Regional Jobs and Investment Package for Upper Spencer Gulf
Posted on Friday, 10 February, 2017
Local committee to identify
investment priorities for the Coalition’s
$20 million jobs package announced
Funding for local
infrastructure, business innovation and skills and training.
Coalition Government letting
local communities decide their own future
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash
together with Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey announced the Upper Spencer
Gulf Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) Local Planning
Claire Wiseman has been appointed chair of the
committee along with the following members:
“These people are leaders in their local
communities and have the important responsibility of representing their
communities,” said Minister Nash.
“This Local Planning Committee will nominate the
sectors of local industry the package will invest in.
“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 helps grow that kind of community.”
Mr Ramsey said the Local Planning Committee will
develop a Local Investment Plan that will list the forward-looking growth
sectors which it thinks will create sustainable jobs for the future in Grey.
“Once the Local Investment Plan is done, the
applications from Upper Spencer Gulf region can roll in,” he 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
Upper Spencer Gulf region to create more jobs.”
Mr Ramsey said the Coalition invests in the regions
because the Coalition understands Australia’s cities cannot exist without our
regions, which supply cities their water, food, electricity and gas.
“We’re so proud to give the Upper Spencer Gulf
region a $20 million shot in the arm,” he said.
“Our 10 Regional Jobs and Investment Packages
across Australia are worth a total of $220 million and aim to deliver the jobs
of today which will still be there tomorrow.”
Funding will be
available across three streams: Local Infrastructure projects, Business
Innovation Grants and Skills and Training.
information, visit the Regional Jobs and Investment Package website.
For Minister Nash: Whil Prendergast 0427
For Mr Ramsey Leonie
Lloyd-Smith 0417 827 523