“During her time with the Greater Sydney Commission and more recently the Greater Cities Commission, Liz Dibbs has demonstrated her extensive understanding of, and deep commitment to, the aspirations and needs of people living in Western Sydney,” said Chief Commissioner Geoff Roberts AM.
“Her insights and connection to Western Sydney and commitment to community engagement, social justice and collaboration have resulted in a stronger and more connected community. The Commission has benefitted from her valuable contributions, as have the communities she has served.”
Ms Dibbs has a longstanding affiliation to Western Sydney through her work with the Commission, as Deputy Chancellor of Western Sydney University and as Chair for non-profits, most recently United Way Australia.
“It has been a privilege to work with the Western Parkland City Councils, state and federal agencies, the business community and the many contributors to realise the vision for the Western Parkland City and the City Deal,” said Ms Dibbs.
“This vision builds on the already strong and dynamic economy of the Western Parkland City, now further catalysed by the Western Sydney Airport and our emerging innovation precincts. It also recognises the City’s beauty and natural assets – the mountains, rivers, parklands and peri-urban rural areas. I am excited for the future of the Western Parkland City and to see it take its key place in our six cities region.”
“I also want to acknowledge the eight Western Parkland City councils. I have seen their deep commitment to their communities, through the bushfires, floods and pandemic, and through their collaborative work to achieve the vision for the Western Parkland City,” Ms Dibbs said.
Recruitment will soon commence for the next Western Parkland City Commissioner.