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Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Legislative Council - Budget Estimates 2023-2024


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 eight Portfolio Committees. 

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

Budget Estimates hearings are open to the public and are webcast live on the Parliament's website.


Budget Estimates 2023-2024

​The Budget Estimates and related papers for 2023-2024 were referred by the House to the Portfolio Committees for inquiry and report on 12 September 2023. Known as the Budget Estmates resolution, the referral sets the terms of reference for the inquiry into Budget Estimates 2023-2024.​

The following dates have been set aside for hearings:

​Initial hearings
​24 October to 26 October 2023
31 October to 3​​ November 2023
7 November to 10 November 2023
​Supplementary hearing
​​13 December 2023
Additional hearings

​​20 February to 23 February 2024
27 February to 1 March 2024
4 March to 7 March 2024

The Budget Estimates Guide 2023-2024 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.


Additional hearings 2024

It is anticipated that transcripts will be available on the morning of the next business day after a hearing.

Video recordings are expected to be available on the NSW Parliament's YouTube channel​ the afternoon of the next business day following the hearing. ​​


Tuesday 20 February 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm





9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Education and Early Learning, Western Sydney (Car)​​




Small Business, Lands and Property, Multiculturalism, Sport (Kamper)

3





4

Macquarie





Preston Stanley                 
Hearing schedule​
Transcript
Tabled documents​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions

Hearing schedule​
Transcript​
Questions on notice​
Supplementary questions


Wednesday 21 February 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm





9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Premier (Minns)





Agriculture, Regional New South Wales, Western New South Wales (Moriarty)

1





4
Macquarie





Preston Stanley
Hearing schedule​
Transcript​
Tabled documents​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions

Hearing schedule​
Transcript​
Tabled documents​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions ​​


Thursday 22 February 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm





9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Health, Regional Health, the Illawarra and the South Coast (Park)




Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty, Gaming and Racing, Veterans, the Central Coast, Medical Research (Harris)

2





1
Macquarie





Preston Stanley
Hearing​ schedule​
Transcript​
Tabled documents​
Questions on notice​
Supplementary questions

Hearing schedule​
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary​​ questions


Friday 23 February 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm





9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Transport (Haylen)





Police and Counter-T​errorism, the Hunter (Catley)

6





5
Macquarie





Jubilee​
Hearing schedule​
Transcript​
Tabled documents​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
​​
Hearing schedule​
Transcript
Tabled documents​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​


Tuesday 27 February 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm


9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Planning and Public Spaces (Scully)


Women, Seniors, Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Harrison)

7


5
Macquarie


Preston Stanley
Hearing sch​edule​​
Transcript

Hearing schedule​
Transcript​


Wednesday 28 February 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm


9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Water, Housing, Homelessness, Mental Health, Youth, the North Coast (Jackson)

Customer Service and Digital Government, Emergency Services, Youth Justice (Dib)

2


8
Macquarie


Preston Stanley
Hearing schedule
Transcript

Hearing schedule​
Transcript​


Thursday 29 February 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm


9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Industrial Relations, Work Health and Safety (Cotsis)

Regional Transport and Roads (Aitchison)

1


6
Macquarie


Preston Stanley
Hearing schedule​


Hearing schedule​


Friday 1 March 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm

9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Treasurer (Mookhey)

Better Regulation and Fair Trading, Industry and Trade, Innovation, Science and Technology, Building, Corrections (Chanthivong)

1

8
Macquarie

Preston Stanley
Hearing schedule​

Hearing schedule​


Monday 4 March 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm


9.15 am - 1.00 pm
Families and Communities, Disability Inclusion (Washington)

The Legislature (Franklin)
5


1

Macquarie


Preston Stanley

Hearing schedule​


Hearing schedule 


Tuesday 5 March 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm



9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Special Minister of State, Roads, Arts, Music and the Night-time Economy, Jobs and Tourism (Graham)

Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education (Whan)
6



3
Macquarie



Preston Stanley




Wednesday 6 March 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm

9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Attorney-General (Daley)

Local Government (Hoenig)
5

8
Macquarie

Preston Stanley




Thursday 7 March 2024

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm


9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, Heritage (Sharpe)

Finance, Domestic Manufacturing and Government Procurement, Natural Resources (Houssos)

7


1
Macquarie


Preston Stanley




Supplementary hearing 2023​

Video recordings of hearings, where available, can be found on the NSW Parliament's YouTube channel here.​

Wednesday 13 December 2023

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pmAgriculture, Regional New South Wales, Western New South Wales (Moriarty)

4
Macquarie
Hearing schedule​
Transcript​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​


Initial hearings 2023​

Video recordings of hearings, where available, can be found on the NSW Parliament's YouTube channel here.​

