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01 February 2024 Posted by 


TRIBUTES and condolences continue to flow for billionaire property developer and philanthropist Lang Walker AO, who built a property empire across Australia including Parramatta Square.
Mr Walker died last week aged 78 at his Woolloomooloo property.
Walker Corporation had recently announced an historic agreement with Blacktown City Council to redevelop Blacktown CBD.
Late last year Blacktown Mayor, Tony Bleasdale welcomed a giant leap for Blacktown City in a shared vision that will transform Blacktown City.
Mayor Bleasdale said: “The future of the Blacktown CBD is now secure. This is our next significant step in the transformation of the City that will shape this region for generations to come. 
“The CBD development by Walker Corporation will deliver over 1,000 construction jobs over five years in Blacktown city centre.”
City of Parramatta recognised the contribution and lasting legacy of Lang Walker AO.
Mr Walker co-founded a small firm with his father six decades ago which went on to become Walker Corporation. 
As head of Walker Corporation, he helped develop places where others only saw challenges, including Broadway Shopping Centre, Woolloomooloo Wharf, King Street Wharf and the $3B Parramatta Square development which transformed Parramatta CBD.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Pierre Esber said: “Lang Walker understood the potential of Parramatta to be a major global city before most others.
“Parramatta Square is one of his many legacies to Parramatta and Western Sydney. This world-class civic and commercial precinct is now home to more than 24,000 workers and is a  magnet for government and industry leaders to move their Sydney offices to Parramatta.
“I used to call him ‘Mr Nike’, because he had a way to ‘Just Do It’. That ability has left a lasting imprint on our City’s skyline. Our sincere condolences go to his wife Sue and his wider family.”
The Powerhouse Museum is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Trustee and Powerhouse Parramatta Foundation Donor, Mr Lang Walker AO. Mr Walker was appointed to the Powerhouse Trust in November 2020.
Alongside his wife Sue, Mr Walker made a visionary investment of $20M into the Powerhouse to support the education of future generations in Western Sydney through the establishment of the region's first state cultural institution. 


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