Western Sydney Growth Series: Planning priorities

Western Sydney Growth Series: Planning priorities

NSW
Jun 9
This event will explore current policy initiatives, such as the Greater Sydney Commission that seek to develop an integrated cities agenda for Western Sydney furthering economic development and global competitiveness.

Speakers

Professor Edward Blakely, District Commissioner – West Central, Greater Sydney Commission
Gavin Tonnet, General Manager, Residential NSW and National Head of Apartments and Mixed Use Stockland
Paul Plowman, General Manager, Liveable City Solutions Sydney Water
Tim Poole, Project Director, Parramatta Light Rail Project Transport for New South Wales

Event overview

Sydney is ever-increasingly becoming a polycentric metropolis made up of multiple cities. The growth of Western Sydney has seen the emergence of Parramatta, Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown, each with its own unique population, characteristics, opportunities and challenges.

No other Australian city is faced with the challenge of integrating multiple cities and facilitating growth of regional economies. Traditionally, Western Sydney has relied on traditional manufacturing, transport and logistics while professional services, finance, insurance, ICT, civil and Government job markets have firmly remained in Sydney’s east.

However with a booming population and retraction of these traditional sectors, greater emphasis and urgency is now required to develop an integrated and productive cities policy for the Greater Sydney region that supports a productive, liveable, and connected Western Sydney.

This event will explore:

  • Current policy initiatives, such as the Greater Sydney Commission, that seek to develop an integrated cities agenda for Western Sydney furthering economic development and global competitiveness;
  • Priorities towards developing Sydney’s polycentric future that delivers investment in public spaces, such as both commercial and leisure spaces;
  • Furthering the mix of housing options in Western Sydney including high-density developments; and
  • Interconnectivity of multi-modal transport options enabling the growth of new labour markets in Western Sydney.

Meet the speakers

Professor Edward Blakely
District Commissioner – West Central, Greater Sydney Commission

Gavin Tonnet
General Manager, Residential NSW and National Head of Apartments and Mixed Use Stockland

Paul Plowman
General Manager, Liveable City Solutions Sydney Water

Tim Poole
Project Director, Parramatta Light Rail Project Transport for New South Wales

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