MTA is actively working with Local, State and Federal Government to advocate for assistance of local business based on yesterday’s news that BMA are making 700 employees redundant in our region.
MTA President Trehan Stenton “MTA want to take the front foot in advocating for support to our local business, as we need to work through the impacts of the change to business and the wider community.
“Funds needs to be unlocked from Federal and State Government to allow for specialist support to our community”
Support needs to be provided that will help local business and our community to understand the nature of the impact of these changes, what options are available and how sustainable change can be managed.
There has to be a coordinated approach to helping our region adjust to current market conditions which needs to be done now.
MTA will also be advocating a regional approach to diversification strategies that need to be accelerated to move from solely a coal based industry. Agricultural assets and renewable resources need to be seen as a critical pillars for a sustainable future.
If your a local business that’s looking for assistance or would like to participate in advocacy for our region please contact MTA today.