Past Event
Urban waterfront renewal with Rod Marler


Urban waterfront renewal

Rod Marler

Principal, Warren and Mahoney  


Monday 25 September 2023


11:00 am

The waterfront neighbourhood of Wynyard Quarter wasn’t always a spot where you could have your feet planted firmly on dry land. Before being reclaimed, it was the tidal shoreline of the Waitematā Harbour, and looked very different to what you see today. 

At this member-exclusive event, Rod Marler (on behalf of Auckland Council) shared a deep dive of the lessons learnt in leading Wynyard Quarter’s urban renewal, including the challenges and opportunities of co-design, land use transition, feasibility and packaging for the private sector, and the big wins and lost battles.  

Our Policy Manager, Estelle Grech, then led a panel discussion with Annie Tennant and Tom Gellibrand about the key ingredients for waterfront renewal in Sydney, tackling an important question – who does the waterfront belong to?  


Rod Marler, Principal, Warren and Mahoney  

Estelle Grech, Policy Manager, Committee for Sydney 

Annie Tennant, Director, Design and Place, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment  

Tom Gellibrand, Head of Projects NSW, Infrastructure of NSW  

Special thanks to Lendlease for hosting the event, and Jock Rice-Ward for delivering the vote of thanks!