In October 2021 and May 2022, Aboriginal Affairs NSW hosted Aboriginal Business Roundtables to hear directly from Aboriginal businesses 		about what challenges they face to enter, grow and thrive in the NSW business sector. 	 	 		The NSW Roadmap for Aboriginal Business Growth takes what we heard at the Roundtables and transforms these ideas into concrete policy 		responses. It includes three pillars aligned with key themes from the Roundtable events: 	 	 		Strengthening accountability, 		Supporting businesses, and 		Recognising talent 	 	 		The Roadmap will complement existing work under Priority Reform Five by providing targeted support for Aboriginal businesses under each pillar

We want to hear from you! 

In October 2021 and May 2022, the NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs hosted Aboriginal Business Roundtables to hear directly from Aboriginal businesses about what challenges they face to enter, grow and thrive in the NSW business sector.

In December, the final Aboriginal business event for 2022 was held at the Mint in Sydney where Minister Franklin announced the NSW Roadmap. Watch the Aboriginal business event highlights below:


The NSW Roadmap for Aboriginal Business Growth takes what we heard at the Roundtables and transforms these ideas into concrete policy responses. It includes three pillars aligned with key themes from the Roundtable events:

The Roadmap will complement existing work under Priority Reform Five by providing targeted support for Aboriginal businesses under each pillar.

The Roadmap was launched in draft form by NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ben Franklin at the Aboriginal Business Networking Lunch on Thursday, 15 December 2022.

Consultation phase now closed

The consultation period for stakeholders to provide feedback on the draft Roadmap has now closed.

AANSW’s Closing the Gap team is reviewing submissions with the view to incorporating the most valuable feedback into the Roadmap before it is formally released.

Thanks to all those who participated in the process and provided feedback.

The final Roadmap will be published early March 2023.