Passion for Western Sydney recognised in Queens Birthday honours

Natalie Camilleri
08 Jun 2020
As a young person growing up in Western Sydney, Natalie Camilleri had little idea she would be instrumental to delivering opportunity and positive changes to the region she loves.

Natalie, Executive Director of City Planning – Infrastructure at the Greater Sydney Commission has had her tireless efforts, creativity and innovation recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, receiving the Public Service Medal “for outstanding public service to infrastructure projects in New South Wales.”

The award citation states:

Ms Natalie Camilleri has driven positive change and enduring outcomes for both people and places during her 20 year career in the New South Wales Public Service. Most recently at the Greater Sydney Commission, she has been instrumental in the development and testing of the new Place-based Infrastructure Compact model.

Ms Camilleri's Place-based Infrastructure Compact model has been described as a game-changer in the integration of land use and infrastructure planning and the impact of her efforts has the potential to be both profound and enduring.

Natalie’s work on the PICs for Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula and the Western Parkland City is a pioneering approach to inform Government decision making on the better alignment of infrastructure and growth.

Chief Commissioner, Geoff Roberts said, “Natalie’s approach to her work embodies the core values of the Commission and reflects our collective commitment to pushing boundaries and driving innovative thinking.”

CEO, Dr Sarah Hill said the award was a wonderful achievement and high recognition of Natalie’s extensive career achievements and her commitment to the public service.

“It is a firm nod to the passion that Natalie has for Greater Sydney - Western Sydney, in particular and it caps off the incredible effort that Natalie, and the Commission, has put into developing and successfully piloting Place-Based Infrastructure Compacts,” she said.

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