Building capacity through innovative approaches to planning & design
Conference Date
19th & 20th September 2017
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Collaborating for more effective long term school planning
School age population growth is exceeding the current and projected capacity of schools. Government and non-government sectors are investing heavily to build that capacity quickly. New schools are in the pipeline and upgrades are occurring at existing sites. However, planning and delivery of new schools and school upgrades is a complex issue with many stakeholders. Challenges lie in funding, acquiring land, accurately forecasting growth and delivering a school design that will meet desired educational outcomes.

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
Who will attend?
  • State Departments of Education, Planning & Treasury
  • Non-Government School Bodies
  • School Principals
  • Architects
  • Planners
  • Developers
  • 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
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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