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm






9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Education and Early Learning, Western Sydney (Car)​​





Small Business, Lands and Property, Multiculturalism, Sport (Kamper)

3






4

Macquarie






Preston Stanley
Hearing schedule​
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​

Hearing schedule​
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
​​​​Answers to questions on notice​
Answers to supplementary questions


Wednesday 25 October 2023

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm














9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Premier (Minns)














Agriculture, Regional New South Wales, Western New South Wales (Moriarty)

1














4
Macquarie














Preston Stanley
Hearing schedule​
Transcript​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
​​Answers to questions on notice - Audit Office
Answers to questions on notice ​- Law Enforcement Commission
Answers to questions on notice - ​NSW Electoral Commission​
Answers to questions on no​tice
Answers to supplementary questions - NSW electoral commission
Answers to supplementary questions​

Hearing schedule
Transcript​ 
Questions on notice​
Supplementary questions
​​​Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​


Thursday 26 October 2023

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm







9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Health, Regional Health, the Illawarra and the South Coast (Park)






Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty, Gaming and Racing, Veterans, the Central Coast, Medical Research (Harris)

2







1
Macquarie







Preston Stanley
Hearing schedule​
Transcript
​Tabled documents​​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice​
Answers to supplementary questions

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice​
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​


Tuesday 31 October 2023

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm








9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Treasurer (Mookhey)








Customer Service and Digital Government, Emergency Services, Youth Justice (Dib)

1








8
Macquarie








Preston Stanley
Hearing schedule
Transcript​
Tabled documents​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to q​​uestions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying evidence

Hearing schedule
Transcript​
Tabled documents​​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​​
Letter clarifying evidence
Letter clarifying evidence
Letter clarifying evidence
Letter clarifying evidence


Wednesday 1 November 2023

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm








9.15 am - 5.30 pm






9.15 am - 5.30 pm 

Water, Housing, Homelessness, Mental Health, Youth, the North Coast (Jackson)







Regional Transport and Roads (Aitchison)






Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education (Whan)
2








6






3
Macquarie








Preston Stanley






814
Hearing schedule
Transcript​
Tabled documents​
Questions on notice​
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​
Letter clarifying evidence


Hearing schedule​
Transcript​​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice 
Answers to supplementary questions​

Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​


Thursday 2 November 2023 

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm








9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, Heritage (Sharpe)







Finance, Domestic Manufacturing and Government Procurement, Natural Resources (Houssos)
7








1

Macquarie








Preston Stanley
Hearing​ schedule
Transc​ript
Tabled documents​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​
Letter clarifying evidence​

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​


Friday 3 November 2023

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm







9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Planning and Public Spaces (Scully)







Women, Seniors, Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Harrison)

7







5
Macquarie







Preston Stanley
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​

Hearing schedule
Trans​cript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​​
Letter clarifying evidence
Letter clarifying evidence
Letter clarifying evidence​


Tuesday 7 November 2023

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm






9.15 am - 5.30 pm







2.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Transport (Haylen)






Police and Counter-T​errorism, the Hunter (Catley)







The Legislature (Franklin)

6






5







​1
Macquarie






Preston Stanley







814
Hearing s​​chedule
​​Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers ​to supplementary questions​

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice​
Supplementary questions​
Answers to qu​​e​stions on n​otice​​​​
Answers to supple​mentar​y questions​​
​​​

Hearing schedule
Tabled documents​
Transcript​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​
​​


Wednesday 8 November 2023

Time 
Port​folio 
PC
Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm






9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Industrial Relations, Work Health and Safety (Cotsis)





Better Regulation and Fair Trading, Industry and Trade, Innovation, Science and Technology, Building, Corrections (Chanthivong)

1






8
Preston Stanley






Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
​​Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​

Hearing schedule
Transcript​
Questions on notice​
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​
Letter clarifying evidence
Letter clarify​ing evidence​
Letter clarifying evidence


Thursday 9 November 2023

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm​






9.15 am - 5.30 pm

Special Minister of State, Roads, Arts, Music 
and the Night-time Economy, Jobs and Tourism 
(Grah​am)




Families and Communities, Disability Inclusion (Washington)
6






5

Macquarie






Preston Stanley​
Hea​ring schedule
Transcript
Questio​ns on notice
Supplementary questions​​ 
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​
​​
Hea​ring schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to question on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​
Letter clarifying evidence​




Friday 10 November 2023

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.15 am - 5.30 pm







9.15 am - 5.30 pm
Attorney-General (Daley)







Local Government (Hoenig)

5







8
Macquarie







Preston Stanley
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​​​
Answers to questions on notice​
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying evidence​

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​​


For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 2809 or email [email protected]

For transcripts and other information relating to the previous Budget Estimates for 2022-2023 please click here.