Have your say on the future of Regional NSW

Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands residents have until January 31 2024 to give feedback about the Future of Regional NSW. State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin is urging locals to put forward their ideas.

LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin is urging local residents to provide their feedback about the Future of Regional NSW.

Ms Saffin says the Department of Regional NSW has been holding regional roundtables across the state, including one in Casino recently.

Another roundtable is scheduled for Coffs Harbour just prior to its formal consultation process wrapping up at the end of this month (January 2024).

“These roundtables are an opportunity for local industry, community groups and councils to discuss their local needs and priorities, and help guide NSW Government investment in regional areas,” Ms Saffin says.

“Feedback received on an issues paper released in November 2023 will inform how the NSW Government supports the sustainable growth of regional New South Wales, home to one-third of the state’s population.

“There will be an opportunity for further face-to-face consultation within the Lismore Electorate in the coming months.”

The Department of Regional NSW is seeking your feedback on:

  • Modernising the Regional Development Act 2004.
  • Developing a new fit-for-purpose Regional NSW Investment Strategy which better reflects current opportunities and challenges in regional communities.

A consultation report is due to be released by March 2024.

This report will be reviewed by the Regional Development Advisory Council and made publicly available in a recommendations report.

For more information, visit www.nsw.gov.au/regionaldevelopment