The Lachlan Macquarie Lecture— where a prominent citizen will deliver an annual speech about the region, honouring the colonial Governor who opened up Western Sydney and its River Cities. The inaugural address was delivered by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in 2016, while the 2017 lecture will be delivered by NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian.

The Pemulwuy Prize — named after the famous Indigenous warrior and leader, honours a citizen who has distinguished them self via fearless advocacy for the region.

Western Sydney Out There Summit — where policy makers and members of our leadership network come together to develop a vision for Western Sydney and action plan for the region.

BOOMTOWN! Summit — designed to promote a better understanding within government, industry and media about policy mechanisms to stimulate infrastructure investment and urban renewal. 

Members of the UWS Academy with Premier Mike Baird at the WSLD launch

Members of the UWS Academy with Premier Mike Baird at the WSLD launch