NSW Regional Migration Program (Subclass 489) – seeking feedback

‘The NSW Department of Industry is seeking feedback on elements of it’s Regional Migration Program (Subclass 489 only) as managed by participating Regional Development Australia offices’.

The writer has received an email from business.migration@industry.nsw.gov.au on 26 October 2018 that includes the following:

Dear Agent

The NSW Department of Industry is seeking feedback on elements of it’s Regional Migration Program (Subclass 489 only) as managed by participating Regional Development Australia offices.

In particular, we are interested in examples of where levels of client service have not met expectations or where they has been unexplained delays or decisions to applications lodged.

It is our aim to ensure the NSW migration program delivers real benefit to NSW whilst simultaneously providing an overall positive experience for both clients and agents alike.

Please feel free to provide any comments by return email.

Kind regards

Zane Rebronja
Senior Manager, Business & Skilled Migration
NSW Department of Industry


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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at sergio@targetmigration.com.au