The Sydney Business Chamber is a leading advocate for Sydney as a competitive and liveable global city with policies focused on: reforming Sydney’s local governance; urban renewal and planning reform; recycling state assets to fund new transport and infrastructure projects; and supporting the evolution of Sydney as a leading service economy with a strong reputation in the arts, tourism and for international education. Headed by Patricia Forsythe as Executive Director, the Sydney Business Chamber is a key player in shaping government policy and has worked hard to enhance Sydney as a city that attracts global investment and global talent.
The Sydney Business Chamber developed Sydney: Connected, Productive, Liveable to identify priorities and actions needed to lift Sydney’s international status as a global destination for business and leisure and position Western Sydney as a new economic powerhouse with a strong focus on the benefits the Western Sydney Airport will bring to the Sydney economy and reshape Western Sydney as a place to live, work, study, visit and play.
Since 2012, The Chamber’s efforts in Western Sydney, under the leadership of David Borger have focused on advocating ideas to grow economic opportunities across the region to provide a stimulus for existing businesses and to attract new businesses. Central to its advocacy was its successful campaign for the Badgerys Creek site to be named by the Federal Government with support from the Opposition and NSW Governments as the site of Sydney’s second airport.
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Tracing its heritage back to the Sydney Chamber of Commerce established in 1825, the Sydney Business Chamber provides a strong voice for Sydney’s leading businesses by identifying, developing and promoting a positive agenda for economic activity and
growth in Sydney.
In recent years, the Sydney Business Chamber has been a leading advocate for reforming Sydney’s local governance, recycling state assets to fund new transport and infrastructure projects, and supporting the evolution of Sydney’s cultural and tourism offerings.
The Sydney Business Chamber established a presence in Western Sydney in 2012 to reflect the emergence of Western Sydney as a growing economic force and to ensure businesses across the greater Sydney basin had adequate representation. Since 2012,our efforts in Western Sydney have focused on advocating ideas to grow economic opportunities across the region to provide a stimulus for existing businesses and to attract new businesses.