Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

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

Media Release

FN080/2017

25 May 2017

Joint release with:

Kevin Hogan

Federal Member for Page

Luke Hartsuyker

Federal Member for Cowper

David Gillespie

Federal Member for Lyne

  • NSW North 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 Cowper Luke Hartsuyker, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and Federal Member for Lyne David Gillespie announced that the grants round for the NSW North 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 North Coast Local Planning Committee for their hard work. Their plan is based on local knowledge of the NSW North Coast region.

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

“This is a great opportunity for the communities of the NSW North 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.”

Mr Hartsuyker said the Local Planning Committee has developed a Local Investment Plan that will create sustainable jobs for the future in the NSW North Coast.

“Now that the Local Investment Plan is done, applications from the NSW North Coast region can roll in, including from businesses who can apply to the Business Innovation stream,” said Mr Hartsuyker.

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

“We aim to harness the broad range of skills from the NSW North Coast to create more jobs, and I look forward to seeing what applications are put forward,” said Mr Hogan.

Dr Gillespie 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.

“This will provide the NSW North Coast region with a much-needed $25 million shot in the arm,” Dr Gillespie 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 North Coast visit the Regional Jobs and Investment Package website.