Stoner tells of policy ideas

WITH the New Year now a reality the countdown is really on for the March State elections and the coalition is starting to put forward its policy ideas.

One such policy is ‘Kick Start Regional NSW’.

Contributing to the policy was the NSW Business Chamber Mid North Coast, which recently presented the member for Oxley and shadow minister for regional development, Andrew Stoner, with its ‘10 Big Ideas to Grow the Mid North Coast’.

Mr Stoner said the strategic document included a broad range of ideas including streamlining the development planning process, the relocation of government departments to the region, greater transparency in the Pacific Highway upgrade, renewable energy projects and initiatives to attract more skilled migrants to the region.

He said he was delighted to see local community organisations like the MNC Business Chamber recognising that everyone, not just government, had a role to play in establishing and achieving regional goals.

“This policy will be an important component helping regions like the Mid North Coast develop infrastructure through partnerships, which will improve service delivery,” Mr Stoner said.

“This will in turn boost economic activity in the region and create more jobs.”



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