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Clarence and Richmond Valleys reap rewards of strong economic management

A new business survey confirms NSW is leading the nation and that is particularly good news for the Clarence and Richmond Valleys, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.

“We have a very competent economic team under Premier Gladys Berejiklian, but what really matters is that the dividends of that success are being re-invested in physical and social infrastructure in the Clarence and Richmond Valleys,” Mr Gulaptis said.

The MP cited as examples the multi-billion dollar Pacific Highway upgrade, the revamped cattle exchange in Casino, new bridges in Grafton and Lawrence, the construction of Australia’s largest gaol in Grafton and a new health centre in Coraki.

“While these brick and mortar projects are terrific, my focus now is on social infrastructure and new record investment in mental health, homelessness and domestic violence prevention in our region is bringing real hope to those who need it the most,” Mr Gulaptis said.

The NAB’s business conditions survey’s findings for September 2017 showed that NSW delivered the strongest business conditions of any state over the 12 months to September.

NAB’s business conditions index measures the hiring intentions, profitability, and sales activity of businesses.