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The Aussie city offering workers $10k to move there

Samantha Menzies
·Contributing editor
·1-min read
Some Aussie may be eligible for a $10k grant. Source: REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
Some Aussie may be eligible for a $10k grant from this city. Source: REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

One Australian city is offering up a tempting reward in order to entice workers to move there.

The city of Newcastle, 170km north of Sydney, is incentivising talented and 'community-minded' Australians to relocate to the city, by offering up a $10,000 grant.

The relocation program, called 'New Move’ launched as part of an economic development initiative which plans to entice workers away from Australia’s capital cities to relocate and invest in Newcastle instead.

“Attracting talented people as an economic stimulus strategy provides great value for money, with independent modelling showing that attracting 30 entrepreneurs to the city through New Move will help create new local jobs and millions of dollars in economic output," City of Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

In fact, the program is expected to create up to 75 new jobs and inject $25 million into the community.

“The global labour market is changing. COVID-19 has shown that people can work from anywhere in the world. Increasingly young professionals are choosing smaller, but well-connected cities, like Newcastle due to their superior lifestyle," Nelmes said.

The New Move program is targeted at a metropolitan audience and will give it's 30 successful applicants, who meet the eligibility criteria, a $10,000 relocation grant to be spent only within the Newcastle local government area, in addition to a tailored program of ongoing networking opportunities and support.

Aussies looking to apply for a position on the program can expressed their interest now before the official weekend event on 9-11 April.

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