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Manufacturing Modernisation Fund - AusIndustry

The $50 million Manufacturing Modernisation Fund supports manufacturers to modernise, adopt new technologies, become more productive and create more jobs by co-funding capital investments and associated re-skilling. Modernisation can include technology upgrades, efficiency upgrades, such as energy or process optimisation, or more transformative changes to your business, which will allow you to produce new products or diversify into new markets.

18 September 2019

Pulse of Greater Sydney - report by Greater Sydney Commission

The Pulse of Greater Sydney brings together data from a range of government agencies to measure progress on implementation of the Greater Sydney Region Plan and the five District Plans.

14 August 2019

Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019 released

The 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit has been released and covers transport, energy, water, telecommunications and – for the first time – social infrastructure, and looks at the major challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s infrastructure over the next 15 years and beyond. 

14 August 2019

Household, Income & Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey

The 14th annual statistical HILDA report has been released. Produced by The Melbourne Institute, the latest findings from this longitudinal survey show Australians how different aspects of their lives have changed over time.

16 July 2019

Star Wars comes to Sydney as ILM commits to studio 

More than 500 local jobs will be created when Disney-owned visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) sets up a new studio in Sydney, establishing NSW as a global destination for post, digital and visual effects (PDV).

16 July 2019

NSW Government releases Business Size report

This report illustrates the range and distribution of employing businesses in NSW and the Australian economy, from micro to large size categories. It explores each size category’s economic contribution, dominant industries and innovation and productivity characteristics. 

4 July 2019

Inside Australian Online Shopping 2019

Did you know that Liverpool (postcode 2170) is the 4th leading online buying location by volume in Australia? Some interesting facts and amazing trends in online shopping can be found in this recently released report by Australia Post.

1 July 2019

SMEs a Priority for Defence

Defence Industry minister Melissa Price has recommitted government to maximising opportunities for local SME’s in Defence procurement, and to focus on harnessing the innovation potential of the Australian defence sector.

1 July 2019

International Maritime Expo stays in Sydney

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has announced the state has successfully locked-in Sydney as the home of one of the world’s largest biannual defence and maritime industry events, the PACIFIC International Maritime Expo, for 2019 and 2021.

28 June 2019

NSW Government to Invest $12.5 million in ANSTO

The New South Wales Government (NSW) is set to invest more than $12.5 million into the Australia Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) Innovation Precinct at the Lucas Heights campus in Sydney.

28 May 2019

Five year housing supply forecast released

NSW Department of Planning and Environment Executive Director, Justin Douglas, said the new forecast shows almost 192,000 new dwellings will be built across the city during 2018/19-2022/23. “Sydney needs to build 725,000 new homes in the next 20 years, or around 36,000 per annum, to accommodate a growing population,” Mr Douglas said. 

17 May 2019

USyd a key player in CRC for Smart Satellite Technologies

The University of Sydney will be a key player in one of the most significant space industry research concentrations in Australia as part of a new Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Satellite Technologies and Analytics.

16 May 2019

Why you need to know about Campbelltown

In addition to its location along Sydney’s major North South transport route and designation as a Growth Centre, Campbelltown’s strengths include being a source of jobs, a relatively young population, affordable housing and commitment to urban planning.

26 April 2019

Cyber Vouchers

The Cyber Vouchers initiative encourages NSW small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate with NSW Cyber Security Network (NSW CSN) University Members on cyber security research projects.

9 April 2019

Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge

The City of Sydney is calling for ideas to boost the diversity of housing across the city and wider community, with a focus on identifying and developing new models to increase affordable alternative housing supply.

9 April 2019

45% of all national air freight through Sydney Airport

Sydney airport commanded approximately 45% of national airfreight in 2017-18, according to a report released by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia. 

18 March 2019

H.I.Fraser Awarded Key Role in Submarine Rescue Service 

The Department of Defence has awarded Phoenix International Australia the Submarine Rescue Service (SRS) contract valued in excess of $255M and H.I.Fraser’s wholly owned subsidiary, H.I.Fraser Hyperbaric Solutions (HIFHS) is proud to be a key subcontractor during the acquisition phase of this venture. 

7 March 2019

Digital Western Sydney Parkland - call for prospectus

The NSW Government, with the Australian Government and the eight Local Government partners are putting a call to industry to assist in the development of the Digital Western Parkland City.This Call for Prospectus is the first step in helping Government assess the level of industry interest in being involved in the Digital Western Parkland City Program. 

