Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:08

Boost for Western Sydney Jobs

Media Release August 13, 2013

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd (WSROC) has welcomed an announcement by the Prime Minister that the government will establish a network of high-tech industry hubs under its $1billion national jobs plan.

 

“The Prime Minister’s commitment to establishing one of these hubs in Western Sydney is welcome news for the region,” said WSROC President Clr Tony Hadchiti.

“Western Sydney currently has a job deficit of around 180,000. That is, every day 180,000 workers in Western Sydney are forced to leave the area every day for work. Apart from the frustration and the cost of sitting in traffic congestion or standing for lengthy periods on overcrowded trains, it means valuable time away from their families.”

“With the rapid population growth projected for the region, this will get far worse over the next decade if it is not addressed as a matter of urgency.”

“It is imperative that more jobs are created in Western Sydney and that these are high quality jobs. Currently over 30% of Western Sydney’s jobs are in manufacturing, construction, retail and warehousing. More jobs are desperately needed in high tech and professional areas.” Clr Hadchiti said.

“The Government’s announcement that one of these centres will be in Western Sydney shows that it is aware of the urgency of the situation and is willing to be proactive in addressing the region’s needs.  This is good news for Western Sydney.”

 

 


Media Inquiries: Karin Bishop, Deputy CEO on 0417 239 539
Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) Ltd
Suite 2 Level 1 (PO Box 63) Blacktown 2148
© 2013 WSROC Ltd
T  02 9671 4333; F  02 9621 7741

 

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