Growing a Greater Sydney - Connecting People and Places
7 Nov 2014 - 9AM to 5:30PM
Riverside Theatre, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
"Sydney's future is our choice. This event is about how we get that choice right. We've brought together people at the centre of new heavy and light rail projects; major road and transport incentives, housing, open space, urban growth and governance. This events asks; how do we bring all of this together to grow an even greater Sydney?" (Tim Horton, Sydney Architecture Festival spokesperson and Registrar, NSW Architects Registration Board)
"We currently have 200,000 people travelling west to east for work each day. This will become a crisis if we don't take action now. The future for Western Sydney is turning the area from Westmead to Sydney Olympic Park into an innovation district with high density hoursing, smart jobs, light rail and new education investment" (David Borger, Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber)
These and other issues will be discussed by speakers including Lucy Turnbull, David Pitchford, David Borger and Paul Donegan at the Sydney Architecture Festival flagship event, Growing a Greater Sydney - Connecting People and Places hosted by Tony Jones (pictured):
One of the ABC's most experienced radio and television currrent affairs journalists, Tony Jones has reported for Four Corners and Foreign Correspondent, and is the current host of Q & A and Lateline on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
He is the recipient of a Walkley Award for 'Horses for Courses' on the Waterhouse racing dynasty, a Penguin Award for 'My City of Sydney' on the city's development boom and a Gold Medal at the New York Film and Television Festival for 'Frozen Asset' on the exploitation of Antartica.