For fifty-seven years, James (“Jim”) Glen Service, “Mr Canberra”, banker, property expert and company director, was identified with most things commercial and cultural that happened in the national capital. Those who knew him found a tough-minded businessman, conscientious about “giving back”, with a wonderful sense of the absurd.
Maurie Daly, geographer, raconteur, family man, academic critic of urban planning follies, gained an international following for the clarity and insightfulness of his analysis of city and place.
In 25 years, as an independent Director of various ACT government corporations in energy, water, and urban planning, I participated in decisions that continue to shape the future of Canberra.
John Bernard “Jack” Mundey (1929-2000), conservationist, union leader, activist, was an unlikely hero. This article briefly summarises his life, achievements and, finally, reflects on lessons from a life that endured more disappointments than triumphs.
This was a powerpoint presentation to the Pennant Hills Civic Trust on 17 October 2019 on a project EG hopes to get involved with. The purpose of the presentation was to explain and seek input from the locals on EG’s thinking on building a community, not just erecting buildings.
The 3rd Chief Minister’s Governance Lecture sponsored by the (ACT) Territory Records Office, delivered on 8 February 2018 at The Glebe, Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Notes for a speech on 23 August 2018 at the opening of the Fender Kastalidis office in Sydney, 259 George Street, Sydney.
Lecture given on 14 May 2015 to third year students in the Project Procurement and Tendering module of their Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree at the University of Sydney.
It is an idea that keeps crying for a receptive ear. Bandied around from time to time is whether NSW should have a Minister for Sydney.
Sydney’s transport congestion is notorious. Whether it be a clogged M5, crowded trains, poor to non-existent public transport in most of western Sydney, and hopelessly congested traffic at airports, we’ve got it wrong.