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.

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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.


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.


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.




Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s luncheon talk to Shirebiz supporters      

About 195 Shire residents attended Shirebiz’s arranged lunch in Doltone house on Friday 12th February.  The Premier gave details of the Global NSW program and spoke about the NSW initiative on R&D.  She also received questions in writing and from the floor on the following topics: Temporary siting of promised Sutherland Hospital’s MRI-not due until 2023 but needed now; Widening of bridge at eastern end of Heathcote Rd; Nuclear power in NSW; Government construction contracts non-compliance; Payroll tax removal/relief and the timetable for F6/M6 Kogarah to Waterfall & precise route through the Shire. Photos can be seen on the website HERE. Read the Leader article on the luncheon. The lunch was organised by VMS Conferences and sponsored by ANSTO, NGR Accounting, SMR Nuclear Technology, Britton Maritime and Tynan Motor Group. Hand sanitiser was provided by True Blue Chemicals and Marzophotography provided a free photo service.



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