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Legislative Council - Budget Estimates 2022-2023


About the Budget Estimates inquiry

Ministers and senior public servants attend an annual Budget Estimates inquiry to answer questions about the expenditure, performance and effectiveness of their agencies. 

Budget Estimates is a key process for government accountability and transparency. The Budget Estimates inquiry involves detailed questioning on the decisions, actions and advice of ministers and public servants.

The Budget Estimates inquiry is conducted by the Legislative Council’s seven Portfolio Committees. 

Further information about the Budget Estimates inquiry can be found in Chapter 20 of New South Wales Legislative Practice.


Budget Estimates 2022-2023

The Budget Estimates and related papers for 2022-2023 were referred by the House to the Portfolio Committees for inquiry and report on 22 June 2022

The following dates have been set aside for hearings:

​Initial hearings
​22 August to 7 September 2022
Supplementary hearings
​24 October to 28 October 2022


The Budget Estimates Guide 2022-2023 contains more information about Budget Estimates processes and procedures, along with committee membership and the timetable for the initial hearings both by date and by committee. 


Initial hearings 2022

According to the terms of reference adopted on 22 June 2022, initial hearings of the Budget Estimates inquiry are scheduled over 13 days from 22 August 2022 to 7 September 2022 as follows:


Monday 22 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm

9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Attorney General (Speakman)

Treasurer, Energy (Kean)
5

1
​Macquarie

Jubilee




Tuesday 23 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm

9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Education and Early Learning (Mitchell)

Environment and Heritage (Griffin)
3

7
​Macquarie

Jubilee




Wednesday 24 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm


9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Families and Communities, Disability Services (Maclaren-Jones)

Metropolitan Roads, Women's Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence (Ward)
5


6
​Macquarie


Jubilee




Thursday 25 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm


9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Skills and Training,  Science, Innovation and Technology (Henskens)

Local Government (Tuckerman)
3


7
​Macquarie


Jubilee




Friday 26 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm

9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Transport, Veterans (Elliott)

Finance, Employee Relations (Tudehope)
6

1
​Macquarie

Jubilee




Monday 29 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm

9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Corrections (Lee)

Planning, Homes (Roberts)
5

7
​Macquarie

Jubilee




Tuesday 30 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm


9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Customer Service and Digital Government (Dominello)

Enterprise, Investment and Trade,  Tourism and Sport,  Western Sydney (Ayres)
4


1
​Macquarie


Jubilee




Wednesday 31 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm

9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Deputy Premier, Regional New South Wales,  Police (Toole)

Regional Transport and Roads (Farraway)
5

6
​Macquarie

Jubilee




Thursday 1 September 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm

9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Health (Hazzard)

Premier (Perrottet)
2

1
​Macquarie

Jubilee




Friday 2 September 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm


9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Emergency Services and Resilience,  Flood Recovery (Cooke)

Lands and Water,  Hospitality and Racing (Anderson)
5


4
​Macquarie


Jubilee




Monday 5 September 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm


9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Agriculture, Western New South Wales  (Saunders)

Aboriginal Affairs, Arts, Regional Youth (Franklin)
4


1
​Macquarie


Jubilee




Tuesday 6 September 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm

9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Women, Regional Health, Mental Health (Taylor)

Infrastructure, Cities, Active Transport (Stokes)
2

6
​Macquarie

Jubilee




Wednesday 7 September 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm

9.30 am – 5.30 pm

9.30 am – 5.30 pm
​Multiculturalism, Seniors (Coure)

Small Business, Fair Trading (Petinos)

The Legislature (Mason-Cox)
5

4

1
​Macquarie

Jubilee

814/815




For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 3783 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au

For transcripts and other information relating to the previous Budget Estimates for 2021-2022 please click here.