Submissions

The Sydney Business Chamber prepares submissions to government and other decision-makers on behalf of our members.  These submissions cover a broad range of topics across planning and cities, transport and infrastructure, tourism, health, finance, arts and culture, and governance arrangements. 

Submissions can be downloaded via the list below. 

 

Submission - Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy - SBC - 14 Sep 2020

Sydney Business Chamber has taken an active interest in the future of the Pyrmont Peninsula for many years. While we have members who are significant land holders in the precinct and have been active in the Western Harbour Alliance, our principle motivation for our interest in the precinct stems from a long held concern that Sydney’s CBD is too constrained and that its economic potential is being held back by a shortage of suitable floor space. The Sydney CBD is Australia’s premier business district and an important generator of our national wealth. To continue to support our growing population, create jobs and attract business investment the CBD must enable growth, generate capacity, and deliver quality amenity to attract talent and support tourism and hospitality.

Response to the proposed new Housing Diversity SEPP - 09 Sep 2020

Submission - Housing Diversity SEPP - Sydney Business Chamber

Infrastructure Contributions Submission to Productivity Commisioner August 2020 - 18 Aug 2020

The Chambers support the high-level principles, efficiency, equity, certainty and simplicity, for a reformed system outlined in the Issues Paper. There are however inherent tensions in meeting these principles and that trade-offs must be considered as well as broader reforms to local government funding and resolution of administrative challenges.

GGA submission - NSW Housing Strategy (July 2020) - 05 Aug 2020

The Good Growth Alliance, comprising the Property Council, the Committee for Sydney, the Sydney Business Chamber, the Community Housing Industry Association of NSW, Homelessness NSW and Shelter NSW, sees this as a critical step in creating a better Sydney and a stronger NSW.

Draft Central Sydney Planning Framework and Contributions Plan - 10 Jul 2020

The Chamber values the opportunity to review the Draft Central Sydney Planning Framework and Contributions Plan and congratulates the Council on the comprehensive and considered planning process they have undertaken in developing these policy reforms.

Re: Liquor Amendment (24-hour Economy) Bill 2020 - 12 Jun 2020

The draft Liquor Amendment (24-hour Economy) Bill 2020 contains valuable changes to the operating and regulatory regime of licensed venues that support a safe and vibrant nighttime economy. There is however more work to be done to generate a 24-hour economy across the Sydney metropolitan area and the Sydney Business Chamber looks forward to continuing to work with government and industry to enhance our city’s standing as a global city.

Sydney Business Chamber Response to Sydney Metro West Environmental Impact Statement - 26 Jun 2020

Sydney Business Chamber supports Sydney Metro West as a significant investment that is justified and will meets a strategic need.

Point to Point Transport Independent Review 2020 - 25 May 2020

The Sydney Business Chamber is pleased to provide a submission to the Transport NSW Point to Point Transport Independent Review 2020. The submission outlines structural changes and improvements to enable this important sector to develop, thrive and meet the needs of our rapidly growing city – particularly in the post-Covid era.

DIRECTIONS FOR THE PYRMONT PENINSULA PLACE STRATEGY - 24 Apr 2020

Sydney Business Chamber's submission for the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy Direction

Maximum Opal Fares 2020 - 2024 Draft Report - 21 Jan 2020

Western Sydney Business Chamber submission to the IPART Maximum Opal Fares 2020 - 2024 Draft Report

Rydalmere (strategic optional station location) - 20 Dec 2019

Providing feedback on the Sydney Metro West Rydalmere strategic optional station location

GPOP Precinct-Based Infrastructure Compact Community Feedback - 16 Dec 2019

Submission to the Greater Sydney Commission’s Precinct-Based Infrastructure Compact (PIC)

Sydney Fish Market - 15 Nov 2019

Sydney Business Chamber submission on the development for the new Sydney Fish Market facility at Blackwattle Bay.

Draft Parramatta Night City Framework 2020-2024 - 11 Nov 2019

Western Sydney Business Chamber response to Draft Parramatta Night City Framework 2020-2024

GSC Pyrmont Planning Review - 20 Sep 2019

Sydney Business Chamber’s submission to the Greater Sydney Commission Review of the Planning Framework for the Western Harbour Precinct including the Pyrmont Peninsula

Inquiry into Sydney’s Night Time Economy - 04 Jul 2019

The Sydney Business Chamber (SBC) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Sydney’s Night Time Economy.

Late Night Trading Development Control Plan Review - 12 Feb 2019

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber on the City of Sydney’s Late Night Trading Development Control Plan (“the DCP”).

Inquiry into the impact of Port of Newcastle sale arrangements on public works expenditure in New South Wales - 16 Jan 2019

The Sydney Business Chamber (SBC) welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Inquiry on the impact of Port of Newcastle sale arrangements on public works expenditure in New South Wales.

Planning Proposal - 112 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park - 20 Nov 2018

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber on the planning proposal for 112 Talavera Road Macquarie Park and associated amendments to the Ryde Local Environment Plan (LEP 2014).

Short Term Rental Accommodation Amendments - 19 Nov 2018

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber on amendments to planning rules for Short-term Rental Accommodation (STRA) in NSW.

SEPP (State Significant Precincts) Amendment - Luna Park - 13 Nov 2018

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber on the State Significant Precincts Amendment – Luna Park (“the SEPP”).

Productivity Commission Review: Economic Regulation of Airports - 17 Sep 2018

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into the Economic Regulation of Airports.

Draft Cycling Strategy and Action Plan - 08 Aug 2018

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber on the City of Sydney's Draft Cycling Strategy and Action Plan.

