31 October - 01 November, 2019 | Sir Stamford Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW

Conference Day Two: Friday, 1st November 2019

8:30 am - 9:00 am Conference Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks by IQPC and the Conference Chair

Digby Hall, Sustainable Communities and Climate Resilience Lead at Northrop Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd

Digby Hall

Sustainable Communities and Climate Resilience Lead
Northrop Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd

9:10 am - 9:50 am CASE STUDY: Lessons Learnt: How The University Of Glasgow Changed Their Approach to Campus Development Through Community Engagement

The University of Glasgow is one of the top 100 universities in the world and one of the largest research bases in the UK. The Universities ambition is to widen its reach and expand their campus to the south side of the river amongst other major projects. The expansion of the university will aim to attract more students and provide more opportunities for the community.

  • Reflecting on previous projects to demonstrate how processes can be improved to achieve goals
  • Engaging stakeholders to encourage them to support future changes
  • Demonstrating new processes to manage projects that have an effect on the community
  • Balancing the demand for change whilst maintaining heritage

Bernard McLaughlin, Project Director at University of Glasgow

Bernard McLaughlin

Project Director
University of Glasgow

9:50 am - 10:30 am CASE STUDY: Australian Catholic University’s vision for a Blacktown CBD University Campus Partner to Transform the Local Community

Australian Catholic University is one of the fastest growing universities in Australia and is ranked in the top 3% of universities in the world. The decision to partner with Blacktown City Council to create a campus will stand at the cultural and geographical heart of the community. This partnership will transform the community and provide opportunities for future students to study locally creating economic value.

In this Session:
  • Identifying the key stakeholders involved in developing a cross industry partnership 
  • Understanding the decision making process in relation to the partnership between the university and the council 
  • Understanding why the council wants a university in its CBD to help transform the community
  • Outlining the benefits of co-habitation for a university and a council to see the mutual value in overlapping services 
  • Exploring future opportunities through the development of co-use of space

Paul Campbell, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Australian Catholic University

Paul Campbell

Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Australian Catholic University

Bill Tsakalos, City Architect & Director Transformational Design at Blacktown City Council

Bill Tsakalos

City Architect & Director Transformational Design
Blacktown City Council


11:00 am - 11:40 am CASE STUDY: Implementing an Effective Partnership Model For the Melbourne Connect Innovation Precinct to Improve Industry Engagement

Australia industry innovation collaborations are rated low on a multi-national scale which is creating a barrier for Australian universities. This barrier exists because the value of collaboration between Australian universities and industries are not clearly demonstrated. The success of these partnerships can be identified once the value is demonstrated; this success can provide new insights into the benefits for the university and the industry partner. Georgia Von Guttner explains how the University of Melbourne has implemented an effective model to engage Australian companies to collaborate.

In this session:
  • Explaining the purpose of the industry and commercial collaboration to determine the value 
  • The benefit of this collaboration to the university and the commercial partner to determine it’s effectiveness
  • How the university of Melbourne has invested more than any other university in Australia into commercial and innovation partnership strategies allowing them to have a successful model

Georgia Von Guttner, Project Lead - Melbourne Connect Partnerships and Tenancies , Director Enterprise at University of Melbourne

Georgia Von Guttner

Project Lead - Melbourne Connect Partnerships and Tenancies , Director Enterprise
University of Melbourne

11:40 am - 12:20 pm CASE STUDY: Joondalup Learning Precinct: Developing a Partnership Beyond Learning and Resources to Meet Strategic Goals

The Joondalup Learning Precinct in Perth, Western Australia is the only known learning precinct that incorporates a university, police academy, further education college and local council for the purpose of collaboration, advocacy and resource sharing. The development of this project has led to many joint initiatives that benefit not just the local community, but also the international strategic goals of all stakeholders. 

