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Publications, Submissions & Reports

In 2009, Regional Development Australia-Sydney was set up as a joint Commonwealth-State funded regional development committee which has replaced the activities of former:

  • GROW Sydney Area Consultative Committee (helping communities grow their regions through social inclusion and economic developments) – Commonwealth funded.
  • The Greater Western Sydney Economic Development Board (the voice of business growth and economic development for Greater Western Sydney) – State funded.

Since that time, RDA Sydney has prepared and produced a whole range of publications, submissions and reports. A selection of publications, submissions and reports from the committees and stakeholders dating back to 2009 can be viewed below.

 

2009            2010            2011            2012            2013            2014            2015            2016            2017          2018

 

2018 

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Submission to the Draft NSW Advanced Manufacturing Industry Development Strategy by the NSW Department of Industry

Submission: Download

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 2017


RDA Sydney Metropolitan Economic Baseline Assessment Report (December 2017)

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a partnership between the Australian, State, Territory and Local Governments to support the growth and development of Australia's regions. The 2017 update examines the economic data of Metropolitan Sydney and highlights how the region and its key subregions have changed over the past few years. The information aims to provide a better understanding of the key characteristics, strengths and trends in the economy, businesses and workforce in the region to inform economic development, investment attraction and planning.
 
Submission: Download
 

Submission to the Greater Sydney Commission’s Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan and Draft District Plans

RDA Sydney's submission has a particular focus on Infrastructure and Collaboration and also Productivity. In addition, there is individual comment on the Productivity aspect of each of the five Draft District Plans.

Submission: Download

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Submission to the Australian Government's Digital Economy Discussion Paper (November 2017)

RDA Sydney's response to the Discussion Paper is underpinned by RDA Sydney’s primary focus in job creation, investment attraction and growing the Greater Sydney economy.

Submission: Download

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Submission to the NSW Government's Draft Future Transport Strategy 2056 and Greater Sydney Draft Services and Infrastructure Plan (November 2017)

RDA Sydney's response to the Draft Future Transport Strategy 2056 and the Greater Sydney Draft Services and Infrastructure Plan issued by the NSW Government.


Submission:  Download

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Submission to the Australian Government’s Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities Discussion Paper (August 2017)

Summary Report for the Sydney Freight and Supply Chain Workshop facilitated by RDA Sydney and the Hargraves Institute, held 20th July 2017, Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek.
 
 
Submission: Download
 


Submission to NSW Legislative Assembly Committee on Investment, Industry and Regional Development regarding “support for startups in regional NSW” (July 2017)

Regional Development Australia Sydney (RDA Sydney) welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the inquiry into support for startups in regional NSW.
 
Submission: Download
 

 

Submission to NSW Standing Committee on State Development for Inquiry into Defence Industry in New South Wales

RDA Sydney in conjunction with Sydney Aerospace Defence Interest Group (SADIG) welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the NSW Standing Committee on State Development conducting the inquiry into the defence industry in NSW. RDA Sydney and SADIG broadly support the NSW Government stated intention from this Inquiry to identify opportunities to incentivise and grow the defence industry in NSW.

Submission: Download

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The Future of Agriculture and Food Production in Sydney (March 2017)

Sydney Agriculture Strategic Approaches (SASA) Working Group discussion paper on the future of agriculture and food production in Sydney.
 
 
Paper: Download


 
Greater Sydney Commission Draft District Plans (March 2017)

Regional Development Australia Sydney (RDA Sydney) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Draft District plans issued by the Greater Sydney Commission.
 
Submission: Download


 
 

 

 2016


 

Strategic industries development around the Western Sydney employment area (WSEA) (August 2016)

Report on industry vision for Western Sydney focusing on the Western Sydney Employment Area and the planned Western Sydney Airport.

Download: Report
 

 

Shared Homeownership Seminar - Report: (Jul 2016)

Report on the benefits of shared homeownership seminar 18th July 2016.
 
Download: Report
 

 

Smart Cities Plan: (Jun 2016)

Submission on the Smart Cities Plan.

Download: Download


 

City of Sydney’s Social Sustainability: (May 2016)

Submission to City of Sydney’s Social Sustainability Discussion Paper and Draft Policy March 2016.

Download: Download


 

Space Activities Act 1998 - Plan: (Apr 2016)

Submission Review of the Space Activities Act 1998 – Issues Paper.

Download: Download


 

 

 

2015


 

Western Sydney Airport: (Dec 2015)

Submission on the Western Sydney Airport - Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Airport Plan.

Download: Download


 

Parramatta Road Urban Renewal: (Dec 2015)

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney's feedback on the Draft of Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy - September 2015.

