In 2011-12, the estimate of cultural expenditure by the New South Wales Government was $817.6m or 25% of the cultural expenditure by state and territory governments. This was an increase of 7% from $764.6m in 2010-11. Recurrent expenses accounted for 76% of New South Wales Government cultural expenditure. The estimate of per person expenditure by the New South Wales Government was $112.60.
In 2011-12, the estimate of expenditure of New South Wales Government funds on Heritage activities fell 4% to $614.0m. This fall was largely attributable to decreases in expenditure on Environmental heritage and Archives of $60.4m and $7.4m respectively. However, the overall decrease was partially offset by an increase of $33.5m in expenditure in Other museums and cultural heritage.
NSW GOVERNMENT HERITAGE EXPENDITURE
In 2011-12, the estimate of expenditure of New South Wales Government funds for Arts activities increased by 63% to $203.6m. The categories driving this increase were Performing arts venues, Film and video production and distribution and Other arts with expenditure increases of 114% ($54.7m), 105% ($9.2m) and 49% ($8.7m), respectively.
NSW GOVERNMENT ARTS EXPENDITURE,
By selected categories