Supporting the Northern Beaches: Keeping People in Jobs and Businesses in Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the physical health of our community under threat, but protecting our economy — the jobs and businesses that sustain our people — is another vital part of securing our current and future wellbeing.

 Member for Manly James today said the additional resources and funding provided by the NSW Government is providing targeted, timely support for the healthcare system and the broader economy.

“From supporting working families with free preschool, to medical research and vaccine trials, to providing $395 million in funding to safeguard jobs and services for our local Councils, we are getting it done,” Mr Griffin said.

“Through a coordinated and integrated response with the Australian Government in Canberra, we are helping keep businesses afloat to ensure our economy, particularly here on the Northern Beaches, is in the best shape possible to bounce back strong.”

In 2019, NSW celebrated its lowest unemployment rate on record, cementing its position as Australia’s job creation capital. Despite the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, the NSW Government remains committed to creating and supporting jobs for the people of NSW whilst reducing impacts on the cost of living.

In just over a month, the NSW Government has announced more than $10 billion in stimulus measures and tax breaks — targeted support for people, families and businesses on the Northern Beaches.

The Northern Beaches has benefited directly from the Government’s health and economic response, with new COVID-19 testing clinics at Manly and Dee Why, supporting the ongoing work being undertaken at Mona Vale and Northern Beaches hospitals.

$395 million in funding has been allocated to safeguard council jobs and local services and infrastructure, including the creation of a State-funded Council Job Retention Allowance, alongside $750 million for the Small Business Support Fund for grants up to $10,000 for eligible small businesses.

For more information on how the NSW Government is supporting the Northern Beaches through COVID-19, and keeping people in jobs and business in business, visit here.