The Smart Cities and Sustainable Built Environment Committee recognises the smart city agenda continues to grow in scope and now with all levels of government seeking to embrace ‘smart’ in various dimensions. Importantly sustainability and reliance is also increasingly being intermeshed with the smart cities agenda. The committee will pursue a leadership and innovation role in the promotion of excellence in smart cities and sustainable urban development outcomes. 

The Smart Cities and Sustainable Built Environments Committee members for 2020 are:

Alasdair Cameron, ADG

Duncan Challen, Celestino (Sydney Science Park)

Michael ComninosAstrolabe Group Pty Limited

Allison Heller, Ethos Urban

Roger Swinbourne, Arup

Anthony (Tony) Farrell, Lake Macquarie City Council

Stephen Cox, Turner

Michelle Cramer, Lendlease

Jordan Curran, ClarkeHopkinsClarke

Benjamin Davies, Urbis

Chris Gantt, Sydney Water

Shane Geha (Chair), EG

Mark Gethings, APP Corporation (Urban Development Section)

Darren Kelly, OptiComm Ltd

Jenna Keyes, GroupGSA

Chris Kingdon, JLL

Steve Picton, LBNCo

Nisha Shankar Narayan, Mulpha

Nick Thomas, Clayton Utz

Katherine Tobias, KPMG

Renata Tracey, Stantec

Jacqueline Vozzo, Penrith Lakes

Key Policy Issues

Key Agenda Items

  1. Championing innovation and new thinking around the smart, sustainable growth of our cities and regions.
  2. Exploration of emerging policy areas related to both urban infill and greenfield development.
  3. Unpacking of ‘positive urban futures’ underpinned by new transport infrastructure and autonomous vehicles, energy efficient buildings and precincts, and smart, connected communities. 
  4. Streamlining improvements to sustainability controls to remove time and cost delays – informed by better understanding customer behaviour which is likely to impact change in our urban areas.