How you can get a $100 voucher to stay overnight in the city or put your kids into swim school
- Parents who put pre-school child in swim class will be eligible for $100 voucher
- NSW residents are also getting $100 voucher to stay overnight in Sydney CBD
- Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has extended voucher scheme as part of Budget
- More than $100million worth of new vouchers measures announced on Tuesday
Residents in one state will eligible for a $100 voucher if they stay overnight in a downturn Sydney hotel or put their kids into swim school.
The New South Wales Budget has unveiled more than $100million worth of new sweeteners, available from July, to help the state recover from the Covid downturn.
With Australia closed to foreign tourists until at least 2022, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced NSW residents would be eligible for a $100 voucher if they stayed overnight in a Sydney city centre hotel, as part of a $20million program.
With Australia closed to foreign tourists, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced NSW residents would be eligible for a $100 voucher if they stayed overnight in a Sydney city centre hotel, as part of a $20million program. Pictured is the $16,000 a night Hyatt hotel with a view of the Opera House
$100 vouchers in NSW
Sydney CBD accommodation
Swim lessons for kids aged three to six
Friday long lunch in the city
Parents will also be getting $100 vouchers if they put their child, aged three to six, into swimming lessons, under the $43.9million Learn to Swim Active Pre-Schooler program.
‘Ultimately this is the type of support that will not only save people money, it could help save lives,’ Mr Perrottet, a father-of-six said.
The Budget for 2021-22, unveiled on Tuesday, introduced a series of new voucher programs, following the popularity of Dine and Discover.
This scheme was extended by a month until July 31, giving consumers more opportunities to redeem $100 worth of subsidies, in four $25 instalments, if they sat down for a restaurant meal, went to the movies or visited a tourist attraction.
To date, 9million Dine and Discover vouchers have been redeemed, with NSW consumers visiting 12,500 businesses.
‘We are extending stimulus programs like Dine and Discover, targeting industries still struggling from the effects of the pandemic,’ Mr Perrottet said.
In a bid to revive the struggling city centre, with more people working from home, the government is offering $100 upfront for those who have lunch in the central business district on Fridays.
This $50million long-lunch subsidy scheme is also known as Dine and Discover.
Despite the turmoil of the Covid pandemic, NSW Treasury is expecting the state’s unemployment rate to fall back to 4.5 per cent by 2024-25, down from 5 per cent now.
The Budget was also expected to return to surplus by that time.
Parents will also be getting $100 vouchers if they put their pre-school child, aged three to six, into swimming lessons, under $43.9million Learn to Swim Active Pre-Schooler program