The Roadmap for Aboriginal Business Growth
The NSW Roadmap for Aboriginal Business Growth (available here) takes what we heard from Aboriginal businesses and stakeholders through extensive consultation and conversations and transforms these ideas into concrete policy responses.
The link above contains the current version of the NSW Roadmap for Aboriginal Business Growth and is current as of 16 June, 2023.
How we made the Roadmap
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, at the final Aboriginal business event for 2022, the NSW Government released the Roadmap for Aboriginal Business Growth for public consultation.
A number of submissions were received, and further valuable feedback incorporated into the Roadmap.
What’s in the Roadmap
The NSW Government, in partnership with the Aboriginal business sector, is accelerating the sector’s prosperity with the release of the NSW Roadmap for Aboriginal Business Growth.
The Roadmap includes three pathways aligned with key themes from the Aboriginal Business Roundtable events:
- Strengthening accountability,
- Supporting businesses, and
- Recognising talent
Each pathway contains actions that will work together towards achieving the stated aims of each pathway.
In addition, the Roadmap will complement existing work under Priority Reform Five by providing targeted support for Aboriginal businesses under each pathway.
Take a look
Watch highlights of the launch of the Roadmap in draft form by NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs at the Aboriginal Business Networking Lunch on Thursday, 15 December 2022 below:
How we are progressing Aboriginal employment, business growth and economic prosperity in NSW
The NSW Government in partnership with NSW CAPO is implementing the Roadmap to achieve positive change for the Aboriginal business sector in NSW. As part of the commitment for regular Business Roundtables to continue an ongoing dialogue with the Aboriginal business sector, the October 2023 Aboriginal Business Networking Luncheon was held in Redfern under the theme: Looking Abroad: Aboriginal and Māori Businesses. The report from the event is available here.
The June 2023 Aboriginal Business Roundtable report is available here.