The 'School Growth Planning & Delivery' conference will bring together the key stakeholders central to the future planning and forecasting of schools. The program will address the challenges impacting the growth areas and urban centres of Australia that are facing a critical point in the provision of schools to meet demand.
Attend to learn:
- Education trends driving school design
- Design solutions to manage growth
- Innovative funding and development models
- Strategic planning approaches to manage capacity
- State Departments of Education, Planning & Treasury
- Non-Government School Bodies
- School Principals
- Local Government
Attend to learn:
- Match future planning & design to new pedagogical models
- Discover the latest design solutions for dense urban environments
- Enhance school planning provision through effective analysis and forecasting
Department of Education NSW
John’s career has spanned the private, not for profit and local government sectors with extensive experience in strategic planning, change management, organisational development and asset planning.
John is the Group Director Strategy and Planning at NSW Department of Education, and previously served as the General Manager of Parramatta and Ryde Councils, Executive Director of the National Trust NSW and as a Lead Inspector with the UK Audit Commission.
Louise Browne is Grimshaw’s project lead for the Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School, New South Wales’ first, future focused high-rise education facility.
She has led the multidisciplinary design team and a complex group of stakeholders to develop a world leading educational brief for the new vertical mode with the NSW Department of Education.
Louise has more than 14 years’ international experience designing large scale and complex projects. Her work with Grimshaw has included Aspire Tower + Parramatta Square, Cherrybrook Village master plan and the North-West Rail Link Stations. Prior to this she was one of the project leads for the design of the Grand Museum of Egypt in Cairo.
Catholic Education Melbourne
Megan is currently Director, Planning and Infrastructure, at Catholic Education Melbourne.
Her portfolio is responsible for the strategic identification and purchase of all new Catholic school sites to meet future growth in demand; the development and construction of new schools; as well oversight for all existing and planned infrastructure in nearly 400 schools servicing nearly 200,000 students. In addition she is responsible for the administration of capital funding programs across the State.
Annual capital expenditure on Catholic schools exceeds $250M per annum. A decade after commencing her professional life as a quantity surveyor she moved into the field of educational facilities planning and has been with the Catholic Education Office Melbourne for 19 years. She has been Director, Planning and Infrastructure for five years following the highly successful roll out of the BER program for Victorian Catholic Schools totalling $850M, for which she had full responsibility.
Her passion remains in education and takes great professional pride in the results achieved in Catholic Schools.
Department of State Development QLD
Lee is a senior executive in the Queensland Department of State Development leading the Community Hubs and Partnerships Program (CHaPs). This innovative program, the first of its kind in Australia, facilities collaborative social service and infrastructure planning to maximise investment and improve the accessibility of services for Queensland Communities. Prior to establishing the CHaPs program, Lee was leading strategic infrastructure planning for all state schools and TAFE assets across Queensland in the Department of Education and Training.
Lee started her career as a teacher, then principal for primary and secondary schools and is passionate about the role schools can play in establishing communities and supporting children and families to thrive.