REGIONAL KICK-START

REGIONAL KICK-START

The North Coast of NSW is a great place to live, work and raise a family. However, like many other regional areas in NSW, it has unfairly borne the brunt of NSW Labor’s neglect. Infrastructure is run down and we lack basic services.

With the State Government’s projected 37%* increase in population growth for our region by the year 2036, we are in dire need of addressing this situation.

The NSW Liberal & National party is committed to doing just that.

As part of an overall plan for kick starting regional economies, I attended a workshop in Dubbo last month on Rebuilding the Regions with members of Shadow Cabinet.

The workshop was all about charting a roadmap for stronger rural and regional development under a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government and discussion focused on issues such as the economy, social policy, transport, infrastructure, environment, water and planning.

Sometimes both State and Local Government can be the stumbling blocks to people moving to regional areas through red tape and bureaucracy. Instead of saying ‘no’ to a business interested in relocating to our region simply because it ‘doesn’t fit’ an exact mould, we need to work together to foster and encourage business growth in our region.

The NSW Liberals and Nationals are determined to help reinvigorate regional NSW. Policies already announced include:

The NSW Liberals and Nationals believe that strengthening regional NSW is an important part of making NSW number one again.

* New South Wales State and Regional Population Projections, 2006 – 2036. 2008 Release. NSW Government Department of Planning.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577