Australia's 3rd Largest Economy


Western Sydney Business Connection's (The Connection) primary objective is to drive growth for Western Sydney through connection, collaboration and facilitating opportunities for its members.

To help achieve this objective, The Connection makes submissions to government and other bodies that:

  • reflect the majority views of its members around important issues that affect the members and the region
  • supports the growth and prosperity of Connection members and the region

Parramatta Powerhouse Museum  l  2020

The Connection has submitted a letter of support to the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment congratulating the NSW Government on their decision to uphold the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta.

Not only will the Powerhouse relocation deliver more than 2,300 jobs during construction and over 3,000 full-time jobs after it is completed, it will also inject millions of dollars into the economy, and attract up to two million visitors a year.

Business Events Western Sydney  l  2020

The Connection and the Western Sydney Business Chamber have submitted a letter of support to the NSW Government for a Business Events Western Sydney resource to assist the region with positioning itself as a destination for domestic conferences and major events in the post COVID-19 economic recovery.

The establishment of a Business Events Western Sydney resource would allow the development of partnerships, marketing and collateral with major venues, hotels, tourism operators and local government in Western Sydney to be readied in anticipation of the resumption of more normal activities in the coming months.

Response to City of Parramatta's Draft Night Time Economy Strategy  l  2017    

As Parramatta sits at the heart of the newly formed central city, it plays a vital role in stimulating a vibrant visitor economy for the region and can offer a critical a mass of activities and experiences through into the evening and late at night. Examples from around the world show that a thriving night time economy is a fundamental element in any successful city.

It is essential that the City of Parramatta’s Night Time Economy Plan is designed to attract the right mix of residents and business to align with the vision for the City...Read More 

Rail Needs Scoping Study  l  2017

In collaboration with the NSW Business Chamber, The Connection developed a joint Western Sydney Rail Needs Scoping Survey. The initiative was aimed at working through the rail priorities for the Western Sydney region and the proposed Western Sydney Airport.

The survey was based on a discussion paper outlining six (6) main rail options for Western Sydney that provide connectivity within Western Sydney and to the new airport location.

The results of the survey were used to provide feedback to TfNSW and to develop a public position that reflects the majority view of our members and associates.

City of Parramatta Small Bars Policy  l  2017

City of Parramatta recognises the importance of a safe night time economy. Small bars are intimate venues that can add to the variety of the nightlife offering. The purpose of the Draft CBD Small Bars Policy is to provide provisions for trading hours and trial hours for “Small bars” within the City of Parramatta’s Local Government Area.

The Connection has submitted a letter of support for the draft small bar policy. The Connection sees the policy as vital to the economic growth of Western Sydney and in particular the city of Parramatta.

Sydney Zoo  l  2016 

The proposed Sydney Zoo is planned to open in 2018 on a 16.5 hectare site in the Western Sydney Parklands at Bungarribee. It is expected that the zoo could attract up to 745,000 people annually.

The Connection submitted a letter of support to the Planning Assessment Commission in support of the zoo. The Connection sees Sydney Zoo as an outstanding opportunity not only for the region’s visitor economy but the region as a whole.  It is expected that Sydney Zoo will contribute substantial returns in incremental visitor spend in the region as well as deliver a number of related economic benefits that will help the region prosper at this critical time.

For further information please contact:

Amanda Brisot  I  General Manager

M: 0421 118 441  


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