NSW Government commits to move more public service roles to regional areas

Regional Director, Paula Martin

Business NSW Central Coast has praised the NSW Government for its commitment to move more public service roles to regional areas across the State.

Non-frontline NSW public sector roles will now be advertised with “regional location encouraged”, with a commitment to increase the proportion of senior government roles in the regions by 2023.

“In our Back on Track report, we called for greater support for jobs, including hubs in regional areas, as part of our recommendations to build a seamless state economy,” Regional Director, Paula Martin, said.

“Staff working in government departments provide a huge boost to surrounding small business.

“When departments from the NSW Government and the ATO moved to Gosford, not only did local trade increase but the city gained a sense of vibrancy.

“As we recover from COVID, it’s people that will reinvigorate our city centre and our town centres by working, living and playing in the area.

“The fastest way to achieve this is with large organisations regionalising and in turn stimulating small business.

“The Central Coast is a prime destination for regionally located jobs,” Regional Director, Paula Martin, said.

Media release, Feb 5
Business NSW Central Coast