Agenda

08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address

Speakers
Darrin Grimsey,
Partner
Ernst & Young
POLICIES AND STRATEGIES

09:10

Opening Ministerial Address: Developing Victoria’s social infrastructure 

  • Understanding social infrastructure as a vital driver of growth and success 
  • A look at Victoria’s $50-million Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) 
  • Supporting Melbourne’s fast-growing interface communities 
  • Moving forward – Preparing for the next 50 years
Speakers
The Hon Tim Pallas MP,
Treasurer
Victoria Government

09:40

Keynote: A look at Victoria’s 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy

  • Introducing Infrastructure Victoria and the 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
  • Discussing the development of the 30-year infrastructure strategy, which outlines the future infrastructure priorities across all sectors, including transport, health, ICT, cultural, education, water, justice, agriculture and energy
  • Outlining our top three recommendations, which include the importance of investing in social and affordable housing for vulnerable Victorians
Speakers
Michel Masson,
Chief Executive Officer
Infrastructure Victoria

10:10

Analysing the importance of developing sustainable social infrastructure in Australia 

  • Highlighting the challenges of the 21st century and beyond – and why it is important for Australia to have sustainable social infrastructure in place
  • Evaluating the unique opportunities and challenges in social infrastructure planning
  • Connecting the dots – Sustainable social infrastructure for high-quality living standards 
  • The way forward – What can we expect? 
Speakers
Peter Seamer,
Chief Executive Officer
Victorian Planning Authority

10:40

Morning Break

CASE STUDIES: MEETING FUTURE CHALLENGES

11:10

State Case Study: Opportunities and Challenges Facing NSW

  • Recognising the benefits of having the right social infrastructure in place
  • Discussing opportunities and challenges in Rebuilding NSW: 
    • “Turbocharging” the economy with the $20-billion Rebuilding NSW plan 
    • Preparing for long-term growth with the $6-billion regional infrastructure boost
  • Drawing the roadmap for a sustainable social infrastructure development plan in NSW 
  • Lessons learnt – How can we replicate these strategies elsewhere? 
Speakers
Gary White,
Chief Planner
NSW Department of Planning & Environment

11:50

State Case Study: Embracing the future of our cities 

  • Demographic changes, population growth and more – How will it affect us? 
  • Addressing the challenge of affordability in planning for Australia’s social infrastructure
  • Building mutually beneficial partnerships to develop social and community infrastructure 
  • Drawing the link between effective asset management and social infrastructure 
  • Case Studies – Evaluating policies, plans and projects 
Speakers
Nicole Johnson,
A/Executive Director, Strategic Projects, Local Government & Regional Services
QLD Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

12:30

Networking Lunch

SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING 

13:30

Strategic integrated service and infrastructure planning 

  • Addressing common challenges within local government social infrastructure planning through framework approaches and shared data tools
  • The unsustainable cycle of social infrastructure studies
  • Practice examples of Social Infrastructure Planning Frameworks in Victoria
  • What do ‘strategic’ and ‘integrated’ really mean for service and infrastructure planning?
  • Tools for the comprehensive assessment of community demand and infrastructure supply
Speakers
Raeph Cumming,
Social Infrastructure Planner
Moorabool Shire Council

14:10

Demand and Supply Panel: Meeting Australia’s social infrastructure needs

This session has been specially designed to provide an “end-users-perspectives” of social infrastructure in Australia, and will include representatives from different social sectors. 
 
  • Reality check – Is Australia ready for the rising demands of the rapid population growth?
  • Drawing the social infrastructure network – Outlining key infrastructure needed to sustain the growth and expansion rates of the city
  • Highlighting the importance of sustainable social infrastructure development in providing better support for the community 
  • Future directions – Improving social outcomes and forming cohesive communities
Speakers
Vincent Wilson,
Chief Executive Officer
Deakin Residential Services
Emmanuel Gauci,
Interim Chief Executive Officer
UnitingCare lifeAssist
Steve Bevington,
Managing Director
Community Housing Ltd Group of Companies
Carol Vickers,
Program Manager, Dementia Friendly Communities
Alzheimer's Australia

15:00

Afternoon Tea

SUSTAINABLE & RESILIENT CITIES 

15:30

City Case Study: Exploring the social infrastructure challenges faced in Moreland 

  • Meeting substantial growth in demand – A look at raw demographic numbers 
  • Managing changing and increasing community expectations
  • Planning and preparing for a transition from historical ‘legacy’ infrastructure (poorly located, ageing facilities) towards a network of flexible, multipurpose, accessible facilities in activity centres
  • Scoping new facility models for high capacity high density vertical communities (in the south) and low capacity high needs communities (in the north)
  • Overcoming the major challenge of financing new infrastructure
Speakers
Arden Joseph,
Director, Social Development
Moreland City Council

