Australia’s cities are set to accommodate over five million people by 2020 with state governments investing over $8 billion to build approximately 300 new schools and upgrade existing school infrastructure to accommodate the growing demands.
However, the planning and delivery process of building and upgrading schools is complex with multiple stakeholders and challenges in funding, acquiring land, accurately forecasting growth and delivery a school design that will meet the desired educational outcomes.
The School Growth Planning & Delivery conference will bring together key stakeholders to share success stories and learnings on planning, designing and delivering a successful school project.
Overcome your hurdles, hear insights & network with peers on
- Identifying the right demographic location for school planning and development
- Ensuring a cost-effective and timely project delivery
- Developing a robust framework for enhanced public private partnerships
- Developing strategies to drive stakeholder engagement
- 95% of participants would recommend this conference to their industry peers
- 93% of participants referred to the event as excellent platform to address challenges and create viable strategies
- 90% of attendees appreciated the many networking opportunities
- State Government & Departments of Education & Departments of Infrastructure and Planning
- Catholic Education Offices
- Non-Government School Groups & Associations
- Architecture Firms
- Local Councils
Attend to learn:
- Leverage the insights of future demographics for school planning
- Explore innovative partnerships for improved service delivery
- Deliver successful vertical school projects & innovative designs
- Drive stakeholder engagement to deliver projects effectively
Fraser has served the education sector in both a Project Management and Quantity Surveying capacity for over 20 years. Since 2004 he has been a Board member and Chairman of Property at Haileybury one of the leading independent schools in the Asia-Pacific region with campuses in Keysborough, Brighton, Berwick, Melbourne (City), Darwin and Beijing.
Haileybury opened Melbourne’s first vertical school in 2016 and in late 2018 announced the acquisition of a second site to accommodate expansion of that campus. In recent years they have also established a school in Darwin and are working in collaboration with the Northern Territory Government on expansion of the campus to accommodate international students. This will complement the growth of the tertiary sector into Darwin’s CBD. Fraser also represents Haileybury as a Board member of its international operations that educate students from Asia with a VCE pathway into the Australian tertiary sector.
Association of Independent Schools of NSW
David Buley is a CPA, has an MBA, and a Masters of Applied Finance and Investment. His career started with Deloitte in the 80’s and subsequent experience includes many industry sectors and roles. As CFO at the Association of Independent Schools of NSW for over 25 years he’s seen the 3X growth of independent education and how the Association has had to adapt to an ever-evolving environment characterised by technology shifts, pedagogical innovation, and the resulting changing demands of members. Describing himself as an accounting futurist, preferring to look forward rather than backward, he sees tremendous potential for associations if they can innovate their operating and service models, by exploiting new technology and being willing to change their focus from ‘here’s what we’ve always provided’ to ‘what would you like us to provide now?’
David is an active presenter in programs covering a broad range of governance, strategy, and business-related topics, with years of professional consultancy experience assisting schools achieve increased returns and enhanced sustainability through operational improvements. He’s a Director, Investment Committee member and Strategy Committee member of NGS super, a $10 billion public offer super fund serving over 110,000 members. David also volunteers by mentoring young professionals in both the accounting and association sectors through their respective mentoring programs. With a personal mantra of “never stop learning”, he’s undertaken executive education at Wharton, Berkeley, MIT and Columbia and regularly attends superannuation, education and association conferences to keep a constant scan on the horizon.
Collaborative Learning Network (USA)
Nick Salmon is the founder and president of the Collaborative Learning Network. He is a ninth-generation educator focused on educational facility planning, professional development of educators and design support for future-flexible learning environments that cost less to design, build, own, operate and maintain.
His global practice (6 continents, 12 countries, 34 US states) includes facilitating (with Dr. Frank Locker) Harvard’s annual Learning Environments For Tomorrow Institute. In addition to working with more than 200 schools on more than 40 master plans, Nick is a co-founder (with Dr. Frank Locker & Gabriel Diego) of the bi-annual Revolution in Education Congress in Bogota, Colombia where he leads handson project-based learning experiences built upon personal, local, cultural or global passions. Nick shares insights into the development of exceptional learning environments at the University of Melbourne’s Innovative LearningnEnvironments and Teacher Change (ILETC) Transitions 18, Australian Independent Schools Tomorrows Environments for Learning, South By Southwest EDU (SXSWEDU), Montana Conference of Educational Leadership, regional and global conferences of the Association For Learning Environments, and webinars and workshops for the Ohio School Facilities Commission, Association for Learning Environments, University of Montana, Montana State University and in the podcast 9 Questions.
Sunshine Coast Council, QLD
What People Are Saying
“The insights provided across different sectors were very enlightening.”Executive General Manager, Victorian Ecumenical System of Schools
“Time is our most limited resource as professionals and I felt my time was well spentChief Executive Officer, SDA Schools (NNSW)
“Very enjoyable conference, well organised, good speakers and the topics were relevant.”Business Manager, Catholic Diocese of Sale
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