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The Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC), in conjunction with its member Councils, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly, has commissioned respected market research company Iris Research to conduct a survey of business in Macarthur. The survey is being undertaken to complement the economic development activities of each Council in a bid to better monitor and understand

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MACROC on behalf of Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly Councils is undertaking a confidential survey to better understand business confidence and relevant issues for businesses across the Macarthur region. IRIS Research has been engaged to collect and analyse the survey information. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete. The information will be presented in a way where no individual business can be identified.

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MACROC welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission on the Western Sydney Rail Needs Scoping Study Discussion Paper prepared by Transport for NSW and the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. MACROC is the regional organisation of councils for the Macarthur area of South West Sydney. Formed in 1985, it represents the local government

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The report identifies some of the key challenges and opportunities for regional economic development, one of which is maintaining economic growth to provide local jobs with the expected large increase in residential population in the region. The main focus of this report is a summary of the key points of the Macarthur region economy, main

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Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the NSW Container Deposit Scheme Discussion Paper prepared by the NSW Environment Protection Authority. MACROC is the regional organization of councils for the Macarthur area of South West Sydney. Formed in 1985, it represents the local government areas of Camden, Campbelltown, and Wollondilly. MACROC’s role is to identify issues of regional importance and advocate for positive regional outcomes.

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On the evening of Friday 27 November 154 finalists in the NSW Business Chamber’s Business Awards joined other guests at Darling Harbour for the NSW Gala Dinner event where the businesses judged “best in the state” were announced. NSW Business Chamber’s Business Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the outstanding contribution

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Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed boundary redistribution of the Macarthur Electorate. MACROC is the regional organisation of councils for the Macarthur area of South West Sydney. Formed in 1985, it represents the local government areas of Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly. MACROC’s role is to identify issues of regional importance and advocate for positive regional outcomes.

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MACROC (the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils), on behalf of its member Councils, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly, subscribes to Economy.id. This online economic profile and modeling tool provides online statistical information and can be accessed by business and the general public on the MACROC website. Once a year Economy.id also prepare a key findings regional report. The latest report ‘Macarthur Region. Economic Key Findings Report 2013/14’, examines the economic characteristics and workplace role and function the Macarthur region.

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The ‘Macarthur Region. Economic Key Findings Report 2013/14’ examines the economic characteristics and workplace role and functions of the Macathur region. The report identifies some of the key challenges and opportunities for regional economic development one of which is maintaining economic growth to provide local jobs with the expected large increase in residential population over the next two decades.

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Late last year the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC), in conjunction with its member Councils, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly, commissioned respected market research company Iris Research to conduct a survey of businesses in Macarthur. The survey was undertaken as part of the economic development activities of each Council in a bid to gain a [...]

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Thursday 2 April 2015 The business community of Macarthur is invited to attend the first MACROC CEO Breakfast for 2015 being held at Harrington Grove Country Club on the morning of Tuesday 21 April. “MACROC is delighted to have Marina Go join us as speaker for the MACROC CEO Breakfast. Marina, now chair of Wests [...]

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The Macarthur region has experienced steady growth over the past 10 years; however it is expected to grow by approximately double over the next 20 years. As the community grows, it will create additional challenges for waste management within the region, one of which will include managing the increasing waste generated through population growth. Consequently [...]

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28 November 2014 Cr Paul Hawker of Campbelltown City Council has been elected the new President of the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) for the next two years. Cr Hawker said it was an honour to be elected as President. “I look forward to representing the Macarthur councils and to continue the excellent work [...]

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Tuesday 29 July 2014 The Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC), in conjunction with its member Councils, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly, has commissioned respected market research company Iris Research to conduct a survey of business in Macarthur. The bi-annual survey is being undertaken as part of the economic development activities of each Council in a [...]

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The Macarthur region economic key findings report, based on the MACROC economy.id information tool, the MACROC Economic Profile, was prepared by i.d. consulting pty ltd on behalf of MACROC and examines the economic characteristics and workplace role and function of the Macarthur region. A sustainable economy is based on the interplay between the industries and the workforce [...]

