While most areas of NSW are struggling in tough economic times, Bankstown is moving ahead with at least eight new major companies, including a number of multi-nationals, establishing their businesses in the city over the past 12 months.
Mayor Khal Asfour said this $130 million investment has resulted in hundreds of new jobs.
“In fact, around 1,000 positions have been created with the majority snapped up by local residents,” Mayor Asfour said.
“This is further proof Bankstown is the gateway to Sydney’s western suburbs, located just 20 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD.
The new businesses include:
On top of this, the NSW Departments of Family and Community Services, Education, and Police and Emergency Services are all now based in the Bankstown City Council headquarters, Civic Tower.
Mayor Asfour said the latest tenants are the police.
“They are basing one of their three new Sydney transport police units here in Bankstown, including 30 officers,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Bankstown is attracting a high calibre of national and international enterprises due to the city’s geographic location, availability of affordable land and Council’s successful business campaigns and promotions.
“Council has now joined forces with the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) which has secured three-year funding to provide even greater assistance to small businesses in Bankstown.
“BEC can now expand its services through our Bankstown Business Advisory Service (BBAS) to mentor, coach and train our small businesses.
“Here in Bankstown, we’re looking at the big picture by assisting both large and small businesses in their growth, and development of our city as an economic leader.”