2019 media releases

  1. Sydney Startup Hub First Birthday

    Stellar first year at Sydney Startup Hub

    28 February 2019
    Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW and Small Business, and the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation

    The Sydney Startup Hub has helped NSW become the innovation capital of Australia according to a new report, with more than $182 million in investment generated and hundreds of jobs created, during its first year in operation.

  2. Snow River Pinch Falls

    First advice from new Snowy Advisory Committee on water flows

    28 February 2019
    NSW Department of Industry

    The first advice from the new Snowy Advisory Committee (SAC) about environmental water flows from the Snowy River has been delivered to the NSW Government this month.

  3. NSW Government logo

    Review into NSW Water Reform Action Plan gives positive report

    28 February 2019
    NSW Department of Industry

    The NSW Government has welcomed the findings of an independent review into the government’s Water Reform Action Plan.

  4. Jindabyne Dam Release

    New meter accreditation agency is good news for regional water users

    28 February 2019
    NSW Department of Industry

    The NSW Government is pleased to advise NSW water users that Manly Hydraulics Laboratory has been granted extended accreditation to test non-urban water meters that have a flow capacity up to 1,500 litres per second as a step in the water meter pattern approval process.

  5. NSW startup goes from garage to global

    26 February 2019
    NSW Department of Industry

    Sydney startup RoboHelix has captured the attention of Germany’s engineering masters and is providing a boost to NSW manufacturing after developing the world’s first robotic machine for making augur and drill screw segments.

  6. Buluuy Mirrii Designs

    Colleen takes Aboriginal fashion to market with help of UNE SMART Region Incubator

    19 February 2019
    NSW Department of Industry

    Aboriginal designer Colleen Tighe-Johnson is a recent recruit to the University of New England’s SMART Region Incubator, which is a member of the Jobs for NSW Local Innovation Network, and has quickly realised its potential to grow her fashion business internationally.

  7. Rockmelon founders Nicole Rogerson (CEO, Stuart Waite (COO) and Alex Andrew de la Porte

    Rockmelon on a roll with $3 million investment

    19 February 2019
    NSW Department of Industry

    Sydney Startup Hub company Rockmelon has secured $3 million from an angel investor to fund the international expansion of its digital learning platform.

  8. L-R Red 8 Produce co-founders Anita Taylor and Sarah Burrows

    Local Innovation Network helps Red 8 Produce meat consumer demand

    20 February 2019
    NSW Department of Industry

    Two entrepreneurs from the New England region are out to revolutionise how discerning Australian farmers and consumers process livestock and source their meat.

  9. Stephen Attenborough

    Virgin Galactic's Stephen Attenborough announced as keynote speaker for CEBIT Australia

    21 February 2019
    NSW Department of Industry

    Virgin Galactic Commercial Director Stephen Attenborough has been announced as the first keynote speaker for CEBIT Australia 2019.

  10. Luke Young, Founder, Sunshine Cycles

    Local Innovation Network backing Northern Rivers startups

    14 February 2019
    NSW Department of Industry

    Sunshine Cycles’ business journey has accelerated with support from Jobs for NSW Local Innovation Network member Sourdough Business Pathways in Byron Bay.