Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Region. Councils support inquiry

Western Sydney councils have thrown their support behind calls for a major inquiry into the manufacturing industry with WSROC president Clr Alison McLaren calling for urgent intervention to save the struggling sector. Manufacturing is the traditional lifeblood of Western Sydney. It contributes $13.2 billion of our region’s $85 billion economy and employs more than 102,000 people. Sixty per cent of the all the manufacturing jobs in Sydney are located in Western Sydney and the associated transport and logistics sector accounts for a further 36,000 jobs. Clr McLaren said Western Sydney could provide the perfect template for building a strong and vibrant manufacturing sector for all Australia.