Regional communities are being asked to contribute towards a new regional development policy to assist in growth.
Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, said the policy will create additional employment across the regional Australia.
“Grassroots input is central to our plans and over the coming months, Assistant Minister Michael McCormack will travel across the nation to talk to a diverse range of local community leaders,” Truss said.
“These meetings will be a direct channel for the government to hear first-hand ideas that will harness the potential of regional Australia to build a more prosperous future—from the grassroots up.”
The Australian government is already committing $50 billion towards opening up Northern Australia.
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, said the Australian government has worked hard to lay the foundations for the future development of Australia's regions
“In addition, our recently announced Innovation and Science Agenda provides opportunities for individuals and businesses right across Australia to unlock their innovative potential,” McCormack said.
“Trade agreements with some of our biggest trading partners will open up some of the largest markets in the world to businesses based in our regions.
McCormack will begin his series of meetings over the coming weeks.
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