Sydney 2017

Congratulations to all who participated in Sydney’s 2017 Smart Seeds program.

Led by industry and building on the success of previous years, a group of bright young professionals came together to generate fresh ideas to tackle complex infrastructure challenges.

Presenting their innovative concepts to senior professionals at a Showcase Event, the seven teams demonstrated the potential power of collaboration across organisations, sectors, disciplines and generations.

Well done to the ‘Taking transport to the next level’ and ‘First Nations innovation for Western Sydney transformation’ teams for winning the Judges’ and People’s Choice Awards respectively.

If you or your organisation are interested in participating in or being a sponsor for Smart Seeds 2018, please visit

Program highlights

Teams and innovative ideas

First Nations innovation for Western Sydney transformation


Gauging Age on the Transport Stage


Reimagination of the service station


Taking transport to the next level


The car is not the star


The ‘paperless’ project


Turning back the tide


Judging Panel


Dr Marlene Kanga
President Elect of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations
Board member, Sydney Water

Michael Brodie
Acting CEO, UrbanGrowth NSW

Jill Hannaford
Technical Services Leader – Australia, GHD

Jason Timor
Deputy CEO, Supply Nation

Clare Gardiner-Barnes
Deputy Secretary, Freight, Strategy and Planning, Transport for NSW

Participating organisations

GHD | Transport for NSW | UrbanGrowth NSW | Ventia | Veolia | Caltex | Coleman Grieg | Commonwealth Bank of Australia | Lendlease Group | Sydney Water Corporation


Showcase event
Challenge, Launch & Ideation workshops