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.
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
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 Dialogue Launch in 2015
BOOMTOWN! Award for Project of the Year & Patrons' Prizes for Excellence in Public Policy
These awards have been established to recognise outstanding contribution to regional infrastructure planning and delivery by those involved in public policy. This is the first year the awards have been held, and the plan is to present these annually at the BOOMTOWN! Property & Infrastructure Summit, recognising extraordinary leadership in regard to the physical structure of Greater Western Sydney.
2017 Nominees for
Project of the Year
M4 road widening for WestConnex (Sydney Motorway Corporation/RMS)
Western Sydney University Parramatta CBD Campus (WSU/Charter Hall/John Holland)
Transport Technology Centre at TAFE Wetherill Park (TAFE NSW)
Western Sydney University Clinical School at Campbelltown Hospital (WSU/SWSLHD)
Fire and Rescue Academy at Erskine Park (FRNSW)
Inglis Riverside Stables (Inglis/Accor Hotels)