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LGNSW & LGIU Planning Breakfast


Local governments play a key role in the planning system, driving locally-led solutions to meet the needs and expectations of local communities. The role and voice of local government is vital in delivering not only productivity but liveability and sustainability within local communities.

Local Government NSW, in collaboration with LGiU Australia, invites you to join us at our 2021 Planning breakfast on Thursday 15 July in Sydney form 7:30 to 9am.

Exclusively for LGNSW and LGiU members, the event will focus on Planning in NSW: responding in uncertain times – local government’s role in shaping communities.

Join us to learn from key industry experts  – you will also have the opportunity to raise questions during the event



The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces – the need for reform, challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic and the critical role the planning system can play in the state’s economic and social recovery.

Julian Szafraniec, an urban economist, Partner and Principal at SGS Economics & Planning and key advisor to the government – changes in the economy and social norms pre, during and post-COVID and the implications for local government and future planning for NSW.

Kiersten Fishburn, Coordinator General, Planning Delivery Unit at NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – how the PDU is working closely with stakeholders, councils and government agencies to remove blockages and resolve issues on projects in the planning system.