Future Precincts Half Day Seminar


Driving social and environmental sustainability outcomes

Tuesday 23 October 2018
9.00am – 1.00pm

Challenges to tackle are many to ensure the growth of our cities are sustainable and inclusive. So, how are we tracking? How are we designing and delivering new and renewal precincts that meet our environmental and social targets?

This half day seminar will provide a timely platform to discuss best practices, successes and challenges in this exciting and evolving sector. Join us to hear from leaders, experts and practitioners as they will share their visions, strategies and experiences.

Download the FULL DAY AGENDA

Key topics to be discussed include;

  • Examining innovations and challenges from leading precinct developments projects
  • Green Star communities case studies
  • The role of networking and collaboration in precinct development
  • Housing models and affordability
  • Economics of sustainable precincts and the value proposition
  • The importance of biodiversity: how do we bring nature back in our cities?
  • How do we deliver against local and international sustainability frameworks?
  • Social sustainability, diversity and wellbeing


  • Romilly Madew, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia
  • Ronan Mellan, Leader in Urban Renewal specialising in Precinct Development, Development Victoria
  • Laura Murray, President, Planning Institute of Australia (Vic)
  • Stuart Moseley, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Planning Authority
  • Dr Judy Bush, The University of Melbourne
  • Roger Swinbourne, Associate Principal, ARUP
  • Sonia Thompson, National Sustainability Manager, Development, Lendlease
  • Ben Preston, Better Buildings Lead, Hip V.Hype Sustainability
  • Jessica Christiansen-Franks, Chief Executive Office, Neighbourlytics
  • Justin Ray, Principal Urban Design, Tract Consultants
  • James Fitzgerald ,Development Manager – Real Estate,Impact Investment Group
  • Nick Alsop, Senior Manager - Market Engagement, Green Building Council of Australia
  • Valli Morphett, Chief Executive Officer, CoDesign Studio
With thanks to our supporting sponsor:
Seminar endorsed by: 

This event has a few different booking options. If you would like to register for the full day (recommended!), your ticket will include both the morning seminar and afternoon session.

If you think you'd prefer to attend just one, you can register for either the morning seminar or afternoon session separately.

Full day: register HERE
Morning seminar: register HERE
Afternoon session: register HERE

For assistance with registration, contact Rebecca at rebecca.pettit@gbca.org.au 


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  • General Admission / $126.36 + GST
    FGL Only
  • PIA Member* / $180.91 + GST
    Non-Members Only
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    Members Only
  • General Admission / $226.36 + GST
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CPD Points

4 Green Star CPD point(s).


Tue 23 Oct 2018 8:30am - 1:10pm


Younghusband Wool Store
Level 2
10 Elizabeth Street
VIC 3031

Getting There

Take the stairs or the lift to Level 2 and follow the signs to the room. The one the day agenda: https://gbca-web.s3.amazonaws.com/media/documents/final-agenda-future-precincts_Nipt6Qx.pdf

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