5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne has been ranked by the Economist as the world’s most liveable city for the last seven years, by 2050 Melbourne is expected to be a city of 8 million people. Providing a world class transport network will be essential for ensuring that the city remains a great place to live.
This event will detail how major state government departments, authorities and agencies are planning and delivering infrastructure to cater for the city’s needs.
James Mant is a Manager of Planning Projects at Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. He is an urban and regional planner with a passion for planning with over 15 years experience. James has worked on a diverse range of projects in Australia and also the UK and Ireland. James was involved in the development of Plan Melbourne 2017-2050, which sets the strategic planning direction for Melbourne for the next 30 plus years. He is now leading the work to implement 20-minute neighbourhoods in Melbourne. James will present this work, explaining what it means and what the State government is doing to implement it.
Bill Sibahi is a Senior Project Manager at the North East Link Authority. Bill has been involved in delivering major infrastructure projects for over a decade, in both the private and public sectors. He will present on the North East Link project and how it will service the cities needs and growth areas.
Bruce Hunter is a Acting Director Urban Renewal at the VPA.Bruce has over a decade of experience working as a planner in both local and state government. Bruce will provide an overview of the how the VPA works closely with councils and local communities, other government agencies, landowners and developers to plan for strategically important precincts in inner and middle ring Melbourne, the growth areas and regional cities.
Please register for the event below and collect your pass at the ground floor main reception desk at 121 Exhibition Street from 5 pm, ready for a 5.30 pm start.
Venue: 121 Exhibition Street