"It's time the Liberal Government gave our community its fair share" Member for Macquarie Fields, Anoulack Chanthivong MP said.
The Macquarie MP is calling on the state Liberal government to adopt what he calls the 'work in Ingleburn' strategy, to help support local workers and stimulate the local economy as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions start to ease.
Mr Chanthivong's proposed strategy calls for the establishment of a satellite regional office in Ingleburn, giving public sector workers the option of working locally periodically, instead of commuting daily to the Sydney CBD, Parramatta or elsewhere.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted and changed how we work. Now that restrictions are easing we have an ideal opportunity to do things differently," he said.
"The work in Ingleburn strategy is an innovative solution to get people back to work as soon - and as safely - as possible. We must provide alternatives to public sector workers who commute long distances to reduce crowding on public transport and help ease congestion on our roads.
"While some workers will continue to work from home, others may wish to instead work from centralised office facilities in a key location, and Ingleburn's strategic location makes it an ideal choice."
The Ingleburn CBD offers convenient access to a train station and public transport, is already home to a range of government services, retail and other businesses, and with many office spaces in the Ingleburn CBD currently vacant.
Mr Chanthivong is calling on the NSW government to seize an opportunity to help workers and stimulate the local economy.
"Innovative measures should become the norm, rather than the exception," he said.
"A Work in Ingleburn strategy is a win for workers, a win for public health, and a win for the local economy."