Priority 02

Build a modern economy that is fair and adaptive.


The innovation economy | Build up the ecosystem of start-ups and innovation.

Global Talent | Create the right conditions for Sydney to attract the best and brightest global talent from across the world.

University excellence | Support Sydney’s world-class universities to thrive and expand.

Western Sydney | Invest in the future of Western Sydney as an employment and investment hub.

Taskforces supporting these priorities:

• Knowledge Economy Taskforce
• Financial Services Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Economy Taskforce

Growing Sydney's Knowledge Economy through reforms to boost productivity and innovation

The Knowledge Economy Taskforce was established in 2019 to consider a range of topics including how to boost the innovation economy, the challenges and opportunities of automation, tax and regulatory reform to drive productivity, scaling up Sydney’s start-up economy, the ongoing challenge of attracting global talent, questions around the future of work, and strengthening the links between our higher education providers and the private sector. The taskforce will help drive the Committee’s policy and advocacy agenda in these areas and others. It will be chaired by Committee for Sydney Board Member and MinterEllison Partner Virginia Briggs, with PwC Partner Ken Woo as Deputy Chair.

Chair: Virginia Briggs, MinterEllison
Deputy Chair: Ken Woo, PwC

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