Developing Greater Sydney Agenda

08:30

09:00

POLICY AND PLANNING TO DELIVER LIVEABLE SUSTAINABLE AND PRODUCTIVE CITIES 

09:10

  • Taking a strategic approach to planning for future cities and ensuring implementation meets future growth needs
  • Integrating land use, housing, business and urban objectives to amplify economic growth and fuel development
  • Enhancing collaboration between government, local councils, industry and community to maximise investments in transport, infrastructure, services and affordable housing 
  • What else is required to transform city living, stimulate new communities and create better cities?

09:40

  • Prioritising infrastructure planning and investment to deliver 30-minute cities and accommodate an 8 million population by 2056
  • Plans and initiatives to foster jobs, improve housing, ease congestion and create sustainable communities 
  • Maximising opportunities within economic corridors to create 817,000 additional jobs, drive skills growth and enhance innovation

10:10

BOOSTING DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC CORRIDORS ACROSS GREATER SYDNEY

10:40

  • Highlighting major infrastructure development essential to boost productivity and efficiency of Sydney   
  • Strategies to develop and enhance industry sectors to boost global competitiveness
  • Plans and initiatives to foster jobs, improve housing and create sustainable communities

11:20

  • City of Parramatta as the heart of the Central River City
  • Maximising economic potential through land use planning, urban renewal, industry development and transport connectivity
  • Creating an innovation cluster and boosting opportunities in health, education, research, finance, business and professional services 
  • Connecting the GPOP region to the rest of Greater Sydney

12:00

  • Creating an ecosystem to promote international trade, economic activity and employment by connecting Sydney to 322 cities in 90 countries
  • Understanding how the development would deliver $13 billion and 43,500 direct jobs by 2040
  • Achieving sustainability with net zero carbon development

12:40

IMPROVING SUSTAINABILITY AND LIVEABILITY WITH EFFECTIVE PLACE-MAKING AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE 

01:40

  • Integrating infrastructure planning and delivery to optimise land use outcomes and boost growth of strategic centres 
  • Taking a place-based planning approach to urban development and highlighting recent and future priorities
  • What else is required to ensure sustainable development of Greater Sydney? 

02:20

  • Designing walkable places through place-based planning and design
  • Improving liveability in urban environments and creating a climate-resilient and adaptable region with green infrastructure 
  • Challenges in implementing green infrastructure and increasing green space in urban areas

ENHANCING COLLABORATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

03:00

  • Identifying development hot spots and initiatives to strengthen strategic centres and boost economic activity in each region 
  • Understanding how local councils can enhance collaboration with government and industry to better integrate infrastructure, land use, housing and environmental planning decisions
  • Case studies: Examining recent developments, funding models, plans and priorities in each region

04:00

08:30

09:00

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND PLACEMAKING TO DELIVER PRODUCTIVE CITIES 

09:10

CREATING AN INTEGRATED TRANSPORT NETWORK TO IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN KEY ECONOMIC PRECINCTS

09:40

  • Unlocking the potential of Australia’s cities through better and faster connectivity
  • Initiatives to increase business, jobs, transport gateways and housing and drive economic activity
  • Shaping the future of our cities and regions with integrated multi-modal transportation

10:10

10:40

  • Creating an integrated network of corridors to deliver safe, efficient and reliable journeys that support places and communities across Greater Sydney 
  • Exploring the impact of major transport infrastructure priorities and how it improves network efficiency and connects the three cities–
     - Sydney Metro West
     - NorthConnex
     - Parramatta Light Rail
  • Importance of identifying and preserving essential transport and infrastructure corridors for future development 

11:30

  • Exploring emerging transport models and the potential of smart motorways, intelligent transport networks and connected and automated vehicles in improving efficiency and changing the face of mobility
  • Redesigning roads and services for new technologies and enabling infrastructure which reduces congestion and improves efficiency, reliability and safety 
  • What else is required to deliver a customer-centric and efficient transport system?

