Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Money Makes Move; $7000 Grant Will Grow on New Treechangers

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Money Makes Move; $7000 Grant Will Grow on New Treechangers

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Byline: GRAHAMORAMS graham.orams@dailyexaminer.com.au

IT MAY not be enough to entice people on big incomes to move out of the city but Clarence MP Steve Cansdell believes a new relocation grant may be effective in getting some city folk to make a treechange.

The NSW Government's $7000 relocation grant comes into effect this Friday.

It's aimed at enticing people out of Sydney and into country areas to take the pressure off the state's capital.

aIt's about trying to kick-start regional NSW,a Mr Cansdell said.

aThere's been a massive move from people going from the country to the city and we've got to reverse that trend. Sydney's getting choked up and we need people in the country, so this is just another way to encourage people to move to the country.a

The grant works almost like a first home owner's grant.

Sydney-based home owners who sell up and buy a house in regional NSW will be eligible for the grant.

Mr Cansdell said the drift to the city had always been a problem as country youth moved away to university and to what they perceived as better job opportunities. …

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