Teachers, healthcare professionals and police will be provided extra support to relocate to the Goulburn electorate as the first initiative being rolled out as part of a $30 million investment by the NSW Government to help attract, prepare and retain key workers in regional NSW.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said The Welcome Experience will be piloted in eight locations including Goulburn next year with the goal of rolling it out across more locations in 2024.

“Essential public service workers will benefit from this new program including teachers, healthcare professionals, justice workers, police and extended emergency service workers like fire fighters and paramedics,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said The Welcome Experience is about making the move to Goulburn a little easier for key workers.

“The bush is renowned for its hospitality but moving to a new town can be daunting, especially with a family,” Mr Toole said.

“That’s why the NSW Government is upping the ante with this new program to ensure key workers who provide so much support to our communities are given the best possible support to relocate and feel welcome.

“There is nothing more valuable than local knowledge, especially when you are moving somewhere new. This service acts a bit like a concierge – people are matched with locals giving them the opportunity to ask questions about healthcare and childcare services and even which area of town might best suit their family.”

The Welcome Experience forms part of Our Vision for Regional Communities and Action Plan 2023-2025 – a NSW Government initiative outlining immediate priorities and long-term strategies to make regional NSW an even better place to call home.

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