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09 January 2017 Posted by 


City lacks support and speed

By Red Dwyer

LIVERPOOL City Council is taking steps to build the new businesses of the 21st century.

It is aiming to position Liverpool as the destination of choice to attract business and investment in South Western Sydney,

Digital disruption and the economic change caused by technological progress is expected to significantly alter the nature of the employment market, according to a council report.

“Jobs and skills are at risk of automation or offshoring over the next 20 years,” the report said.

“Council has a role to play to ensure that local workers and businesses are equipped with the right tools and infrastructure to be supported in this transition.

“Super-fast broadband is a key driver of innovation in many different industries in the digital economy.”

Currently, there are areas within Liverpool LGA that have do not have access to adequate internet speeds due to the federal coalition government's short-sighted preference for a fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) network, the report said.

To assist with the aims of improving jobs for local Liverpool residents, the report said council should look how it could provide infrastructure to support people who have the ideas and motivation to put together a small business or social enterprise but are unable to access the required infrastructure.

These facilities could take the form of small work-hub or hot desking facilities and provide equipment such as 3D printers, cutters, soldering and welding equipment and sewing machines.




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