A Metropolis of Three Cities – Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan - 18 Dec 2017

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber on Greater Sydney Commission’s Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan - a Metropolis of Three Cities.

Neighbourhood Parking Policy Review - 13 Dec 2017

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber on the City of Sydney Council's Neighbourhood Parking Policy Review

Powering Sydney’s Future project, Transgrid - 13 Dec 2017

Sydney Business Chamber submission for the Powering Sydney’s Future project outlined in TransGrid’s Revised Revenue Proposal 2018-2023.

Revised Draft Eastern City District Plan - 13 Dec 2017

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber to the Greater Sydney Commission’s Revised draft Eastern City District Plan

Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels - 01 Dec 2017

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber on the Draft Referral, Criteria Code of Conduct and Operational Procedures for Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels.

Sydney Metro West - 16 November 2017 - 16 Nov 2017

Joint Sydney Business Chamber and Committee for Sydney submission on the Metro West project

Sydney Modern - 28 Nov 2017

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber to the proposed expansion of the Art Gallery of NSW (the AGNSW) through the Sydney Modern project.

Short Term Holiday Letting - 31 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017

Sydney Business Chamber submission on Short Term Holiday Letting in NSW

Sustainable Sydney 2030 - 14 Jun 2017

Sydney Business Chamber submission to City of Sydney's Sustainable 2030: Community Strategic Plan.

Sydney Metro, Crows Nest - 27 Jul 2018

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber on the Integrated Station Development for Crows Nest

Barangaroo South - 27 Apr 2017

Sydney Business Chamber submission on Concept Plan Modification 8 for Barangaroo South

Greater Sydney Commission District Plans - Western Sydney - 13 Apr 2017

Sydney Business Chamber submission to Greater Sydney Commissions draft district plans for South West District and West Central District.

Greater Sydney Commission District Plans - Central District - 31 Mar 2017

Submission from the Sydney Business Chamber on the Greater Sydney Commission's Draft District Plan for the Central District.

Planning Legislation Amendments - 31 Mar 2017

Joint Sydney and NSW Business Chambers submission to NSW Government's proposed update to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Cockle Bay Wharf redevelopment - 14 Feb 2017

Sydney Business Chamber submission on the proposal for the redevelopment of Cockle Bay Wharf.

Parking Space Levy - 02 Dec 2016

Sydney Business Chamber submission to the NSW Government's Review of the Parking Space Levy.

Star City Casino Modification - 02 Dec 2016

Sydney Business Chamber submission on the proposed modification to the Star City Casino

Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030 - 22 Nov 2016

Joint submission from Sydney Business Chamber, Sydney Olympic Business Association and NRMA.

Western Sydney Rail Needs - 28 Oct 2016

Sydney Business Chamber submission to the joint NSW and Federal Government's Western Sydney Rail Needs Scoping Study: Discussion Paper.

Draft Future Transport Strategy 2056 - 13 Dec 2017

NSW Business Chamber and Sydney Business Chamber Joint Submission to the Draft Future Transport Strategy

Local Government Rating System: Draft Report - 14 Oct 2016

Joint Sydney Business Chamber and NSW Business Chamber submission to IPART's Draft Report: Review of the Local Government Rating System.

Small Bars Legislation - 22 Jul 2016

Sydney Business Chamber Submission to the NSW Government’s Review of the Small Bars Legislation.

Cultural Ribbon Draft Strategy - 23 Sep 2016

Sydney Business Chamber submission to the City of Sydney's Cultural Ribbon Draft Strategy.

Smart Cities Plan - 01 Jul 2016

Sydney Business Chamber Submission to the Federal Government’s Smart Cities Plan.

Letter to Premier: Local Government Reform - 14 Jun 2016

Co-signed letter to the Premier from Sydney and NSW Business Chambers supporting the Government's decision to restructure Sydney's councils and outline further reforms needed to the local government sector.

Local Government Rating System - 16 May 2016

Joint Sydney Business Chamber and NSW Business Chamber submission to IPART's Review of the Local Government Rating System.

Liquor Law Reforms - 04 Apr 2016

Sydney Business Chamber Submission to the Independent Review of the Impact of Liquor Law Reforms.

Council Boundary Review - 25 Feb 2016

Sydney Business Chamber submission to NSW Government’s Council Boundary Review - Auburn City, Holroyd City, Parramatta City, The Hills Shire, and Hornsby Shire councils.

Western Sydney Airport Authority - 23 Nov 2015

Sydney Business Chamber letter to NSW Minister For Planning advocating for the establishment of a Western Sydney Development Authority.

Local Environment Plans Amendment - 18 Nov 2015

Sydney Business Chamber submission to NSW Government's Proposed Standard Instrument (Local Environment Plans) Amendment Order 2015.

Sydney City North Public Domain Plan - 29 Oct 2015

Sydney Business Chamber Submission to City of Sydney's draft City North Public Domain Plan.

1 Alfred Street Development - 18 Sep 2015

Sydney Business Chamber submission on state significant development application for 1 Alfred Street.

City of Sydney Development Control Plan: Signs and Advertisements - 30 Apr 2015

Sydney Business Chamber submission to City of Sydney's draft Development Control Plan: Signs and advertisements.

Local Council Fit for the Future Proposals - Methodology - 25 Mar 2015

Sydney Business Chamber submission to IPART's Methodology for Assessment of Council Fit for the Future Proposals.

George Street 2020 Strategy - 16 Mar 2015

Sydney Business Chamber's submission on City of Sydney's George Street 2020 Strategy