The Sydney Business Chamber and the Committee for Sydney
have welcomed the opportunity to participate in a new strategy that will give Sydney organisations in the public and private sectors the tools to become more resilient in the face of physical, social and economic challenges.
will ensure Greater Sydney has the tools it needs to strengthen its ability to thrive and accommodate to a changing world, coping with stresses that can impact global cities, such as extreme weather events, cyber and terror attacks, housing affordability, congestion and unemployment,” said Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber.
Committee for Sydney Chairman Michael Rose said: “Global cities face an increasingly complex range of shocks and stresses that require detailed urban resilience strategies.
“A key part of the solution is for cities to develop long-term partnerships with the organisations that shape their community, including businesses, local governments and civic organisations. As a membership organisation that represents a diversity of sectors, the Committee has been closely involved in defining this robust response toward building resilience in Sydney,” he said.
“The City of Sydney and other council partners should be congratulated for producing a detailed, comprehensive and ambitious strategy to protect our city from future shocks. It will help Sydney to better plan during a period of substantial growth and ensure that we are prepared for many of the major social and environmental challenges that face a modern city. The Committee looks forward to working with the City and other partners to put the plan into practice,” Mr Rose said.
The Sydney strategy outlines a number of directions on how to tackle the city’s resilience challenges and the Sydney Business Chamber and the Committee for Sydney have oversight of Direction Five – One City.
Mrs Forsythe said: “The level of collaboration that was undertaken to develop the Sydney strategy has been encouraging, involving 33 local councils, community and business groups and multiple government agencies.”
“It is important Greater Sydney participates in this wider, global initiative – 100 Resilient Cities, ensuring there is a holistic approach to developing a road map to resilience.
“We will encourage leading organisations and businesses to understand and manage vulnerabilities; urge collaboration and share knowledge and expertise to support the delivery of this strategy,” she said.