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.

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.

|Shire Infrastructure priorities

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

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

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




18th October ShireBiz Quarterly

Mr David Masterton, MD, Masterton Homes will speak on Alternate Housing opportunities.
Please join us, as we hear Masterton Homes CEO and Chief, Mr David Masterton, address housing affordability and its ramifications within Communities.  David will be going into some detail as to why housing affordability has declined so much over the years and what has to change  so that your children and grandchildren can afford a home of their own.
Affordable housing is expensive now, should interest rates increase even by a small percentage, homelessness will skyrocket, and with 48,000 people already homeless in NSW, this needs to be addressed urgently.
David is passionate on this topic, has personally focused on it for quite some time, and has a number of options which will be evident when he presents, without fear or favour,  to invited ShireBiz Guests,  at the forthcoming ShireBiz Quarterly. 
David’s Presentation should not to be missed!!




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