12:20

UNLOCKING ECONOMIC POTENTIAL AND BOOSTING LAND AND PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

01:20

  • Current and future office development priorities – how is office development competing with other forms of development in Greater Sydney?
  • Impact of infrastructure investment on commercial growth, demand, pricing and availability of office space 
  • Importance of maintaining a long-term supply of office space and increasing development to accommodate population 

01:35

  • Current and future industrial development priorities – where are industrial hotspots?
  • Understanding the demand for industrial property and the shift to multi-level industrial development
  • Analysing the impact of urbanisation, consumerism and technology change on demand for industrial property space and land prices of industrial areas

01:50

  • Current and future retail development priorities – how is retail development changing? 
  • Impact of disruption on the retail market and how it changes demand for retail and floor space across Greater Sydney
  • Understanding the need for high quality, metropolitan retail development in areas with potential for adaptive uses

02:05

  • How is increasing population in urban centres impacting demand for mixed-use developments?
  • Understanding the need to create high quality and attractive places and how mixed-use developments are shaping the future of city developments 
  • Co-ordinating development with infrastructure and transport development and maximising land use efficiency with density done well 

02:20

  • Highlighting current gaps in infrastructure planning and development - Types of development required to fill the gap
  • Analysing potential for expanding existing centres and growing new strategic centres to boost productivity across Greater Sydney 

02:50

CREATING WORLD-CLASS HEALTH, EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PRECINCTS ACROSS GREATER SYDNEY

03:10

  • Building on Greater Sydney’s strengths to boost development in the healthcare sector and propelling the region as a global health destination 
  • Importance of integrating health and education precincts with economic corridors, strategic centres, infrastructure development and urban renewal 
  • Examining major health infrastructure investments driving jobs and growth:
     - $900 million Westmead and The Children’s Hospital Redevelopment
     - $700 million Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals Redevelopment
     - $720 million Randwick Campus Redevelopment
     - $632 million Campbelltown Hospital  Redevelopment
     - $341 million Concord Hospital Redevelopment 

04:00

  • Role of educational institutions in creating an active innovation ecosystem and boosting knowledge-intensive jobs and STEM education in Greater Sydney
  • Importance of integrating health and education precincts with economic corridors, strategic centres, infrastructure development and urban renewal 
  • Examining major education infrastructure investments driving jobs and growth in Greater Sydney

04:50

Towards a best practice design and place-making approach to urban development 

 
As Australia’s population continues to grow and higher density living becomes the norm, it is essential to create places that promote the health and well-being of communities and deliver social, economic and environmental outcomes. This workshop provides you with the necessary skills and know-how to embed a placemaking approach in urban development and create better and more competitive cities
 
What you will learn:
  • Learn from successful revitalisation approaches internationally and locally 
  • Improve liveability in urban environments through place-based planning and design
  • Develop vibrant, sustainable and adaptable places with effective architectural processes
  • Overcome barriers to urban development and planning
 
Session 1 – 9.00-10.30am
  • Maximising value of urban projects by shifting from a network-based to place-based planning approach 
  • Conducting a place-based assessment of infrastructure needs to realise opportunities in place-based planning and development 
  • Using a place-based and collaborative approach through planning, design, development and management to deliver sustainable, vibrant and adaptable urban places
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10.30 Morning tea
 
Session 2 – 11.00am-1.00pm
  • International best practice in place-led development: King’s Cross Regeneration Program
  • Master-planning and project delivery of an accessible and high-quality mixed-use environment with a strong focus on art, culture, and heritage
  • Generating high real estate market value by leveraging connectivity, high quality public space, PPP, and stakeholder collaboration and engagement 
 
1.00 Networking lunch 
 
Session 3 – 2.00pm-3pm
  • Improving quality of public and urban spaces through design excellence
  • Improving liveability of places by prioritising people-friendly public spaces as a central organising design principle
  • Strategies to design places which are safe and accessible and enhance local characteristics 
 
3.00 Afternoon tea 
 
Session 4 – 3.30pm-5.00pm
  • Identifying and overcoming common barriers to urban renewal and revitalisation
  • Identifying common challenges and pitfalls in urban renewal 
  • What are some best practice urban design and architectural processes to deliver better outcomes for communities?

Masterclass Leader  

 
Roger Madelin CBE, Head of Canada Water Development, British Land 
Roger was the mastermind behind London's Kings Cross redevelopment for Argent, before joining British Land to lead the Canada Water project. He was awarded a CBE for services to sustainable development in the 2007 Honours List. Roger will provide detailed insights into the King’s Cross Regeneration Program and take a deep dive into project delivery and best practices in place-led development.