The NSW government has delivered a budget that is $5.7 billion in surplus. This surplus has been attributed to high taxation and the revenue from fines. What does the NSW government use this money on? Firstly, to build a light rail system: the cost of this has blown out by $1.2 billion and has made Sydney city less accessible. Secondly, the NSW government is moving the Powerhouse Museum from Ultimo to Parramatta which will cost a further $1 billion which will see less access for tourists. Finally, the proposal to tear down stadiums which aren’t filled to capacity to build larger capacity stadiums. This was so illogical, public backlash forced them reverse their decision.
The Liberal Democrats believe that the role of government is not to run a deficit or a surplus, but to run a balanced budget. This means the people of NSW would not be over taxed to make up for deficits or to build illogical projects.