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

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure

'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.


Digital Currency – no need for cash

Some central banks maintain that central bank digital currencies could facilitate real-time settlement of cross border financial transactions see.

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.


 

 

Networking

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 Qtly May 14th 2020 How business can prepare for the impact of climate change by ZOOM Video Conference

Further to a number of recent articles in the SMH & AFR, Shirebiz approached the Australian Industry Group [AIG] who was planning to hold a number of workshops over the next 3 months on this topic for businesses in Sydney & Melbourne.  ShireBiz has managed to get the presenter Tennant Reed to address the Quarterly including feedback from the various workshops.  The talk will cover physical changes, impacts on communities, insurance and systemic financial risks.  Registrations will open in late March


Shirebiz Qtly Feb 20th 2020 Demystifying Nuclear Energy

Dr John Harries and Dr Mark Ho of the Australian Nuclear Association discussed the use of nuclear energy, demystifying some of the myths surrounding this topic. 45 supporters attended.  The presentation can be accessed here.  Images of the event can be seen here.


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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