Draft NSW Industry Action Plans released for public comment

2 July 2011

Draft NSW Industry Action Plans for the manufacturing, professional services, international education and research and digital economy sectors have been released for final consultations.

NSW industry taskforces have put forward more than 50 draft recommendations to position key sectors of the NSW economy for strong growth, resilience, improved innovation and productivity, global competitiveness, and new investment opportunities over the next decade.

The draft Action Plans have been developed in close consultation with industry, with views from 100 written submissions and 26 forums across Sydney and regional NSW considered.

The Taskforces – four of six established by the NSW Government, with Creative Industries and Visitor Economy to report separately – have identified high-level strategic needs common across sectors, including actions to reduce business costs; improve government procurement processes; and raise the global profile of Sydney and NSW.

"The release of draft Action Plans for each of these key industry sectors is the penultimate stage in the process, with further opportunity for consultation before the completion of the final Industry Taskforce reports later this year," Acting Premier Andrew Stoner said in a statement.

Industry stakeholders are invited to review the draft Action Plans and make final submissions by July 30.

For more information and to make submissions visit haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au.