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Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee with NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell. Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee with NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell. Featured
22 March 2014 Posted by 

Premier says government will relocate 3,000 jobs to region

PREMIER Barry O’Farrell told business leaders last week that the Government will relocate more than 3,000 public service jobs to Parramatta and Western Sydney.

The Premier said the move will boost economic growth and bring jobs closer to where workers live. He made the comments in an address to business leaders at a NSW Chamber business event at Rosehill. 

Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr John Chedid said the commitment was great news for Parramatta and is would add to the 50,000 strong population of people who already work in the Parramatta CBD.

“The Premier’s decision is part of a trend in recent years that has seen State agencies such as Sydney Water and the Department of Attorney-General and Justice move to Parramatta,” he said.

“We are delighted that we will soon welcome to Parramatta other departments including the Ambulance Service of NSW, the Office of Environment and Heritage, the Environment Protection Authority and the Office of State Revenue. This is great for local businesses and the continuing growth of Parramatta.

“Earlier this month, a major report by PwC Australia showed economic growth in Parramatta is higher than in Sydney’s CBD. We now have 1.6 per cent growth compared to the Sydney CBD’s 1.1 per cent.

“More than 3,000 new public service jobs put us in a solid position to further build on this success. It’s also a strong vote of confidence in the pro-growth vision our Council has developed in recent years.”    

 



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