NSW parliament back for business in 2018

Labor is promising to heap more pressure on the NSW government over its health and schools spending as state parliament resumes for 2018.

MPs in the lower house return on Tuesday while their upper house colleagues will be back at work next week.

This year - 2018 - is the last full year of sittings before the next state election due in March next year.

Opposition Leader Luke Foley says Labor will be pursuing the government over its "failure" to deliver key services and its planned stadiums spend.

"This is a government that has the wrong priorities led by a premier who thinks there's nothing wrong splashing $2 billion on stadiums while kids in the regions struggle to find work and the cost of living continues to rise," Mr Foley said.

"Labor will continue to hold this government to account on its failures and over the course of the year we will be announcing positive policies that will deliver for all of NSW."

Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who said housing affordability was her top priority when she was thrust into the job, labelled 2017 a big year for the state.

"The good news for the people of NSW is that 2018 is going to be even bigger," she said in a statement.

"The government looks forward to sharing its exciting agenda with the community, including in parliament as it resumes for the year."

Ms Berejiklian had a somewhat turbulent first year in the top job after taking over from Mike Baird in early 2017.

She had to deal with the remnants of Mr Baird's tenure including the doomed council amalgamations policy, cost blowouts to the controversial WestConnex roads project and a handful of by-elections.

But she was able to follow through on her promise to ramp up spending on infrastructure thanks to the privatisation of half the state's electricity poles and wires.

Meanwhile, parliament isn't expected to formally approve Kristina Keneally as Labor's replacement for Sam Dastyari in the federal Senate until next week.

The former NSW premier, who unsuccessfully contested the by-election for the federal seat of Bennelong last year, was the only nominee for the vacancy.

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