Developing Greater Sydney Agenda

08:30

08:55

09:05

  • Boost collaboration between city and state government to foster new business and growth
  • Get up to date on Greater Sydney Commission’s 20-year vision for a 3-city metropolis
  • Redefine urban land use planning to deliver smart precincts and 30-minute cities

09:20

  • Implement planning frameworks in collaboration with councils and communities 
  • Fast-track development with rezoning strategies 
  • Innovate urban Australia with productive, sustainable and connected infrastructure

Speakers

Kieron Hendicott

Executive Director Investor Assurance

Infrastructure NSW

09:40

  • Develop holistic urban planning models through analysis of all aspects of urban life 
  • Replicate lessons learned in City of Espoo to optimise operations and plan ahead for the future of Greater Sydney

Speakers

Peter Ylén

Principal Scientist

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

10:05

  • Unpack land use, precinct planning and project delivery to meet future socio-economic and infrastructure needs
  • Implement a shared vision for innovation precinct planning and activation 
  • How can local government benefit from the rise of the innovation economy? Understand the role of local councils in the development and facilitation of precincts

10:45

11:15

  • Understand how urban densification is impacting demand for mixed-use development
  • Coordinate infrastructure needs to support mixed-use and high-density development 
  • Maximise land use planning for high-density development

12:05

  • Get up to date on the latest technical developments and infrastructure investment for Metro City & Southwest due to open in 2024
  • Understand the role of Sydney Metro Southwest developments in the development of 31 metro railway stations and a 66 km standalone metro railway system
  • Prepare for 100,000 extra customers using daily public transport across the city

Speakers

Jon Lamonte

Chief Executive

Sydney Metro

GREEN SPACE AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR URBAN RESILIENCE

12:35

  • Define and allocate resources for green infrastructure and precincts
  • Improve liveability and urban resilience by incorporating green infrastructure
  • Boost sustainability and liveability across urban precincts

Speakers

Suellen Fitzgerald

Executive Director

Parramatta Park and Western Sydney Parklands Trust

01:00

02:00

  • Implement water infrastructure to ensure water efficiency for a future fit Greater Sydney 
  • Provide essential and sustainable water, wastewater, recycled water and stormwater services for Greater Sydney
  • Manage water supply to avoid future water restrictions

Speakers

Chris Gould

Head of City Growth and Development

Sydney Water

02:30

  • Find out why algae building technology will be the next big thing in green buildings
  • Mitigate the urban heat island effect and reduce loading on existing energy infrastructure using hempcrete as a sustainable material
  • Use algae bioremediation of water at a precinct scale

Speakers

Sara Wilkinson

Professor, School of Built Environment

University of Technology Sydney

03:00

Mixed-Use Development and Placemaking

03:30

  • How DPIE is supporting NSW to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 
  • Specific support for NSW councils 
  • Precinct planning support to incorporate reductions in carbon emission

Speakers

Glenda Stowell

Project Officer

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

04:00

  • Establish the region as a globally competitive tech and innovation hub
  • Drive innovation in Western Sydney and Greater Sydney
  • Create highly collaborative environments for urban development

Speakers

Dr. Andy Marks

Assistant Vice-Chancellor

Western Sydney University

04:30

  • Plan and coordinate the construction of a community in a greenfield area amidst local government, state government and developers
  • Build and deliver the soft and hard infrastructure needed to turn a paddock into a postcode
  • Understand the broad range of opportunities and challenges involved in creating a new community with 135,000 people moving into new suburbs in Australia’s outer urban growth areas each year

Speakers

Bronwen Clark

Executive Officer

National Growth Areas Alliance

04:55

05:00

08:30

09:00

  • Developing a leading innovation precinct with global best-practice placemaking principles 
  • Collaborating with the technology ecosystem, industry, health, education and government  
  • Revitalising and renewing 24 hectares of government-owned land to create new space for the jobs of the future in innovation and technology 

Speakers

Jared Kendler

Executive Director – Precincts

NSW Treasury

09:10

  • Incorporate the four key ingredients for successful innovation ecosystems: a government that makes the first move, strategic anchor tenants, integrated infrastructure plans and engagement with the local community
  • Learn how smaller cities within NSW can reinvent themselves to attract investment and talent

Speakers

James Rosenwax

Managing Director, Buildings and Places

ANZ, AECOM

10:00

  • Stimulate regional economic growth, employment opportunities and liveability in local communities through airport development
  • Update and progress on Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport
  • Plan airport development to support a world-class aerotropolis in Western Sydney

Speakers

Graham Millett

CEO

Western Sydney Airport

10:30

TRANSPORT PROJECTS TO ENABLE CONNECTIVITY

11:00

  • Investigate how movement and place frameworks can be used to deliver thriving, liveable cities with high-quality transport outcomes for residents.
  • Focus on road-based public transport modes, and how they might be leveraged to achieve transit-orientated development in outer-urban locations.
  • Project spotlight:  Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit (FAST) corridor project

Speakers

Edward Steane

Project Lead

Liverpool City Council

11:40

  • Gain practical insight into the technical delivery of Sydney’s light rail network
  • Lessons learned: what have we learned from the light rail project delivery
  • Find out how the light rail has improved urban commuter connectivity in its first 5 months of service

Speakers

Luke Agati

CEO

Transdev Australasia

12:20

  • Get up to date on the latest project news for the Parramatta Light rail development
  • Create new communities through transit-oriented development
  • Learn about the latest project timelines for the Parramatta Light rail development

01:00

02:00

Round table 1: Improving community access to Sydney’s Green Grid
Round table 2: Driving smart, sustainable and low carbon urban development  
Peter Newton, Research Professor, Sustainable Urbanism, Swinburne University of Technology 
Round table 3: Forging effective precinct partnerships between research/education with industry, social and government sectors
Georgia von Guttner, Lead and Business Development Director, Innovation Precinct Partnerships & Tenancy, The University of Melbourne

03:20

  • Get up to date on how new tunnels opened in 2019 have increased connectivity 
  • Plan for upcoming motorway projects across Sydney
  • Gain practical and technical insight into the M4-M5 Link Stage 3B Rozelle Interchange project

Speakers

Tarnjit Chahal

Project Director: WestConnex 3B Rozelle Interchange Project

Transport for NSW

04:00