Par­lia­ment shift a boost for jobs

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

A SUG­GES­TION to shift the State Par­lia­ment head­quar­ters to western Sydney has trig­gered fresh de­bate on the fu­ture of Black­town.

Last week, com­mis­sioner Lucy Turn­bull said NSW Par­lia­ment could be moved to Par­ra­matta by 2025 as part of a bold Greater Sydney Com­mis­sion vi­sion to cre­ate a three-city me­trop­o­lis.

In 2014, Black­town Coun­cil unan­i­mously adopted Cr Stephen Bali’s pro­posal to re­lo­cate Par­lia­ment from Mac­quarie St in Sydney’s CBD to War­rick Lane, Black­town.

De­spite Par­ra­matta be­ing the sug­gested lo­ca­tion, Mayor Bali thanked Mrs Turn­bull for “tak­ing up his idea to move Par­lia­ment House to western Sydney”.

Cr Bali said a State Par­lia­ment move could cre­ate 50-60,000 new jobs.

“If we want jobs in western Sydney, Par­lia­ment is the gen­er­a­tor,” Cr Bali said.

“It won’t just be par­lia­men­tar­i­ans and their im­me­di­ate staff who would be work­ing in western Sydney but also the staff for cor­po­rate head­quar­ters, courts and fi­nan­cial houses.”

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