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USU Hosts State Premier Lecture - 11 October 2010

New South Wales Premier, Kristina Keneally came to the University of Sydney last week to give a special lecture on city planning.

At lunchtime last Wednesday, the Premier appeared at the New Law School Foyer to give a public speech at an event organised by the USU’s Public Lectures Coordinator, Dhruv Nagrath.

Ms Keneally’s lecture was entitled ‘the politics of planning’ and she elaborated on how city development and planning often succumbs to resistance due to natural public scepticism in envisaging a successful outcome to major change.

The Premier spoke in particular about the urban redevelopment at her electorate Waterloo and also the major new proposal of Barangaroo in Darling Harbour.

Ms Keneally finished by taking questions from the packed house, fielding questions about public transport and the Aboriginal Housing Company in Redfern.

It was her first public speech at the University since gaining the state’s top job in late 2009.

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