Graham Quint to address Sydney planning forum

Graham Quint, Director Conservation at National Trust of Australia (NSW), will be the keynote speaker at a public forum organised by the Save Sydney Coalition, next month.

The ‘Planning the Big Picture for Sydney’ forum will be held at NSW Parliament House on 13 November. It is designed to contribute to wider understandings in the community about the importance of heritage, sustainability and the public good.

The Save Sydney Coalition (SSC) says Sydney’s rapid transformation is placing people, infrastructure, the environment, developing micro climates and general liveability under extreme and unsustainable pressure.

Mr Quint will join Dr Leigh Wilson from the University of Sydney as keynote speaker. The forum will address questions such as:

  • What are the impacts of climate change on people’s lives in high rise with increased urban density?
  • What are the major party and independents’ policy platforms that will give a sense of what the future holds for the protection of our past and the cultural and natural places that make our great city and its story unique?
  • What is ‘community consultation’ in an age of development where ‘the public good’ has been lost?

The short keynotes will be followed by input from Barbara Coorey from the Save Sydney Coalition, Maire Sheehan from the Better Planning Network and Jeff Angel from the Total Environment Centre plus a panel discussion with keynote speakers and several NSW politicians from all parties including independents.

The SSC represents more than 150 community-based organisations. It is a peak body focused on the public good through sustainable development and heritage preservation in neighbourhoods and suburbs to ensure Sydney remains a liveable city. It launched on 12 April, 2018.

This forum will be held on Tuesday, November 13 from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at NSW Parliament House.    Please register online to attend