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.
Founded on the platform of “commercial mind, social heart”, icare has taken the NSW workers compensation scheme from deficit to a sustainable financial footing, delivering over $1 billion in enhanced benefits for injured workers while reducing employers’ insurance costs.
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.
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, while also delivering an annual dividend for communities today through the My Community Dividend program.
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 erect statues to commemorate the inspirational legacy of Sir James Martin, one of Australia’s founding fathers, and 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
Each year Dominic runs a year-long Student Leadership Program for students from his electorate 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
Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet is encouraging Epping employers to hire more people with disability and promote inclusion in their workplace. “Participation and leadership are themes of this...
One hundred seniors have shared their tales of triumph and tragedy in this year’s edition of Seniors’ Stories Volume 5. Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet congratulated the two seniors from Epping...
Local organisations in Epping can now apply for funding to support local community projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet said $12.5...
Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet attended the Remembrance Day Service at Boronia Park, Epping to pay respects to Australia’s servicemen and servicewomen. “On Remembrance Day, Australia stops to...
Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet MP is urging people in Epping to Buy Regional when doing their Christmas shopping this year to support regional businesses struggling through the worst drought in...
NSW drivers can now go wallet-less and use a Digital Driver Licence on their smartphone for proof of identity and proof of age for pubs and clubs, and for roadside police checks, with the technology...
Delivering for NSW
On Sunday, 12 January I travelled to Northern NSW to meet with locals who had been impacted by the recent bushfire devastation. In Kempsey, I teamed up with the local member...
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet have announced $1 billion over the next two years to rebuild bushfire impacted communities across NSW. The additional funding will...
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet released the NSW Half-Yearly Review (HYR) on December 12, confirming the continued strength of the State’s Budget despite challenges such as the worst drought on record,...
Last time I was here was about 18 months ago. Or as we say in Australia - that’s about one prime-minister-ago That also applies to the UK where they’ve had a change of leader recently. I actually...
There has never been a better time to live in NSW - to work in NSW - and to invest in NSW. While there’s no denying that we are here in a time of economic uncertainty. The signs are everywhere. Last...
Labor’s last great reformist Prime Minister, Paul Keating, famously quipped those holding the purse strings in Canberra should never stand between a state Premier and a bucket of money. My federal...