Developing Greater Sydney Agenda

Design and delivery of Greater Sydney’s 3-city Metropolis
The first three sessions are shared sessions (until morning break)

08:30

08:55

09:00

  • 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

09:45

  • Unpacking land use, precinct planning and project delivery to meet future socio-economic and infrastructure needs
  • Precinct planning – how will the planned precincts in the Aerotropolis stimulate economic growth and boost employment opportunities? How to develop a framework to assist local businesses and reignite local economies post-COVID-19? 
  • Assessing the key role of transport infrastructure in precinct development 
  • How can local government benefit from the rise of the innovation economy and realise economic benefits in today’s economy? What is the role of local councils in the development and facilitation of precincts?

10:35

DRIVING ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH LAND AND PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE 

Shared sessions

10:55

  • Coordinating infrastructure needs to support mixed-use and high-density development 
  • Maximising land use planning for high-density development in our economic hubs 
  • How the rezoning of land in the Aerotropolis will pave the way for the delivery of new investment and infrastructure in the region – what types of different development will there be and how will it generate more growth and employment opportunities? What transport infrastructure is required to attract more businesses and industries, and support the overall planned precincts? 
  1. Mamre Road Precinct
  2. Aerotropolis Core
  3. Northern Gateway 
  • Utilising technology and innovation to build sustainable, smart precincts 

11:35

  • Get up to date on the latest technical developments and infrastructure investment for Metro City & Southwest due to open in 2024
  • How the development of 31 metro railway stations and a 66km standalone metro railway system will improve accessibility to existing suburbs and precincts, reduce rail and road congestion and enable housing and employment growth 
  • Preparing for 100,000 extra customers using daily public transport across the city
  • How the Western Sydney Airport Line will unlock greater connectivity and opportunities for the region

Green space and utilities infrastructure for urban resilience

12:00

  • Defining and allocating resources for green infrastructure and precincts
  • Improving liveability and urban resilience by incorporating green infrastructure
  • Boosting sustainability and liveability across urban precincts

12:25

  • Ensuring water effectiveness for a future fit Greater Sydney 
  • Providing integrated water, wastewater and recycled water services to the Aerotropolis 
  • How an integrated approach to the water cycle can avoid future water restrictions

12:50

PRECINCT DEVELOPMENT AND PLACEMAKING

Shared sessions

01:40

  • Trends in the global and Australian economies post-COVID and the impact on Greater Sydney
  • Minimising the economic and social cost of the pandemic
  • Stimulating economic recovery in our regions – assessing the role of major infrastructure projects such as the development of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and Western Sydney International Airport in reigniting the economy

02:00

  • How purpose-led places will accelerate innovation 
  • The value of specificity in a precinct, and why it’s so hard to be specific enough
  • The importance of collective culture for successful innovation precinct evolution

02:20

  • Overview of the Smart Western City Program 
  • Leveraging emerging and existing technologies and solutions to solve the challenges of a growing city
  • Enabling smart city technology to come together in a coherent way 
  • Co-creating the Digital Western Parkland City – where do the opportunities lie?

02:45

  • Facilitating collaboration between researchers, entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Leveraging proximity to research and talent to transform communities
  • Collaborating with government, community and other stakeholders
  • Creating effective governance structures for innovation precincts
  • Learning points for the planned education precinct in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis

03:30

Shared sessions

03:50

  • Planning and coordinating the construction of a community in a greenfield area amidst local government, state government and developers
  • Building and delivering 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

04:20

  • Setting a strategic precinct vision to ensure stakeholder synergy
  • The importance of community in encouraging collaboration and innovation
  • Creating a vibrant and effective work, education and living space
  • Popping the precinct ‘bubble’ and creating value for the broader community

04:50

05:00

Sessions until morning break are shared

AIRPORT & PRECINCT PLANNING, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

08:30

09:00

  • Stimulating long-term regional economic growth, employment opportunities and liveability in local communities through airport development 
  • What operations of the airport would look like for freight and passenger services? How to integrate the two to create an efficient flow of goods and passengers?
  • Leveraging new and emerging technologies to create Australia’s first digital airport
  • Towards the future: How might the two airports work together to serve NSW, create greater economic opportunities, and sharpen our global competitive edge

09:30

  • Delivering a successful airport city: How Edmonton International Airport (EIA) are working with partners to support technology creation, innovation and adoption, whilst continuing to drive economic growth in the region
  • Leveraging technology to deliver increased efficiencies, a differentiated passenger experience and achieve revenue diversification
  • How EIA pivoted during the COVID-19 outbreak and shifted its focus on digital transformation

10:00

11:00

SMART INNOVATIVE PRECINCTS AND ECONOMIC CORRIDORS

Shared sessions

11:20

  • How Australia fares as a smart precinct nation
  • What the government is doing to encourage smart precincts
  • How Digital Twins are shaping the future of precinct development 

11:45

  • 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 

12:05

  • 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

12:30

  • Facilitating collaboration between researchers, entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Connecting economic and physical aspects to produce a leading precinct

12:55

  • Ensuring the sustainability and long-term growth of precincts through effective governance strategies 
  • Bringing together multiple and diverse stakeholders during precinct development  
  • Coordinate land-use planning with transport infrastructure planning and precinct development

01:20

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE, LIVEABLE & ECONOMICALLY VIBRANT PRECINCTS

Shared sessions

02:00

  • Establishing the region as a globally competitive tech and innovation hub 
  • Driving innovation in Western Sydney and Greater Sydney
  • Creating highly collaborative environments for urban development

02:20

  • Developing a deep tech incubator for entrepreneurs, start-ups and small & medium businesses
  • Moving from innovation ecosystem to innovation community  
  • Implementing a hybrid innovation precinct model to create a unique focus for innovation, collaboration and employment 

02:40

  • 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

03:00

Transport projects to enable connectivity

03:20

  • 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

03:40

  • 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

04:00

  • 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

04:20

04:25