Download: Download


 

RDA Sydney Metropolitan Region Economic Baseline Assessment: (Aug 2015)

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a partnership between the Australian, State, Territory and Local Governments to support the growth and development of Australia's regions. The 2015 update examines the economic data of Metropolitan Sydney and highlights how the region and its key subregions have changed over the past few years. The information aims to provide a better understanding of the key characteristics, strengths and trends in the economy, businesses and workforce in the region to inform economic development, investment attraction and planning.

Download: RDA Sydney Metropolitan Region Economic Baseline Assessment 2015


 

Manufacturing Skills Needs - Research Project Report (May 2015)

Published by the UNSW Industrial Relation Research Center. The research was commissioned by the South West Sydney Manufacturing and Engineering Taskforce, which RDA Sydney resources and facilitates. The downloadable document also includes an appendix on the 2nd Sydney Airport. Download


 

RDA Sydney's Submission to the Social Housing in NSW (Feb 2015)

A discussion paper for input and comment - February 2015 Download


 

RDA Sydney's Feedback on Draft Parramatta Road Urban Renewal Strategy (Feb 2015)

February 2015 Download


 

 

 

2014


 

NSW Planning and Infrastructure Publications (Dec 2014)

2014 Metro Strategy "A Plan for Growing Sydney".


 

Submission to Infrastructure NSW Investment recommendations to Government (Oct 2014)

RDA Sydney's submission to Infrastructure NSW, regarding recommendations to Government on critical infrastructure for NSW - Download 


 

Rebuilding NSW (Oct 2014)

RDA Sydney's submission to Rebuilding NSW: a discussion paper - Download 


 

Doors to Ownership (Sept 2014)

Submission to the Proposed Amendment of State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Employment Area) 2009 Download


 

Submission on the Bankstown Airport Preliminary Draft Masterplan (Sept 2014)

RDA Sydney submission on the Bankstown Airport Preliminary Draft Masterplan - Download


 

Submission on the Industry Skills Fund (Aug 2014)

RDA Sydney submission to the Department of Industry about the establishment of the Industry Skills Fund - Download


 

Submission to the Agricultural Competitiveness Issues Paper (Apr 2014)

RDA Sydney submission to the Australian Government regarding the Agricultural Competitiveness Issues Paper - Download


 

Submission to the Inquiry into Affordable Housing (Mar 2014)

RDA Sydney submission to the Inquiry into Affordable Housing by the Senate Economics Reference Committee - Download


 

Submission on the Inquiry into Regional Aviation Services (Feb 2014)

RDA Sydney submission to the Inquiry into Regional Aviation Services by the Standing Committee on State Development -Download


 

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Social, Public and Affordable Housing (Feb 2014)

RDA Sydney's submission - Download


 

Smart Work Centres: An Analysis of Demand in Western Sydney (Jan 2014)

A report prepared by the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, for Regional Development Australia Sydney, the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and Penrith Business Alliance  - Download  


 

 

2013


 

 

NSW Economic Development Framework 2014 Priority actions (Oct 2013)

RDA Sydney feedback - Download


 

City of Sydney Economic Development Strategy, Tourism Action Plan and Retail Action Plan (Sept 2013)

RDA Sydney's feedback - Download


 

Draft Western Sydney Employment Area Structure Plan (Aug 2013)

RDA Sydney's Submission - Download


 

RDA Sydney's Regional Plan for Sydney (Aug 2013)

Download our latest Regional Plan - Download


 

Metropolitan Economic Baseline Assessment (Jul 2013)

RDA Sydney Report - Download


 

Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney to 2031 (Jun 2013)

RDA Sydney's Submission - Download


 

Inquiry into Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) and Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Ship Sustainment Facilities (Apr 2013)

Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Ship Sustainment facilities Statement of Evidence to the Inquiry   Download

Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Ship Sustainment Facilities Statement of Evidence to the Inquiry   Download

RDA Sydney’s Submission - Download


 

NSW Draft Freight and Ports Strategy (Mar 2013)

RDA Sydney's Submission to Transport for NSW - Download


 

Employment Services - Building on Success (Mar 2013)

Issues Paper   Download

RDA Sydney's response - March 2013  Download


 

Liverpool Health and Education Precinct Development Strategy Report (Feb 2013)

RDA Sydney's Report - Download


 

 

2012


 

Social Procurement in NSW (Oct 2012)

Download


 

Future Directions for Specialist Homelessness Services Consultation Paper (Aug 2012)

RDA Sydney's Response Download


 

NSW Creative Industries Opportunities & Obstacles (Aug 2012)

RDA Sydney Response Download


 

Sydney 2051: A Greater Global City Report (Aug 2012)

RDA Sydney's Report August  Download


 

RDA Sydney Publications: (Aug 2012)

2012 RDA Sydney Regional Plan 


 

Draft NSW Industry Action Plans (Jul 2012)

