The Committee for Sydney is kindly hosted by Arup at its Kent Street offices


Latest from the Committee

Committee launches Issues Paper outlining 'Five Game-Changers for Affordable Housing in Sydney

The Committee has today launched an Issues Paper outlining 5 innovative ideas to tackle Sydney's lack of affordable housing.

Read more


Upcoming Committee event with international experts from Cisco Systems

The Committee for Sydney is delighted to be partnering with UTS Business School to offer Committee members and stakeholders the opportunity to particiapte in a discussion, with visiting US experts from Cisco Systems, exploring the impacts of digital disruption on urban services and governance models, as we move towards smarter cities. Read more.

Committee for Sydney makes key operational appointments

The Committee for Sydney is delighted to formally announce the appointments of Johanna Pitman and Eamon Waterford to the Committee Team.

Johanna joined the Committee earlier this month, taking on the role of Deputy CEO and Head of Operations. As a former Director at both Arts NSW and NSW Trade & Investment (now Department of Industry) she will bring her experience to bear in terms of policy development around innovation, trade, city promotion and arts and culture.

The Committee Team has been benefitting from the expertise of Eamon Waterford since he came on board in June. Joining the team in the role of Head of Strategy and Advocacy from his position as Director of Policy at Youth Action, Eamon has already had a significant impact.

The Committee looks forward to working with our members with this enhanced capacity. You can read more about the new additions to the Committee Team here

Towards more innovation on affordable housing:

CfS welcomes the City of Sydney's contribution and calls for a community wide discussion on finding new solutions. Read more.

Latest Publications

Issues Paper 8: A City For All - 5 Game-Changers for Affordable Housing in Sydney

Issues Paper 7: Bringing benefits to all - how Sydney's financial services leads the Australian economy


Issues Paper 6: City of Choice 2: visa and tax reforms to ensure Sydney remains open to the world's talent


Our high-performing Premier Mike Baird himself once described the remit of the Committee for Sydney as “challenging the city to be great”. In that spirit – which suggests that Sydney is doing well but can do better and must have ambition to be the best – I suggest there are at least eight debates we have to have if we are to move Sydney from good to great.

Housing pornography has returned to Sydney. If you don't know what I am talking about, you're clearly not a property swinger.