Developed infrastructure

Infrastructure for the 21st century

WestConnect aerial view

As Australia's largest economy, New South Wales (NSW) enjoys highly developed infrastructure for major industry sectors. 

Businesses benefit from state-of-the-art transport, construction, mining and energy facilities, as well as world-class venues for trade shows and exhibitions, entertainment, tourism, education and sport.

NSW has the largest number of construction and infrastructure companies in Australia, as well as the largest numbers of architectural and engineering firms. More people are now employed in the state's construction sector than ever before.

Also, NSW is at the forefront of research and development infrastructure, with technology parks dedicated to the information and communications technology, biotechnology and renewable energy sectors.

Government investment

The NSW Government recognises the importance of infrastructure in driving economic growth and attracting investment to the state. It continues to make significant investments in the state's infrastructure, spending A$56 billion over the four year ending 2013-14. 

The Government has also embarked on a further 20-year infrastructure strategy for airports, rail and road links. 

The NSW Government welcomes public–private partnerships; investors can take advantage of joint venture opportunities in the development of major transport and construction infrastructure.

Sydney's large-scale events

The state's capital, Sydney, is widely recognised as one of the entertainment, sporting and business events capitals of the world, with a demonstrated capability in hosting large-scale events such as the:

  • Olympic Games in 2000
  • Rugby World Cup in 2003
  • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meeting in 2007
  • 2009 World Masters Games
  • 105th Rotary International Convention held in 2014.