Congratulations Lucy Turnbull AO

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


Moved by Councillor Chung, seconded by Councillor Forster -

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note:

(i)         Lucy Turnbull AO was the first female Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney from 2003-2004;

(ii)        in 2015 Mrs Turnbull was appointed the inaugural Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission. Since that time, Mrs Turnbull has overseen the development and release of the Greater Sydney Region Plan (Metropolis of Three Cities), the NSW Government’s 40-year vision for the growth and development of Greater Sydney and the development and release of five associated District Plans;

(iii)      Mrs Turnbull has championed a personal passion for Greater Sydney’s liveability through local open spaces, walkability to promote health and community and a female-friendly focus on improving access for everyone;

(iv)      Mrs Turnbull has been recognised for her commitment to greater Sydney including having been:

(v)       awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business by the University of NSW in 2012;

(vi)      appointed Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of NSW in 2016; and

(vii)     awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Western Sydney University which she received for her substantial and sustained service and contribution to the University and the Greater Western Sydney region in 2017;

(viii)    Mrs Lucy Turnbull AO has announced her resignation as the Greater Sydney Commission’s Chief Commissioner, effective 31 March 2020; and

(ix)      Mr Geoff Roberts AM, the Commission’s Deputy Chief Commissioner has been appointed Chief Commissioner from 1 April 2020 until March 2021;

(B)      the Lord Mayor be requested to write to Mrs Lucy Turnbull AO congratulating her on the achievements during her time as the Greater Sydney Commission's Chief Commissioner and thanking her for her service to Greater Sydney; and

(C)      the Lord Mayor be requested to write to Mr Geoff Roberts AM to congratulate him on his appointment as the new Chief Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission.

Carried unanimously.



Report author: Erin Cashman

Publication date: 06/04/2020

Date of decision: 06/04/2020

Decided at meeting: 06/04/2020 - Council

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