100,000 new jobs to be created in Western Sydney

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New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has pledged to create 100,00 new jobs in Western Sydney over the next five years. 

The initiative is a critical part of the state government’s efforts to support local businesses, turbocharge the economy, and futureproof the region. 

Perrottet said the new jobs will be created across NSW’s various sectors, including manufacturing, construction, health, transport, professional services, and sciences. 

“Our government has a strong track record of delivering jobs growth, with 209,100 more people employed in NSW now than before the pandemic, and that strong track record of jobs growth will only continue under the Liberal and Nationals,” the Premier said. 

“Our $116 billion infrastructure pipeline is already supporting thousands of jobs in Western Sydney, including on the new toll-free M12 motorway, Sydney Metro, and the Western Sydney Airport Aerotropolis,” Perrottet added. 

Treasurer Matt Kean said creating more jobs will significantly boost Western Sydney’s economy, the third-largest in the country after Sydney and Melbourne. 

The region is home to over 230,000 businesses that employ over 1 million people and boasts an unemployment rate of 3.1 per cent. 

Kean also noted that the effort to create more jobs in the state “compliments our long-term plan to help 95,000 women enter the workforce or take on more hours by making childcare more affordable and accessible.”