1 March 2019

Number of Small Businesses in NSW is Growing

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows NSW is leading the country in small business creation with net growth of close to 30,000 actively trading NSW small businesses in the 2017-18 financial year.

26th February 2019

Latest Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) 

The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) increased by 1.3% in January 2019, reaching its highest level since March 2012. The IVI stands 3.3% above the level recorded a year ago and 30.7% (or 44,300 advertisements) higher than the level recoded five years ago.

19th February 2019

Advanced Manufacturing Connect Program

NSW advanced manufacturers are invited to register to participate in the Advanced Manufacturing Connect program. The Connect program aims to strengthen engagement and collaboration across the industry.

18th February 2019

Activate Sydney@Night Grants

The NSW Government has announced grants to support the night-time and creative economies in Sydney. Applications close 28 February 2019.

4th February 2019

National Awards for Local Government

The Awards program seeks to recognise and promote innovative and resourceful solutions being driven by local government and making a positive impact in Australian communities.

1st February 2019

Economic Development Growth and the Craft Beer Industry 

Regional Development Australia Sydney, Economic Development Australia and Inner West Brewery Association invite you to a forum to explore the growth of the craft beer industry and local economic impact.

12 November 2018

GSC - A Metropolis that Works

The economic significance of industrial and urban services lands in Greater Sydney is the focus of the first in a series of new thought leadership papers by the Greater Sydney Commission. A Metropolis that Works, raises awareness of the challenges Greater Sydney faces in best managing its industrial and urban services lands.

26 October 2018

Western Sydney Investment Attraction Fund

The Western Sydney Investment Attraction Fund is a $5 million investment by the NSW Government that will supercharge fast-growing small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Western Sydney and attract new high-value knowledge-based jobs and investment to the region.

22 October 2018

Building Better Regions Fund Round 3

The $641.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. For Round 3, $200 million is available, with up to $45 million of this funding earmarked to support tourism related infrastructure projects.

9 October 2018

Nokia and University of Technology Sydney launch 5G skills accelerator

Nokia has partnered with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to launch a new training facility - the Nokia 5G Skills Accelerator - that will increase Australian industry knowledge and skills in next-generation telecommunications technologies such as 5G and foster their integration into Australian academic programs.

8 October 2018

2019 Science and Innovation Awards for young people in agriculture, fisheries and forestry

Applications are now open for the 2019 Science and Innovation Awards.  If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 (inc GST) to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries. Be part of making a difference in agriculture. 

21 September 2018

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs

Provides grants from $150,000 to $1.5 million to help establish and/or operate Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) export hubs in the six Growth Centre sectors. The export hubs will work with Growth Centres to facilitate SME export opportunities. Deadline for applications is 15th October 2018.

21st September 2018

Seeking Applications for Project Officer Economic Development - NOW CLOSED

The Project Officer Economic Development will provide support to the Executive Officer and Snr Project Manager to develop new project opportunities, deliver SME workshops currently contracted, conduct desk research as required, reach out to current and potential partners to scope needs and challenges, provide secretariat support to sector networks when required.

10th July 2018

The Catalyst

Latest news from RDA Sydney.

4th July 2018

NSW Government support for people at risk of homelessness

Up to 255 people at risk of or experiencing homelessness will be rapidly housed for up to three years and provided with access to health, education and employment services.

27th June 2018

The NSW Government will establish a new world-class health, research and education precinct in Liverpool

The precinct, to be located at Liverpool Hospital, will showcase Liverpool as a hub for innovation and emerging technologies, boost the economy and double the number of jobs in the health and education sectors to about 30,000 by 2036.

26th June 2018

City of Sydney Night-time Diversification Grants

City of Sydney night-time diversification grants support new events and activities to help businesses attract customers in the evenings.

Businesses can apply for up to $30,000 matched cash funding for projects. This means if the project application is successful City of Sydney will match what is spent over the course of the project dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000. 

21st June 2018

AUSA 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

EOI: The Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA) is the largest land warfare exposition in North America. Each year it attracts approximately 30,000 attendees from the world-wide defence community, including senior Army leaders, key military decision makers, the United States defence industrial base and international delegations. AUSA provides a valuable opportunity for the Australian defence industry to showcase its cutting edge capabilities.

13th June 2018


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