2024 East London Study Tour

Greater Western Sydney meets East London, North and South of the Thames.

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue is hosting its second East London Study Tour (ELST) in June 2024 to meet those people in the UK who had the big vision, planned the transport links, delivered the new universities,
framed unique governance models, consulted the communities and ultimately shaped a new city east of the Tower Bridge. This allowed London to manage its population growth, change its employment base, host an Olympics, build a regional brand, address regional social disadvantage and unlock trillions of dollars of economic value.

The 2024 cohort will get an insider’s view of the mega-projects and meet with local policy boffins, regulators, planners, developers, academics and community leaders. Importantly, the five-year break between visits will allow us to review progress since the Dialogue’s 2019 ELST and particularly look at social service provision and investment in a post-pandemic context.

Please click here to see the East London Study Tour program.

Tour details
Sunday 2 June – Friday 7 June 2024

Contact us

For any enquiries about the 2024 East London Study Tour, please contact our events team.

events@westernsydney.org.au

Expression of Interest

Submit your expression of interest

The program, including 5 nights premium accommodation in London, transfers, most meals and other travel essentials (but not flights) is $12,500 +GST

What's on the Agenda

Reviewing how East London managed/manages:

  • Strategic planning and development of urban renewal
  • Government, industry and NGO collaborations
  • Attracting global investment and smart local jobs
  • Integrated health, education and technology hubs
  • Relocation of arts, tourism, education and sport facilities
  • Community housing partnerships
  • Retail, commercial and residential investors
  • TODs and placemaking
  • Decarbonisation and public spaces
  • Social infrastructure legacy and community engagement

Who's Invited?

Senior representatives from organisations such as:

  • State, Federal & Local government officials
  • Academics and public policy practitioners
  • Strategic planning professionals and consultants
  • Developers, designers and investors
  • Health & education precinct managers
  • Community housing providers/ regulators
  • Infrastructure contractors and transport operators
  • Tourism, arts, sport, retail and entertainment producers
  • Think tanks and community organisations

The Details

2024 Program
2024 Prospectus
2019 Program
2019 Report

Featured Speakers

Christopher

Brown

AM

Chairman, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

Kiersten

Fishburn

Secretary, NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Brett

Forer

Vice President Development, Accor

Diem

Fuggersberger

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Coco and Lucas

Faith

Halliday

Chief Executive Officer, Strategically West

Simon

Hickey

Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Airport

Angela

Jeffery

Project Director - Western Sydney Airport, Sydney Metro

Hon.

Catherine

King

MP

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and Local Government

Adam

Leto

Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

Clr.

Fiona

Macnaught

Deputy Mayor, Liverpool City Council

Clr

Ned

Mannoun

Mayor, City of Liverpool

Trudi

Mares

Deputy Secretary: Greater Sydney, Transport for NSW

Sam

Maresh

Co-Founder and Partner, Trinity Indo-Pacific Partners

Larry

McGrath

General Manager: NSW & ACT, McConnell Dowell

Geoff

Roberts

AM

Deputy Chair, Western Parkland City Authority

Hon.

Paul

Scully

MP

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces

Demi

Stefanova

Chief Operating Officer, Quickstep

Robert

Stendrup

Head of Moorebank, LOGOS Property

Rachael

Tram

Executive Manager, Commercial Banking, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Mark

Webster

Managing Director, Inglis (Inglis Riverside Stables & The William Inglis Hotel)

Prof.

Jennifer

Westacott

AO

Chancellor, Western Sydney University and Chair, Western Parkland City Authority

Host Organisations