Shaping Future Cities

Perspectives

Addressing the paradox of Western Sydney

Shaping Future Cities

This report synthesises the outcomes of a series of stakeholder consultations and presented these findings at a major Design Thinking workshop held in June 2015.

Addressing the paradox of Western Sydney

Following the March workshop, Deloitte facilitated a series of industry specific focus groups to further identify areas of opportunity and collaboration to create new jobs within key employment sectors. We also undertook further research and analysis around the topics of economic trends, precincts, catalyst projects, skills and key industries.

In this paper, Deloitte Access Economics summarises the ideas and opportunities identified in these workshops, as well as including relevant research, analysis and commentary to assist the Design Thinking process.

We focus on the following areas and pose the questions:

  • What are the forces shaping Western Sydney?
    From population growth and urban renewal to infrastructure development, what are the major projects shaping Western Sydney’s future?
  • Economic trends and policies 
    What economic trends and policies will shape Western Sydney’s future?
  • Industries and precincts
    What industries and precincts will most likely shape Western Sydney’s future?
  • Catalyst initiatives and projects 
    What catalyst initiatives and projects will shape Western Sydney’s future?
  • Skills, talent and innovation
    What role will skills, talent and innovation play in shaping Western Sydney’s future?
  • Health and education precincts
    How do we leverage our health and education precincts to provide more high value jobs in the region?
  • International tourism, education and leisure
    How do we leverage our key tourism assets and experiences to attract visitors to stay longer and spend more in Western Sydney?
Addressing the paradox of Western Sydney
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