Local MP Leslie Williams today announced that the Port Macquarie Hastings area is set to be promoted as an ideal place to live and work after securing a share of a $1 million dollar NSW Government fund which aims to encourage young families and workers in Sydney to make the move to regional NSW.
20 different organisations across regional NSW successfully secured funding under the $1 million Regional Growth – Marketing and Promotion Fund.
Those successful organisations will now use the funding to develop virtual reality experiences, expos for new residents, marketing campaigns and relocation kits to encourage skilled workers, young families and businesses to move to regional NSW.
Mrs Williams said she was delighted to see our area secure funding as part of the initiative.
“These campaigns will appeal to businesses wanting to expand into new markets, skilled workers looking to escape the city rat race and young families seeking a more relaxed lifestyle.
“I can’t wait to see the natural beauty of the Port Macquarie Hastings region showcased online, in print and on TV across the state,” Mrs Williams said.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has received funding for the ‘Live, Work, Invest in Port Macquarie’ campaign.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said there has never been a better time for young families to move to regional and rural areas, with new funding for major infrastructure and upgrades to community facilities.
“Regional NSW is full of opportunities, whether it is getting a foot in the door to buy your first house or if you are a skilled worker looking for a better quality of life,” Mr Barilaro said.
“With a record investment in regional roads, schools, hospitals and telecommunications there has never been a better time to work and live in regional NSW.
“Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows the number of jobs in regional NSW jumped by 64,700 in the 21 months to January 2017.
“Regional NSW accounted for more than 38 per cent of all new jobs across the state.
“Through the $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund announced in the 2017-18 NSW Budget, the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is rolling out a record investment in projects that will turbocharge regional economies and improve the quality of life in our regional towns and cities,” Mr Barilaro said.
Posted on 15 Tue, August, 2017
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