Thursday, 18 February 2016 17:00

NSW Government on track with more jobs for West

Media release, 18 February, 2016

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) have welcomed today's announcement that 1,800 Department of Education staff will be moved to Western Sydney.

WSROC President Cllr Tony Hadchiti commended the NSW Government for keeping its pledge to decentralise public sector jobs from the Sydney CBD.

"This is the third announcement we have had in as many months, that the government will be relocating more jobs to Western Sydney," he said.

"This is fantastic news not only for Western Sydney, but for our city as a whole," said Cllr Hadchiti.

"Around 80,000 Western Sydney residents currently work in the Sydney CBD[1], and around one third (25,000) are public sector employees.

"This is a huge workforce who could be commuting less, taking more congestion off our roads and spending more time with their families," said Cllr Hadchiti.

"As Minister Perrottet highlighted, public sector decentralisation will also mean more public servants closer to the communities they serve, in areas where the economy and population are booming," he said.

"In addition to Parramatta, thriving commercial centres such as Bankstown, Blacktown, Liverpool and Penrith are ready and willing to welcome new business," he said.

"We hope the government will continue to consider Western Sydney centres as practical alternatives for the relocation of public sector agencies," said Cllr Hadchiti.

Media contact: Kelly-Anne Gee, 02 9671 4333 (ext. 118), 0425 871 868 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

[1] Australian Census 2011 data via Profile ID. Community Profile: WSROC Region. Residents' place of work. 


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