Businesses are invited to share their views via a survey on how COVID-19 has impacted them and whether the governments’ support packages have been appropriately targeted and have done enough for them. 

As we grapple with the prolonged lockdown, the School of Business at Western Sydney University is keen to understand how the NSW and Federal governments can provide better support for businesses in Greater Western Sydney.

The results of this study will be published in academic and industry papers and shared with local and state governments and industry leaders. The study has been approved by the Western Sydney University Human Research Ethics Committee.

So do take a few minutes to complete this survey:  

“As a region we’re in a unique position:  while at the epicentre of the most recent outbreak, Greater Western Sydney also forms the backbone of NSW’s infrastructure, logistics, manufacturing, transport and construction industries,” says Dr Michelle Cull,  Associate Dean, Engagement,  School of Business. 

“Businesses in our region are critical to the supply chains that stretch cross Australia, yet under current the restrictions, Western Sydney businesses are doing it tough.”  

This study is being conducted by a team of researchers in the School of Business at Western Sydney University, in collaboration with the Western Sydney Business Connection, William Buck and St.George – all of whom have strong history and commitment to the region.

“We’re also keen to learn what you need now and in the future,” Dr Cull said.