NSW industry policy paper to focus on adoption of new technologies

By Melissa Coade

May 17, 2022

Stuart Ayres
NSW minister for enterprise, investment and trade Stuart Ayres (File photo; AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi)

The state government is calling for submissions to a green paper that will shape NSW industry policy over the next decade.

The government is particularly interested in hearing from peak bodies, research institutions and established and emerging industries such as defence and aerospace, agriculture, medical and life sciences and clean energy.

Minister for enterprise, investment and trade Stuart Ayres said the green paper would inform new ‘fit-for-purpose’ policies to support industries in adopting new technologies and ways of working.

“There are currently 10 different industry strategies shaping the way we think about industry policy in NSW. 

“We need a way to simply and clearly integrate these to best support businesses, while reflecting domestic and global trends we can forecast and effectively respond to,” Ayers said in a statement on Monday.

Once responses for the green paper have been collated, a prominent independent expert will use it as the basis for drafting a white paper on NSW industry policy. This will be the first such policy paper for the state, and include advice on interventions to influence trends impacting NSW industries.

“Policies that help foster economic growth will support jobs growth and long-term improvements in living standards across the state,” Ayers said. 

“We are putting NSW in an enviable position of transitioning all parts of the economy smoothly and efficiently.”

Public submissions to the ‘Securing Future Innovation and Global Competitiveness in NSW paper’ will be accepted until Monday 6 June.


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