30 April - 01 May, 2019 | PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
Ian Smith, Director at NSW Office of Regional Economic Development

Ian Smith

NSW Office of Regional Economic Development

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Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

2:00 PM Leveraging Regional NSW’s Growing Markets and Supporting Connectivity to Domestic and International Markets through Inland Rail

Regional NSW is home to a third of the state’s population and produces one-fifth of NSW’s gross state product. Diverse opportunities exist across established and emerging sectors, such as thriving agriculture, energy, manufacturing and tourism industries. The Inland Rail will provide opportunities for businesses to invest further in Regional NSW, allowing the NSW Office of Regional Economic Development to assist with establishing, growing and partnering with sectors across the area.

  • How the NSW Office of Regional Economic Development is strategically planning with the Inland Rail and corridor route to establish business cases for locations and sectors to grow, invest and partner with
  • Insights into the Regional Development Framework and how it provides a scaffold for better coordination, decision making and effort on the ground
  • Investment success of Regional NSW: Exploring the proximity and infrastructure, competitive business operating environment and government assistance for future business growth