Featured Speakers

Ms Sue Weatherley, Director Strategic Outcomes and Development, City of Parramatta

Sue joined City of Parramatta in December 2008 and has over 20 years of experience in senior local government executive roles in NSW and QLD. As Director Strategic Outcomes and Development, Sue oversees Integrated City Planning and the assessment of Development Applications. Sue has been on the NSW Architect Registration Board since 2014 and is currently the Chair of the Planning Task Force for Committee for Sydney.

Sue has helped to drive strong outcomes across a broad range of Council’s strategic objectives, managing significant growth in Parramatta, playing an integral role in discussions with the NSW Government on a number of planning and infrastructure initiatives and providing the vision for what will be a critical driver of Parramatta’s future development.

Her contribution to Local Government has been twice recognised, in 2012 and 2016, as the recipient of the Minister’s Award for women in local government. This award acknowledged her as a wonderful role model for all staff, male and female, in helping to drive the performance of the organisation across a huge range of critical areas and objectives. She is a wonderful example of what women in local government can achieve through great skill and knowledge, hard work, commitment and tenacity.”

Other Confirmed

  • Mr Peter Poulet, NSW Government Architect, NSW Government
  • Mr Philip Davies, CEO, Infrastructure Australia
  • Ms Sarah Hill, CEO, Greater Sydney Commission, NSW


  • Ms Emma Appleton, Manager, Urban Strategy, City of Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mr Ludo Campbell Reid, General Manager Auckland Design Council, New Zealand
  • Mr Andrew McWhinney, Manager, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, Intelligent Risks