Secure Sydney's future with a champion
A ‘Minister for Sydney’ is essential to secure the future of Australia’s largest city, says the nation’s leading green building organisation.
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) welcomes the calls from former NSW Premier Nick Greiner for a ‘Champion for Sydney’.
Speaking at a lunch hosted by CEDA and the COAG Reform Council today, Mr Greiner told the audience Sydney’s future prosperity, liveability and sustainability were at risk without a NSW Minister for Sydney to champion the city.
The Green Building Council of Australia’s Chief Executive, Romilly Madew, agrees.
“We have been a vocal advocate for a coordinated approach to the management of our cities for some time, and we’re not alone. Alongside the COAG Reform Council, the Property Council of Australia and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, we have called for visionary government leadership on this issue. Now Nick Greiner is calling for leadership. It’s time the NSW Government listened,” Ms Madew says.
Last year, the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, of which the GBCA is a member, issued a 'Call to Action' to highlight the urgent need for a streamlined, coordinated approach to urban management.
“ASBEC’s call to action highlighted the significant lack of clarity and policy coordination across all levels of government. In Sydney, which is managed by federal, state and no less than 38 local governments, a continued lack of collaborative, coordinated planning and management is inevitable unless decisive action is taken. A Champion for Sydney would be a bold and visionary step towards Sydney being truly productive, liveable and sustainable,” Ms Madew concludes.
Green Building Council of Australia
Phone: 0412 179 135
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