29 - 31 May, 2019 | Sydney

Conference Day One: Thursday 30th May 2019

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

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks by IQPC and the Conference Chair

Roger Rooney, Senior Project Manager Smart Parking at ACT Government

Roger Rooney

Senior Project Manager Smart Parking
ACT Government

9:00 am - 9:30 am South Eveleigh: Achieving a Unique and World Leading Precinct through “Intermix”

South Eveleigh is set to become a world class technology & innovation hub by 2020, unlike anything currently underway in Australia.
When completed, the precinct will cater for up to 18 000 workers. Paul Edwards, General Manager of Workplace Experience at Mirvac will discuss the defining features of this precinct and the concept of “intermix”- various elements that must be woven together to create a successful smart precinct. Key discussion points will include:

  • Strategies to develop a long term & viable precinct
  • Principals of Intermix – a term coined by Mirvac to describe its approach to blending the physical & digital and bringing together a mix of spaces and social groups within the precinct
  • Understanding the five main challenges of precinct delivery and recommendations of how to respond to them in the planning & development phase
  • Embedding flexible workspaces into the precinct 

9:30 am - 10:00 am Creating a Platform for Urban Solutions with Regional and Global Potential

10:00 am - 10:30 am Smart: Start with the end in mind

This session will explore what is Smart, is it just the technology? Should ‘Smart’ encompass a broader picture that can have a positive impact on our environment, communities and return a financial benefit? Can we keep up with Smart Technology as it evolves at a pace beyond our imagination? Can we create and operate Smart districts, regions and cities, with the end in mind – a Safe, Efficient and Green space for our communities?
·         Is the smartest thing we can do, control Sun and Rain
·         Can you plan for smart technology that is not even imagined
·         Smart is inherent in everything we do, is the priority smart technology or a smarter vision 
Stewart Edwards, Digital Market Leader for NSW at GHD

Stewart Edwards

Digital Market Leader for NSW

10:30 am - 11:00 am Speed Networking Session

An effective structured interactive session designed to help expand your network through one-to-one focused conversations. Bring your business cards!


11:30 am - 12:30 pm Panel Discussion: Governance and Financing for Innovation Precincts

An innovation precinct’s success relies on
appropriately structured organisation and
governance. There is no one-size-fits all governance
model. Depending on the age, scale and
sophistication of an innovation precinct, different
arrangements may be appropriate.
The same also applies to financing and funding
models. While precincts may be able to secure
funding for new buildings, refurbishments and
infrastructure, planners should also give thought
to the resources and financing needed to support
ongoing operation, including facilitators, services
and network activities.
In this session, panel members will share their
learnings and experiences about governance and
financing arrangements to support sustainable and
viable innovation precincts.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Canterbury Health Precinct: Driving Economic Prosperity through Research & Collaboration

ChristchurchNZ, the Tourism and Economic Development Agency has formally adopted health research and innovation as a future economic driver for the city.
Attracting talent and high value jobs will help grow the city's population and prosperity. This session will explore:

  • How this precinct delivers health outcomes thorough collaboration between industry services, research and innovation
  • Exploring the benefits of co locating health, education and research
  • Key design principles for resilient builds, including base isolation, protection of services and a revolutionary new ward layout 
Ian Town, Chair at Canterbury District Health Board NZ

Ian Town

Canterbury District Health Board NZ

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Macquarie Park Precinct: Engaging With Multiple Partners to Develop a Leading Precinct

Macquarie Park Precinct: Engaging With Multiple Partners to Develop a Leading Precinct
A common challenge for precinct development is liaising with multiple established precinct partners to deliver a similar goal. This case study will explore the partnerships that make up Macquarie precinct and corporate engagement corporate engagement strategies and initiatives to increase the impact of engagement across research, learning and teaching and to cultivate high value long term strategic partnerships.
·         Exploring how these partners will come together to successfully deliver this precinct
·         Strategies to engage stakeholders to deliver project outcomes
·         Developing long term partnership for smart precincts

Dr. Paul Hogan, Executive Director Corporate Engagement Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Engagement at Macquarie University

Dr. Paul Hogan

Executive Director Corporate Engagement Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Engagement
Macquarie University

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Delivering Unique IoT and Technology Solutions to Suit the Qualities of Three Different Pubic Precincts

RMIT University have recently implemented sensors and technologies into three distinct precincts. St Kilda Town Hall evaluates building utilization metics air quality and acoustic information. Westhall community hub receives customer utilisation monitoring, energy data analysis and community feedback technology. Buckingham Reserve Precinct received and Bins fill-level monitoring, BBQ automatic fault detection and usage, toilet usage monitoring, occupancy heat maps, air quality and environmental indicators, weather station and long grass monitoring. This session will explore:
·         How these different IoT solutions were designed for the three functional categories of precincts
·         Integration of the outputs of IoT sensors to the Central Asset Management System, blockHQ and anyIoT
·         Customising the IoT soltutions to suit the needs of individual precincts

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Randwick Health & Education Precinct: Collaborating with Multiple Partners to Ensure Successful Precinct Development


4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Connecting People, Place & Possibilities at Melbourne Connect through Partnerships with Universities, Industry and Government

Innovation Hubs are test beds for innovation and encourage collaboration
between universities, industry and government. This session will explore the
development of Melbourne Connect- a collaborative, research focused ecosystem.
- Forming a structure for long term partnerships between industry and
- Designing a purpose built innovation precinct to foster innovation
- Creating an innovation ecosystem through the curation of tenants
Emma Woodhouse, Project Director Commercial, Urban Regeneration at Lendlease

Emma Woodhouse

Project Director Commercial, Urban Regeneration

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm ANTSO: Partnering to Deliver a Deep Tech Innovation Precinct

Dr Anne K. Hellstedt, Innovation Precinct Director Capital Programs at ANSTO

Dr Anne K. Hellstedt

Innovation Precinct Director Capital Programs

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm Create Infrastructure: Developing infrastructure that gives all creativity a place in New South Wales