Connected St Marys - Positively Penrith Symposium Series

Connected St Marys
Location: St Marys Rugby League Club, Boronia Road, St Marys NSW, 2760
Date and time: Thursday 10 November, 7:30am – 10am

About the Positively Penrith Symposium Series 

Join MC Juanita Phillips, with Deputy Mayor of Penrith Councillor Todd Carney, the Member for Londonderry Prue Car MP, and Helen Dalley, to learn more about the transformation of St Marys and the role the City of Penrith will play in the future of Greater Sydney.

St Marys Town Centre is emerging as the next great urban centre, a key strategic hub offering unprecedented opportunities to business, investors, and industry. Its importance as a critical connection between Greater Sydney, and the world, will be elevated by the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail line that will join directly into the T1 Western line at St Marys.

You’ll hear how Council is leading an exciting planning pathway for the future of St Marys Town Centre to leverage this extraordinary potential, including through the new St Marys Structure Plan. The Structure Plan sets a place vision, outcomes, and strategic and spatial directions to help St Marys grow into a vibrant, welcoming, sustainable, and authentic city centre that meets the changing needs of industry and our community.

The Keynote Address by Helen Dalley titled ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Makers, Creators and How the Vision Transforms into Benefit’ will explore why Penrith is one of Australia’s most crucial economic centres, and speak to the impacts of the catalytic investments in the region.


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 7:30am Networking
 7:55am Sit Down Breakfast


Statement of Recognition

 MC - Juanita Phillips

Welcome by the Deputy Mayor

Councillor Todd Carney,

Deputy Mayor of Penrith

 8:10am Embracing the future opportunities in St Marys and beyond

Prue Car MP,

Member for Londonderry

 8:25amDeputy Mayor Address

Councillor Todd Carney,

Deputy Mayor of Penrith

9:00amKeynote: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles; Makers, Creators and How the Vision Transforms into BenefitHelen Dalley
9:55amClosing RemarksKylie Powell, Director City Futures, Penrith City Council

Master of Ceremonies - Juanita Phillips 

Juanita Phillips is one of Australia's most experienced television news anchors. The face of the ABC's flagship 7pm bulletin ABC News, Juanita has also anchored the news for the world's two largest news organisations – the BBC and CNN – in London.
Having risen to the top of her profession, Juanita is an exceptional speaker who delivers essential insights to women of all ages and at all stages, in doing so, helping them manage their personal, professional and financial lives with confidence.


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Councillor Todd Carney, Deputy Mayor of Penrith

Cr Todd Carney was born and raised in Western Sydney. He has lived in Glenmore Park since 2003 with his wife Sharon. Together they have three children, Zach, Lily and Indie.

After starting his apprenticeship at the age of 16, Cr Carney worked as a heavy vehicle mechanic for 12 years.

He is currently a Service Manager for a crane manufacturer in Western Sydney.

Cr Carney also worked as an electorate officer in the Office of David Bradbury MP for six years, advocating for Western Sydney and helping local residents on a daily basis.

Todd Carney

 Member for Londonderry, Prue Car MP, NSW Deputy Labour Leader, Shadow Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning

As a long-time Western Sydney local, representing the suburbs of Sydney has always been Prue’s Number 1 priority. Prue served as a Councillor on Penrith City Council before being elected as the Member for Londonderry at the 2015 election. Prue was re-elected in 2019 and is running for re-election for a third term in March 2023.

Having been elected Deputy Leader of NSW Labor in 2021, Prue is proud to be part of NSW Labor Leader Chris Minns’ team, developing a positive vision for the future of NSW.

In her role as the Shadow Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Prue is committed to ensuring NSW has a strong and well supported teaching profession. Prue wants to see every child in every school get a world-class education.


Keynote Speaker - Helen Dalley

Helen Dalley is a Walkley award-winning television journalist, presenter and interviewer, with an impressive media career that has spanned more than three decades. She worked at the Nine Network for 20 years before joining the national 24-hour subscription news organisation Sky News Australia, Sky News Business and APAC, Australia’s public affairs tv channel. 
Helen has hosted several of her own primetime interview, current affairs and news programs, such as Late Agenda with Helen Dalley, a national weekly political and current affairs program, The Dalley Edition, and the daily News Now, on Sky News Australia, as well as being host of Trading Day, Business View, and co-host of Mundine Means Business on Sky News Business Channel. Helen also presented National News Sunday. Her career at Sky News, spanned 11 years, across politics, business, economics and news. 
Helen was a well-known presenter, during her two decades at the Nine TV Network, including 16 years as a senior reporter, alternate host on the highly respected Sunday program, and was also a founding member of Channel 9’s Business Sunday as a reporter and occasional presenter. She was host of A Current Affair Summer Edition and has interviewed many corporate CEO’s, economists and senior politicians about the economy, the Budget and a variety of corporate and industry issues. 

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