Director, Environment and Planning - Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Sally is an urban and environmental planning professional experienced in strategic and statutory planning, sustainability, environmental management, place making and community engagement.
She is currently the Director Environment and Planning at the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, within the newly created Placemaking NSW. The Environment and Planning team is responsible for ecological restoration and management of the Park, remediated sites management, public place design, energy and water along with statutory and strategic planning.
Sally is passionate about environmental protection, sustainable urban design and delivering spaces and places that improve the well-being of the community, enhance social connections and demonstrate design excellence.
Introduction to Sydney Olympic Park - Past, Present and Future - an exemplar of sustainable development and environmental protection.
Sydney Olympic Park has had a chequered history. From a place of indigenous cultural and natural significance, to agriculture, defence, chemical manufacturing, and wastelands. Winning the Olympic Games was the catalyst to the largest remediation project of its kind in Australia. But it also meant the biggest investment in a sustainable built environment. The development for the Sydney 2000 Olympics challenged designers and architects to protect the environment, establish green buildings and create parklands that would become significant environmental sites. These first "Green Games" were the catalyst to the sustainable built environment movement in Australia. But it hasn't stopped there. Sustainable development and ecological protection remain the guiding principles for the Sydney Olympic Park Authority. This keynote will take you on a brief journey, from past, present and into the future of Sydney Olympic Park.