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The Green Light Tour - Sydney

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Lachlan's at Old Government House

Parramatta Park

(Enter from Pitt Street)

Parramatta, NSW 2150

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In partnership with the Office of Environment and Heritage, the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL) Hub and with the support of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and the Splash Network, we are delighted to invite you to attend The Green Light Tour, the third NSW event in the series of 202020 Vision Urban Forestry Tours.

Why would you come?

First, we identified the barriers overcoming urban green space to come up with the 202020 Vision Plan, then we learned and shared How to Grow an Urban Forest. This time, with so much change and progress having taken place – it’s time to hit the reset button and inspire, empower and create connections to transform our urban landscapes from grey to green.

This tour is all about ‘doing’.

In collaboration with our partners, we are curating a program of speakers and workshops that will provide policy insights, practical advice on implementation, case studies and tips and tricks to get the community involved.

In collaboration with our partners, we have curated a program for the day that will include a mix of metropolitan planning updates, local council updates and expert presentations. Presenters on the day include:

  • Fiona Morrison
    Commissioner, Open Spaces & Parklands Department of Planning
    Joining the Department of Planning and Environment in her role as Commissioner eight months ago, Fiona possesses a wealth of private sector and local government experience and knowledge. She is passionate about improving and creating open spaces in NSW and believes in the importance of inclusivity within these spaces. Fiona is a Landscape Architect with over twenty years’ experience in the field and holds an MBA from the University of Newcastle. Her vision is to create accessible, attractive spaces that bring communities together. Fiona will be presenting an update on the recently announced Five Million Trees program.
  • Roderick Simpson
    Environment Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
    Roderick Simpson is an architect and urban designer, and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at University of Technology Sydney. He has worked for the Commonwealth and provided consultancy services to state and local governments in planning and urban design. Mr Simpson led the urban design for the City of Sydney Sustainable Sydney 2030 strategy with the SGS consortium. On the day, he will be delivering an update on the urban greening efforts of the Greater Sydney Commission.
  • Dr Joe Hurley
    Associate Professor, Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub & RMIT University
    Dr Joe Hurley is Deputy Dean - Sustainability and Urban Planning (acting) at RMIT University, and a member of the Centre for Urban Research. His research focuses on urban sustainability, urban planning governance and systems, and historical urban analysis. Joe will be presenting an update on his current mapping work being completed for the OEH and explaining how practitioners will be able to access it and apply it.
  • Gareth Collins
    Director, Centre for Urban Design, Roads and Maritime Services
    Gareth is the director of the Centre for Urban Design and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. He has nearly 30 years of design experience in the UK and Australia and has played a key role in RMS over the last 16 years working on projects such as the Pacific Highway, Sydney Motorways, noise wall and pedestrian bridge programs as well as numerous guidelines such as the Beyond the Pavement policy and the Landscape Guideline. Gareth will be sharing how RMS incorporates trees into its projects while also taking into account safety.

And more to be announced next week...

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Parramatta Park

(Enter from Pitt Street)

Parramatta, NSW 2150

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