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Central City Discussion Paper Launch & Policy Forum

‘Stuck in the Middle’: Unlocking the potential of Sydney's Central River City

The Dialogue’s discussion paper on the Central City: Stuck in the Middle - Unlocking the potential of Sydney’s Central River City was officially launched by the Hon. Rob Stokes MP, NSW Minister for Planning & Open Spaces, on 22 August at the Parliament of NSW. This was followed by a discussion panel on ‘unpacking the issues and stress-testing the recommendations’ with:

  • Clr Khal Asfour | Mayor,
    City of Canterbury Bankstown

  • Dr Steven Kennedy PSM | Secretary,
    Fed. Dept. of Infrastructure & Cities

  • Dr Andy Marks | Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Strategy & Projects), Western Sydney University

  • Lucy Turnbull AO | Chief Commissioner,
    Greater Sydney Commission

Building on the success the Dialogue has had in recent years in advocating for governance reform and infrastructure development in the 'greenfield' precincts of the Western Parklands City and Aerotropolis, we believe that there now must be an integrated strategy to address urban regeneration, economic development, social cohesion and sustainability in the 'brownfield' environment of the Central River City. This other great city of Greater Western Sydney encompasses the GPOP corridor from Westmead to Olympic Park and as well as the city centres and suburban communities to its north and south.