RECORD INVESTMENT POWERING NSW ECONOMY

The NSW Government’s record-breaking $89.7 billion infrastructure investment is adding half a percentage point of economic growth to the local economy and creating tens of thousands of jobs across the State.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance today visited a steel manufacturer in St Marys to view first-hand the job creation effects of the State’s pipeline of projects.

“We are building the rail lines, roads, hospitals and schools NSW deserves through our record investment in infrastructure,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“This is helping create record numbers of jobs and giving people the chance to build a better future for themselves and their families.” Active Steel produces reinforced steel for the Sydney Metro City and Southwest projects, as well as a wide range of engineering infrastructure including bridges, roadworks and buildings. The company employs around 80 people in Sydney at two sites located in St Marys and Penrith.

“This business is one of thousands that are benefitting from the Government’s commitment to building projects right across NSW,” Mr Constance said. “These jobs and thousands of others across the State are at risk if Labor is elected on Saturday.”

Labor has committed to axing or failed to fund:
· Metro South West (700-1500 jobs)
· Metro West
· F6 Extension (5300 jobs)
· Western Harbour Tunnel and BeachesLink (15,000 jobs)

Mr Constance added: “And we know Labor don’t support WestConnex (10,000 jobs).”

“The people have a clear choice on Saturday – a NSW Liberals & Nationals team that is working hard to build the hospitals, schools, roads and rail of the future or a Labor Party whose only policies are to cut and cancel.

“Every one of these projects – be it the Sydney Metro Northwest, the new bridge across the Clyde at Batemans Bay, or the Coffs Harbour Bypass – not only benefit local communities but help create thousands of jobs and power the NSW economy.”

Mr Perrottet said more than 100,000 jobs per year were directly created by the Liberals & Nationals’ record investment across NSW. “We have the strongest economy in NSW and Labor want to return us to last place,” Mr Perrottet said. “Labor only want to slash projects and apply more than $1 billion of new taxes, including hurting small business by not giving them payroll tax cuts so they can employ more people.”