NSW South Coast Regional Jobs and Investment Package open for applications 31 May

Media Release

FN075/2017

19 May 2017

Joint release with:

Ann Sudmalis

Federal Member for Gilmore

  • NSW South Coast Local Investment Plan approved.
  • Grant round opens 31 May.
  • Funding for local infrastructure, business innovation and skills and training.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash together with the Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis announced that the grants round for the NSW South Coast Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) will open for applications on 31 May, following the publication of the committee's Local Investment Plan.

“I thank the NSW South Coast Local Planning Committee for their hard work. Their plan is based on local knowledge of the NSW South Coast region.

“The NSW South Coast Local Investment Plan will ensure that projects funded align with local priorities.

“This is a great opportunity for the community of NSW South Coast to submit applications for key projects that will boost the local economy and create jobs,” said Minister Nash.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and investing in sustainable local jobs does just that.”

Ms Sudmalis said the Local Planning Committee has developed a Local Investment Plan that will create sustainable jobs for the future in NSW South Coast.

“Now that the Local Investment Plan is done, applications from the NSW South Coast region can roll in,” said Ms Sudmalis.

Ms Sudmalis said the Coalition Government's aim is to create more jobs and export opportunities.

“We aim to harness the broad range of skills in the NSW South Coast region to create more jobs, and I look forward to seeing what applications are put forward,” said Ms Sudmalis.

Ms Sudmalis said the Coalition invests in regional Australia because the Coalition understands the cities cannot exist without our regions, which supply cities their water, food, electricity and gas.

“We're so proud to give the NSW South Coast region a $20 million shot in the arm,” Ms Sudmalis said.

Funding will be available across three streams: Local Infrastructure, Business Innovation and Skills and Training, with the round opening for applications on 31 May.

For more information and to read more about the Local Investment Plan for NSW South Coast visit the Regional Jobs and Investment Package website.