Projects

Sydney Metro West: Measuring the impact of travel times and station location on job accessibility

Building a fast train link from the Sydney CBD to Parramatta would create tens of thousands of new jobs, according to this report published by the Committee for Sydney, the Sydney Business Chamber and the Western Sydney Business Chamber.
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Sydney Metro West: Measuring the impact of travel times and station location on job accessibility
Destination Western Sydney: Holiday Parks

Destination Western Sydney: Holiday Parks

Western Sydney is missing out on Australia’s booming destination holiday park market because of an undersupply of quality holiday parks in the region, according to this report commissioned by the Sydney Business Chamber, Western Sydney and the Caravan & Camping Industry Association NSW.
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Business Events Western Sydney

The Sydney Business Chamber, Western Sydney, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), NSW Business Chamber’s Tourism Industry Division and Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) have joined together to make the case for a Business Events Western Sydney. ​This paper identifies a need for the business events bureau, which will work closely with existing business events organisations in Sydney and aims at attracting domestic conferences and meetings to Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
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Business Events Western Sydney
Reimagining the Liverpool Health, Education, Research and Innovation Precinct

Reimagining the Liverpool Health, Education, Research and Innovation Precinct

Health and education already plays a significant role in Liverpool. This document sets out an aspirational vision for the future development of the Liverpool Health, Education, Research and Innovation Precinct (the Liverpool Innovation Precinct).
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Imagine Sydney

With continuing changes in the global economy, investing in innovation will be essential to growing Australia’s future prosperity. Sydney, as Australia’s international gateway, needs to play a central role in both encouraging innovation as it develops across our city, and in supporting new products, services and business improvements as they are taken globally.
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Imagine Sydney
10 Big Ideas to grow Western Sydney’s visitor economy

10 Big Ideas to grow Western Sydney’s visitor economy

Over the last decade, visitor numbers to Western Sydney have grown by an incredible 49 per cent, with the region now welcoming over 9.6 million visitors a year. This growth means that Western Sydney now ranks 4th in terms of total annual visitors behind recognised New South Wales visitor regions such as Eastern Sydney, the North Coast and South Coast.
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A Perfect Storm For Retail

Parramatta CBD has an estimated 200,000 m2 retail floorspace1, including Westfield Parramatta, which is the joint-largest shopping centre in New South Wales2. Recent entrants to the market are transforming the retail offer in Parramatta CBD and there are several major retailers looking for space. Parramatta's central location makes it accessible to the 1.6 million residents already living in Western Sydney.
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A Perfect Storm For Retail
Building Western Sydney's Cultural Arts Economy

Building Western Sydney's Cultural Arts Economy

It’s time the two million residents and 150,000 businesses of Western Sydney were given the opportunity to develop their talents and experience cultural assets closer to home. This report shows investing in Western Sydney’s cultural arts economy is a good long term business and social investment, to ensure Western Sydney is a place where people can live, work and socialise.
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Connecting Sydney Olympic Park and GPOP with Greater Sydney

This report provides the strategic rationale for improving transport connectivity to Sydney Olympic Park. It does this by considering Sydney Olympic Park in the context of ambitions for the Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula (GPOP) corridor outlined by the Greater Sydney Commission, and undertakes a comparative analysis between this area and the well-established area of East Sydney.
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Connecting Sydney Olympic Park and GPOP with Greater Sydney
Westmead Innovation District

Westmead Innovation District

Within the space of less than forty years Westmead has grown from a dusty showground on the outskirts of Sydney to become Australia’s largest concentration of health, education and research facilities. In this short time Westmead has seen billions of dollars of investment by successive governments prioritising it as a place for public health and research investment. Along with private and non-Government sector investment, Westmead now provides over 18,000 specialised high value jobs.
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Local Government Reform

The Sydney Business Chamber has long been advocating for a reduction in the number of Sydney’s local councils and associated governance reforms to ensure local decision making is more strategic while also ensuring the long term viability of local governments across Sydney. I​n 2016, the NSW Government announced it would reduce the number of councils in Sydney. The Sydney Business Chamber is continuing its advocacy to ensure further reforms are made to the governance structures of local councils.
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Local Government Reform
Western Sydney Airport

Western Sydney Airport

Sydney Business Chamber has been a leading advocate for the development of an airport in Western Sydney. The Western Sydney Airport will provide greater connectivity to Western Sydney and catalyse job growth in the region.
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Infrastructure Asset Recycling

The Sydney Business Chamber supports the recycling of public infrastructure assets, notably the recent long term lease of the electricity poles and wires and the reinvestment of these proceeds into new infrastructure projects for Sydney and NSW.
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Infrastructure Asset Recycling
Parramatta Light Rail

Parramatta Light Rail

The Western Sydney Business Chamber has been advocating for light rail between Parramatta, Westmead and nearby areas to enhance connectivity within Parramatta and to one of Sydney’s innovation hubs. The Western Sydney Business Chamber partnered with other local business and community groups to advocate for light rail in Parramatta and Westmead.
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Industry-Research Collaboration

Australia’s research capabilities are world class. Despite this, Australia’s application of research to address commercial problems is substandard. Drawing on feedback from over 100 industry, government and research sector leaders, this report identifies ways to improve commercial outcomes through industry-research sector collaboration.
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Industry-Research Collaboration
How would High-Speed Rail Change Sydney and NSW?

How would High-Speed Rail Change Sydney and NSW?

The discussion around High Speed Rail (HSR) often focus on benefits for regional areas. This report examines the benefits of HSR for Greater Sydney. The report found that integrating HSR into Sydney’s existing rail network would significantly reduce costs and increase the likelihood that HSR could be delivered within the next 15 years.  The report recommends the need for current state and federal infrastructure planning to be better coordinated to ensure that the future delivery of an integrated east coast HSR network remains affordable.
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