Have your say on the future of NSW’s manufacturing sectors

Manufacturers in NSW are being asked to provide submissions to guide the state government on the future of the industry and its sectors.

The NSW state government is asking for input into a range of Industry Action Plans, for the manufacturing, professional services, digital economy, and tourism and events sectors.

For the manufacturing Industry Action Plan, Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Stoner, is seeking advice on the following sectors:

  • Processed food and beverage manufacturing 
  • Metal manufacturing
  • Machinery and equipment manufacturing including biomedical and medical devices, renewable energy technology, and defence equipment.

This is a chance for manufacturers to contribute to the future growth of the state’s economy, according to Stoner.

“The NSW Government has established Industry Taskforces to develop Industry Action Plans to position key sectors of the NSW economy for growth, innovation and productivity, exports and global competitiveness, and new investment over the next decade and beyond,” Stoner said. 

Visit the government’s ‘Have Your Say’ website to provide your submission online.

"Have your Say website can be used by anyone including individuals, industry participants, local government, organisations and associations,” Stoner said. 

“The online forums will allow people who are unable to attend live forums or don’t have the time to write formal submissions to participate via the internet at any time of the day or night that suits them. 

“They will also suit organisations who wish to participate in the Industry Action Plan consultation process in an informal way.

“Feedback provided through the online forums will allow for a qualitative and quantitative analysis of comments and submissions made, trends and key issues identified, and characteristics including geographical locations."

Updates on the Industry Action Plan process will be provided through this government website, and social media using the Twitter hashtag #iapnsw and the Facebook page

Online discussion will be open for the next four weeks to 18 November. 

Formal submissions are also being sought addressing the Taskforce’s Terms of Reference, which are available on the site. The closing date for these is the following week, on 25 November 2011. 

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