5.30pm to 7.00pm

Networking Drinks - Pier One Hotel Lobby Bar

An informal opportunity to relax, reconnect and make new friends before the forum official program kicks off on Thursday 22 August.  Pier One Sydney Harbour – Autograph Collection

7:30am to 8:30am

Reception and Registration

The Registration Desk opens at 7:30am on Thursday 22 August 2019. Please check in at the forum registration desk before proceeding to the main forum hall.

8:30am to 10:30am

Welcome to Day One of NCEIF 2019

Welcome to Country
Welcome with Lord Mayor City of Sydney Councillor Clover Moore
Lachlan Hunter,  United Nations. Toward 2030: Australia and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)

10:30am to 11:00 am

Break - Morning Tea

11:00am to 12:55pm

Morning Keynote Sessions

Romilly Madew, Infrastructure Australia

Prue Tarmizi, School Infrastructure NSW - Building a house with strong foundations: The role of culture and leadership in high-performing teams

Pioneers Panel with Lucy Cole-Edelstein, Straight-Talk– part of RPS (Facilitating); Vivien Twyford, Twyfords

12:55pm to 1:40pm


1:40pm to 2:15pm

AfternoonBreakout Sessions 1

Breakout A : Matagarup Bridge: Changing Perth's skyline one conversation at a time  
Charlie Wilson-Clarke, Cannings Purple and Miranda Nikolich, JAC Communications

Breakout B : Moving beyond box ticking – what do we mean by best practice? 
Kirsty Jones, Next Gen ANU

Breakout C : The Transformative Power of Co-Design 
Catherine Searle, Jacobs 

2:20pm  to 3:05 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2

Breakout D : The stakeholder perspective on impacts/ dealing with professionals? 
Community engagement in relation to Sydney Light rail! 
Margaret Harvie, Plancom and Angela Vithoulkas, Councillor at City of Sydney 

Breakout E : Water Security 2020– 2040 Panel 
Melanie Layton, GHD (Facilitating); Sophie Walker, SEQ Water, Arli Miller, Sydney Water and Victoria Penko, Melbourne Water 

Breakout F : Green Square’s transformation – community at the core 
Lauren Flaherty, Maria Pavlides and Ali Dexter from City of Sydney

3:10pm  to 3:40 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 3

Breakout G : Through the looking glass. A community group perspective on gettingan infrastructure project built in the local area.
Linda McDonald, Bendigo Bank Support Lindfield Community Group, and Andrew Sweeney, Greengate Property/Support Lindfield Community Group

Breakout H : That ambiguous thing called balance 
Denise Wilson, ID Planning

Breakout I : Innovative Engagement for Mega‐Projects 
Tim Holmes, Holmes Group Consulting  

3:40pm  to 4:00 pm

Afternoon Tea

4:00pm  to 4:45 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 4

Breakout J : Interactive Workshop 
Kirsty Jones, NextGen ANU 

Breakout K : Why Local & Regional Content Group Think Needs to Change  
Ben Hughes, Economex  

Breakout L : Westport’s story: understanding and applying the new community engagement paradigm in government infrastructure projects 
Nicole Lockwood, Westport’s Independent Chair  

4:45pm - 5:15pm

Catch-Box Forum Review with Max Hardy, Max Hardy Consulting


Forum Close

6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Forum Cocktail Party - Under the Stars

Stay tuned for details!

9:00am - 10:45am

Welcometo Day Two of NCEIF 2019

Morning Keynote Sessions
Andrew McAnulty, Link Housing. Social infrastructure and community building
Second Keynote TBC

10:45am - 11:00am

Break Morning Tea

11:00pm - 1:15pm

Morning Keynote Sessions

Matthew Martyn-Jones, Cross River Rail. Building social licence at Queensland top priority Infrastructure project

Donna Groves, Comacon. How do we ensure the voice of lower socio-economic communities is heard in thedevelopment and construction of infrastructure?                                            

Keynote TBC                                            

Julie Castle, Struber. Four tools for project comms engagement 

1:15pm - 2:00pm


2:00pm– 2:30pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1

Breakout A : (Session title TBC) 
Speaker TBC, Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia 

Breakout B : Young and emerging practitioners’ panel
Marion Short, IAP2 Australasia (Facilitator); Emma Wiggan, RPS; Nina Kozulin, Comacon; Morgan Clark, Roads and Maritime Services; and Ursula Melhem, Aurecon Group

Breakout C : Resilience in the face of community outrage 
Kylie Cochrane, Aurecon & IAP2 International Chair 

2:35pm– 3:05pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2

Breakout D : Energy Session 
Lisa Stiebel, Neoen Australia 

Breakout E : Session details coming soon 

Breakout F : Applying a SIA paradigm to engagement practice to improve social well being and project practice
Angela Peace, Umwelt Australia 

3:10pm– 3:40pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 3

Breakout G : How to decide whether to use digital tools for engaging? OR Unpacking the pros and cons of digital engagement 
Anne-Marie Kirkman and Molly Campbell from GHD 

Breakout H : A Data Driven Approach to Social Licence to Operate  
Kieren Moffat, CSIRO Reflexivity  

Breakout I : What do they know anyway?  
Cindy Plowman, Conversation Caravan 

3:40pm– 4:00pm

Break - Afternoon Tea

3:30pm - 4:45pm

Interactive Workshop with Kelly Lofberg, Mara Consulting

Mini workshops in using LEGO Serious Play® methods and materials to help facilitate conversations in complex


Forum Wrap up and close