To help open up the conversation on public policy reform, and advocate for the sustainable development of one of the fastest growing regions in the nation, the WSLD will host a number of events throughout the year.
Lachlan Macquarie Lecture
A prominent citizen will deliver an annual speech about the region, honouring the colonial Governor who opened up Western Sydney and its River Cities.
In 2017, the Lachlan Macquarie Lecture was delivered by the Premier of NSW, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP (see video above), following the inaugural speech given by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in 2016.
Western Sydney Leadership Awards & Pemulwuy Prize
Named after the famous Indigenous warrior and leader, the Pemulwuy Prize honours a leading citizen or group who have made an outstanding contribution to the region.
2017 CATEGORY WINNERS
EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC POLICY
Greater Sydney Commission
INNOVATION IN EDUCATION
Western Sydney University Academy
Sydney Business Chamber - Western Sydney
PRODUCTIVE PARTNERSHIPS &
PEMULWUY PRIZE RECIPIENT
Western Sydney Diabetes Initiative
Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Launch in 2015