NSW to develop Northern Rivers Jobs Plan

6 July 2012

A Northern Rivers Jobs Plan will be developed to help Northern Rivers businesses create new jobs to support economic growth in the region.

The Northern Rivers Jobs Plan, to be developed by NSW Trade & Investment, will outline how the creation of local jobs will be delivered.

Incentives for eligible businesses will include direct grant assistance, payroll tax rebates, and contributions to enabling infrastructure that can support new employment.

"The Northern Rivers is experiencing significant structural changes at the moment, and the Northern Rivers Jobs Plan is aimed at helping the region's businesses position themselves and the local economy for a sustainable and positive future,"
Acting Premier and Minister for Regional  Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner said in his announcement.

The Northern Rivers Jobs Plan will work flexibly and responsively to the changing needs of regional businesses to help them expand and create new jobs.

Eligible businesses in the Northern Rivers region that can create at least two new jobs can now apply for funding from NSW Trade and Investment.

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis on their potential to create jobs.

Further details on the Northern Rivers Jobs Plan, including full eligibility criteria, will be posted on the NSW Trade & Investment website at www.business.nsw.gov.au

Prospective applicants can contact Craig Jenkins, Business Development Manager in NSW Trade and Investment's Lismore Office.