to transition to a low-emission bus fleet to allow quiet and environmentally friendly travel services for Sydney commuters.

  • $38.3 million to further support the rollout of electric-vehicle-charging infrastructure to service the growing fleet of electric vehicles.

  • $19.8 million over three years for water strategy initiatives to address floodplain management, First Nations access and a groundwater framework.

  • New target of 50 per cent emission reductions below 2005 levels by 2030, achieved through the Net Zero Plan initiatives including the NSW Electric Vehicle Strategy and the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap.

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