Illawarra mp keen for stimulus package investment

Illawarra mp keen for stimulus package investment

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A new $20 million investment package worth more than $1 billion will bolster the infrastructure of the state’s regional centres, according to a state government release.

The package aims to increase water and sewerage delivery in the state’s north and south with support to create 2,000 jobs in both.

It will create 5,000 new jobs and provides more than $200 million in public funds to improve public transport.

Premier Ja우리카지노y Weatherill said the package would help strengthen regional centres to make them more competitive with each other to attract investment.

“If we want to develop, we need to build the infrastructure of the state into competitive and exciting places so that people can live, work and invest in and be proud of the region that surrounds them,” he said.

Labor has accused Mr Weatherill of failing to focus resources on improving roads, public transport and the state’s economy to stimulate local jobs and invest natyasastra.comin infrastructure.

“There’s an obsession with our cities’ future,” Opposition Bu더킹카지노siness spokesman Grant Robertson said.

“There should be an obsession with a regional economy that is built up on quality education, quality employment and, crucially, quality roads.”

He criticised Mr Weatherill for failing to engage on this.

“The Government should be making the announcements that the states are putting into the state budget so that regional centres can have a greater share in regional economic growth,” he said.

“It is now up to us to put more money in for infrastructure so that it can compete with the major centres in our country.”

Mr Robertson and his co-author Senator Chris Evans said $20 million was an enormous boost for the regional economies.

“It’s an incredible investment which will create five,000 new jobs and support the delivery of 2,000 new jobs over the next three years,” he said.

Topics: state-parliament, federal—state-issues, industry, weatherill-mps, canberra-2600

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