Illawarra Greens Jobs Initiative

The previous Labor Government funded and initiated the Green Jobs Illawarra project that was designed to look at employment opportunities through sustainable industries including retrofitting of existing buildings, creating affordable housing with high energy and water efficiency elements and to provide training opportunities in sustainable workplace practices.

Unfortunately, the NSW Liberal Government failed to support this initiative.

A future Foley Labor government will once again lead the way by working with industry, local stakeholders and the community to develop the green jobs Illawarra project.

We will ensure that there are long term employment opportunities identified through sustainable industry practices and that Government plays an active role through departments such as TAFE, Housing NSW, Industry and the Office of Environment and Heritage to support this initiative and grow local jobs whilst at the same time helping to reduce the environmental impact we have on our local community.