Development of Business in Southern Sydney through Collaboration, Innovation and Partnership. Activities include promoting the development of technology parks and commercial centres with office blocks, supported by appropriate infrastructure.

Job Creation

ANSTO Innovation Precinct

ANSTO's vision of a Graduate Centre, Innovation Centre and an Industrial Park [the Precinct] at their Lucas Heights facility will provide a symbiotic ecosystem for scientists of the future and innovative industry leading to significant economic growth and high value jobs across Sydney's south.  A brochure describing the components of the precinct can be viewed here.
ANSTO CEO Dr Adi Paterson addressed a ShireBiz Quarterly on July 12th on plans for the Precinct.
ANSTO has recently released its Draft Master Plan for the Innovation Precinct which can be viewed here

A one page description  of the project can be found here

Launch of NANDIN Advanced Technology Incubator

Dr Adi Paterson, CEO, ANSTO opened the NANDIN incubator on Monday 19th November.  Participants from industry, local politicians,ANSTO staff and NANDIN tenants were addressed by Dr Markus Nordberg of CERN on Physics, CERN, Innovation & Social Impact.  The address was followed by a smoking ceremony.
For further information see here and here


Craig James, Commsec, Review of the Australian Economy July 2019

On Wednesday 24th July, Craig James of Commsec addressed a meeting organised by local accounting group, Sullivan Dewing at the Sharks Club Woolooware.  Sullivan Dewing have agreed for this presentation to be made available to ShireBiz see here.

Sutherland: The CBD for Southern Sydney

Sutherland is the Shire's Administrative Centre and is a major transport hub.  Developments within the Shire particularly at Kurnell and Lucas Height make Sutherland more appropriate to be the CBD for Southern Sydney.
Proposals to make Sutherland the Shire's Commercial Centre have been underway for some time.  Discussions with interested parties should produce a concept plan shortly.






Image recognition Technology developed by ANSTO nandin member

Artificial Intelligence Image Recognition technology developed by the University of Wollongong and Matt Lynch of eVisuals, a tenant of nandin, ANSTO's Advanced Technology Incubator, can be used in emergencies. eg detection of people within a high rise building on fire eg Grenfell Towers UK see


DRAFT Shire Strategic Plan

Sutherland Shire Council has released its draft strategic plan on 1st July.  It can be reviewed here.

ShireBiz in conjunction with local businesses and the Chambers of Commerce has developed a list of infrastructure projects that the Shire needs to support Economic Development.  These will be forwarded to the appropriate government bodies. A submission has recently been made to the Greater Sydney Commission on the Shire's infrastructure needs.

Cyber Security

Cyber Security Breakfast May 29th 2019

45 local businesspersons attended the joint Sutherland Shire Combined Chamber/Shirebiz Cyber Security breakfast held at the Sharks Club.  Speakers came from the NSW Police Cyber Security Group, and local IT providers.  Videos of the presentations are now available  here.

An explanation of Quantum Computing

The Lazy person's guide to Cyber Security [see]

Cyber Security Seminar

On 12th April 2018, a seminar on Opportunities in the Digital Economy & the Cyber Security Risks was held.

The 40 attendees were presented with the opportunities and risks of joining the Digital Economy.  Details including presentations can be seen here.  Some suggested actions to reduce risk of cyber attacks were:
1 Having your computer software updated regularly
2 Each machine on your network to have anti virus software installed
3 Use Web Filtering software which checks links in emails to see if genuine
4 Have regular local and offsite backups
5 Have a password policy and change passwords at least every 3 months
6 Have staff training to avoid inadvertently clicking on links
7 Treat IT as an investment NOT a Cost
A recent article in My Business highlights the problem.

Shire Accommodation

A concept plan has been developed by local architects for a Hotel to be built over the southern end of Cronulla Station.  Discussions are underway with potential commercial developers and relevant State Government Authorities.

Shuttle Bus Trials

The NSW Department of Transport appointed Transdev to undertake shuttle bus trials in the Sutherland Shire for a 2 year period.  5 areas in the Shire  have been selected and the trials commenced on November 20th 2017. Details of the trial can be viewed here




ShireBiz Quarterly & Xmas Party 21st Nov

You are invited to the ShireBiz Quarterly and Xmas Party to be held on Thursday 21st November at 71-73 Cronulla St [next to the Nulla Nulla Cafe in Cronulla Mall] from 5:00 – 7:00pm  Details. Our host is the developer of Woolooware Bay Stage 4 which is located on the Sharks CarPark. Register


ShireBiz AGM & Election of Committee

The Annual General Meeting  of ShireBiz Inc was held on Thursday 15th August at the RMYC Woolooware just before the ShireBiz Quarterly meeting.
The Chairman, Barry Alchin reported on the year's activities and a new Committee was elected see


ShireBiz Quarterly 15th August 2019 Aged Care in Australia - its future

Dr Peter Moran, CEO, Moran Group discussed the main issues affecting the future of aged care in Australia. Details of the talk can be found here


ShireBiz Quarterly 9th May 2019 Planning for Housing & Jobs in the Shire

Peter Barber, Director of Planning, Sutherland Shire Council addressed 37 local business people on the main issues relating to Planning for Housing and Jobs in the Shire. His presentation can be seen here.

In doing so he gave a comprehensive outline of the demographics of the Shire and the limitations on development.  He mentioned the importance of the ANSTO Innovation precinct development in providing future jobs. see

New shelter for women victims of domestic violence

Following on the ShireBiz Quarterly talk in October by Mr David Masterton , MD, Masterton Homes on Alternate Housing opportunities, in early December David attended the announcement
that Masterton Homes is building a new refuge for women, with or without children, who are experiencing homelessness, or escaping domestic violence. [see story]
The refuge will be built by Masterton Homes for free, on land donated by Camden Council and will be managed by Women's Community Shelters.  This will meet an urgent need for shelter caused by increased domestic violence in the area, according to local police


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