Council's City Economy Team

The overarching strategic policy A Metropolis of Three Cities by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment guides development in Greater Sydney over the next 20 years. Liverpool is identified as a strategic centre in the plan with a role to provide a hub for jobs and services in South West Sydney.

The development of the health and education precinct in the Liverpool City Centre will play a critical role in underpinning growth. The Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek will also be a catalyst in this expansion.

The City Economy Unit is committed to working with businesses and other stakeholders to provide an environment that supports sustainable economic growth and business opportunities.

The team is responsible for facilitating the process of developing and implementing strategic policies, projects and actions to guide the future economic prosperity of the city through the attraction, growth and support of businesses in the city. Council's decision-making is informed by the latest economic and demographic information.

The City Economy Unit implements the Economic Development Strategy to guide the economic development of the city.


The City Economy Unit members are:

Julie Scott,  Manager, City Economy
Tel: 02 8711 7731

Chris Guthrie, Co-ordinator Business Development (on secondment)
Tel: 02 8711 7603

Emily Tinson, Senior Officer, City Innovation
Tel: 02 8711 7376

Daniel Watson Hayes, Acting International Engagement and Trade Advisor
Tel: 02 8711 7671

Lance Chia, Manager, Liverpool Innovation Precinct
Tel: 02 8711 7602

Kerrie Elliott, Acting Co-ordinator Business Development
Tel: 02 8711 7802

Tracy Lee, Business Programs Officer 
Tel: 02 8711 7730

Alicia Draper, Business Programs Officer
Tel: 02 8711 7491

Liz Young,   Employment Officer
Tel: 02 8711 7575

Susana Freitas, Tourism Development Officer
Tel: 02 8711 7844

Beau Reid, Senior Officer City Placemaking
Tel: 02 8711 7924

Nicole Voorhout, Project Support Officer
Tel: 02 8711 7551

Robin Dean, Project Support Officer
Tel: 02 8711 7612

Elizabeth Pirolo, Economic Development Assistant
Tel: 02 8711 7867

Jessica Bono, Business Events Officer
Tel: 02 8711 7750