As NSW’s leading business organisation, Sydney Business Chamber frequently provides statements and the views of the business community on important policy issues.
Sydney Business Chamber maintains a record of statements made by the Chamber on behalf of the Sydney business community.
Disappointing Sydney position in Global Financial Rank
25 September 2014
The Sydney Business Chamber has described Sydney’s position in the latest Global Financial Centres Index at 23 as disappointing and a sign that governments have taken their eye off the ball on this issue.
Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of Sydney Business Chamber said, “At a time when the Asia Pacific is growing in economic status there is no excuse for Sydney’s ranking”.
Committee a step to breaking down silos
28 August 2014
Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, Patricia Forsythe has welcomed the establishment of a new committee, responsible for the development of Sydney Harbour and foreshore land, chaired by the newly appointed Les Wielinga.
New luxury hotel bolsters business confidence
26 August 2014
The Sydney Business Chamber says today’s announcement by the NSW Government that Accor will operate the luxury five star hotel in Sydney’s International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct at Darling Harbour is proof that confidence has returned in the tourism and hospitality sector.
Reduction in airport access fee, good news for business
20 August 2014
Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, Patricia Forsythe has welcomed the State Government’s decision to introduce a new weekly cap on the Kingsford Smith Airport (KSA) station access fee.
From 1 September, Opal customers who travel to the airport more than once in a week will have a $21 weekly cap on the station access fee.
An important step towards Badgerys Creek Airport
18 August 2014
The Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, David Borger, said the Federal Government’s issue of a Notice to Consult to Sydney Airport Group shows the Government is getting on with the job of delivering Sydney’s second airport.
“By issuing this Notice to Sydney Airport, the Government has taken a significant step towards building an airport for Western Sydney and has demonstrated its commitment to deliver the airport within a decade.