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FINALhour -The Authority on Perth’s Future

9 June 2010

What is your vision for this city? Help us analyse common criticisms: a lack of economic diversity, W.A ‘monoculture’ and boom-bust cycles. With our rising population can we really create a world class metropolis without a resultant class divide?

FINALhour was an interactive and stimulating session with Lisa Scaffidi, Alannah MacTiernan and Jim Krynen as we helped carve out a future for Perth.


Lisa ScaffidiSpeaker: Lisa Scaffidi

Lisa Scaffidi has been the right honourable Lord Mayor of Perth since 2007. Prior to election she spent over ten years as the director of the independent non-profit forum and Think-Tank ‘The Committee for Economic Development of Australia’. Since her election Lisa has come to represent change and has played a pivotal role in the substantiation of recent developments within the City of Perth.


Alannah MacTiernanSpeaker: Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan needs no introduction. She was the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure in the West Australian government from 2001 to 2008. She was responsible for spearheading the successful New Metro Rail project and has been recently announced as the ALP candidate for the Federal seat of Canning.


Jim KrynenSpeaker: Jim Krynen

Jim is the Manager of Cycling Integration with the Public Transport Authority, a position he’s held since 2004 after working with BikeWest since 1987. Jim is a former professional road cyclist and has won a whopping 62 State Championships, 6 National Championships and has represented Australia twice at the World Cycling Championships. He has been acknowledged as a leading advocate for sustainable transport having won the 2006-2007 State Sustainability Award. Jim previously lived in Holland for 7 years while pursuing his cycling career and can provide an informed perspective of just how transport in Perth stacks up.