NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian addresses 100-strong crowd in Port Macquarie

The state government will continue to keep its foot on the accelerator, the Premier says.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was the guest speaker at a breakfast, hosted by Mid North Coast NSW Business Chamber and Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams, at Rydges Port Macquarie on October 23.

Ms Berejiklian addressed a 100-strong crowd from the Mid-North Coast about topics from infrastructure to jobs, health, social housing and government spending, before answering questions from the floor.

The Premier said every time she came to this region, the confidence level in the community seemed to be going up.

“I do sense a huge level of optimism and a huge sense of opportunity about the future and that really excites us because governments can’t do things alone,” she said.

“In fact, we have to work with the community to make things happen and make those opportunities become reality.”

Jobs and the economy were also on the agenda.

The Premier said the government believed traditional jobs would continue to have a huge role in NSW as we moved forward, as would the newer jobs.

“We are working hard to make sure that no matter where you are, whether it’s the Mid-North Coast or greater Sydney or elsewhere, if you have a great innovation, a great opportunity to start a new business, which is a bit different to what traditionally has been started, Jobs for NSW is there to support you,” she said.

The Premier said the government had also made sure it had dedicated really critical resources to those most vulnerable.

Ms Berejiklian cited social housing as a good example of the government working with the private sector and the community sector to deliver more social housing.

She said the state was in great shape.

“I think in NSW we are now in the position where we want to make sure we are providing the best standards available at a global level, not just in Australia,” the Premier said.

Meanwhile, Ms Berejiklian and Mrs Williams later outlined a fisherman’s wharf project made possible with a $2.8 million state government investment.

They made the funding announcement at the site of the former Hastings River Fishermen's Co-op.

Ms Berejiklian and Mrs Williams also met community and business representatives, attended a community morning tea at Panthers Port Macquarie and visited Westport Public School.


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