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Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the final report prepared for the NSW Government by the NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel, ‘Revitalising Local Government’. MACROC is the regional organisation of councils for the Macarthur area of South West Sydney. Formed in 1985, it represents the local government areas of Camden, Campbelltown and [...]

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November 2013 The business community of Macarthur are invited to attend the final MACROC CEO Breakfast for 2013 being held at the Campbelltown Catholic Club on the morning of Tuesday 3 December. “For our final MACROC CEO Breakfast we will be joined by Lyall Gorman. As many of you will know, Lyall is the Executive [...]

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MACROC welcomes the opportunity to comment on this stage of the review of the planning system in New South Wales. This submission provides a regional response to the Planning Review White Paper: A New Planning System for NSW. MACROC supports the reform of the planning system in NSW and believes that the underpinning objective and [...]

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MACROC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney to 2031, released by the State Government in March 2013. MACROC understands that the Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney to 2031 is designed to provide a policy platform upon which to manage long term planning decisions that will affect the future urban [...]

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Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the consultation paper prepared by the NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel, ‘Future Directions for NSW Local Government. Twenty Essential Steps’. MACROC would like to commend the Panel on the level of research and consultation undertaken as part of the review process and for the thoughtful and [...]

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The Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) has now released its Australian Jobs publication for 2013. Australian Jobs 2013 includes information about the labour market for industries and occupations as well as states, territories and regions of Australia. It also provides forward looking occupational and [...]

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MACROC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Draft NSW Freight and Ports Strategy released in November 2012 by Transport for NSW. The MACROC Councils, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly, acknowledge the importance of long-term planning for freight movement within the State Government’s overall vision for the future growth of NSW and the regions within it. [...]

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6 December 2012 Camden Councillor Penny Fischer has been elected as the new President of the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) for the next two years. Cr Fischer said that she was honoured to be elected as President. “I am looking forward to representing the Macarthur Councils at a regional level and to working [...]

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November 2012 The business community of Macarthur are invited to attend the final MACROC CEO Breakfast for 2012 being held at the Campbelltown Catholic Club on the morning of Tuesday 27 November. “For our final MACROC CEO Breakfast we will be joined by Brendan O’Brien. Brendan is the State Planning and Design Manager of Stockland. [...]

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MACROC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Draft NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan released in September by Transport for NSW. The MACROC councils, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly, acknowledge the importance of long-term transport planning within the State Government’s overall vision for the future growth of NSW and the regions within it. The MACROC [...]

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MACROC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Draft NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan released in September by Transport for NSW. The MACROC councils, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly, acknowledge the importance of long-term transport planning within the State Government’s overall vision for the future growth of NSW and the regions within it. The MACROC [...]

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Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the consultation paper prepared by the NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel, Strengthening Your Community. MACROC is the regional organisation of councils for the Macarthur area of South West Sydney. Formed in 1985, it represents the local government areas of Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly. MACROC’s role is [...]

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MACROC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Department of Planning and Infrastructure discussion paper “Sydney over the next 20 years”. The MACROC Councils, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly, recognise the importance of integrated long-term planning within the State Government’s overall vision for the future of Sydney’s growth and as a region welcome the opportunity to [...]

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MACROC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Destination 2036 Outcomes Report and Draft Action Plan prepared by the Destination 2036 Implementation Steering Committee. This submission provides a response from the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils to some of the issues and actions that are highlighted in the Draft Action Plan, and also makes some [...]

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MACROC welcomes the opportunity to comment on this stage of the review of the planning system in New South Wales. This submission provides a regional response to the Planning Review Panel, established to review the planning system operating in NSW and to provide independent advice to the Minister and the NSW Government. MACROC understands that [...]

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The Asbestos Information evening that MACROC was hosting in partnership with the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia on 16 February 2011 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Civic Centre, Campbelltown has been postponed. The evening will be rescheduled for later in the year and notices will go out to the media prior to the event. [...]

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This submission is made on behalf of the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC). MACROC considers the completion of the Maldon-Dombarton Rail Line as vital to the growth of South West Sydney as a business and freight hub and has been closely monitoring developments on the proposed completion of the line since 2007. The Maldon-Dombarton [...]

