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Deputy Secretary, Cities & Active Transport, Transport NSW

24 March 2022

12:00 pm - 2:15 pm



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As we rebuild and reshape the economy post-covid and design the future of the six cities, attention is focused on building back better, including how we integrate and promote the use of active transport modes into the transport mix.

After Rob Stokes became Minister for Cities and Active Transport, Kiersten Fishburn was appointed Deputy Secretary in the newly created ministry and at this lunch Kiersten outlined her clear vision of what her department can do to make the six cities clean, green and fun places to live, work and play.

Her knowledge on the importance of encouraging and facilitating greater use of active transport including, cycling, walking and e-scootering for the benefit of citizens' health, the environment and enjoyment of everyone will bring huge  benefits to each of the cities.


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Kiersten Fishburn

Deputy Secretary, Cities and Active Transport, Transport NSW

Kiersten Fishburn is the Deputy Secretary, Cities & Active Transport at Transport NSW. She brings a fresh energy to the role with ambitions to help our cities reach their full potential.

Prior to joining Transport, Kiersten led the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) as Secretary after almost two years as head of the Planning Delivery Unit (PDU). Under her leadership the PDU oversaw the acceleration of more than 600 complex planning matters, equating to over $57 billion in economic benefit. In addition, to her responsibilities as head of the PDU, Kiersten led DPIE’s Office of Local Government and Strategy and Innovation teams.

Before joining DPIE, Kiersten led Liverpool City Council for almost four years as their Chief Executive Officer. Under her leadership, Liverpool was successfully positioned as Sydney's third CBD, seeing the largest capital investment in commercial development in its history, and securing generational opportunities from the Western Sydney City Deal.

Her professional career has been devoted to public service, having also held leadership roles at City of Sydney, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Accessible Arts (New South Wales’ peak arts and disability organisation).

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