$200 MILLION HANDED BACK TO NSW HOUSEHOLDS

People across NSW have saved around $200 million this calendar year alone through the NSW Government’s cost of living measures, including Free Rego, Active Kids Vouchers and CTP refunds.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello and Member for Oatley Mark Coure at the Hurstville Service NSW Centre to announce the milestone.

“I am so pleased to learn that customers are walking out hundreds of dollars better off after their cost of living appointments at Service NSW Centres,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We know every dollar counts and we are so pleased to be providing this cost of living relief to families and individuals.”

Mr Dominello said around 2000 households across NSW had already saved close to $1 million since Service NSW’s one-stop shop service went live three months ago.

“More and more families are taking advantage of this service each week and seeing real savings,” Mr Dominello said.

“The Cost of Living Service has been extremely successful, with over 90 per cent of people who attend an appointment walking away with extra money in their pocket.

“This initiative really does take Service NSW to the next level. No longer is it just a one-stop shop for transactions and licences, now it’s also a one-stop shop for household savings.”

Mr Coure said: “It is great to be with the Premier and Minister Dominello to see residents in the Oatley area benefiting from the NSW Government’s cost of living services.

“Cost of living pressure on family budgets is regularly one of the top issues residents raise with me and it is great to see this Government continuing to do what it can to relieve that pressure.”

The one-stop shop service is now available at 46 Service NSW Centres and will be rolled out across the State by the end of October. The NSW Government offers a raft of cost of living rebates and savings including the FuelCheck app, cheaper hospital car parking, energy rebates and cheaper Green Slips. 

$63 million in Active Kids Vouchers have been issued this year. The top five areas by post code are:

Areas by postcode Potential value
2250 (Gosford, Erina, Kariong) $850,000
2259 (Tuggerah, Wyong, Warnervale) $740,000
2145 (Wentworthville, Westmead, Greystanes) $710,000
2155 (Kellyville, Rouse Hill) $705,000
2340 (Tamworth, Nundle) $705,000

 $177 million in CTP refunds have been claimed this year. The top five areas by post code are:

Areas by postcode Total
claimed amount
Liverpool, Casula, Prestons, Lurnea $3,078,462
Campbelltown, Macarthur Square, Leumeah $2,195,138
Wentworthville, Westmead, Greystanes $2,226,699
Baulkham Hills, Winston Hills, Bella Vista $2,193,070
Blacktown, Prospect, Marayong $2,013,347

 $12.5 million in Free Rego has been claimed since it took effect in July. The top five areas by postcode are:

Areas by postcode Benefits paid
Kellyville, Beaumont Hills, Rouse Hill $466,245
Baulkham Hills, Winston Hills, Bella Vista $409,038
Castle Hill $274,230
Blacktown, Prospect, Marayong $251,428
Wentworthville, Westmead, Greystanes $245,022