Recharging Our Regions: Liberals’ billion dollar plan

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has released Recharging Our Regions, a billion dollar package to support regional job creation and drive regional investment.

A Marshall Liberal Government will deliver Recharging Our Regions to create regional jobs, increase investment in regional infrastructure, drive down the cost of living and improve frontline services.

Key components of Recharging Our Regions include;

  • $150 million Regional Growth Fund
  • $750 million Royalties for Regions program
  • $360 million cut to the ESL
  • Liberal Energy Solution which will reduce household and business electricity bills
  • Improvements to frontline services

Recharging Our Regions is a billion dollar package to create regional jobs and drive investment in our regions,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.

“For 16 long years this city-centric Weatherill Labor Government has neglected our regions and we’ve seen a decline in some regional populations as our young people continue to leave in droves because of the lack of opportunities.

“That’s why we have announced Recharging Our Regions, to reinvigorate our regions which are so important to the future prosperity of our state and make sure they get their fair share.

“We will drive investment in our regions through our $150 million fund to create regional jobs and our $750 million fund to invest in regional road and infrastructure.

“Under our plan, households and businesses will pay less for electricity, will have their ESL bills cut and will have their council rates and NRM levies capped.

Recharging Our Regions will also deliver better country health, education and other frontline services.”

Recharging Our Regions will deliver real outcomes for regional South Australia and support key regional industries, including our agriculture and fisheries, mining, manufacturing and tourism sectors. 

“Our plan is about building stronger regions and we’re confident that we have the right policy settings to ensure that our regions have long term funding certainty which will deliver sustainable growth.

Recharging Our Regions will drive down costs for regional households and businesses and provide for investment in key infrastructure which will make businesses more productive and efficient.”