According to the document, "The State Plan sets out the goals the community wants the NSW Government to work towards."
The plan puts particular focus on projects and targets in five areas:
Rights, respect and responsibility (police, justice, anti-social behaviour, citizenship and volunteering)
Delivering better services (health, education, public transport and roads)
Fairness and opportunity (social justice and Aboriginal affairs)
Growing prosperity across NSW (state and regional development)
Environment for living (environment, recreation and the arts)
The Premier's Department released a draft state plan in August 2006 and called for submissions from the community. The department then held consultation forums with community leaders and randomly-selected members of the community at large. Their feedback was grouped by region and area of concern, and used to refine the document. The resulting 177-page document, was released in November.
The plan builds upon and links existing documents covering specific areas of portfolio responsibility: