Community challenges

Are you an innovator and disrupter? Are you buzzing with ideas about how to make Sydney an even greater place to live?

We're planning some workshops to bring together big thinkers, experts, practitioners and passionate Sydneysiders to hack some of the big opportunities to grow and improve Greater Sydney.

Spaces at the workshops are in high demand, so please register your interest to attend early.

The workshops will also be online.

The workshops

  • Shared spaces - Bicentennial Park, 22 July 2017
Community challenges people in exhibition space

As Greater Sydney grows we need to make sure we are maximising the effective use of shared spaces, and consider ways to open up private spaces for shared public uses.

The shared use of community resources could be a game changer for Greater Sydney. What if the community could get better access to local halls and theatres, and use school playing fields and golf courses?

We want to look at how you could more easily find, book and use existing spaces, by identifying and removing constraints to access and affordability, and considering relevant regulations.

  • Active transport - Bicentennial Park, 29 July 2017

As well as their obvious health benefits, walking and cycling for short trips can reduce congestion on public transport and help create a more liveable city.

But how can we encourage walking and cycling for short trips?

Is it a matter of legislative changes, infrastructure building, behavioural change, or a combination of all three?

Expressions of interest are now open for both workshops. Simply email engagement@gsc.nsw.gov.au and tell us:

  • Your name
  • Which workshop(s) you're interested in attending
  • Your experience and expertise with shared spaces or active transport
  • Your idea(s) about how to make Greater Sydney an even better place to live through ‘Shared Spaces’ and/or ‘Active Transport’ (limit of 25 words per idea)