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High profile Andrew Demetriou will be joining the business leaders of Macarthur as guest speaker at the final MACROC CEO Breakfast Forum of 2010, to be held on Thursday 9 December at the Campbelltown Catholic Club. The forum is the last of a series of breakfast events hosted by MACROC this year, with organisers expecting [...]

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Wollondilly Shire Council Councillor Benn Banasik was last night elected as the new President of the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) for the next two years. Cr Benn Banasik said that he was honoured to be elected. “I am looking forward to representing the Macarthur Councils at a regional level and will work to [...]

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Macarthur Sustainable Business Award 2010 Mowbray Park Farm has won the 2010 Macarthur Sustainable Business Award for excellence in environmental management. Mowbray Park Farm is situated just 9 kms from Picton and is a working farm and farm stay where visitors can experience all aspects of country life. The Macarthur Sustainable Business Award was presented [...]

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On Wednesday 29 September business people from across the Macarthur Region gathered to pay tribute to three leading entrepreneurs from the Macarthur business community. John Wisby, Joan Derks and Terry Fordham were inducted into the 2010 Macarthur Business Hall of Fame and presented with striking glass trophies as a memento of the occasion. Guests at [...]

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John Brogden will be joining the business leaders of Macarthur at the second MACROC CEO Breakfast Forum of 2010 to be held on Tuesday, 14 September at Durham Green, Menangle. John Brogden is the CEO of the Financial Services Council which represents retail and wholesale funds management, superannuation and life insurance industries. John is on [...]

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Business and civic leaders from across the Macarthur region will soon gather for a special gala event to celebrate the achievements of three local entrepreneurs. Established in 2006 by the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC), the Macarthur Business Hall of Fame will this year welcome three new members of the business community who have [...]

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The new Macarthur Sustainable Business Award has been established by MACROC to recognise the achievements of businesses in the area of sustainability. Cr Anoulack Chanthivong, MACROC President explains, “There is a lot of evidence that the adoption of sustainable practices by businesses of all sizes produces positive results, results like the development of innovative products, [...]

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About 600 job seekers attended the Macarthur Jobs and Training Expo held at Wests League Club on 30 June 2010. 60 exhibitors took part in the expo. Information was given on job vacancies and training opportunities and some job seekers were also assisted with writing job applications. MACROC President, Cr Anoulack Chanthivong, said the Expo [...]

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Increasing employment and training opportunities will be the two principal aims of the 2010 Macarthur Jobs and Training Expo to be held at Wests Leagues in Leumeah on 30 June 2010 between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. The Australian Government through its Keep Australia Working initiative is backing the Expo and a number of organisations [...]

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There have been positive signs of growth in the local economy with a rebound in dwelling approvals, house prices and employment. Recent economic data in the April 2010 issue of the Macarthur Economic Profile show that: The number and value of dwelling approvals rose by 6.1 per cent and 3.3 per cent in the December [...]

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MACROC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Metropolitan Strategy Review Discussion Paper Sydney Towards 2036. It also welcomes the commitment by the NSW Government to incorporate the recently released Metropolitan Transport Plan: Connecting the City of Cities into the review of the Metropolitan Strategy. MACROC has prepared separate submissions for the Metropolitan Transport Plan [...]

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Introduction MACROC welcomes the opportunity to comment on The Metropolitan Transport Plan: Connecting the City of Cities. It also welcomes the commitment by the NSW Government to incorporate The Metropolitan Transport Plan into the review of the Metropolitan Strategy. MACROC has prepared separate submissions for the Metropolitan Transport Plan and the Metropolitan Strategy Review Discussion [...]

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The April 2010 Macarthur Economic Profile carries an estimate of the Gross Regional Product of the Macarthur Region. The value of the GRP was $7.6 billion for 2008/9 down by 1.3% from the previous year. However positive signs of growth in the local economy is evident: The number and value of dwelling approvals rose by [...]

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An impressive 21 small businesses from across the Macarthur region received formal recognition for their commitment to the environment at a ceremony held on 7 December 2009 at Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living in Mount Annan. MACROC Deputy President, Cr Judith Hannan, presented the businesses with a certificate of recognition, acknowledging completion of the first [...]

