Past Event
Governing great places: Community Improvement Districts


Governing great places: Community Improvement Districts

The Hon. John Graham, Princess Ventura, Ed Steane


Thursday 15 February 2024


9:00 am

How can we improve Sydney’s public spaces for our communities, economy and culture? At this event, we heard from Minister John Graham on Community Improvement Districts: what are they, how can they help businesses and communities collaborate for better outcomes, and how are they impacted by current vibrancy reforms? We then heard from panellists Princess Ventura and Ed Steane, who explored how CIDs could be used to provide key worker housing, community batteries, and spaces for street parties and community events.


The Hon. John Graham MLC, Special Minister of State, Minister for Roads, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Music and the Night-time Economy, Minister for Jobs and Tourism, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council 

Ed Steane, Director, Urban Policy Transport for NSW 

Princess Ventura, Regional Director, NSW, Urbis 

Estelle Grech, Planning Policy Manager, Committee for Sydney (moderator)

Thank you to Urbis and Transport for NSW for supporting this event.