2018 Future Forums

The Future Forum Series is an initiative of the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue bringing together a cohort of big thinkers to discuss issues affecting the growth cities of Western Sydney. It has been inspired by long term strategic planning from the Greater Sydney Commission and will inform the Dialogue’s GWS-2050 future-proofing policy initiative.

In an era of growing cynicism about politics and disengagement with public policy, we’re curating a series of workshops to bring new ideas to big issues that present challenges and opportunities across the public and private sector. We will give regional leaders from business, local government and community groups the chance to consult with State & Federal legislators and regulators – collectively shaping the future of our economy and our society.

Planning, Funding and Delivering the Growth Cities of the West

Friday, 16 March 2018

Our event will explore how a new, effective governance model can positively impact the delivery of major projects and urban development of our regional centres. Another of its aims is to outline the need for improved collaboration and coordination between all levels of government and state agencies.

Health, Education and Innovation Precincts

Thursday, 9 August 2018

This forum will we explore the growth of these precincts, and the importance of government, health providers and the private sector working together to ensure they provide world-class facilities, deliver strong social and economic outcomes, and are positioned to attract top talent and investment.

Building and Financing Our Community Infrastructure

Thursday, 1 November 2018

We will explore Greater Western Sydney’s community infrastructure assets, identify the gaps and opportunities, and try to determine if there is a need for increased regional co-ordination. We will also examine how can we unlock and leverage local investment to support the changing needs of Greater Wester Sydney.