Free Western Sydney workshop to help businesses thrive and grow

Media release | 7 August 2017

The NSW Government will deliver a free pilot workshop to provide Western Sydney businesses with a better understanding of workplace laws and employee management.

Department of Industry Executive Director of Industry Development, Duncan Challen, said the goal of the workshop is to help Western Sydney businesses employ the right people to enable them to thrive and grow in the future.

“This free workshop, at St Johns Bowling Club on Wednesday 30 August from 6-8pm, will help demystify the complexities business owners face when dealing with human resource matters and explain employer obligations under the Fair Work Act,” Mr Challen said.

“Presentations from Fair Work Ombudsman and TAFE NSW will provide advice on how to manage workplace risks and ensure employers are recruiting and retaining people with the right skills to help their business grow and succeed.

“This fantastic pilot workshop will help Western Sydney businesses overcome barriers to growth and success by equipping them with the correct knowledge to manage their staff confidently to create a positive business environment.

“The workshop, to be hosted by the NSW Department of Industry, will also be an opportunity for Western Sydney businesses to network and meet with NSW Government staff to learn about other services that may benefit their business.”

Mr Challen said the workshop follows consultations with several Western Sydney local councils and their business communities to encourage business growth and promote healthy workplaces.

“Western Sydney is an economic powerhouse and we want to help strengthen local businesses so that they can grow, adapt and be successful in the long term, particularly in changing economic environments and evolving industry sectors.

“This is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to making NSW the easiest place in Australia to start, run and grow a business.”

Western Sydney businesses are encouraged to register now to secure a spot at the free workshop by visiting the following weblink or emailing

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