New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner has announced changes to the NSW Government’s Regional Relocation scheme as part of ongoing efforts to drive growth and employment in regional areas.
Under the changes, additional funding will be delivered to continue the successful $10,000 Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive, which is tied to secure full-time employment over two years.
Since it was introduced earlier this year, the Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive has helped attract a broad range of professions to regional NSW, including doctors, architects, real estate agents, engineers, mining and farming workers, chiropractors, optometrists, teachers and police officers.
Three-quarters of recipients of the Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive have been under 40 years of age. These people have taken up jobs or set up their own businesses in regional NSW, making a direct contribution to the local economy.
It is estimated the continuation of the skills incentive will help deliver 85 successful job seekers or business operators and their families to regional NSW per month.