Page MP Kevin Hogan wants to bring more jobs to the region.
Page MP Kevin Hogan wants to bring more jobs to the region.

Hogan's plan to bring jobs to Page

PAGE MP Kevin Hogan has an innovative plan to bring jobs to his electorate.

Mr Hogan is planning to approaching businesses in Melbourne and Sydney who might consider relocating to the Northern Rivers with the right incentives.

"We live in one of the best parts of our country," Mr Hogan said. "Attracting successful businesses here should not be difficult if we do the job properly.

"Compared to the cities, we can offer inexpensive land and offices, a skilled and educated workforce, as well as established infrastructure.

"I want local kids to have the opportunity to work locally," he said.

"Part of that, is attracting sustainable job-creating businesses to the Northern Rivers."

All five local councils in the Page electorate including Lismore City and Richmond Valley are on board , as well as Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers and Southern Cross University.

Mr Hogan is also working with the Sourdough Group, a local think tank which wants to boost the region's economic future, and other local businesspeople.

This morning Mr Hogan is meeting with community leaders to finalise the shortlist of companies the group will approach.

A decision will also be made on who is best suited to represent the region and do the "sales job" to attract them here.