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A rebound in housing approvals and house prices has illustrated that the Macarthur economy is adjusting well to the economic slow down induced by the global financial crisis. Recent economic data, outlined in the current Macarthur Economic Profile, has indicated that: the number of building approvals for new houses rose by 10.7 per cent in [...]

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MACROC President, Councillor Anoulack Chanthivong, today called for telephone companies to scrap higher STD telephone call charges for Macarthur businesses and residents, when calls are made to metropolitan Sydney and North Sydney. “Macarthur is a significant economic region and will be experiencing significant population growth. We are very much a part of the greater Sydney [...]

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The Macarthur Economic Profile is a publication produced by the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) to provide key economic, business and social indicators. The major highlights are: a) The number of building approvals for new houses rose by 10.7% in the June 2009 Quarter. b) Median rentals on 3 bedroom houses in Macarthur increased [...]

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MACROC will be hosting the South West Development Forum at the Campbelltown Art Centre on 21 October 2009. This forum will bring together leaders in industry, government and business to promote the economic opportunities and challenges in the Macarthur region. Interest in the upcoming MACROC South West Development Forum has been strong, with some 120 [...]

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The MACROC 2009 Macarthur Business Survey, conducted during June and July, has identified the credit squeeze as a major constraint to the expansion of business in Macarthur. MACROC President, Cr Anoulack Chanthivong, said that lack of credit is a source of some anxiety to businesses in Macarthur. “Along with poor infrastructure and subdued demand conditions, [...]

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Monday 31 August will see twelve leaders from business and local government across Macarthur meet to discuss issues around the future economic development of the region. MACROC is undertaking a major review of its Macarthur Economic Development Plan to realign its strategies and initiatives with the emerging challenges and opportunities presented by an increasingly globalised [...]

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Planning has begun for the South West Development Forum to be hosted in Campbelltown on 21 October. The Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) is coordinating the forum, designed to encourage regional economic growth. With a South West region focus, representatives from Liverpool City Council will join the participants from the councils of Camden, Campbelltown [...]

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MACROC will be hosting its second CEO Breakfast Forum for 2009 on Tuesday 11 August, with guest speakers set to focus on the challenges of an ageing population. The event will be held at Durham Green Village, located at 153 Menangle Road, Menangle. Special guest speakers will be The Hon. Craig Knowles, former NSW Government [...]

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This week saw the official launch of the Macarthur Business Survey. The MACROC initiative is aimed to develop an understanding of local business insights into current trends and the future outlook of trading conditions, as well as their perceptions about the advantages and constraints of doing business in the Macarthur region. MACROC President, Cr Anoulack [...]

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Eighteen small businesses from the Macarthur and Liverpool region received formal recognition for their commitment to the environment at a ceremony held on 13 May 2009 at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, Mount Annan. MACROC President, Cr Anoulack Chanthivong, presented the businesses with a certificate of recognition, acknowledging completion of the first stage of [...]

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Over 100 business leaders are expected to attend the first MACROC CEO Breakfast Forum of 2009 to be held on Tuesday, 28 April at the Ferguson Art Gallery, Camden Civic Centre, Camden, starting at 7.30 am and finishing at 9.15 am. MACROC President Cr Anoulack Chanthivong says “It will be an excellent opportunity for business [...]

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MACROC President, Cr Anoulack Chanthivong, believes that Regional Development Australia, a joint Commonwealth-State body, will be the foundation of a new and more productive relationship between federal and state governments, with local government playing a much stronger role. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the two tiers of government and this agreement [...]

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The Macarthur Economic Profile is a quarterly publication produced by the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) to provide key economic, business and social indicators. The major highlights are: a) The number of building approvals increased by 1.7% to 177 in the December Quarter, although on a year on year basis it declined by 18.3%. [...]

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Getting rid of performance enhancing drugs not only promotes fair play in sport, it ensures that spectators see athletes competing on a level playing field. The Hon John Fahey AC spoke about his new role as President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday 9 December at the final MACROC CEO Breakfast Forum for [...]

