Thousands of jobs for regional NSW through $3 billion jobs and infrastructure fund
The NSW Government has revealed it has allocated another $400m of its $3 billion Jobs and Infrastructure Acceleration Fund to regional projects.
The government announced $2.4 billion in funding, which included $1.4 billion in accelerated funding for regional projects. This brings the total spend so far to almost $1.8 billion for regional projects.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said more than 80 infrastructure and local community projects would be funded in the regions over the next two years as part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
“We’re turbocharging the regions as we set our state up for a dynamic recovery,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“By investing almost $1.8 billion to accelerate new and existing projects in priority sectors in the regions we are helping to get people, businesses and communities back on their feet following COVID-19.”
Acting Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the NSW Government was supporting the regions by creating thousands of jobs at a time when they are needed most.