DOM PERROTTETMember for Epping and NSW Treasurer
My commitment to you
I will always put the people of Epping first. I was born here and grew up here – it’s my neighbourhood, my community and I want to see it succeed. As Treasurer, I will always fight for a better future for the families, workers, small businesses and young people that call our state home.
A great place to raise a family
My wife Helen and I are fortunate to call Sydney’s north west home and share all the area has to offer with our beautiful children Charlotte, Amelia, Annabelle, William, Harriet and Beatrice.
My education was at Redfield College in Dural and Oakhill College in Castle Hill, and then at Sydney University where I studied Commerce/Law.
After working for a number of years as a lawyer at Henry Davis York, I was elected to Parliament in 2011, where I have been honoured to serve since.
Dominic Perrottet biography
The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP is the Treasurer in the New South Wales Government, and the Member for Epping in the NSW Parliament.
Dominic was re-appointed Treasurer and Deputy Leader of the NSW Liberal Party in March 2019 following the re-election of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. He was first appointed Treasurer and Deputy Leader in January 2017, having previously served as Minister for Finance and Services from April 2014, and then Minister for Finance, Services and Property from April 2015.
Fiscal and economic management
Dominic’s work as Treasurer reflects his steadfast commitment to responsible financial management. His budgets have been characterised by strong surpluses and spending restraint, and he has successfully worked to preserve NSW’s coveted triple-A credit rating with both of the world’s leading ratings agencies (Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s).
Since becoming Treasurer, Dominic has maintained the Liberals & Nationals strong track record on lowering the tax burden, overseeing tax cuts of around $2.4 billion for individuals and small to medium sized businesses.
A strong advocate for ensuring public assets work harder for the people of NSW, Dominic oversaw the final stages of the NSW Government’s “Rebuilding NSW” asset recycling program. This program generated almost AU$30 billion in proceeds from the lease or sale of legacy government-owned assets for investment into new productive infrastructure across NSW.
Dominic is passionate about pursuing positive reform to make NSW the best place to live, work, run a business and raise a family. In his time as Finance Minister he spearheaded the rollout of Service NSW, and led a major overhaul of the NSW workers compensation scheme, establishing a new NSW Government insurer, icare.
As Treasurer, Dominic has continued to pursue a strong reform agenda. In 2018 he instituted NSW’s first ever Productivity Commission, and appointed NSW’s first Chief Economist, while also establishing the NSW Generations Fund, a world first dual purpose sovereign wealth fund to offset future public debt and secure NSW’s financial strength for generations to come.
In the 2019-20 Budget, Dominic announced a new suite of reforms to secure NSW’s economic and financial future, including the development of a long term Economic Blueprint to unlock greater prosperity for NSW (launched in November 2019 by the NSW Chief Economist), and a review of Federal Financial Relations (led by David Thodey AO), to drive a renewed “bottom-up” vision for federation that encourages dynamism and reform, and increases the autonomy and self-reliance of the states.
In December 2019, Dominic also launched “Global NSW” – a new strategy to attract more investment in NSW businesses and improve our export capacity in future growth industries. The strategy will increase the State’s international trade and investment network and provide more targeted strategic support to local industries seeking to expand their export capacity and attract local and foreign investment.
Most recently, in November 2020 the NSW Government began a consultation process on proposed changes to stamp duty aimed at helping more people achieve the Australian dream of home ownership and at the same time growing the NSW economy.
The Government is considering a once in a generation change of giving home buyers the choice to pay either stamp duty and land tax (where applicable) or a new smaller annual property tax.
Supporting middle Australia
One of Dominic’s first priorities as Treasurer has been to support the low and middle-income families who are the heart of NSW’s success. He has worked with key Ministers to introduce stamp duty savings for first home buyers, and cost savings for families for children’s sport and creative activities through the Active Kids and Creative Kids programs.
Tackling intergenerational challenges
As a father of young children, Dominic recognises the pressing need for governments to actively work to secure the future for the next generation. To help meet the long term budgetary pressures governments will face as NSW’s population ages, in 2018 Dominic established the NSW Generations fund – a world-first sovereign wealth fund designed to offset future public debt.
History, heritage and freedom
Dominic has a passion for preserving the history and heritage of NSW for current and future generations, and he proudly recalls the sacrifice of his great great uncle Private Bernard James Perrottet, who was killed in an attack on the Gallipoli Peninsula in World War I.
Dominic has worked to help erect statues to commemorate the inspirational legacy of former Premier of NSW and Chief Justice, Sir James Martin, first in Parramatta and then in late 2020 at Martin Place in the CBD.
In 2016, he oversaw the restoration of the historic Lysicrates Monument in Sydney’s Botanic Gardens by the NSW Government’s expert stonemasons unit.
He also launched a major program to secure and enhance the heritage of Sydney’s historic Macquarie Street landmarks – including Hyde Park Barracks, Australia’s first Mint, and Sydney Hospital – as well as around The Rocks and Circular Quay.
Since entering public life, Dominic has been a staunch advocate for preserving the freedoms that underpin the Australian way of life. He has spoken forcefully in Parliament and in the media in defence of freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of religion.
Student Leadership Programme
Dominic has run a number of year-long Student Leadership Program for students in their final year of school. The program provides mentoring opportunities with leaders like Mark Donaldson VC, Marie Bashir, Ian Narev and John Borghetti, culminating in a service project to help local indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, as an alternative to Schoolies Week.
A voice for Epping and NSW
My aim is to be the voice for the people of Epping and to build a better NSW for everyone. A voice for families working hard each and every day to provide for their kids. A voice for the values that have made our State and our nation great. A voice for you – in our party and in our Parliament.
Delivering for Epping
In the last few weeks of the year, we often reach a point where we pause, step back from the hustle and bustle and the mad sprint to the finish line, and remind ourselves of what Christmas is truly...
Every local council in NSW can sign up for up to $10,000 in NSW Government funding for free events, activities or experiences to enliven local public spaces this summer. Treasurer Dominic Perrotett,...
Tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses across the State will be able to apply for digital vouchers worth $1,500 to help pay for government fees and charges as part of the...
Groups of up to 100 people will be able to gather for Remembrance Day services in Epping after the approval of a one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions. “Remembrance Day is a major event for...
Students at Epping public schools will benefit from the funding certainty delivered in their school budget allocations for next year. Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet said the allocations are...
Community organisations in Epping impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for funding, thanks to the next round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program opening today. Member for...
Delivering for NSW
The State’s recovery is on track following the unprecedented economic shocks of 2020. The steady reopening of the NSW economy, recent easing of domestic border restrictions, and the first COVID-19 vaccinations delivered this week, have all boosted confidence.
The commencement of the NSW Government’s $500 million Dine & Discover stimulus program is a step closer, with testing starting in The Rocks and Broken Hill to help turbocharge local economies throughout NSW.
Sydney’s Macquarie Street is set for a shake-up with a report out today recommending the historical stretch through the city’s east be transformed into a dynamic cultural hub that recognises and celebrates the precinct’s significance to the State.
Small businesses that experienced hardship as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions on the Northern Beaches will soon have access to a grants program designed to help them cover unavoidable...
Eligible businesses across the state can now register to take part in the NSW Government’s major economic stimulus program, Dine & Discover NSW.
The program will create an economic boost for dining, arts and tourism businesses, which have been impacted by COVID-19, and encourage customers to get out and about safely.
NSW residents will be given $100 worth of digital vouchers that can be used at eateries and on arts and tourism attractions across NSW as part of a flagship $500 million program to help business, stimulate the State’s economy and support local jobs.