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Future Precincts Full Day Event

  • Younghusband Woolstore 10 Elizabeth Street Kensington, VIC 3031 (map)

A ticket to this full day event will include two sessions. A morning seminar on Future Precincts followed by an interactive afternoon session on Green Star Communities.

Driving social and environmental sustainability outcomes

Tuesday 23 October 2018
9.00am – 1.00pm

Challenges to tackle are many to ensure the growth of our cities are sustainable and inclusive. So, how are we tracking? How are we designing and delivering new and renewal precincts that meet our environmental and social targets?

This half day seminar will provide a timely platform to discuss best practices, successes and challenges in this exciting and evolving sector. Join us to hear from leaders, experts and practitioners as they will share their visions, strategies and experiences.


Key topics to be discussed include;

  • Examining innovations and challenges from leading precinct developments projects

  • Green Star communities case studies

  • The role of networking and collaboration in precinct development

  • Housing models and affordability

  • Economics of sustainable precincts and the value proposition

  • The importance of biodiversity: how do we bring nature back in our cities?

  • How do we deliver against local and international sustainability frameworks?

  • Social sustainability, diversity and wellbeing


  • Laura Murray, President, Planning Institute of Australia (Vic)

  • Stuart Moseley, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Planning Authority

  • Dr Judy Bush, The University of Melbourne

  • Roger Swinbourne, Technical Director, Design + Planning, AECOM

  • Ben Preston, Better Buildings Lead, Hip V.Hype Sustainability

  • Lucinda Hartley, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Neighbourlytics

  • Justin Ray, Principal Urban Design, Tract Consultants

  • James Fitzgerald ,Development Manager – Real Estate,Impact Investment Group

  • Nick Alsop, Senior Manager - Market Engagement, Green Building Council of Australia

  • Valli Morphett, Chief Executive Officer, CoDesign Studio

From certification to implementation, Green Star Communities in practice

Tuesday 23 October 2018
2.00pm – 5.00pm

The morning seminar will be followed by an afternoon session focusing on the Green Star Communities rating tool. The session will provide a key opportunity for project team representatives to share their expertise, strategies and comments on the various stages of a project, from certification to implementation and recertification. The session will also provide a great occasion for industry members interested in the communities rating tool to hear more about projects.

The workshop will include Green Star Communities project presentations, group discussions and a workshop activity. 


  • Mark Allan, Program Manager Planning & Design | City Design & Projects, City of Melbourne

  • Katherine Featherstone,Sustainable Projects Manager, Stockland

  • Nicole Sullivan, Senior Manager - Green Star Solutions, Green Building Council of Australia 

  • Roger Swinbourne, Technical Director, Design + Planning, AECOM

  • Karen Woo, Community Development Manager, Frasers Property

  • Mark Devine, General Manager Property, Renewal SA

Earlier Event: August 27
RMIT School of Interior Design Workshop
Later Event: November 14
Engage 2 Act Victoria - Networking Event