New South Wales Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Infrastructure Development

The New South Wales Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Infrastructure Development, known as the NSW Department of Industry, leads the NSW Government's contribution to making New South Wales a fertile place to invest and to produce goods and services, thereby creating jobs and opportunities for its citizens. The department's vision is a strong NSW economy building resilient communities.

The chief executive officer, called Secretary, for the department is Simon Smith. The Secretary is responsible to the Minister for Regional New South Wales, Minister for Skills and Minister for Small Business, currently the Hon. John Barilaro MP who also serves as the Deputy Premier; the Minister for Primary Industries, Minister for Regional Water, Minister for Trade and Industry, currently the Hon. Niall Blair MLC; the Minister for Resources, Energy and Utilities, currently the Hon. Don Harwin MLC; and the Minister for Lands and Forestry and the Minister for Racing, currently the Hon. Paul Toole MP. The Assistant Minister for Skills, the Hon. Adam Marshall MP, supports the administration of the portfolio. All ministers are ultimately responsible to the Parliament of New South Wales.

The NSW Department of Industry supports all areas of economic activity where NSW has competitive strengths, and has responsibilities for:

The strategies of the NSW Department of Industry are built on close relationships to understand industry's needs. The department delivers a wide range of training and specialist advisory services, and works to secure efficient and dependable government decision-making that contributes to business confidence.

The department measures its success by the growth in quantity of employment and the value of output, and the competitiveness and sustainability of NSW industries.

The NSW Department of Industry is led by the Secretary, Simon Smith, who is supported by an executive team consisting of the heads of each division. The department has four operational areas delivering to its industries:

This page was last edited on 14 May 2018, at 23:40.
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