by LOLITA FARMER,
NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance has today revealed figures showing the suburbs in Western Sydney which have been the major beneficiaries of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Jobs Action Plan.
Since July 2011, the Jobs Action Plan (JAP) has supported the creation of more than 78,000 positions, and areas in Western Sydney have been among the big success stories. Liverpool in Sydney’s south west is the strongest in the region for job creation under the plan with 1,496 new jobs supported, followed by Parramatta (1,360), Baulkham Hills (1084), Blacktown (995) and Campbelltown (887).
New figures show half of the top 20 regions for job creation under the Jobs Action Plan are in Sydney’s west, with more than 10,000 positions created in these suburbs since the NSW Liberals & Nationals came to office.
“This is a fantastic result for the Western Sydney and it’s great to see jobs being supported close to where more and more people are raising their families”, Treasurer Andrew Constance said.
“We increased the payroll tax rebates available under our Jobs Action Plan in last year’s Budget to further boost employment, and we are seeing strong results. The Treasurer made the announcement with Western Sydney Liberal Candidates Raman Bhalla(Candidate for Blacktown)
and Mark Taylor (Candidate for Seven Hills) at Supercharge Batteries, which has employed additional staff under the Jobs Action Plan.
“While the job of boosting employment is never done, we are moving in a positive direction to ensure incentives are there for businesses to employ”, Mr Constance said.
Just recently, the CommSec ‘State of the States’ Report ranked NSW as the number one performing economy in Australia. Standard & Poors has also reaffirmed the State’s Triple A credit rating and removed NSW from negative watch.
Under the Jobs Action Plan, businesses that create a new position receive a $5000 payroll tax rebate on that position.