Voucher for adults to go out in town

One of the announcements out of Tuesday's NSW State Budget was that adults are being encouraged to go out and have a good time.

According to the announcement made by NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrettet every NSW resident aged 18 and over will be eligible for four $25 vouchers worth $100 in total - with the program designed to encourage people to spend multiple times to support their local businesses.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke believes the vouchers will help to stimulate the state's economy which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"So many of our small businesses have had an incredibly difficult year and these vouchers will hopefully give them the boost they deserve. It's also a wonderful opportunity for everyone to enjoy themselves after this tough time," Ms Cooke said.

"I am very hopeful we will see people visiting our beautiful region and making the most of these vouchers, as well as locals continuing to support the businesses they love."

Two of the four vouchers can be used for eating in at venues such as restaurants, cafes, clubs and other food service venues, and two vouchers can be used for entertainment and recreation, such as cultural institutions, performing arts, cinemas, and amusement parks.

However, there are some restrictions on what the vouchers can be used for including not being redeemable for tobacco, alcohol or gambling.

A pilot of the programme will be run in the Sydney CBD by Service NSW before being launched into the rest of the state in the new year.