Agenda

08:30

09:00

POLICY AND PLANNING

09:10

  • Putting Western Sydney on the international map and attracting economic activity 
  • Towards a coordinated approach to planning and delivering opportunities for growth
  • How the Western Sydney airport will generate $1.9 billion for the local economy 
  • Projecting the future of Western Sydney and working towards a liveable prosperous region

Speakers

Hon Paul Fletcher MP

Minister for Urban Infrastructure

Australian Federal Government

09:50

  • Putting Western Sydney at the core of intensive development and opportunities generated
  • Delivering transport and housing affordability and improving access to jobs and strategic centres
  • Growing a smart jobs economy and attracting employment and urban services activity

10:30

FUNDING AND INVESTMENT

11:00

  • Current state of private finance markets and using value capture mechanisms to facilitate private investment 
  • Key considerations in applying value capture to infrastructure projects – benefits and risks 
  • Delivering effective outcomes for both government and private sector

Speakers

Michael Mineo

Director - Project & Export Finance

ANZ

11:50

  • The role to Town Centres across Western Sydney in creating great places
  • Infrastructure’s role in helping Western Sydney’s growth
  • Western Sydney and the rest: how the Western City will interact with the Central and Eastern cities – and beyond

Speakers

Eamon Waterford

Director of Policy

Committee for Sydney

12:20

GREEN SPACES

13:20

  • Design-led planning to support high quality urban design and delivery of green grid priorities 
  • Engaging in policy and planning, community engagement, green infrastructure and water-sensitive urban design to reduce ambient temperatures 
  • Improving utilisation and provision of open space

STREAM A: TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
STREAM B: TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

13:50

A: Development of a sustainable transport network to support Western Sydney’s growth
Tim Raimond, Executive Director, Future Transport, Transport for NSW

B: Revolutionising Western Sydney’s tourism market 
  • Assessing Western Sydney Visitor Economy Strategy and potential to increase tourism investment 
  • Impact of Western Sydney airport and opportunities to grow visitor economy 
  • Understanding how Western Sydney could transform the Australian tourism economy 
Margy Osmond, CEO, Tourism & Transport Forum Australia
 
 

14:30

15:00

Stream A: Panel: Creating an integrated urban transportation network to keep Western Sydney moving 

  • Impact of development priorities and strategies to create an effective intermodal transportation network
  • Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan
  • Westconnex
  • Sydney Metro Northwest
  • Parramatta Light Rail 
  • Transportation extension to Badgerys creek airport
  • Prioritising infrastructure investment to reduce congestion, increase accessibility and unclog Western Sydney’s major traffic arteries 
  • Transport infrastructure as enablers of density done well 
Jenny Davis, Executive Director, Infrastructure NSW
René Lalande, CEO, Transdev Australasia
Stuart Webster, Market Sector Director – Transport, AECOM
Dennis Cliche,
CEO, Sydney Motorway Corporation

Stream B: Panel: Leveraging Western Sydney’s leisure, sport and cultural assets

  • Role of the region’s cultural, sporting and recreational infrastructure in driving visitor numbers 
  • Realising economic and social benefits of the region’s cultural, leisure and sporting sectors 
John Warn, Group General Manager, Scentre Group, Chairman, Cricket NSW
Carolyn Campbell, CEO, GIANTS Netball
Suellen Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Western Sydney Parklands Trust
 

Speakers

Jenny Davis

Executive Director

Infrastructure NSW

15:50

Stream A: Panel: Projecting the future vehicle ecosystem in Western Sydney

  • Envisioning transport in 2027: what will this look like? 
  • Autonomous transportation - necessary legislative, regulatory and road design changes 
  • Role of autonomous vehicles in changing future transport services in the region 
Behyad Jafari, Chair, Electric Vehicle Council 
Henry Greenacre, General Manager NSW and ACT, Uber
Neil Temperley, Executive Product Manager – Future Cities, Data61 CSIRO 

Stream B: Hotelier Panel: Ushering the new wave of hotel development in Western Sydney

  • How expansion of world class hotel brands in Western Sydney will attract a skilled workforce
  • Embracing Western Sydney’s visitor economy and preparing for future growth – how the Western Sydney airport provides development and investment opportunities 
  • Analysing the area’s thriving hotel investment climate and future tourism traffic and occupancy rates
Matthew Tripolone, Head of Development - Australasia & Japan, InterContinental Hotels Group
Michael Herman, Executive Development Manager, TFE Hotels
Brett Forer, Director Development Pacific, Accor Hotels
Wayne Taranto, Director of Hotels & Suites, Crown Group 

16:40

08:30

09:00

POLICY AND PLANNING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SPOTLIGHT

09:10

  • Transforming the region with improved liveability, increased business activity and jobs in closer proximity 
  • Building 180,000 new homes to accommodate a population of 1.4million by 2036 
  • Key priorities in Western Sydney and how it will enhance attractiveness to investors 
  • Future initiatives and directions for Western Sydney’s sustainable growth

Speakers

Hon Stuart Ayres MP

Minister for Western Sydney

NSW Government

09:50

  • Role of local government in strengthening, developing and transforming Western Sydney 
  • How the Western Sydney Airport will foster economic activity in LGAs 
  • Case studies: Evaluating funding models, plans and projects to increase investment 
  • How can local government leverage existing knowledge-based employment centres to stimulate economic development?

