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Plans underway to deliver 100 public service jobs to Queanbeyan
Friday, 25 August 2017
The NSW Government today announced it is proceeding with a plan to deliver up to 50 Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) public service roles in Queanbeyan, as part of a commitment to support jobs growth in regional centres.
A number of functions within the Property and Advisory Group that provide services to regional customers will relocate to Queanbeyan by December 2018.
These include Housing Services, Public Work Advisory, Finance, ICT applications support and Valuation Services.
Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the announcement delivers on the NSW Government’s Regional Development Framework, which supports economic and job growth in regional cities.
“The move aligns with the Government’s policy to strengthen local economies in regional NSW,” Mr Barilaro said.
“In 2015, the NSW Government committed to boosting our local economy and today’s announcement is an important milestone in achieving that goal.
“New public service employees living and working in the Queanbeyan area will mean increased consumer spending in the local economy and a welcome boost for local businesses,” he said.
DFSI will shortly call for Expressions of Interest for Department staff who may be interested in working from Queanbeyan, in line with the NSW Government’s approach to flexible working.
A second commitment to dedicate another 50 jobs to a new South East Rural Education Hub, based in Queanbeyan, is also on track. The Hub will support the needs of rural and remote students in south eastern parts of NSW. A predicted 49.7 full time equivalent positions have already been identified, with the expectation of that number increasing prior to March 2019.