16:10

Progressing towards a Resilient Melbourne 

  • Outlining key strategies in the first Resilient Melbourne plan
  • Creating a stronger Victoria with proper social infrastructure in place 
  • Exploring new and innovative ways to plan for Melbourne’s future 
  • Making Melbourne the world’s most liveable city in the long run 
Speakers
Toby Kent,
Chief Resilience Officer
Melbourne City Council

16:50

Chairperson’s Closing Address

17:00

End of Conference Day One

08:30

Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address

Speakers
Raeph Cumming,
Social Infrastructure Planner
Moorabool Shire Council
PARTNERSHIPS, INVESTMENTS AND FUNDING 

09:10

Keynote Address: Connecting the dots between PPP, social infrastructure and funding

Speakers
Jason Loos,
Director, Partnerships Victoria
Victoria Department of Treasury and Finance

09:50

Investors and Funding Panel: Strengthening the financing landscape for social infrastructure projects 

  • Capturing the value of investing in social infrastructure projects 
  • Overcoming barriers and mitigating potential risks in social infrastructure investments
  • Reviewing other innovative schemes and alternative funding models 
  • Are we approaching financing the right way? What models are most conducive?
Speakers
Julie-Anne Mizzi,
Principal, Head of Social Infrastructure and Aged Care
AMP Capital
Ryan Banting,
Head of Social Infrastructure; Head of Portfolio Management, Real Estate Investment
Australian Unity
Sammy Isreb,
Division Director
Macquarie Capital

10:40

Morning Break

11:10

Keynote: Improving the outcomes of PPP for social infrastructure projects 

  • A look at the many outcomes of PPP frameworks 
  • Highlighting the crucial role of government in managing risk
  • Cross-industry collaboration and improving the outcomes of PPPs
  • Using PPPs to accelerate economic, social and community benefits
Speakers
Kim Curtain,
Executive Director, Infrastructure & Structured Finance Unit
NSW Treasury
EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 

11:40

Local Councils Panel: Engaging the community in designing sustainable infrastructure 

  • Examining the role of the community and relevant stakeholders in developing Australia’s social infrastructure 
  • Assessing how effective community engagement works – for the better 
  • Designing strategies to encourage greater involvement within the community 
  • Understanding the needs of both sides – how can we strike a realistic balance to support each other?
Speakers
Toby Kent,
Chief Resilience Officer
Melbourne City Council
Andrew Johnson,
Chief Executive Officer
Port Pirie Regional Council

12:30

Networking Lunch 

SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY 

13:30

True Stories: Engaging the elderly – An aged care provider’s perspective

  • Working together to change the ‘old age’ narrative
  • Older citizens – from Invisible to included 
  • Creative use of spaces, relationships and partnerships to support engagement
  • Focusing resources on building scaffolding around emerging community initiatives
Speakers
Daniella Greenwood,
National Strategy and Innovation Manager
Arcare

14:10

Case Study: Delivering sustainable community infrastructure in Port Pirie   

  • A look at the Port Pirie Regional Sporting Precinct – a $25million project
  • Showcasing the largest project ever undertaken by Council with 15 organisations, 50+ stakeholder sessions and multiple funding providers
  • The Port Pirie transformation story
Speakers
Andrew Johnson,
Chief Executive Officer
Port Pirie Regional Council

14:50

Introduction to Roundtable Sessions 

15:00

Afternoon Tea

ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS: THE WAY FORWARD

15:30

Roundtable Sessions (Rotating)

Roundtable sessions allows for extended discussion among a small group and are excellent for giving and receiving targeted feedback and engaging in in-depth discussions. 
 
How it works: 
There will be 2 roundtable sessions, each 30 minutes in length and each focusing on a different topic. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in both roundtable sessions.
 
Each table will be hosted by a moderator. Each session typically begins with a 5 minutes introduction by the moderator on the chosen topic, followed by 25 minutes of discussion and feedback. Moderators will have a set of 3-4 targeted questions to focus the discussion. At the end of each 30 minute session, all delegates will rotate to the next table for a different topic.  

Roundtable A
Exploring different ways to support evolving needs within the aged care community
 
Daniella Greenwood, Strategy and Innovation Manager, Arcare 
 
Roundtable B
Managing PPP and social infrastructure projects – A legal perspective
 
Airlie Fox, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

17:00

Chairperson’s Closing Address and End of Conference

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