CENTROC meeting with Ministers chance to raise issues

Central NSW Councils are meeting with the Premier, Deputy Premier and State Ministers next week at Parliament House in Sydney as part of a regional approach to raise local and regional issues to State Government.

"Tourism, Health, Planning, Roads, Jobs, Infrastructure, Water, Transport, Local Government Reforms and the way we prioritise projects in the region are all on the agenda," said Mayor of Cowra, Cr Bill West.

"We are pleased to hear that the Premier and Deputy Premier will be joining us on the day. Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole has made this year's visit to Parliament House possible and we acknowledge him for his continued support," Cr West said.

"Our communities are great, affordable and beautiful places to live. The Regional Australia Institute reported in 2016 that, for every 100,000 people who choose to live outside the Capital Cities deliver savings of $292 million in congestion costs per year and $42 billion in mortgage payments over 30 years," said Cr West.

''In April, it was reported that 78 Sydney suburbs pass the $2m median house price mark, while an average medium four bedroom across at least seven of the Central NSW towns is $362k.

To support this growth our region continues to improve our transport constraints, and water security for better outcomes of our residents" Cr West continued.

''Councils working together and then regions working together with State and Federal government will align community aspirations to unlock regional potential and growth," Cr West concluded.