Australia’s population is changing rapidly, with city councils and regional growth areas facing enormous population expansions, whilst the demographics are changing dramatically with certain local electorates creating pockets of young and old people who have specific infrastructure and service needs. Local councils need to be planning for the infrastructure their future population needs.
The Planning, Funding & Delivering Community Infrastructure conference will explore progressive case studies from across the country that promote the design and delivery of integrated community infrastructure.
This conference will focus on:
- How to identify & secure funding
- Improving gap analysis to determine projects
- Improving facility partnerships & community outcomes
- Over 15 fantastic speakers and thought provoking sessions!
- Featuring innovative community infrastructure case studies on swimming pools, integrated community hubs, libraries and sporting facilities
- Perspectives from State and Local Government from inner city and regional areas
- Examples of working financial and private sector partnerships
- Community Infrastructure
- Social Infrastructure
- Community Development
- Community Facilities
- Social Planning
- Sports & Recreation
Attend to learn:
- Innovative funding models & mechanisms
- Developing advanced & detailed gap analysis
- Developing long term sustainable community partnerships
- Improving community consultation
Parks and Leisure Australia
Martin has been consulting for 22+ years, the last 10 as a director of Strategic Leisure and now as a founding director of Otium Planning Group. He has more than 30 years’ industry experience and has worked in all aspects of the industry for public and private sector clients.
With a strong focus on urban design and open space, Martin has championed the importance of “Urban Health Infrastructure” the spaces, places and facilities that are critical to healthy communities.
Martin is extremely active in the industry and is the current National President of Parks and Leisure Australia and has been a member of the National Board for several years. He has been passionate about advancing Research and Advocacy within the industry and presents regularly at state, national and international conferences.
Blacktown City Council
Tony Barnden is Manager Community at Blacktown City. After graduating with qualifications in journalism and social work Tony looked forward to his first job with great enthusiasm – but found himself working as a debt collector with the Australian Tax Office.
Following his subsequent (mandatory) community sector first job in youth work, Tony has worked in a variety of management roles in Family & Community Services, Juvenile Justice, Area Health Services and Local Government.
He has 20 years planning, delivering and operating community facilities across 3 Western Sydney councils. In his current role has overseen a reframing of Blacktown City’s community facility model and delivered $32m of facilities in a 5 year period.
Victorian Planning Authority
Tim is the Community and Infrastructure Planning Manager, at the Victorian Planning Authority, liaising between State agencies, Local Government and the private sector, planning for and delivering community infrastructure throughout Victoria.
Tim has worked locally and internationally, in the commercial, not-for-profit, and government sectors, on complex and high profile infrastructure projects, working with communities, councils, and government departments. Consulting on planning, design, life cycle, asset management and property management.
Moorabool Shire Council
Raeph is Social Infrastructure Planner with Moorabool Shire Council, convener of the Victorian Social Infrastructure Planners Network and developer of the CASIMO Community and Social Infrastructure Modelling suite of tools. His professional experience spans 15 years in strategic planning, social planning and community development in the UK, Western Australia, metro Melbourne and now regional Victoria. In partnership with councils from across Victoria Raeph has spent the past four years developing new approaches and tools that enable local government to plan and deliver services and infrastructure in an integrated, consistent and evidence-driven manner.
What People Are Saying
“The conference was inspiring and opened my mind to possibilities on how we could manage our community infrastructure better.”City of Onkaparinga, SA Attendee at Planning & Managing Community Infrastructure conference August 2016
Date: 22 Jun 2016 By: Robyn Douglas
Understanding and explaining the true values of open space/green space is the key role of the open space planner/network planner at strategic land negotiations. The value of open space/green space is NOT always implicit to a developer or council – only the cost of developing and maintaining the open space. Often we are asked questions …
Date: 15 Jun 2016 By: Josephine O'Brien
Integrated community facilities are a vital component of creating healthy communities, supporting social inclusion and enhancing the wellbeing of local residents. Communities with access to high quality social infrastructure have better access to services and more opportunities to participate in community life. But there are challenges with funding, governing and delivering integrated community infrastructure. Key …
The Role of Political and Financial Factors in the Provision of Parks: The Case of Logan City, QueenslandDate: 22 May 2016 By: Chris Boulton, Jason Byrne & Aysin Dedekorkut-Howes
Researchers have found that open space provision (e.g. parkland) is vitally important for meeting the social, economic and environmental needs of urban populations globally. The international literature on park provision identifies many factors that influence a local government’s ability to provide adequate parkland including political agendas, governance tools and resources. The Role of Political and …
Endorsers & Media Partners
Traffic Management Association of Australia
The Traffic Management Association of Australia (TMAA) was registered in November 2011 to provide a national peak body and voice for the Traffic Management Industry. The continued growth and development of the Traffic Management industry within Australia represents new challenges for companies and government.
With infrastructure, restructure and recovery and building projects reaching billion dollar proportions across Australia, and with Traffic Management providing an enforced and pivotal role in these projects, the TMAA will ensure excellence in standards and safety for its member companies.
The Traffic Management industry is a key player in the infrastructure, road network, planning and building, public events emergency services, utility services, repair and reconstruction sectors throughout Australia. With State Divisions working together through TMAA the nationalisation and standardisation of this rapidly growing industry can take place. The TMAA members and board will target key committees and decision making bodies to provide advice and feedback on policy, processes and procedures for the future of the industry.
The diverse range of traffic management projects requires mandatory safety, training and development practices within companies. The Traffic Management Association of Australia seeks to ensure these practices are uniform and are implemented universally within the industry.