SAVE money in the new year by taking advantage of state government initiatives to ease the cost of living.
Drivers will be given a 10 minute grace period when they pay for a minimum of one hour parking from January 31.
And, universities and councils can reduce parking fines from $112 to $80.
The new year means rebates and initiatives will be available for people across the state, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said.
“On the top of everyone’s New Year’s resolution list is the goal to save money,” he said.
“As ever our top goal is to reduce the financial burden even further for the people of NSW and these measures are doing just that.
Parents win big in the savings department, with January 1 to see the arrival of the Baby Bundle and roll out of the $100 Creative Kids voucher.
Universal education access to preschool for three-year-old’s will make NSW the first state in the country to do so, with an average saving of $825 a year for families.
New parents and caregivers will receive a bag of essentials with important health information valued at $300.
The initiatives are aimed at taking pressure off of families given the rising costs of living putting extra-curricular activities out of reach for some Mr Perrottet said.
“This is about putting money back into the pockets of hard-working people right across NSW,” he said.
In 2019, victims of domestic violence are entitled to 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave annually for NSW public sector employees including teachers, nurses and police.
And more than 300,000 drivers will be eligible for half-priced or free rego from July 1 if they spend $15 or more on tolls each week.
To save fuel, residents are encouraged to continue to use the FuelCheck app that was released in 2018.
The app allows users to find the cheapest fuel in their area and can save drivers $500 per year.
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