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Sydney Skills Needs

Priority 1: Champion integrated Whole-of-Sydney Planning

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • strong urban development, transportation, infrastructure planning and sustainable economic development experience.
  • financial skills.
  • small and large business/industry development experience.

Priority 2: Support industry development which creates more diverse and innovative jobs closer to home particularly in Greater Western Sydney

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • leading-edge small business and large industry group experience.
  • regional innovation, education and skills development experience.
  • labour supply sector experience.
  • linkage to education/training agencies and institutions.

Priority 3: Foster social inclusion through economic and workforce means particularly in Greater Western Sydney

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • environmental, small business and marketing skills.
  • infrastructure assessment capacity, ‘awareness’ of best practice sustainable, equitable, economic models.
  • education, health and community forum experience.
  • good understanding social /access and equity.

Geography

Is geographic representation important to achieve the RDA committee's priorities?

  • Yes.

Which geographic areas require greater representation from future members?

  • The committee is seeking to build representation from Greater Western Sydney. Also needs representation from southern regions of Sydney—particularly with more business or small business representative skills and experience.