29 - 31 May, 2019 | Sydney

Conference Day Two: Friday, 31st May 2019

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

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am University of Canberra Precinct: Developing a Leading Integrated Learning Precinct

AECOM are leading the way for innovation precincts and smart city development. In this session, Richard Morrison will explore the multidimensional challenges faced throughout precinct development with a focus on the University of Canberra Precinct. 

  • Exploring the emerging technology incorporated into university precincts
  • Strategies to engage partners and citizens in the design and development of the precinct
  • IoT management and monitoring
Richard Morrison, Technical Director at AECOM

Richard Morrison

Technical Director

9:30 am - 10:00 am Melbourne Innovation Districts Plan: Connecting Spaces to Drive the Knowledge Economy

The Melbourne Innovation district (MID) is a partnership between the City of Melbourne, the University of Melbourne and RMIT University. The area is home to 21% of all knowledge sector jobs in Melbourne and aims to support and develop next- generation Melbourne. This initiative is set up to drive investment in the knowledge economy and help shape the cities future.  The opportunities created for Melbourne’s knowledge workers, researchers, students, business and community organisations will be vital for the city to thrive and prosper. This session will explore:

  • Understanding how this partnership was created and how it was developed
  • Exploring how this partnership has benefitted the knowledge sector through sharing investment and innovation
  • Exploring the 5 work streams that the MID is focusing on and the draft urban realm action plan they have created

10:00 am - 10:30 am Monash Technology Precinct: building a globally-recognised city centre of industry, research and education collaboration

Mariella Smids, Senior Manager Precincts & Government, Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor Enterprise at Monash University

Mariella Smids

Senior Manager Precincts & Government, Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor Enterprise
Monash University


11:00 am - 11:30 am Integration of Autonomous Vehicle Technology at Tonsley Innovation Park

In 2018 a $4 million driverless shuttle trail was completed, resulting in autonomous buses operating on public roads in South Australia. The trail had the intention of exposing the community to the capabilities and benefits of autonomous vehicle technology. Tonsley Innovation District has quickly become a hub for advanced manufacturing and other future facing industries. This session will explore:

  • The future of mobility within smart precincts
  • Introduction of autonomous vehicle technology into smart precincts
  • Building an acceptance of autonomous vehicle technology
Damian Hewitt, National Manager of Transport at SAGE Automation

Damian Hewitt

National Manager of Transport
SAGE Automation

11:30 am - 12:00 pm New Generation Infrastructure to Create more Sustainable Precincts

Open cities is a peak association representing infrastructure and urban design advocates working together to create a more sustainable, resilient and affordable energy, water and digital mobility future. This association are advocates of next generation infrastructure such as recycled water and waste, smart poles, solar batteries, connected microgrids, mobility as a service – including shared microgrids, mobility as a service, shared data networks including IoT and open telco networks. This session will explore:

  • Strategies to meet the needs of precincts through enabling 21st century infrastructure and services to be installed in open areas
  • Developing a policy framework for next gen- utilities and future infrastructure 
  • Exploring the technology – enabled solutions to create a ‘smart’ sustainability chain
Lisa McLean, CEO at Open Cities

Lisa McLean

Open Cities

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Creating a Precinct for Industry, Training & Research to Come Together through Effective Planning & Design

The $1.25 billion Tonsley Innovation District is a community for industry, research, training and residential to come together and interact. This session will explore:

  • Strategies to promote innovation and commercialisation of smart precincts
  • Understanding how the team has overcome key challenges of stakeholder engagement 
  • Integration of technology into the precinct
Philipp Dautel, Tonsley Precinct Director at Renewal South Australia

Philipp Dautel

Tonsley Precinct Director
Renewal South Australia

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Panel Discussion: Curating networks and engaging partners in innovation precincts


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Exploring the Key Success Factors for Innovation Districts

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Delivering Predictive Parking through Machine Learning & AI

The ACT Governments Smart Parking program was launched in 2015 in a bid to reduce congestion, travel times and increase revenue for the Manuka Shopping Precinct. This session will explore:

  • Benefits including 40% Park CBR app user satisfaction
  • Developing predictive parking capability in partnership with data 61
  • Delivering machine learning to predict and respond to precinct needs
Roger Rooney, Senior Project Manager Smart Parking at ACT Government

Roger Rooney

Senior Project Manager Smart Parking
ACT Government

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Shared Mobility as a Service: What could it mean for Australian Innovation Precincts?

The future of transport could mean the development of a cooperative, interconnected ecosystem providing services reflecting the needs of the customer. The boundaries between different transport modes are blurred or completely disappear. This session will explore:

  • Free flow parking for car share
  • Overcoming stakeholder communication challenges and restrictive government policies
  • Strategies to shift car ownership within precincts through shared mobility- which removes 12 car from the roads for every 1 car placed on the road
Stacey Ryan, Policy Manager, Intelligent Transport Systems Australia Joshua Brydges, Locations & Transport Planner at GoGet

Stacey Ryan

Policy Manager, Intelligent Transport Systems Australia Joshua Brydges, Locations & Transport Planner

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Future of Car Sharing Within Precincts

Joshua Brydges, Locations & Transport Planner at GoGet

Joshua Brydges

Locations & Transport Planner

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm END OF CONFERENCE