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Values, Principles & Approach

By 2019 City of Ryde will have a dynamic, business-oriented local government and be recognised as Sydney’s premier location for employment and globally competitive business with strong links to education and training. Our City will be vibrant with a dynamic business-enabling environment, and our community will be leaders in sustainable transport.

Values, Principles & Approach

Principles:
Increase the success rates of new small businesses;
Reduce the rate of unemployment in local area;
Attract investment into the city;
Avoid duplication of services; and
Deliver all programs in partnership with local stakeholders.

Strategy Aim

Goal 1: Macquarie Park continues to attract new businesses and a talented workforce.
Goal 2: Town and neighbourhood centres are vibrant and attractive for residents, employees and visitors.
Goal 3: Small businesses thrive in an environment of relevant information, training and networking opportunities.
Goal 4: Job seekers find work locally via employment services, vocational training and work experience opportunities.
Goal 5: People can freely move into, out of, and around City of Ryde using modes of transport that are sustainable.
Goal 6: Market investment opportunities and permit a variety of activities in the city’s employment

Strategy Objectives

Objective 1: Macquarie Park reaches 1,250,000 m2 of commercial office space by 2019.
Objective 2: By 2019 businesses in Macquarie Park report a 10% improvement in attracting and retaining talented staff compared to 2015 levels.
Objective 3: By 2019 Businesses in town and neighbourhood centres will report a 10% improvement in vitality and increased visitors as identified by a business survey compared to 2015 levels.
Objective 4: Small business programs supported by City of Ryde receive a satisfaction rating of 80% or higher as identified by survey.
Objective 5: By 2019 small business owners report a 10% improvement in the provision of networking opportunities as identified by survey compared to 2015 levels.
Objective 6: Employment training programs supported by City of Ryde receive a satisfaction rating of 80% or higher as identified by survey.
Objective 7: The City of Ryde maintains an unemployment rate that is below the average for NSW.
Objective 8: By 2019 the percentage of residents and workers commuting to work by car (as a driver) is reduced by 10% on 2015 figures as measured by the Census.
Objective 9: By 2019 an industrial lands viability study will be undertaken to consider any necessary land.

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