August 24, 2018 Angela Scicluna

RCA Welcomes New Prime Minister

Regional Capitals Australia offers its congratulations to the Hon Scott Morrison MP on becoming Australia’s new Prime Minister and thanks outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Regional Capitals Australia Chair, Mayor Shane Van Styn, offered his congratulations to Mr Morrison on his new appointment.

“Regional Capitals Australia looks forward to working with Mr Morrison as we continue to build upon the positive relationships we formed over the past five years,” said Mayor Van Styn.

“On behalf of our members, I would also like to thank Malcolm Turnbull for his contribution as Prime Minister; particularly for his work in putting regional cities on the national agenda,” added Mayor Van Styn.

“We look forward to working with Mr Morrison and his cabinet on the development of regional cities and ensure our members are known as the liveable, investable and affordable alternatives to metropolitan cities in future infrastructure and regional development policy.”

“Now is the time to get on with the job and deliver for regional Australians by committing to a new round of Regional City Deals, announcing successful regional growth fund projects and a new round of the Building Better Regions Fund,” concluded Mayor Van Styn.

We will continue to work with the Federal Government on getting the Smart Cities agenda right for regional cities. This is a fundamental policy for our members, which will be discussed with ministers and shadow ministers in our next delegation to Canberra.

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