Building capacity through innovative approaches to planning & design
Conference Date
19th & 20th September 2017
Location
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Day 1 - Tuesday 19th September, 2017

8.00
Registration, coffee & networking
8.30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Lee Callum
Executive Director, Community Hubs and Partnerships
Department of State Development QLD
Education trends driving school design
8.40
Social, cultural & education trends driving school design
  • Impacts of growth on education facilities provision
  • New pedagogical models that are driving learning space requirements
  • Opportunities for revitalising existing schools and creating new schools that deliver ‘more than a school’ outcomes
Dr Ben Cleveland
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture & Building and Planning and Associate Director, LEaRN
University of Melbourne
Innovative design solutions to manage growth
9.20
Better facilitating the design & provision of schools
  • Outlining the SEPP Education draft planning policy
  • Emphasising the importance of good school design – the NSW Better Schools design guide
  • Mitigation measures and positive change to better facilitate the provision of schools
Felicity Greenway
Acting Executive Director, Resources and Industry Policy
NSW Department of Planning & Environment
10.00
SPEED NETWORKING

Meet valuable contacts, set up future conversations, exchange business cards with fellow delegates in an interactive format.

10.20
Morning tea & networking
10.50
JOINT PRESENTATION: A strategic design response to manage school capacity
  • Considering the urban environment, curriculum drivers and social infrastructure
  • A design solution for high population growth
  • Case study – Parramatta’s Arthur Phillip High School
Louise Browne
Associate Principal
Grimshaw Architects
Karen Bryant
Director, Public Schools NSW, Parramatta Strategy
Department of Education NSW
11.30
Knowledge era schools in dense urban environments
  • Showcasing Victoria’s first state system vertical primary school
  • Incorporating contemporary teaching and learning models
  • Integrating community facilities within schools
Richard Leonard
Director
Hayball Architects
12.10
PANEL DISCUSSION: Initiating a cultural shift around school planning & design
  • How do we gain community buy-in on new designs for schools?
  • Designing for students, learning outcomes and communities – successes and lessons learnt
  • What makes a school great?
Dr Ben Cleveland
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture & Building and Planning and Associate Director, LEaRN
University of Melbourne
The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM
Chief Executive Officer
Anglican Schools Commission
John Cross
Executive Director
St Andrews Cathedral School
12.50
Networking lunch
1.50
Integrating planning for schools and community facilities – A vision for schools as community hubs
  • Benefits of integrating school and community facilities
  • Showcase of national and international exemplar projects
  • Critical success factors for overcoming the challenges of integrated planning
Lee Callum
Executive Director, Community Hubs and Partnerships
Department of State Development QLD
2.30
Case study: A developer’s perspective on school provision
  • School planning as part of significant development
  • How developers can work with stakeholders – Private partnerships
  • Case study examples
Anne Jolic
VIC Masterplanned Communities Development Director
Mirvac
3.10
Afternoon tea & networking
3.30
Exploring innovative funding models
  • Where value exists in schools delivery and how the system can capture that value
  • Using school funding economics to address a market failure
  • PPPs and other social infrastructure financing techniques
  • Creating an asset class for schools infrastructure
Michael Palassis
Executive Director
Paxon Group
4.10
GROUP Q&A SESSION

This session will provide attendees the opportunity to discuss, share and review the issues discussed on the day.

4.30
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of day one
Workshop C: Using data to enhance school planning
Tuesday 19th September 2017, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

This workshop will demonstrate how critical data is to effective school planning in both the government and non-government sectors. State differences and similarities across enrolment policies will be considered as well as metropolitan and rural scenarios.

Key issues that will be addressed include:

  • The latest available data and demographic trends
  • State planning structures and how this impacts data use
  • Considering data against local level strategies
  • How infrastructure and transport data can impact school planning
  • Case study example

What you will take away:

Attendees will walk away with a deep understanding of wider demographic trends impacting school planning, as well as practical tools and ideas to improve how data is interpreted and used for effective decision-making at a local level

Price: $499 + GST

*Refreshments & dinner provided

Dr Alison Taylor
Director
AlphaDemographics and Planning Information
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Day 2 - Wednesday 20th September, 2017

8.30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9.00
Welcome remarks from the chair
Lee Callum
Executive Director, Community Hubs and Partnerships
Department of State Development QLD
9.10
Changing the paradigm of school planning in NSW
  • Changing demographics – the complexity cannot be understated
  • Place based planning – new ways of grappling with the demand/supply chasm
  • Sweating our assets – policy settings to get the best from what we have
  • Scenario development – new tools for playing with options to find the best solution
  • Optimising social capital – placing schools at the heart of communities – joined up government
John Neish
Group Director, Planning & Strategy
NSW Department of Education
9.50
Planning education provision in a changing Australia

Drawing on fifteen years of working across all school sectors to share our experiences:

