Agenda

08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s Welcome Address

Speakers
David Borger,
Director Western Sydney
Sydney Business Chamber
THE BUSINESS CASE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

09:10

Ministerial keynote: Maximising Badgerys Creek and developing a Western Sydney Aerotropolis

  • Western Sydney airport as the game changer in driving economic growth and investment, and the key to Australia’s economic future
  • Airports as critical drivers of competitiveness – improved travel options, additional aviation capacity, increased jobs and prosperity for the nation
  • More than just an airport - planning airport cities  for intelligent and sustainable growth
Speakers
Hon Paul Fletcher MP,
Minister for Urban Infrastructure
Australian Federal Government

09:40

Making the Western Sydney Aerotropolis a reality – an alternative perspective

  • Factors to take into account to ensure success of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis 
  • Highlighting the potential of value capture to support funding 
  • Understanding the importance of an integrated transportation network to support the Western Sydney Aerotropolis  
Speakers
Hon Anthony Albanese MP,
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Australian Federal Government

10:10

Morning Tea 

10:30

A city of cities: Transforming regional areas to productive cities

  • The critical role of Western Sydney’s regional cities in shaping Sydney’s future
  • Highlighting major job centres around Badgerys Creek airport and characteristics of well-planned polycentric cities
  • Creating mixed-use communities with easy commute, affordable housing, retail and services and community facilities 
  • Ensuring economically efficient, environmentally and socially sustainable commercial, logistics, and industrial development
Speakers
Geoff Roberts,
Deputy Chief Commissioner and Economic Commissioner
Greater Sydney Commission
CONNECTING AIRLINES, AIRPORT AND THE ECONOMIC REGION FOR COMPETITIVENESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

11:10

Local Council Panel: Embracing the Western Sydney airport and its surrounding areas 

  • How the Western Sydney Aerotropolis will foster economic and employment growth in the local regions 
  • Understanding the changing form of the airport and key challenges in establishing effective stakeholder engagement
  • Evaluating opportunities for opening new markets, jobs growth, housing, urban development and economic growth at a local level
  • Analysing the role of local government in fostering commercial development around the airport 
  • Connecting Western Sydney Airport to Western Sydney
Speakers
Charles Casuscelli,
Chief Executive Officer
Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
Greg Dyer,
Chief Executive Officer
City of Parramatta Council
John Thain,
Mayor
Penrith City Council
Stephen Bali,
Mayor
Blacktown City Council
Kiersten Fishburn,
CEO
Liverpool City Council

12:00

Networking Lunch

13:00

Forecasting air traffic numbers for Badgerys Creek

  • Examining the correlation between the airport and growth of major industries and economies
  • Analysing the potential of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis to attract increased passenger numbers, freight and cargo, and capacity to support more flights
  • Understanding the cities and airports that would be serviced and challenges in attracting international air services 
  • Role of airlines and airport operators in meeting the aviation capacity needs of the nation 
Speakers
Peter Harbison,
Executive Chairman
CAPA
AEROTROPOLIS AS A MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT HUB – CONNECTING BUSINESSES TO MARKETS SEAMLESSLY

13:30

Leveraging transport infrastructure to accelerate development of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis 

  • Co-ordinating aerotropolis land-use planning with surface infrastructure planning to foster commercial and industrial development
  • The role of transport and infrastructure in increasing efficiency of passenger and cargo flows and fostering economic development in airport precinct and surrounding municipalities
  • Diversifying and strengthening the economy with well-planned surface-to-air logistics infrastructure 
  • Improving road and rail infrastructure to expand effective catchment area of Western Sydney Airport and facilitate seamless connectivity between the airport and major commercial nodes 
Speakers
Clare Gardiner-Barnes,
Deputy Secretary, Freight, Strategy and Planning
Transport for NSW

14:00

 ROTATING ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS 

Roundtable sessions allows for extended discussion among a small group and are excellent for giving and receiving targeted feedback and engaging in in-depth discussions. 
 
Roundtable A
Solutions to the growing pains of Western Sydney with GHD
 
  • Projecting current vs future environment
  • Implications of development and initiatives to reduce growing pains
  • Minimising disruptions to the environment with effective solutions
Colin Dominish, Market Leader – Transport, GHD
 
Roundtable B
Western Sydney University’s pivotal role in shaping development of Western Sydney Aerotropolis 
 
  • Building a technology-focused Aerotropolis 
  • Developing innovative industries around the airport 
Dr Andy Marks, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Strategy and Projects, Western Sydney University

15:20

Afternoon Tea 

15:40

Panel: Creating an integrated transportation network to support the Western Sydney Aerotropolis  

  • Importance of integrating land use planning and infrastructure needs to support connectivity and productivity around the Western Sydney airport 
  • Examining impact of on-going and proposed transport developments
    • Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan
    • WestConnex
    • Sydney Metro Northwest
    • Parramatta Light Rail 
    • South West rail links extension to Badgerys creek airport
  • Governance options and approaches to prioritising infrastructure plans to reduce congestion, increase connectivity and capitalise on economic benefits of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis 
Speakers
Matt Coetzee,
Global Leader Planning and Environment
Aurecon
Campbell Mason,
Chief Executive Officer
Keolis Downer
Athena Venios,
Technical Director Transport
AECOM
Dennis Cliche,
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC)

