The bricklaying and building industry generally is set to benefit from an announcement late last week for a plan that will deliver more jobs and more housing as part of the first of several fund injections under the ‘City Deal for NSW’ investment partnership, between the NSW and Australian governments. Western Sydney leads off with all cities in NSW to roll out investment plans from this partnership.
“The population of Western Sydney will reach 1.4 million people by 2036, so we will help build the additional 180,000 new homes and create the new jobs required to support this population growth. We will leverage our investments and use the strength of coordination across governments and the private sector to achieve these targets,” stated the joint release from the Prime Minister, the NSW Premier, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation and NSW Minister for Planning.
The plan aims to make the state’s cities, metropolitan and regional, more liveable for the communities and businesses that they serve.
This announcement is a great boost for the bricklaying trade. The intention to increase housing through better planning and density, done well, streamlining approvals across all three levels of government and to deliver more jobs closer to homes and services, directly benefits our industry and our employees – it creates more work locally and encourages local apprenticeships. It vindicates our unrelenting promotions to grow the number of bricklaying apprentices in the State and is evidence that prosperity and strong demand for bricklayers will be available for decades to come. Now is a great time to put on a new apprentice and there are $7000 in support subsidies available to help get the decision over the line. Contact Us on 1300 66 44 96 about taking on an apprentice and check out more at the ABBTF website: Pay Rates, Onsite Training, Your Resource.
A mayoral roundtable will be held on the Western Sydney City Deal in coming weeks, to include representatives from all local governments in the west and southwestern districts of Western Sydney. The full Press Release can be viewed Here.
NSW ABBTF Manager