27 Oct Chronicle Counsel: Stimulus package and vouchers!
In great news for Central Coast residents a stimulus and vouchers package has been announced by the NSW State Government.
Every Central Coast family with school-aged children will receive a $250 voucher in early 2022, as part of a $2.8 billion stimulus package announced by the NSW Government.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the vouchers would stimulate spending and revive the local economy.
“The $250 can be spent on recreation and accommodation so there are plenty of ways for families to spend this voucher,” Mr Crouch said.
“One of the biggest challenges for families during the three month lockdown was learning from home. As life begins to return to normal we want to encourage people to get out, enjoy what the Central Coast has to offer and hopefully boost the economy in the process.
“These vouchers form a key part of our new Premier’s Economic Recovery Strategy, which has a strong focus on rebuilding and supporting businesses, helping the hip pocket and boosting jobs.”
The $250 vouchers will be available through Service NSW early next year and will expire in October 2022.
As part of the Economic Recovery Strategy, this week the NSW Government has announced:
– Free tutoring classes in every public primary school across NSW,
– New $50 “Stay & Rediscover” accommodation vouchers and other tourism industry stimulus funding,
“The vouchers for Stay & Rediscover can be spent on accommodation anywhere in NSW and given our proximity to Sydney, this means that many thousands of people will choose our region as their destination of choice.“We have some of NSW’s best beaches and tourism attractions here on the Central Coast, and I am looking forward to seeing our local businesses come back with a bang” Mr Crouch said.
– $130 million for a mental health recovery package, and
– $484.3 million for support measures for victim-survivors of domestic and family violence, with the majority of funding to be focused on Regional NSW.
For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/
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