City shaping icons of Greater Sydney

Greater Sydney has always found a way to rise to its challenges to become a better, more resilient and inclusive city. The popular image of Sydney as a laid back yet successful place wonderfully positioned between the bush, harbour and beaches, often belies the many decisions made - at times in extreme stress - that enable, and even define, the way more than five million (and counting) people experience the city daily.

This personal list, compiled by former Chief Commissioner Geoff Roberts AM, explores the crucial projects that have shaped Greater Sydney.

A black and white image of construction.