House debates

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Statements by Members

North Sydney Electorate: Businesses

1:36 pm

Photo of Kylea TinkKylea Tink (North Sydney, Independent) Share this | | Hansard source

A future focused economy embraces skills development and innovation-based productivity and collectively strives toward a resilient and modern future. I am proud that when you look across my electorate of North Sydney that is exactly what you see.

Recently I visited several organisations in my community that are leading the way and rising to the challenges and embracing opportunities in the green, care and digital economies. They include Samsara Eco, who, in developing revolutionary technology that can infinitely recycle plastics and textiles, is ensuring that plastics will no longer need to be made from fossil fuels and will not end up in our landfills or oceans.

In health care we have Stryker, who are leading innovation in medical technology. They are working with former nurses to develop and deliver products that are safe, innovative and efficient. In climate we have PVT Lab, who have developed Coolsheet, an innovative climate tech solution that harnesses the waste heat absorbed by solar panels. This renewable thermal energy then replaces fossil fuels when heating water.

In energy again, DNA Energy has developed a low-cost energy management system that can measure, manage and monetise the energy in your business, including the ability to turn your site or building into a virtual power plant. In green lifestyle, Koskela creates beautiful sustainable, handmade Australian furniture and provides solutions for communal and collaborative workplaces. The future economy is indeed green, digital and bright in North Sydney.