NSROC Conference 7 February 2019
Over 90 councillors, mayors and senior staff from councils of the Northern Sydney region heard from experts and government representatives on 7th February 2019 about smart planning, creative cultural infrastructure and dynamic open space at the NSROC Conference on Liveability. The Conference included non-profits, experts, Ministers, shadow ministers and senior government representatives to gain a diverse and rich view of what it takes to be the most liveable region of Australia.

The NSROC President and Willoughby City Council Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney opened the Conference.

Vice President NSROC Cr Sam Ngai (Ku-ring-gai); The Hon Gladys Berejiklian Premier and NSROC President Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney (Willoughby)

“With a squeeze on space and conflicting demands, NSROC has been proactive in moulding the region into the most enviable and liveable region in Australia,” Mayor Giles-Gidney said.

“Affordable housing, open space, sports facilitates and an environment that supports healthy lifestyles all contribute to liveability,” she said.

Minister Anthony Roberts was a keynote speaker. The Premier was the closing speaker.

Councils explored arts and cultural infrastructure, recreational and open space, healthy lifestyles, housing affordability and building equity, transport, smart precincts, planning and sustainability.

A high level overview of the NSROC Conference can be found here

Speaker Presentations

The following speakers presentations as are available for download via the links below:

Mr Craig Limkin, Executive Director, Create Infrastructure NSW on Create NSW and the role of arts and cultural infrastructure and liveability

Dr Marcus Spiller, Principal and Partner, SGS Economics and Planning (SGS)  on Where to from here for the GSC?

Ms Laura Oakley, Senior Coordinator, Heart Health/Active Living; National Heart Foundation on Australia Healthy Active by Design

Ms Karen Walsh, CEO, Shelter NSW on Building Equity and Inclusion into a growing Sydney – harnessing the opportunities

Ms Fiona Morrison, Commissioner for Open Spaces & Parklands, NSW Department of Planning & Environment on Open spaces and parklands and liveability in the Northern Sydney region

Mr Adam Fennessy, Partner in Ernst & Young on Liveability and Smart Precincts – Macquarie Park Innovation District in Ryde

Professor Philip Thalis, City of Sydney Council  on Public transport investment across Sydney over the past 170 years

Mr Roderick Simpson, Environment Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission on Liveability and sustainability