Smartlife Lecture: Australia towards 2030


Norwest parent developer, Mulpha has kicked off its new Norwest SmartLife Lecture Series, aimed at fostering learning, inspiration and wonder within the Norwest residential and business community.

On Wednesday 20 February, Norwest-based social researcher, Geoff Brailey from McCrindle Research, will speak on ‘Australia towards 2030: Demographic, Social and Technological Trends shaping Australia,’ which will focus on Norwest as a microcosm of a future Australia.

Geoff will provide his own insights on the future of Norwest based on The Hills Business Performance Sentiment Index (PSI) conducted by McCrindle which shows a dramatic sentiment increase over recent years.

“This optimism is well placed as Norwest is set to continue driving economic performance in the Hills region over coming years,” said Mr Brailey. “This optimism revolves around the investment in infrastructure in the area to support the growing population of The Hills which is forecast to grow from 175,000 in 2019 to 290,000 people by 2036.

“There is a great sense of anticipation in Norwest and right across The Hills with the imminent opening of the North West Metro Train, due before July 2019. The new stations at Norwest and Bella Vista, will provide pivotal access for a growing and increasingly professional workforce of more than 30,000 people.

“The professional workforce of Norwest City is well placed to lead innovation in The Hills and greater Sydney because of its improved connectivity with digital and physical infrastructure. New links to the NBN and the Metro Train line will create a more efficient workforce and enhance the lifestyle and amenity of the area. Norwest is set to continue driving economic performance, which is only set to improve in The Hills.

“Residents will soon have access to a greater number of employment hubs via the new train, along with an emerging cultural scene featuring cafés, restaurants, musical festivals and boutique markets, as well as educational opportunities such as the newly opened Bella Vista Public School.”

Mulpha Developments Executive General Manager, Tim Spencer said:

“Fostering lifelong learning, enhancing networks and growing collaboration skills is the key to driving business innovation and creating the vibrant entrepreneurial economy of the future,” he said. “Our goal with the Norwest SmartLife Lecture Series is to bring together bright minds and stimulate in-depth thinking and conversations that really matter to our community.”

Other upcoming speakers include Rebecca Lehman – Director, Strategic Planning at Frank Turquoise and Dr Andy Marks, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Western Sydney University. For a full list of speakers, visit Norwest City website.

Geoff Brailey’s lecture will take place on Wednesday 20 February from 5.30 – 7.00pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. Register to attend.



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