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.