16:30

Creating a strategic intermodal transportation hub to manage increase in trade and freight

  • precinct – understanding the benefits of efficient freight transport infrastructure 
  • Strategies to improve productivity and boost rail freight numbers by expanding intermodal capacity in Western Sydney
  • A relief for Sydney’s roads – Understanding how the precinct eases traffic congestion, reduces dependence on truck travel and improve travel times
  • The role of freight rail intermodal facilities in boosting trade, attracting investment and driving economic development 
  • Planning for the future – what needs to be done now to ensure an intermodal freight hub can be developed later
Speakers
Ian Hunt,
Chief Executive Officer
Moorebank Intermodal Company

17:00

Chairperson’s Closing Address 

08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address

Speakers
David Borger,
Director Western Sydney
Sydney Business Chamber
INTERNATIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY KEYNOTE

09:10

Towards a Western Sydney Aerotropolis - The pathway to global markets and key driver of economic and employment growth 

  • The business case - Understanding how airport cities facilitate competitiveness, productivity and better accessibility to national and global networks 
  • Transforming the region with improved liveability, increased business activity and jobs in closer proximity
  • Examining how new employment opportunities in a vast range of industries are generated
  • Projecting outlook of Western Sydney Aerotropolis, how it will look like, how it will operate, and how it will cater for future growth 
Speakers
The Hon Stuart Ayres MP,
Minister for Western Sydney
NSW Government

09:50

Lessons from abroad – An international perspective on building a world-class Aerotropolis

  • Determining the key drivers instrumental for building a viable aerotropolis 
  • Best practices in Aerotropolis master planning – challenges in effective adoption and execution of developing an airport city
  • An insight into the Dallas Fort-Worth experience – Extracting applicable lessons for Western Sydney 
Speakers
Sean Donohue,
Chief Executive Officer
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport USA
SHELF CITIES DEVELOPMENT

10:40

Morning Tea 

11:00

Western Sydney Priority Growth Area as an engine room for growth

  • The role of Western Sydney Priority Growth Area in providing better access to jobs within and around the airport 
  • Maximising economic and strategic benefits of the airport - how the area will better connect suburbs with the Western Sydney airport and provide improved infrastructure and services
  • Evaluating the impact on infrastructure, housing supply, jobs, economic, social, cultural and recreational outcomes  
Speakers
Gary White,
Chief Planner
NSW Department of Planning and Environment
HOSPITALITY AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

11:30

Hotelier Panel: Structuring Western Sydney’s hotel investment and development

  • Understanding the correlation between airline passenger movement, local and regional development, transportation patterns, and the need for accommodation
  • Embracing Sydney’s visitor economy and preparing for future passenger growth - how the Western Sydney airport provides development opportunities
  • Short, mid and long term perspectives on the area’s thriving hotel investment climate
  • Analysing future tourism traffic and occupancy rates and strategies in driving growth 
Speakers
Rachel Argaman,
Chief Executive Officer
TFE Hotels
Brett Forer,
Director of Development Pacific
Accor
Matthew Tripolone,
Head of Development - Australasia & Japan
InterContinental Hotels Group

12:20

Networking Lunch

13:20

Developers Panel: Unlocking real estate and economic potential

  • Understanding how building a Western Sydney Aerotropolis will spark a property ‘boom’ 
  • Highlighting the relationship between economic conditions, real estate market demands and characteristics of aerotropolis 
  • Analysing potential for commercial, industrial and residential development in the region
  • Tapping into new revenue streams, diversifying risk and gaining a competitive edge
Speakers
Chris Johnson,
Chief Executive Officer
Urban Taskforce
Mark Perich,
Project Director
Greenfields Development Company
Andrew Simons,
National Manager Industrial Development
Charter Hall
Remon Fayad,
Development Director
Dyldam

14:10

Case study: Developing non-aviation related land uses 

  • Understanding the development of Western Sydney Airport and its impact of surrounding lands
  • Land use planning around Western Sydney Airport – goals and challenges
  • How University of Sydney can leverage surrounding lands to drive growth with efficient and productive development 
Speakers
Greg Robinson,
Director Campus Infrastructure Services
University of Sydney
PARTNERSHIPS, FINANCING AND INVESTMENTS

14:40

Afternoon Tea 

15:00

PPP Panel: Balancing risk and reward 

  • Current market dynamics and PPP funding models   
  • Highlighting the crucial role of government in reducing substantial risk 
  • Strategies to encourage cross-industry collaboration and improving the outcomes of PPP
  • Understanding how PPPs can contribute to a profitable Airport city and achieve economic, social and community benefits
Speakers
Kim Curtain,
Executive Director - Head of Infrastructure & Structured Finance Unit
NSW Treasury
Geoff Meulman,
General Manager, Infrastructure Development & Investments,
John Holland
Ian Maxted,
Chief Development Officer
Broadspectrum
AIRPORT COMMERCIAL REVENUES 

15:50

Commercial strategies to maximise profitability in non-aeronautical revenue streams

  • Aerotropolis as economic zones – extending commercial and industrial reach and attracting diverse businesses 
  • The role of airports, private and public sector in adapting operation structures to address growing demand of non-aeronautical roles
  • Projecting future local, regional, and national economic growth as a result of the Aerotropolis

16:20

Chairperson’s Closing Address and End of Conference

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