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Macarthur's Economy Remains Resilient The Gross Regional Product (GRP) of the Macarthur region, a measure of the level of economic activity, grew by 11.1% to $7.1 billion during the 2007/08 financial year. Campbelltown remains the region’s economic powerhouse, accounting for $4.3 billion of the GRP or 60.6% of the total. Manufacturing continues to be the [...]

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Local small businesses achieve Symmetry Bronze for Sustainability Environmentally conscious small businesses from the Macarthur region have received formal recognition for their commitment at a ceremony held at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, Mount Annan, on Monday 24 November. MACROC President, Cr Anoulack Chanthivong, presented the 10 local businesses with a certificate of recognition, [...]

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Statement from the President of MACROC, Cr Anoulack Chanthivong: "I am delighted to confirm that the Macarthur region has received $2.761 million in Federal grants from the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, following the inaugural meeting of the Australian Council of Local Government in Canberra on Tuesday 18 December. The Macarthur region has done particularly well [...]

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Campbelltown City Council Councillor Anoulack Chanthivong was last night elected as the new President of MACROC for the next two years. Cr Anoulack Chanthivong said that he was delighted with his appointment. “I am really looking forward to the challenges of the next two years and continuing to build on MACROC’s achievements to date”. “MACROC [...]

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An impressive 18 small businesses from across the Macarthur region received formal recognition for their commitment to the environment at a ceremony held at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living at Mount Annan on the evening of Monday 15 September. Macarthur Business Enterprise Chief Executive Officer, David Waudby, presented the businesses with a certificate of [...]

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Unemployment in Macarthur fell by 0.7 percentage point in the March Quarter 2008 to 5.2%. This is the second consecutive quarterly decline in the unemployment rate. There were 7,074 jobless persons in the March Quarter 2008, but this number was 23.9% less than the figure 12 months ago. MACROC President, Cr Rob Elliott, said it [...]

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Executive Summary The Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Issues Paper on a Revenue Framework for Local Government (2008). As acknowledged in the Issues Paper Local Government provides a range of essential services to local communities and is the tier of government closest [...]

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The Macarthur Economic Profile is a quarterly publication produced by the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) to provide key economic, business and social indicators. The major highlights are: a) The value of non-residential building approvals in the Macarthur Region increased 132.0% to $68.7 million in the June Quarter to 2008. b) The median house [...]

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An impressive 15 small businesses from across the Macarthur-Liverpool region received formal recognition for their commitment to the environment at a ceremony held this week at The Beer Shed in Leumeah. MACROC President, Cr Rob Elliott, presented the businesses with a certificate of recognition, acknowledging completion of the first stage of MACROC’s Symmetry Sustainable Business [...]

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At Camden Chamber of Commerce's monthly meeting on 2 July 2008, Imam Ali, MACROC Economic Development Manager, made a presentation on current economic and business conditions and future prospects for Camden.  The Camden and the rest of South West Sydney is well poised on a sharp economic growth trajectory over the next twenty five years, [...]

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$120 million investment flows into Picton Over 130 business leaders attended the second MACROC CEO Breakfast Forum of 2008 that was held on Tuesday, 10 June at the Picton Bowling Club to listen to speakers Joe Di Leo, Managing Director, Allied Mills and Peter Skewes, Vice President Operations Australia, InterfaceFLOR give the audience their perspective [...]

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On Friday night business leaders from across Western Sydney attended the 2008 Western Sydney Industry Awards Gala Presentation Dinner to hear the final verdict on which companies were successful in the 2008 Western Sydney Industry Awards. Held at the Badgery Pavilion, Sydney Olympic Park, the event was hosted by the Hon. Barbara Perry, MP, the [...]

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Unemployment in Macarthur fell by 0.4 percentage point in the December Quarter 2007 to 5.8%, a 1.1 percentage point decline over a 12-month period. MACROC President, Cr Rob Elliott, said it was pleasing to see the unemployment rate fall despite the increase in the size of the labour force. “This is an unmistakable sign that [...]

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The Macarthur Economic Profile is a quarterly publication produced by the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) to provide key economic, business and social indicators. The Major highlights are: a) The value of non-residential building approvals in the Macarthur Region decreased 62.0% to $30.0 million in the March quarter to 2008 and by 50% over [...]

