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.
Cultural investment creates communities, attracts businesses and contributes to tourism. Cities that can attract talented people to work and invest will perform well, and a rich cultural offering can help businesses attract and strengthen their workforce.

This report breaks new ground; it shows what businesses and local communities working together can achieve.

The Sydney Business Chamber has been an advocate for additional funding to be prioritised to Western Sydney, and working together with Liverpool, Parramatta and Penrith Councils, we have hopefully come one step closer to providing the people of the West with access to cultural attractions.

Chris Taylor

Senior Manager, Advocacy, Western Sydney

Chris has worked for a number of Australia’s leading industry organisations and has vast experience in media, communications and external relations. With a strong interest in politics and policy, Chris aims to advocate for ideas that will grow economic opportunities in Western Sydney, in particular in the tourism, infrastructure and arts industries.