PRD Nationwide says a government-backed scheme, encouraging home buyers inland, will struggle unless more jobs are provided.
Its claims focus on the state government’s Evocities program, which aims to repopulate rural areas by encouraging city residents to relocate.
PRD Nationwide said the key concern for city dwellers was job prospects. It called upon corporations to consider moving their head offices to inland cities.
“The main issue of employment remains on top of the agenda for both councils and residents in country areas,” said research analyst Oded Reuveni-Etzioni.
PRD Nationwide made the assertions in its New South Wales Inland Cities report, released yesterday.