Chief Commissioner, Geoff Roberts AM, said the thought leadership paper City Shaping Icons of Greater Sydney was inspired by the recent triple-whammy of drought, bushfires and COVID-19 and the role of key infrastructure projects in driving economic benefits and jobs in such critical times.
“The paper looks at 11 projects from over the past 100 years that have emerged during wars, economic crashes, environmental challenges and societal change,” Mr Roberts said.
“They range from ‘hard’ infrastructure such as the City Circle, to soft infrastructure such as Western Sydney Parklands.
“These are the 11 projects that I, as a city-shaper, believe have contributed most to Greater Sydney’s liveability, productivity and sustainability because they were born of times of challenge and have delivered long term benefits.
“No doubt, many people will have other projects they see as delivering a greater contribution, but that’s the aim of this paper – to recognise and think about how Greater Sydney has risen to challenges as difficult as the pandemic in the past.