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 and NRAG form exciting new partnership

The National Robotics & Automation Group has been established by Shirebiz and Southern Strength comprising southern Sydney based industrial automation companies and the University of Wollongong.  NRAG has signed a collaborative research agreement with ANSTO to provide innovative solutions in materials handling. The Media release details the partnership.


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


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







Sutherland Shire Rates No 2 in Australia Liveability Survey

The number one attribute for Australians when choosing a place to live is 'feeling safe' for both metropolitan and regional areas [both at 72%]. This survey ranked Adelaide City as No 1 and Sutherland Shire as No 2.  Details of the survey can be found here.

'Turn up and go' bus trial has operated between Caringbah & Lilli Pilli

Commenced 18th November 2019 LEAVE YOUR CAR AT HOME

The turn up and go shuttle bus trial has been extended until the end 0f 2020.  The service operates every 10 minutes between 6:05 am to 8:45 am to Caringbah Station and 4:10 pm to 8:10 pm to Lilli Pilli.  Opal bus fares apply and customers can tap on and off using Opal Cards, Credit/Debit cards.
Listen to passengers' comments on the new bus here.

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.

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.




The Premier Gladys Berejeklian to address a luncheon on Friday Feb 12th 

Shirebiz Supporters are cordially invited to a luncheon set for Friday February 12th 2021 at Doltone House, Sylvania Waters. The NSW Premier, The Hon Gladys Berejeklian MP will be the guest speaker. The Premier will address our luncheon on Southern Sydney- Post Pandemic. What is planned for the Shire at Government level & what can we do to assist.  Cost $90pp which includes a 2 course meal & drinks. Tables of 6 are available for $500. The Premier will speak at 12:30 pm so please be seated by 12:15 pm.  Reserve your seat HERE.

Shirebiz AGM held 31st July 2020

Shirebiz members met by ZOOM, changed the Constitution to reflect a change in name of the Committee to a Board and Committee members to Board Members.  Following the AGM the Board then elected its officers.
They are Barry Alchin, Chair; Paul Degnan and Dr Tim Boyle, Deputy Chairs; Richard Walker, Secretary; Jeff Forsyth, Treasurer.  As the year progresses sub-boards will be formed to deal with Membership, Events and Education.


Shirebiz Quarterly July 2nd 2020 5pm Problems of businesses through the COVID 19 pandemic   A ZOOM meeting

NSW Finance & Small Business Minister Damien Tudelope MLC discussed problems that NSW businesses are having with the COVID19 pandemic particularly the conflicting information presented in the market place and answered questions from members.

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



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