By Al Baxter (University of Sydney, Alumni)
Shortly before Christmas, Tatafu Polota-Nau and myself were invited to talk to WSROC (the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils which represents the 10 local councils in Western Sydney) about a sustainable vision for their regional group of local council areas more commonly called Greater Western Sydney (GWS).
This came about because as I have mentioned in an earlier blog, during 2010, I became part of a sustainability consultancy group (Sustainable Forward Consultancy Group) with Waratah and Wallaby hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau and a chemical engineer and ex-investment banker turned strategic sustainability consultant Chris Andrew.
As an architect, my part of the sustainable vision for GWS (developed with the assistance of the superb planners at Cox Richardson Architects) focused on the urban planning of the region. Tatafu focused on the physical health of local communities in GWS through diet and fitness.
To read a summary of his speech please visit his blog Two worlds here