The increase in the population of the deep South is great news.  I often get challenged about what the National Government is doing about regional growth.

The concept most people have is of the time not so long ago when specific projects in specific areas were subsidised by taxpayers.  These were always pretty visible and identifiable, but did not often provide a medium or long term return in terms of jobs, growth and investment in people.

The National Government’s business plan of low interest rates and free trade agreements, restructuring the dairy industry and building infrastructure is showing merit all over the country.

It is Government’s role to put in place the economic and social tools to make business and communities thrive.

The increase in population numbers  in the South of 2469 is a real indication that we are on the right track.