regional growth

16 Aug 2018

$100 Million for New Tourism Projects in Regional NSW

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today announced that $100 million is available for new regional tourism projects including large scale projects across our region with round two of the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund now open.

13 Aug 2018

Freight changes to support our farmers

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today welcomed the New South Wales Government’s new improved access for heavy vehicles carrying supplies and stock to drought-affected areas.

08 Aug 2018

Business Benefit from Tax Cuts

I am pleased to advise that NSW businesses will start receiving a healthy boost to their bottom line this week as the first payroll tax cuts announced in the 2018-19 State Budget take effect.

06 Aug 2018

Safety First: New Cattle Underpass Scheme

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today announced that local farmers can now access grants for the construction of cattle underpasses beneath public roads and the installation of warning signs and flashing lights, to reduce the risk to producers and motorists.

31 Jul 2018

20-Year Vision for a Thriving Regional NSW

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today welcomed the 20-year vision for a thriving regional NSW which sets out a framework for investment that will guide the allocation of resources from the new $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.

26 Jul 2018

Unemployment Falls to the Lowest on Record

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today welcomed the best jobs figures in the regions history with unemployment in the Greater Illawarra falling to the lowest on record.