  • Grappling with the challenges faced by school planners in making evidence-based decisions
  • Developing solutions to accurately forecast demand and manage complex information
  • Making an evidence-based case for a new school
Katie Bayley
Location Strategy Consultant
.id – the population experts
Lailani Burra
Head of Strategy
.id – the population experts
10.30
Morning tea & networking
11.00
Planning & development approaches for non-govt schools
  • Demographic forecasting
  • Staged and strategic approach to planning
  • Opportunities and challenges for the non-government sector
  • Innovative approaches to deliver 21st century schools
Mitchell Hendricks
Senior Property Advisor, School Planning and Land Acquisition
Brisbane Catholic Education Office
11.40
A statewide 30 year infrastructure strategy with a focus on schools & community infrastructure
  • Reforms for better coordinated and more transparent schools planning
  • Better use of existing schools before building new schools
  • Building all new schools as community facilities
Jodi Sneddon
Principal Planner and Strategy Manager
Infrastructure Victoria
12.20
Networking lunch
1.20
The opportunities & challenges for independent schools
  • Examining demographics to forecast sector growth
  • Bringing an industry of separate businesses together to identify growth opportunities
  • The challenges of finding and acquiring suitable land
  • The sector’s capacity to fund tomorrow’s required education infrastructure today
  • Assisting schools with predicting what future teaching and learning environments might look like
  • Exploring opportunities to collaborate
David Buley
CFO and Capital Grants Program Director
Association of Independent Schools of NSW
2.00
School planning in a greenfield context
  • Benchmarks for determining need
  • School site selection criteria
  • Schools as centres for community
  • Supporting 20 minute neighbourhoods
Lisel Thomas
Manager Provision Planning
Department of Education & Training Victoria
2.40
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can government & non-government sectors work better together?
  • Is it possible to better align government and non-government approaches to planning?
  • Will the non-government sector be able to keep up with the pace of growth?
  • Can information and resources be shared for better collaboration and coordination?
Mitchell Hendricks
Senior Property Advisor, School Planning and Land Acquisition
Brisbane Catholic Education Office
David Buley
CFO and Capital Grants Program Director
Association of Independent Schools of NSW
Lisel Thomas
Manager Provision Planning
Department of Education & Training Victoria
3.20
Closing remarks from the Chair, close of Conference & afternoon tea
Workshop A: School provision planning in practice
Monday 18th September 2017, 11:00 – 2:00pm

This workshop will step through the processes and tools recently used in school strategic provision planning undertaken for the entire Archdioceses of Melbourne. Catholic Education Melbourne recently developed detailed enrolment demand projections to the year 2036, considering current housing and population projections and a range of demographic characteristics.

The current and planned enrolment capacity across the network was analysed to determine which schools were at capacity, which had potential to expand, and where future schools were currently planned.

What will you take away?

A set of successful tools and processes that will enhance the effectiveness of your strategic school provision planning going forwards.

Price: $499 + GST

*Refreshments & lunch provided

Megan Ioannou
Director, Planning and Infrastructure
Catholic Education Melbourne
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Workshop B: Site Tour: Capacity building at its best
Monday 18th September 2017, 4.00pm – 6.00pm

The Our Lady of the Assumption (OLA) Primary School has been repurposed from a 1970 former Telstra Training Centre into a Catholic primary school. Cross-laminated timber is being used for the first time in Australia to transform the concrete building into a school for 21st century learning. The school will provide facilities for 450 students once completed at the end of 2018.

Attend to gain insight on: 

  • Planning and design features and their benefits to teaching & learning
  • Construction materials and project timelines

Price: $299 + GST

* Transport from and to the Sydney Boulevard Hotel provided. Departure from the hotel will be at 3.00pm.

Knut Menden
Senior Associate
BVN Architecture
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Workshop C: Using data to enhance school planning
Tuesday 19th September 2017, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

This workshop will demonstrate how critical data is to effective school planning in both the government and non-government sectors. State differences and similarities across enrolment policies will be considered as well as metropolitan and rural scenarios.

Key issues that will be addressed include:

  • The latest available data and demographic trends
  • State planning structures and how this impacts data use
  • Considering data against local level strategies
  • How infrastructure and transport data can impact school planning
  • Case study example

What you will take away:

Attendees will walk away with a deep understanding of wider demographic trends impacting school planning, as well as practical tools and ideas to improve how data is interpreted and used for effective decision-making at a local level

Price: $499 + GST

*Refreshments & dinner provided

Dr Alison Taylor
Director
AlphaDemographics and Planning Information
Register Now
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Key Speakers

John Neish
Group Director, Planning & Strategy
NSW Department of Education
Louise Browne
Associate Principal
Grimshaw Architects
Megan Ioannou
Director, Planning and Infrastructure
Catholic Education Melbourne
Lee Callum
Executive Director, Community Hubs and Partnerships
Department of State Development QLD