RDA Sydney's response - Digital Economy - Download

RDA Sydney's response - Manufacturing - Download

RDA Sydney's response - Professional Services Download

RDA Sydney's response - International Education & Research Download


 

RDA Sydney Employment Lands Submission (Jun 2012)

Submission Download 

A3 maps Download


 

Metropolitan Strategy 2012, Sydney over the next 20 years; a Discussion Paper (Jun 2012)

RDA Sydney's Response (in parts)

           -  Submission to Metropolitan Strategy Review

           -  Employment Lands Policy Position Paper

           -  Western Sydney Employment Lands A3 Maps

           -  Metropolitan Region Economic Baseline Assessment


 

NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan (Apr 2012)

RDA Sydney's Response (Apr 2012) Download


 

Legislative Assembly Committee on Economic Developments inquiry into special economic zones (Mar 2012)

RDA Sydney's response Download


 

RDAC RDA Sydney Freight Infrastructure Priorities (Jan 2012)

Download


  

 

2011


 

Smart and Skilled - making NSW number one (Nov 2011)

RDA Sydney's response Download


 

Industry Action Plans (Nov 2011)

RDA Sydney's response - Digital Economy Download

RDA Sydney's response - Manufacturing Download

RDA Sydney's response - Professional Services Download

RDA Sydney's response - Tourism and Events Download


 

North-West Rail Link Project (Sept 2011)

RDA Sydney's response Download


 

 Planning Principals for Industrial Lands (Sept 2011)

Draft paper Download

RDA Sydney's response Download


 

RDA Sydney 2011 Metropolitan Region Economic Baseline Assessment (Aug 2011)

Report Download


 

RDA Sydney Publications: (Aug 2011)

2011 RDA Sydney Regional Plan 


 

A Shared Responsibility: Apprenticeships for the 21st Century (Mar 2011)

Final Report Download

RDA Sydney's response Download


 

Caring For Older Australians Productivity Commission Draft Report Submission (Mar 2011)

Draft Report Link

RDA Sydney's response Download


 

A Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia - Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population & Communities (Mar 2011)

Issues paper Download 

RDA Sydney's response Download

Policy Framework Download


 

DEEWR’s Review of Job Services Australia and Disability Employment Services (Jan 2011)

 Letter from Kate Ellis requesting comments Download 

RDA Sydney's response Download


 

 

2010


 

RDA Sydney Publications: (2010 - 2011)

Agribusiness Profile - GWS

Environmental Technology & Services Profile - GWS  

Printing, Publishing & Packaging Profile  - GWS

2010 RDA Sydney Regional Plan 


 

Maldon to Dombarton Rail Link Feasibility Study Issues Paper (Dec 2010)

RDA Sydney's Response Download


 

Community Strategic Plan to 2040, Camden Council (Nov 2010)

RDA Sydney's DRAFT response Download


 

Fairfield City Plan 2010-2020 (Nov 2010)

RDA Sydney's Response Download


 

Skills Australia - creating a future direction for Australian vocational education & training (Nov 2010)

RDA Sydney's response Download


 

Metropolitan Strategy Review, Sydney towards 2036 (May 2010)

RDA Sydney's submission Download


 

Our Cities - building a productive, sustainable & liveable future 

Policy Framework Download


 

AHURi State of Australian Cities 2010 report - towards a National Research Agenda

RDA Sydney's response Download


 

 

2009

Stakeholder Publications: 2009 - 2010

Foundations for a Stronger, Fairer Australia - Australian Government

Social Enterprise Strategy Report-GROW 


Economic

GWS Building and Construction Products Profile - GWSEDB

GWS Building and Construction Services Profile - GWSEDB

GWS Economic Profile - GWSEDB

GWS Finance & Business Services Profile- GWSEDB

GWS Investment Profile - GWSEDB

 


Employment

Indigenous - Getting It Right Strategy-GROW 

 


Environmental

GWS Energy Profile- GWSEDB

 


Manufacturing

GWS Automotive & Transport Equipment Profile-GWSEDB

GWS Aerospace & Defence Profile-GWSEDB

GWS Electrical & Electronics Profile-GWSEDB

GWS Food Processing & Beverages Profile - GWSEDB 

GWS Machinery & Engineered Products Profile-GWSEDB

GWS Plastics & Chemicals Profile-GWSEDB

 


Technology

Biotechnology & Biomedicine Profile-GWSEDB 

Information and Communication Technology Profile-GWSEDB



Transport and Logistics

Transport & Logistics Profile-GWSEDB

 


 

  

RDA Sydney Achievements

RDA Sydney Achievement highlights.

RDA Sydney Projects

A variety of current 'key' projects.

Directory

A portal of information on our key partners.

 


Last Updated: 21 May 2018