INDUSTRY LEADERS CONVERGE ON LISMORE TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF NSW REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
Industry professionals from across the state will meet at the Northern Region Major Projects Forum in Lismore today to discuss infrastructure priorities in regional NSW.
The industry forum will include representatives from local and state governments to discuss ideas on infrastructure upgrades in regional NSW.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the Forum will be an opportunity for the community to discuss ideas on infrastructure upgrades in their own backyard.
“It is fantastic that locals in this electorate can meet with industry representatives to ensure this area continues to prosper well into the future,” Mrs Pavey said.
“This year we are investing $8.5 billion to continue building and improving our road, maritime and freight infrastructure, of which $4.8 billion will go towards regional NSW.”
“We want to ensure that we are delivering vital infrastructure that is important to Northern NSW and the NSW Government is determined to make sure that regional and rural towns get their fair share,” he said.
Member for Lismore Thomas George said the forum has a clear focus on making sure this government is providing the right regional investments and making sure that no matter what region, people can work, live and study anywhere in NSW.
“We’re continuing to fix the blackspots, seal our country roads and work with local councils through programs such as Fixing Country Roads to deliver safety initiatives in regional areas,” he said.
“We want to make sure this government is providing the right regional investments and making sure that no matter what region, people can work, live and study anywhere in NSW.