Speakers

Kiersten Fishburn

CEO

Liverpool City Council

Charles Casuscelli

CEO

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils

10:40

EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES

11:10

  • Collaborating to develop world class innovation capability to address urban challenges
  • Bringing together community, government, industry and researchers to create and test in ‘real life’ contexts, the products and services that will transform cities of the future
  • Curating urban innovation in Western Sydney at Sydney Science Park Urban Living Lab

11:40

  • Current market dynamics and PPP funding models 
  • How government and businesses can collaborate and effectively manage risk 
  • Encouraging cross-industry collaboration and improving the outcomes of PPP

12:30

BUILDING DESIRABLE PLACES TO LIVE AND WORK WITH EFFECTIVE PLACE-MAKING

13:30

  • Importance of placemaking and urban amenity in attracting investment 
  • Coordinating infrastructure planning and delivery for growing communities 
  • Challenges in implementing green infrastructure and increasing green space in urban areas 

Speakers

Matthew Beggs

Head of Western Sydney Projects Portfolio

UrbanGrowth NSW

STREAM A: REAL ESTATE
STREAM B: HEALTH, EDUCATION AND INNOVATION

14:00

Stream A: Creating a Western Sydney development boom: Residential market outlook 

  • Unlocking real estate and economic potential in Western Sydney 
  • Attractiveness of Western Sydney as an up and coming region with a booming residential unit market 
  • Balancing housing development and demand with density done well 
David Rolls, National Development Director, Property, Lend Lease

Stream B: Embracing digital disruption and accelerating Western Sydney’s innovation economy 

  • Importance of creating a globally significant innovation ecosystem 
  • Leveraging existing strengths and developing commercial and research hubs across Western Sydney 
  • The search for new business models: Building new revenue streams in Western Sydney 
  • Embracing new technologies and turning disruptive threats into opportunities 
Duncan Challen, Executive Director - Industry Development, NSW Department of Industry

Speakers

David Rolls

National Development Director, Property

Lend Lease

Duncan Challen

Executive Director - Industry Development

NSW Department of Industry

14:30

Stream A: Creating a Western Sydney development boom: Office market outlook

  • Current and future office development priorities in Western Sydney
  • Opportunities and challenges in attracting investment in development
Matthew Faddy, Head of Office & Logistics, GPT Group

Stream B: Putting innovation at the core of development at Westmead

  • Committing to NSW’s largest health redevelopment - Westmead health precinct as a global health destination 
  • Increasing health and education and knowledge and professional services jobs 
  • Becoming a globally-competitive innovation district with current priorities: 
    • Westmead Redevelopment 
    • Primary care facilities 
    • Expansion of Westmead Private Hospital 
    • Private mental health facilities 
    • Refurbishment of Education and Conference Centre 
  • Creating a liveable urban environment and engaging with business and services to attract investment to Westmead 
Danny O'Connor, Chief Executive, Western Sydney Local Health District

Speakers

Danny O'Connor

Chief Executive

Western Sydney Local Health District

15:00

15:30

Stream A: Creating a Western Sydney development boom: Industrial market outlook

  • Current and future industrial development priorities in Western Sydney 
  • How infrastructure development in the region attracts increased investment 
Andrew Simons, National Manager, Industrial Development, Charter Hall

Stream B: Attracting investment to Western Sydney through education, research and industry collaboration

  • Significantly boosting international student numbers, investment and associated economic uplift across the region 
  • Solving Australia’s industry-research collaboration deficit from the West and supercharging the region’s start-up culture 
  • Making the region’s university campuses Western Sydney’s knowledge job catalysts, development anchors and smart-city enablers 
Dr Andy Marks, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Western Sydney University

Speakers

Andrew Simons

National Manager, Industrial Development

Charter Hall

Dr Andy Marks

Assistant Vice-Chancellor

Western Sydney University

16:00

Stream A: Creating an affordable housing pipeline in Western Sydney

  • Assessing affordable housing needs to bridge the gap between current and future affordable housing demands
  • Improving housing choice, diversity and affordability in Western Sydney 
  • Coordinating and monitoring housing outcomes and demographic trends
  • Balancing housing demand and urban renewal opportunities
Lisa Charet, Executive District Director - Western Sydney, NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Stream B: Panel: Developing a world-class health and education precinct in Western Sydney

  • Western Sydney as a world-class health, education and research precinct 
  • Potential of Western Sydney to boost development in the health and education sectors 
  • Building on the area’s strengths to enhance collaboration and forge new and innovative partnerships 
Cheryl McCullagh, Director of Clinical Integration, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network 
Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta 
Michael Cullen, Regional General Manager, Western Sydney, TAFE NSW 
Robynne Cooke, General Manager, Liverpool Hospital
Prof Chris Peck, Dean of Dentistry, University of Sydney 

16:40