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A Broad mandate for reform
Both men sit on the New South Wales Cabinet
Infrastructure Committee – an unusual occurrence for
non-politicians, but one that shows the importance
placed by the O’Farrell Government on ensuring
that New South Wales gets its infrastructure planning
While the final 20-year plan is still a year or so
away, there’s little doubt it will be bold.
Broad’s aim is to develop a clear, evidence-based
strategy to support the future growth of Australia’s
most populous state – with a focus on both regional
and metropolitan areas. He wants short-term
considerations elbowed aside in favour of a clear,
bipartisan and robust set of project priorities for New
South Wales that last beyond political cycles.
‘This job is tough in that the bureaucracy has
been decimated by a (former) government that had
lost its way,’ he says.
‘New South Wales needs to re-establish itself
as the premier place to do business. I feel that it’s
deteriorated pretty dramatically in the last five
‘New South Wales is a service-based economy.
Its cities are places where businesses come to do
business in this part of the world. That mantle is
slipping away from us.
‘Reclaiming that title as a place that attracts the
best and the brightest and is the place to work is a
dream goal we all have.’
Sydney’S portS facilitate over
$61 billion of trade each year,
with an annual contribution to
the new South waleS economy
in exceSS of $5 billion.
To meet the future demands of international trade,
Sydney Ports is increasing capacity at Port Botany
with the construction of a third container terminal.
The $1 billion Port Botany Expansion is due to be
operational in 2012, providing more options for importers
For the latest trade information and port developments
please visit www.sydneyports.com.au
GROWING AND WORKING TOGETHER
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