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Strathfield Local Government Area (LGA) is one of five LGA’s that make up the Inner West sub-region, along with Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay, and Leichhardt. It is a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community that has recently experienced significant population and employment growth. Due to both its central location and pleasant green surrounds, Strathfield is a choice location for residents and businesses alike.

 

Strategically located on the Parramatta to City corridor, Strathfield LGA is 14km west from Sydney CBD and 13km east of Parramatta City. The well-known Sydney Markets are located at Flemington and the world-class Homebush Olympic Park facility is just five minutes away.

 

Strathfield benefits from a highly interconnected road network with the Hume Highway, Centenary Drive, Parramatta Road and the M4 Motorway all passing through the LGA.

 

There are three train stations - Homebush, Flemington and Strathfield Station, with Strathfield being the third most interconnected railway station in Sydney behind Central and Redfern. Bus services from these stations allow businesses to access workers from many parts of Sydney and easy commuting of local residents.

 

Due to its strategic location, excellent transport infrastructure, and with over half the industrial land in the Inner West, many businesses have chosen Strathfield as a base for their distribution networks. The logistics sector is a key driver of the local economy and will likely be a major source of future economic growth.

 

Education is closely linked with Strathfield’s identity, with a highly-skilled workforce, highly regarded local schools and a large proportion of residents studying at university. There is also a number of tertiary education providers located within Strathfield, including the Australian Catholic University. If properly utilised, these attributes will contribute to Strathfield being a highly innovative economy well into the future.

 

Digital Economy Strategy Development

 

Strathfield Council is inviting Businesses, Education Institutions and Government organisations to participate in the development of a Digital Economy Strategy for Strathfield.

 

The Federal Government is investing in a super fast broadband network that is currently delivering fibre to the Strathfield Local Government Area. A strategic and coordinated approach is required amongst local organisations to ensure that all professionals have access to the benefits of high speed broadband for optimising their digital business practices in order to become more efficient, improve their sustainability and profitability, to grow their customer bases and to introduce new revenue streams. Building successful digital businesses in Strathfield will grow the local digital economy, enhancing the Strathfield area’s gross value add by an estimated 7 – 18% per annum.

 

In order to develop a strategy that the Strathfield area can leverage to this advantage, Council is providing free Digital Awareness and Innovation Workshops, to local business, education and government organisations. The purpose of these informative and interactive workshops is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the benefits of high speed broadband for local organisations and discussing the opportunities for the local government area to position itself well in the emerging digital economy in Australia.

 

Strathfield Business Advisory Service

 

Clearly Business Enterprise Centre and Strathfield Council have teamed up to provide a personalised business guidance program for small businesses in the Strathfield LGA. You can book a face-to-face session with an expert business advisor from NSW Small Biz Connect to discuss your key business challenges, problems or issues you might be having, and your goals for the future.

 

So, how does it work?

  • Book in for your meeting with the business advisor. The first session is subsidised by the NSW government and so there’s no cost to you.
  • Your advisor will contact you in advance via email and ask you to outline your main challenges, and your objectives for the meeting.
  • At the meeting, you will have a completely confidential hour-long session to discuss your business needs and goals, and during the meeting you will devise an Action Plan together to help you take the next step.
  • After your session, your advisor will follow up with you helping you keep accountable to your deadlines.

 

To make an appointment, call 02 9212 0555 or email cbreception@easternsuburbsbec.com.au