Hon. Stuart Ayres MP presents Pemulwuy Prize to
2018 recipient Mayor Chagai (Savannah Pride)

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.

2018 Leadership Awards Presentation


Mark Geyer OAM

Marijah Yelavich
Western Sydney University

Ingham Institute
South Western Sydney Local Health District
Western Sydney University

Mayor Chagai
Savannah Pride

2018 Lachlan Macquarie Lecture presented by
Prof. Peter Shergold AC (Chancellor, Western Sydney University)

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, following the inaugural speech given by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in 2016.

Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Launch in 2015

2017 BOOMTOWN! Award for Project of the Year & Patrons' Prizes for Excellence in Public Policy

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)