Think Sydney Blog

The latest news and views from the Committee for Sydney.

  • Apr062016

    Committee CEO Dr Tim Williams talks Smart Cities at the World Mobile Congress, Barcelona

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  • Jan272016

    NSW Achieves Social Housing Breakthrough

    Wednesday 27th January Eamon Waterford Head of Advocacy & Strategy 2016 has begun well with a significant policy victory on…

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  • Oct292015

    Committees for Cities and Regions Biannual Conference

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  • Sep302015

    Tomorrow’s Sydney is coming sooner than you think

    Tomorrow’s Sydney is coming sooner than you think. In fact it starts next week. On Monday, to be precise, when buses will stop running down George Street, the very spine of Sydney’s CBD, as a prelude to the construction of the light rail.

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  • Sep092015

    Time to make Sydney even greater

    THE age of reform is not dead in Australia. It is alive and well in NSW with Sydney as its beating heart. This city now leads the nation not just economically — without Sydney’s continued ­momentum the nation would not have grown at all in the last quarter — but also in terms of policy innovation and structural reform.

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  • Aug212015

    The West Will Show Sydney the Way

    Be in no doubt: the future of Sydney will be determined by what happens in the west and we shape…

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  • Aug142015

    Tim Williams on challenging Sydney to be great: eight debates we have to have

    Source: The Fifth Estate By Tim Williams, CEO, Committee for Sydney Our high-performing Premier Mike Baird himself once described the…

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  • Aug132015

    5 Steps for Tackling Affordable Housing

    By Tim Williams, CEO Committee for Sydney Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 13th August 2015  Housing pornography has returned…

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  • Mar172015

    Sydney needs to learn lessons from world’s biggest cities

    Source: The Sydney Morning Herald Author: Dr Tim Williams, CEO Committee for Sydney Travel can narrow the mind. That is…

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  • Mar042015

    Australia’s first fintech hub set for launch in Sydney

    Source: ARN Author: Brian Karlovsky  Sydney is three steps closer to unveiling Australia’s first fintech hub to help foster and…

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  • Jan272015

    NSW Election March 2015: Sydney Manifesto

    Greater Sydney is home to 65% of the State’s population and produces 73% of its wealth. It is thus central…

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  • Dec192014

    A Plan for Growing Sydney

    A Plan for Growing Sydney Contribution to the debate from Penrith Councillor Ross Fowler OAM Friday, 19 December 2014 The…

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  • Dec032014

    Bays Summit: Turnbull and Atkinson reply to critique from Farrelly

    Source: The Fifth Estate Authors: Lucy Turnbull and Maria Atkinson It was a privilege to be invited to The Bays Precinct…

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  • Oct162014

    Opinion Piece: Why cities are the orphans of public policy

    Source: The Fifth Estate Dr Tim Williams will provide a keynote speech at the National Growth Area Alliance (NGAA) Congress…

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  • Sep112014

    Opinion Piece: Baird gives a lesson in joined-up local government

    By Tim Williams, CEO Committee for Sydney  Published: Daily Telegraph THE latest installment in Premier Mike Baird’s bold reform ­program…

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  • Sep082014

    Positive city making role played by councils: CfS Vision

    The Committee for Sydney has undertaken to share with you the great work currently being done by leading councils in…

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  • Sep022014

    CfS Letter to the Editor

    CEO, Dr Tim Williams, responds to a Daily Telegraph article on local government amalgamation.  Dear Sir, I won’t be the…

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  • Aug072014

    Dr Tim Williams on ePlanning

    Dr Tim Williams, CEO of the Committee for Sydney, attended a briefing on the 16th July 2014 on the NSW…

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  • Jul042014

    Opinion Piece: A vision of Sydney with homes for all

    By Tim Williams, CEO Committee for Sydney  Published: Sydney Morning Herald If the fire in an illegal student housing compound…

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  • Mar142014

    Committee for Sydney CEO calls for Governance Revolution – let’s start with Sydney

    Australian cities are the engine rooms of the country, but in order to manage the projected growth figures, they are…

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  • Mar072014


    Priorities 2014 is now available! Priorities 2014 has been informed by the recent survey of Committee members, discussions at the Committee Board and by feed-back…

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  • Feb282014

    Investing in cities is vital to our economic engine room

    Source: The Daily Telegraph Author: Tim Williams TONY Abbott wants to be known as the ‘‘Infrastructure PM’’. Since his election…

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