In this session:
  • Demonstrating how the partnership has become a catalyst for economic growth
  • Exploring wider opportunities that can transpire as a result of all partners working for the benefit of a community
  • Outlining how the partnership can be enhanced by the inclusion of staff
  • Providing examples of attracting research, students, investment, skilled workforce, students, visitors and residents to partner institutions

Janet Simmons, Industry Relationships Manager at Edith Cowan University

Janet Simmons

Industry Relationships Manager
Edith Cowan University

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm CASE STUDY: 10 Years in the Making: The Journey of Tonsley, Australia’s First Innovation District

Since the closure of the former Mitsubishi factory in 2008, the redevelopment project Tonsley is proving to be a vibrant, dynamic community of like-minded organisations/individuals that will shape the future of Australia. 10km south of Adelaide’s CBD, this smart future hub has incorporated a government investing time, money and people in supporting collaboration, creativity and innovation.
Philipp Dautel will bring it back to basics by demonstrating the importance of creating an innovation precinct that delivers meaningful collaborations.

In this session:
  • Highlighting the reasons behind the development of Tonsley as a response to the future we work live and play.  
  • Detailing the backbone/ core DNA of the Tonsley Innovation District to demonstrate it’s progression
  • Discussing key proven ingredients to success such as focus on innovation, stakeholder engagement and branding

Philipp Dautel, Tonsley Precinct Director at Tonsley

Philipp Dautel

Tonsley Precinct Director

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm CASE STUDY: The NUW Alliance: Creating New Collaborative Connections to Help Transform Research and Education Outcomes

The NUW Alliance comprises three of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities – the University of Newcastle, UNSW Sydney and the University of Wollongong. Formed to combine the strengths of three of Australia’s most prestigious universities, the Alliance provides a new and unique model for advancing collaboration of networked engagement beyond the capacity of any other domestic research partnership. Covering NSW’s Sandstone Megaregion – a geographic area home to more than 75 per cent of the State’s population and 25 per cent of Australia’s - the NUW Alliance is focused on leveraging its critical mass to deliver opportunity and impact beyond the reach of individual institutions. 

In this session:
  • Understanding how partnerships are shaping the delivery of new education and research 
  • Developing models of delivery to prepare today’s graduates for the workforce
  • Working with partners to deliver education and research at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis

Matt Gijselman, Chief Executive Officer at NUW Alliance

Matt Gijselman

Chief Executive Officer
NUW Alliance


3:10 pm - 3:50 pm CASE STUDY: Monash Precinct: How a collaborative environment will create the most value for universities

Monash University is at the epicentre of the innovation cluster located in Clayton, in Melbourne's south-east. The creation of the Monash Precinct supports more than 13 000 businesses and employs over 82000 people. Mariella, the Senior Manager of Precincts and Government, will discuss the commercial and industry partnerships that have been created and the positive impact it will have for the university.

In this session:
  • Demonstrating the process of choosing the right commercial partnerships to create the most value
  • Identifying the benefits for the students, staff and academics by creating an innovation education precinct
  • Explaining how working and learning alongside world-leading researchers and international industry partners will attract the highest calibre of students

Mariella Smids, Senior Manager of Precincts and Government at Monash University

Mariella Smids

Senior Manager of Precincts and Government
Monash University

The future of campuses are constantly changing to be able to withstand the demand of increasing capacity of students and their need to differentiate themselves from other competing universities. Technology is transforming the campus structures and way of interaction between students and teachers. The uncontrollable factor of climate change has also been a big impact on building infrastructure.

The big question of whether to retrofit or rebuild has never been more of a priority in the decision making process. 

This panel will discuss:
  • Outlining the value of retrofit and rebuild to determine which approach is more effective 
  • Comparing successful retrofit and rebuild cases to demonstrate their existing value 
  • Identifying what factors influence retrofitting and rebuilding to determine whether it is as simple as the condition of the building

Paul Campbell, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Australian Catholic University

Paul Campbell

Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Australian Catholic University

Christina Balmori, Infrastructure Planning Manager at The University of Queensland

Christina Balmori

Infrastructure Planning Manager
The University of Queensland

Kellie Payne, Director at Bates Smart

Kellie Payne

Bates Smart

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Main Conference Close