Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott today welcomed the news that the NSW Government’s Jobs Action Plan (JAP) has boosted jobs in Western Sydney, with more than 10,500 new positions created.
Contributing to the 30,500 jobs created in Western Sydney since the NSW Liberals & National came to government, NSW Office of State Revenue figures show 10,508 JAP applications for Greater Western Sydney have been received since the scheme commenced on 1 July, 2011.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals increased the payroll tax rebates available under our Jobs Action Plan in last year’s Budget to further boost employment, and we are seeing strong results in our region,” Mr Elliott said.
“The Plan has now supported the creation of more than 46,000 positions across NSW, including more than 10,500 jobs in Greater Western Sydney.
“In particular, the latest figures show Hills businesses are taking advantage of our Jobs Action Plan to grow their businesses, with 1,052 new positions created since 2011.
Under the Plan, businesses that create a new position receive a $5000 payroll tax rebate on that position (increased from $4000 in the 2013-14 Budget).
“It’s clear that the Plan has made a significant contribution to the 109,000 new jobs created across the State since the Liberals & Nationals came to government in 2011,” Mr Elliott said.
“The NSW Government is focused on the task of creating job opportunities to grow our economy and we encourage Hills businesses to use this incentive to employ and grow their businesses,” Mr Baird said.