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Last Wednesday business leaders from across Western Sydney attended the 2008 Western Sydney Industry Awards Finalists' Presentation. Held at the Castle Grand, Castle Hill, the event was hosted by the Hon. Barbara Perry, MP, the Minister for Western Sydney and showcased the businesses from across Western Sydney who are competing for this years highly prestigious [...]

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Imam Ali, MACROC Economic Development Manager, presented recently released economic and population data and outlined the regions growth prospects at the Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting on 16 April.  The Macarthur region is expected to grow strongly over the next twenty five years because of expected increase in population and business investment. Hence employment [...]

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MACROC's "South West Sydney Employment Strategy" will investigate the feasibility of creating 89,000 jobs in the South West Sydney region by 2031 as foreshadowed by the State Government. The study will also identify the types of industries that are likely to grow and locate to the region, the employment mix and policy instruments that will [...]

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Over 145 business leaders from Macarthur and beyond attended the first MACROC CEO Breakfast Forum for 2008. The Ferguson Art Gallery, Camden Civic Centre, Camden, was the venue for an entertaining and informative meeting when MACROC President Rob Elliott “interviewed” guest speakers Paul Wakeling, Chairman, Paul Wakeling Motor Group and Steve Noyce, Chief Executive Officer, [...]

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MACROC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Draft South West Sydney Subregional Strategy. MACROC Councils, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly, as well as Liverpool City Council, recognise the importance of subregional planning within the State Government's overall vision for the future of Sydney's growth. Each of the Councils of the South West have made individual [...]

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Recent economic data indicates a strong growth in business investment and a recovery in the housing market in the Macarthur Region. The value of non-residential building approvals across the region reached $80.4 million in the December quarter, representing an 11% increase on the previous quarter and a 209.3% increase compared to the same period in [...]

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Russell Edwards, AusIndustry State Manager for NSW, launched the Symmetry Sustainable Business Project on 20 February at Paul Wakeling Motors, Campbelltown. More than 80 people, predominantly from the business sector, attended the function. The Symmetry Project is aimed at improving environmental practices of small businesses employing less than 20 people in the Liverpool-Macarthur region. It [...]

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MACROC will launch Symmetry on 20 February at Paul Wakeling Motors showroom, Blaxland Road, Campbelltown. The Symmetry project is aimed at improving the environmental practices of small businesses employing less than 20 people, potentially enhancing their profits. The Symmetry project is funded from an AusIndustry grant, an Australian Government initiative under the Building Entrepreneurship in [...]

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The value of non-residential building approvals in the Macarthur region rose 247% over a year to reach $72.5 million in September Quarter 2007. Campbelltown contributed $34.4 million to the growth in the September, followed by Camden ($32.8 Million) and Wollondilly ($5.3 million). The President of MACROC Councillor Rob Elliott said, "the increase in non-residential construction [...]

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MACROC through Cambelltown City Council has successfully obtained an AusIndustry grant of $322,080 inclusive of gst to train and mentor businesses in environmental best practices. This is an Australian Government funded initiative under the Building Entrepreneurship in Small Business program. Up to 210 businesses employing less than 20 people will be mentored and trained over [...]

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The Macarthur Economic Profile is a quarterly publication produced by the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) to provide key economic, business and social indicators. The major highlights are: a) The value of non-residential building approvals in the Macarthur Region rose 247% over a year to reach $72.5 million in September Quarter 2007. b) Median [...]

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Some 200 business leaders are expected to attend the third MACROC CEO Breakfast Forum to be held on 15 November at the Campbelltown Catholic Club, starting at 7.30 am and finishing 9.30 am. MACROC President Rob Elliott says “It will be an excellent opportunity for business leaders to network and more importantly to hear guest [...]

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Approximately 85 people attended the Make It In Macarthur Investment Seminar held at the MLC Centre Martin Place Sydney on 18 October. MACROC President Rob Elliott says "I was encouraged by the response of the investor community who believe that Macarthur is well positioned for a rapid growth spurt. This will mean more investment and [...]

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A major seminar at the MLC Centre, Martin Place Sydney, was held on 18 October and was the climax of a three-week marketing campaign lead by MACROC in collaboration with Industry Partners – Australand, CABE and Investa. The University of Western Sydney and the Greater West Sydney Economic Development Board also backed this investment drive [...]

