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AUBURN CITY WELCOMES BUSINESS 

Welcome to Auburn City, a City which is strategically located within the geographical heart of Sydney. Auburn City is an integral part of Greater Western Sydney and  is home to people from over 120 nations and the third fastest growing local economy in NSW.

Auburn City has become a major commercial and industrial hub within Sydney and continues to evolve with the global economy, attracting a range of major businesses to the area.

Businesses, investors, residents and visitors are offered unique opportunities for work, leisure and business development. Auburn City Council is committed to supporting existing businesses and creating an environment for a long term sustainable local economy.

A vibrant, youthful and skilled local population is supported by an extensive network of world-class education and training facilities which provides an adaptable and skilled workforce.

 

What is the Australian digital economy ?
Access information about the NEW Australian digital economy  
 

Sydney Tourism Employment Plan available

Auburn City had a say on Tourism EmploymentUrban Ideas 

Businesses having trouble attracting, recruiting and retaining good staff came along to the Sydney Tourism Employment Plan (STEP) Workshop at Auburn City Council's Northumberland Rd Centre   on Wednesday 18 September. The workshop was for local operators and interested parties to discuss solutions to address employment gaps and up-skilling needs, now and in the future.
 
The workshop provided information on workforce issues confronting local businesses, discussed the potential solutions and provided a forum for  ideas. The workshops provided  a guide to accessing workforce planning solutions, potential visa programs, and the potential to engage mature aged or indigenous workers .
 
The Tourism Employment Plan 2020 is now available. Sydney Tourism Employment Plan 2014.pdfSydney Tourism Employment Plan 2014

 

NBN (National Broadband Network)

Local rollout has started
 

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an Australian Government initiative that will deliver high speed broadband over a network designed to reach all Australian premises. It is a vital communications infrastructure that will be used by Australians for many decades to come.

The NBN will connect 93% of homes, schools and businesses to a high speed fibre network with the remaining 7% connected via either fixed wireless or satellite technologies.

The Australian Government has  established NBN Co to design, build and operate the NBN.
Early in 2012 detailed maps of the rollout will be available to view HERE.

Why do we need an NBN ?
Australia currently relies on an ageing copper telecommunications network to connect homes to the internet. As a result, our broadband performance is falling behind the rest of the world. The rollout of the NBN will represent a significant leap in the communications capabilities currently available to  most Australians. Investment in high-speed broadband will improve services in education and health sectors, offer the potential for substantial productivity improvement for businesses, create jobs and offer improved services and competition.
 
Council to receive $1.5million from Department of Communications to get Auburn City online
 
Auburn City Council was advised that it was eligible to receive funds from the Australian Government for 3 programs as an early release location for the build of the High Speed Broadband. Funding was competitive for 2 programs and Council successfully applied for funds in 2012 and is to receive approximately $1.5million.
 
The programs funded are:
Digital  Hubs Program: to get the Community online
Digital Enterprise Program : to get Businesses online 
Digital Local Government Program: to get Council online and providing e-government services
 
Council has entered into agreement with the Australian Government - Department of Communications to deliver the funded programs.
For more information about any of the programs and how you can participate contact: Council on 97351222. 
 

Local Business Survey - Key Findings & Results

In late 2010 Auburn City Council undertook a wide  survey of local business across a number of key issue areas which are important to local businesses such as; business confidence, training and education, business growth, employment and skills shortages, environmental sustainability and more. Here is the report of key findings from the survey which will continue to drive programs and initiatives to assist local business.

  Auburn City Local Business Survey - Key Findings and Summary Report 

 Auburn City Local Business Survey - Final Report

                   

Digital Enterprise Program

 
Auburn City Council will soon be offering free training sessions for small and medium sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations within the local area. 
 
There will be a full program of group and one-on-one sessions on a range of topics relating to the digital economy and online environment and how you can best use them to improve and grow your business and take advantage of the business opportunities and benefits afforded by the NBN.
 
Sessions will be run at local venues including the Digital Hub at the Auburn City Library, and by arrangement at your place of business.
 
If you would like more information, please email digitalenterprise@auburn.nsw.gov.au
 
This program is funded by the Australian Government in conjunction with Auburn City Council.

Download a list of Training Sessions and Times.