Kavanagh Industries: The Metal Manufacturer Giving Back To Its Workforce

Sheet metal manufacturer Kavanagh Industries has created a profit share scheme to support its employee’s futures. Managing director Aidan Kavanagh explains why its workforce’s welfare has played an important part in sustaining the business’ financial growth A manufacturer based in the suburb of Smithfield on the fringes of Sydney’s outer west, Kavanagh Industries prides itself … Continue reading “Kavanagh Industries: The Metal Manufacturer Giving Back To Its Workforce”

Business Readiness Survey 2018

Cumberland Business Chamber is focused on assisting industrial-type businesses to improve themselves, increase their competitiveness, generate more revenue, provide more employment opportunities and contribute more to the local economy.   In order for us to clarify the nuances of small, medium and large companies traversing the current market place…with its increased overseas competition, rapidly changing … Continue reading “Business Readiness Survey 2018”


Every month the Australian Industry Group and leading banks survey thousands of manufacturing companies to work out how the nation is going. They look at order books, completed projects, incoming work, turnover.   According to these experts Manufacturing in Australia has recorded its 14th consecutive month of expansion, led by the country’s substantial food and … Continue reading “APPARENTLY YOU’RE DOING REALLY WELL!”


Free workshop – February 27th. What do you do when your workers are non-committal, lazy, disrespectful, aggravating their fellow staff members and in some cases acting against the rules and expectations of your company?   Developing Disciplinary Policy and Procedures is a FREE WORKSHOP presented by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneur’s Programme … Continue reading “OVERCOMING POOR EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE “

Manufacturing Looks Better Than Ever

Every month at the Cumberland Business Chamber we look at the nation’s Manufacturing performance figures. After all, we’re in a huge industrial business park and Manufacturing is the life blood of the nation. Business organisations use a Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) to assess how well Australia is going. It looks at new orders, inventory levels, … Continue reading “Manufacturing Looks Better Than Ever”

Cumberland Council Open Space and Recreation Strategic Plan – Community Survey

The Cumberland Council has engaged AECOM to produce an Open Space and Recreation Facilities Strategic Plan.  The Plan will provide the Council with an up to date understanding of community organisations, facilities and service needs through to 2027. So what does that mean and why should you respond to the survey? The information you provide … Continue reading “Cumberland Council Open Space and Recreation Strategic Plan – Community Survey”

What About Us?

Smithfield-Wetherill Park is the largest industrial business park in the Southern Hemisphere…so why have the governments forgotten about us?   Billions of dollars are being invested into Western Sydney by state and federal governments to create new infrastructure networks and the new Western Sydney Airport. Which is all good news.   However, when you look … Continue reading “What About Us?”

On Demand Public Transport Trial In Our Area

WETHERILL PARK EMPLOYMENT PRECINCT, WESTERN SYDNEY  BRIDJ will be operating a pilot on demand bus service in conjunction with Transport for NSW starting on December 4. The trial service complements the existing local transport network, allowing travellers to easily move between the Wetherill Employment Precinct and surrounding major transport hubs.  CONNECT WITH LOCAL T-WAY STATIONS … Continue reading “On Demand Public Transport Trial In Our Area”