Join industry experts and leaders from local government, housing, planning, and academia for a robust discussion about density, local infrastructure, and liveability in the metropolitan Sydney region. This one-day Summit aims to generate practical solutions for real-world application, with a formal Communique to be developed.

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The one-day Cities for Us Summit will be held on 25 July 2018 at Doltone House Hyde Park.  Leading experts will deliver keynote addresses, participate in panel discussions, and contribute to workshops. Delegates will be invited to contribute to the development of a Communique based on workshops held during the day.

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The organisers are offering exclusive and exciting opportunities for sponsors of the 2018 Cities for Us Summit. Please note these opportunities are strictly limited in number. This is an exciting and challenging time the Sydney region, with opportunities for the innovative and forward-thinking. We invite all industries related to the housing sector to join, participate and influence key stakeholders at the 2018 Cities for Us Summit, hosted by SSROC, Shelter NSW and our partners.

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Join leading experts for a one-day summit on creating liveable cities for all.

The Summit will explore urban development, renewal and infrastructure that makes our cities liveable for all.

Download the Cities for Us Summit date claimer for all the key details of the Summit.

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The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) and Shelter NSW, in collaboration with City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, and supported by the Committee for Sydney  and the Planning Institute Australia are hosting this one-day Cities for Us Summit on Wednesday, 25 July 2018.

A Summit Communique will be developed on the day.

Key objectives of the Summit include:

  1. Promote collaborative governance for the implementation of District Plans and infrastructure priorities.
  2. Advocate and influence funding for the delivery of adequate local infrastructure and amenity.
  3. Identify impacts of density on low socio-economic groups.
  4. Explore the feasibility of affordable housing and housing affordability in urban redevelopment and renewal precincts.
  5. Identify density and liveability issues for further investigation.

Presentations by experts & industry leaders

Confirmed presenters and keynote speakers will be added below. Please note that speakers and presenters are subject to change.

WELCOME & SETTING THE SCENE

Summit MC and Facilitator: Eamon Waterford | Ag CEO, The Committee for Sydney | Summit Chair

Welcome to Country: Yvonne Weldon

Formal Welcome: Cr John Faker | President SSROC, Mayor Burwood Council

Summit Opening: The Hon Anthony Roberts MP | Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing, Special Minister of State (TO BE CONFIRMED)

Setting the Scene: Karen Walsh | Chief Executive Officer, Shelter NSW

THEME ONE | Implementation: Integration, Collaboration and Governance

Facilitator: Jacob Saulwick | Journalist, Sydney Morning Herald
Urban Redevelopment, Planning and Collaborations
Gary White | Chief Planner of the Department of Planning & Environment
Integrated Planning & Implementation of Redevelopment – Role of the Development Industry
Steve Mann | CEO, Urban Development Institute Australia
Collaboration and Governance Issues
Alice Thompson | Director, National Lead Cities & Regions, Planning & Infrastructure Policy, KPMG Australia
Facilitated small panel discussion

THEME TWO | Funding: Who Pays? Who Benefits?

Facilitator: Dominic Sullivan | General Manager, PAYCE Consolidated Limited
Local Infrastructure Funding – what works and what needs changing?
Dr Marcus Spiller | Principal & Partner, SGS Economics and Planning
Local Government, Value Capture and Infrastructure
Alan Bright | Manager Strategic Planning, Randwick City Council
Voluntary Planning Agreements
Dr Lindsay Taylor | Senior Partner
Facilitated small panel discussion

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | How Local Government can engage in implementing the District Plans

Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO
Chief Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission

THEME THREE | Equity: Who Wins? Who Loses?

Facilitator: John Brockhoff | Principal Policy Officer, Planning Institute of Australia
Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor
Professor Bill Randolph | City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
Principles of Good Engagement
Dare Kavanagh | Public Engagement Practioner
Use of Value Capture, Planning Agreements and Proposals
Monica Barone | CEO, City of Sydney
Facilitated small panel discussion

COMMUNIQUE WORKSHOP

Eamon Waterford | Summit Chair
PRESENTATION OF FORUM COMMUNIQUE
Communique Panel
Jacob Saulwick | Implementation: Integration, Collaboration and Governance
Dominic Sullivan | Funding: Who Pays? Who Benefits?
John Brockhoff | Equity: Who Wins? Who Loses?

Summit Speakers

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

  • Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO | Chief Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission

SOME KEY SUMMIT PRESENTERS:

  • Professor Bill Randolph | Director, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
  • Dr Marcus Spiller | Principal and Partner, SGS Economics and Planning
  • Monica Barone | Chief Executive Officer, City of Sydney
  • Gary White | Chief Planner, NSW Department of Planning & Environment
  • Steve Mann | CEO, Urban Development Institute Australia
  • Alice Thompson | Director, National Lead Cities & Regions, Planning & Infrastructure
  • Dr Lindsay Taylor | Senior Partner, Lindsay Taylor Lawyers
See the full list of speakers and read their biographies.

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The Sponsors

This is an exciting and challenging time for the Sydney housing sector. We are delighted to announce our Sponsors for the 2018 Cities for Us Summit, hosted by SSROC and Shelter NSW, in collaboration with City Futures Research Centre, UNSW, and supported by the Committee for Sydney.

The Organisers