ULI Sydney: Urban Renewal through Partnerships


2021-05-04T16:30:00 - 2021-05-04T19:30:00

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    The Cutaway at Barangaroo Will open in a new window 1 Meriam St Barangaroo, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
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    We recently saw the realisation of a long standing dream of the NSW Government, with the opening of the final stage of Sydney's harbourside promenade connecting Wolloomoloo in the east, with the Anzac Bridge and Blackwattle Bay to the west. 

    Over the last few years, we have witnessed the transformation of Sydney's western CBD with the realisation of the Barangaroo project -  delivering a new commercial address for global financial services, world class hospitality offerings, redefined city living, and a new harbour park - all supported by extensive government investment in infrastructure and public transport. 

    This world class urban renewal project, and its climate positive outcomes, was delivered through partnership between the NSW Government and Lendlease. It's been a long journey, but the results are significant. Barangaroo can be a benchmark for future projects - nationally and globally - and inform how partnerships between the public and private sector can best deliver positive outcomes, public benefit, and commercial returns. 

    We will bring together key contributors to the project - the developer,  government, and occupiers - to share their insights of the project's delivery, balancing the success and challenges of both collective and specific project objectives, and arrive at lessons to inform similar future projects. 
    This forum will begin with site walks with project representatives sharing their perspectives of Barangaroo, ending at PwC for our panel discussion. This forum will feature a case study keynote from Eliza Choo of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, focusing on a comparable and globally successful project - Marina Bay, Singapore. 

    Keynote presentation by:
    Eliza Choo, Director (Urban Design), Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore
    Learn from our panelists: 
    Phil Paris, Executive Director - Barangaroo, Infrastructure New South Wales
    Annie Tennant, National Urban Strategist, Lendlease
    Jeremy Thorpe, Chief Economist, PwC
    Peter Poulet, Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
    Please note: 
    • Site Tours to commence from the Cutaway at Barangaroo at 4:30 pm
    • Panel to commence at PwC (Tower 1, International Towers, 100 Barangaroo Ave) at 6 pm

    Thank you to our event sponsor, PwC!
    Speaker Bios 
    Eliza Choo
    Director (Urban Design, Central Area East), Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore 
    Eliza is trained in Architecture and is a registered architect. She has been with URA since 2001, working in various functions, starting with Development Control, Physical Planning and currently with the Conservation & Urban Design Group. Eliza oversees a team of architects and place makers on the land use, planning, and urban design of a part of Singapore’s city centre. The planning areas that Eliza is responsible for include the Downtown Core, where Marina Bay is located, Marina South, Rochor, and Newton. Eliza enjoys collaboration with stakeholders of the precincts to deliver quick wins/activation. 
    Philip Paris
    Executive Development Director, Barangaroo, INSW
    Phillip Paris is a senior development executive with over 20 years of international experience in mixed-use developments across the Middle East, European and Asia-Pacific regions.
    Philip has been the Executive Director of Development at Infrastructure NSW since January 2019, where he is responsible for the delivery of the Barangaroo Precinct, an award-winning and globally renowned urban renewal project in Sydney’s CBD. He was also the previous Development Director at the former Barangaroo Delivery Authority from May 2009 to May 2013 where he was responsible for the recreation of the Barangaroo Reserve and the overall master planning of the precinct.
    Prior to this, he was Development Director at Majid Al Futtaim and Emaar Properties in the UAE, working across mixed-use developments and master-planned precincts. He has led many prestigious projects in the UAE including Al Zahia Community Sharjah and The Address Hotel Dubai Creek Harbour.  
    Philip has also held a number of management roles at Provent Property Group, CGP Management in Australia and St. James Homes Ltd in England.
    Peter Poulet
    Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
    As Central City District Commissioner, Peter aims to bring resilient, quality outcomes to the natural & built environments by deploying design methods & thinking to connect, engage & empower communities.
    Peter was the NSW Government Architect from 2012-2018, providing independent, impartial, whole-of-government perspective & advice on the built environment to achieve optimal architectural, urban design and environmental outcomes.
    Peter refocused the role to work across sectors & disciplines & promote good design of the built environment through advocacy, research, consultation, & guidance. This has driven the inclusion of a new ‘design object’ in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, the development of the State’s first design policy Better Placed & Greener Places & the establishment of the NSW State Design Review Panel.
    A champion of collaborative links between the public and private sector, Peter has fostered design-led approaches across government, industry and academia, with his projects receiving numerous awards. 
    Jeremy Thorpe
    Chief Economist, PwC 
    Jeremy is Pwc's Chief Economist and a Partner in its Integrated Infrastructure team. He has broad professional interests, including the evaluation of new infrastructure projects, and precincts. He has been an advisor on the economic and social impact of elements of the Barangaroo development. 

    Annie Tennant
    National Urban Strategist, Lendlease
    Annie has a B.Arch from UNSW and a Masters of Urban Design from University of California, Berkeley. Annie leads strategic Place outcomes for projects, specialising in public domain, public Art, embedding First Nations design and sustainability principles. At Lendlease, Annie has had a variety of roles including General Manager of Sustainability and Culture for Barangaroo South, Design Operations Manager for the USA, and the first Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for LendLease Corporation where Annie applied her strategic thinking, community stakeholder engagement experience and passion for social sustainability. Prior to joining Lendlease, Annie was an Urban Designer with Hassell, Hood Design in Oakland, Ca., and the Government Architect’s Office. Her interest and experience has been primarily with the design and shaping of the public domain including built form design, urban design, streetscape and park design, public art, regeneration projects, with a focus on an interdisciplinary approach to the delivery of projects. 
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    The Cutaway at Barangaroo 1 Meriam St Barangaroo, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA

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