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The Macarthur Business Hall of Fame was established in 2006 by the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) to honour and recognise members of the business community who have made outstanding contributions to the Region. Last year, the Mayors of Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly chose to honour a well-known entrepreneur from our past, Elizabeth Macarthur, [...]

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MACROC has “won” Intensive Sustainability Training for Macarthur Councils! The Local Government and Shires Associations received funding from the NSW Government's Environment Trust to provide intensive ESD/Sustainability Training to a very few selected councils. MACROC worked with the MACROC Councils and Liverpool City Council to submit an expression of interest for participation in the training. [...]

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August 13, 2007 MACROC has “won” Intensive Sustainability Training for Macarthur Councils! The Local Government and Shires Associations received funding from the NSW Government's Environment Trust to provide intensive ESD/Sustainability Training to a very few selected councils. MACROC worked with the MACROC Councils and Liverpool City Council to submit an expression of interest for participation [...]

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The value of non-residential building approvals in the Macarthur region has risen consistently since September 2006, to reach $59.3 million in March Quarter 2007. Campbelltown contributed $45.6 million to the growth in the March quarter, followed by Camden ($12.9 Million) and Wollondilly ($0.8 million). The President of MACROC Councillor Rob Elliott said, “the increase in [...]

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Business leaders in Macarthur will be networking and swapping ideas over breakfast on 12 June when they attend the second of three MACROC CEO Breakfast Forums planned for this year. MACROC President Councillor Rob Elliott said that the breakfasts were proving useful among the region's business leaders. "It gives them a great opportunity to catch [...]

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MACROC has made a submission to the Legislative Council's Final Report on the Health Impacts of Air Pollution in the Sydney Basin. MACROC, on behalf of its Member Councils, supports all the recommendations made in the Report, however has made comments on a number of recommendations that have particular significance for the Macarthur region. These [...]

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This submission focuses on issues arising from the Draft Precinct Planning Reports that will impact on current and future residents of the Macarthur region (the Macarthur Region includes the local government areas of Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly) as well as the Liverpool Local Government Area. The submission is available for download below: Download Submission on [...]

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Tourism officers from Macarthur councils: Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly, together with the team at MACROC, are working towards a regional tourism strategy that will raise the profile of the region as a tourism destination. Officer from the councils met on the first of March to reaffirm a strong commitment to promoting Macarthur as a highly [...]

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Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC) recently announced the appointment of Ms Christine Winning as its new Executive Officer. Ms Winning's aim is to position Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly Councils as strong and strategic partners in a vibrant, growing region.  She will be promoting the advantages of speaking with one voice on important issues that [...]

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The Macarthur Regional Investment Summit was held on 16 November 2006. The summit identified business opportunities in the region in the light of the proposed development of the South West Growth Centre. Major ongoing projects were also highlighted as was the state of the property market. To view any of the presentations from the summit, please click any [...]

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MEDIA RELEASE MACROC is the affiliation of the Macarthur Region's three local government bodies, Wollondilly, Camden and Campbelltown City. MACROC publishes every quarter the Macarthur Economic Profile to keep businesses and residents informed of current economic conditions and emerging trends in the Macarthur region. The September 2006 issue of the Macarthur Economic Profile shows a [...]

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MACROC held a tourism industry forum on 10 May at Camden Valley Inn attended by 50 participants. The future directions of the industry were canvassed and speakers talked about regional tourism planning, recent trends in tourism markets and marketing of the Macarthur region. It was agreed to develop a regional tourism strategy by consolidating the [...]

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MACROC has provided input to the development of the Metropolitan Strategy primarily through the coordination of responses of its member councils - Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly. It has participated in a number of workshops focussed on subregional land use and development issues including business centres and employment lands, residential development opportunities and transport. Liverpool City [...]

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Macroc launches the Make it in Macarthur Website. This website is the main regional repository for information, including economic and commercial information to promote growth and expansion of business in Macarthur. The Make it in Macarthur Website is also the platform for promoting the Macarthur brand which has been developed by a group of prominent business people including: [...]

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