UDIA NSW Looks forward to continuing our work with the new Premier

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UDIA NSW Looks forward to continuing our work with the new Premier

UDIA NSW welcomed today’s announcement of the appointment of Dominic Perrottet as Premier of NSW and Stuart Ayers as his Deputy. Our close working relationship with both members of the NSW leadership team has assisted in enabling our industry to safely reopen.

The new Premier is a firm believer in governments making better use of public assets, overseeing the final stages of NSW Government’s highly successful “Restart NSW” asset recycling program, which generated more than AU$30 billion in proceeds for investment into new productive infrastructure across NSW.

His recent announcement of an additional $3.9 billion in funding, as part of the COVID-19 economic support package, extended the successful JobSaver program and Micro-business Grant and continued rent relief incentives. The $3.9 billion in ongoing support will be vital in helping keep businesses in business and people in jobs.

In tackling Stamp Duty and GST issues, the new Premier has proven himself to be a champion of reform. If NSW is to thrive in the post pandemic world, we need reforms that tackle the housing and affordability crisis. Getting housing built will not only boost the state economy but importantly, create jobs for construction workers and all the allied industries along the supply chain.

“Our greatest concern has been the underemployment figures, which showed that a significant number of construction workers would be struggling to make ends meet before Christmas, potentially losing their incomes entirely.  Our thoughts have always been on those in Western Sydney LGAs which have been the hardest hit with prolonged lockdowns and tight restrictions on their daily lives.

We needed to get tradies back on the job safely in order to move the backlog of work to be done before the long Christmas holiday break and enable our industry to continue our work as a key driver of the recovery of the NSW economy.” said Steve Mann, CEO, UDIA NSW.

“UDIA NSW and our Members look forward to continuing to work closely with the Premier and Minister Ayers as they steer NSW through a safe and sustainable pandemic reopening and a strong bounce back in NSW in 2022.” he added.

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Media Enquiries:
Deanna Lane 0416 295 898 or dlane@udiansw.com.au.
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