2018 Albury Wodonga API Conference (V180720)
The Albury Wodonga Regional Conference is now in its 40th consecutive year.
From year to year, this event continues to attract a wide audience by providing a cross section of relevant and interesting speakers, with the topics being of particular relevance to local and regionally based property professionals and other associated disciplines.
The program provides valuable continuing professional development content, while also including plenty of social and networking opportunities throughout the day, and into the evening at the traditional seminar dinner.
- Councillor Anna Speedie, Mayor, City of Wodonga
- Tyrone Hodge, Chair, Australian Property Institute
- Melita Lanigan-King, Director of Regional and Industry Benefits for Inland Rail, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
- Councillor Kevin Mack, Mayor, Albury City Council
- Professor John Sheehan, University of Technology Sydney
- Piers Cockram, Founder and Managing Director, ValuePRO
- Rob Hanson, Data61/CSIRO
Councillor Anna Speedie
Mayor, City of Wodonga
Chair, Australian Property Institute
Director of Regional and Industry Benefits for Inland Rail, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Melita Lanigan-King is the director of Regional and Industry Benefits for Inland Rail with the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.
Melita leads six teams across four states and territories, working with communities and industry to identify and maximise the benefits of Inland Rail during construction and operations.
With extensive experience in the public sector, she has facilitated connections between government, industry and communities to identify and realise the benefits of government initiatives.
She has brought this experience to Inland Rail, where she is developing networks with industries, communities and peak bodies to identify how Inland Rail can benefit regional communities during construction and operation.
Councillor Kevin Mack
Mayor, Albury City Council
Cr Kevin Mack has been a Councillor for the last six years and Mayor for four years. A resident of Albury Wodonga, Cr Mack has worked in Victoria in policing for 40 years, specialising in youth services and community engagement. He is a passionate supporter of cross border collaboration, living and working on both sides of the border for the past 33 years.
Cr Mack is the Chair of the Riverina and Murray Region of councils consisting of 11 councils. He is also Chair of the Inland Forum of NSW Councils and the ”Evocities” Marketing platform. This platform is based on marketing in major cities to attract families, business and industry to relocate to the regions of New South Wales. Cr Mack is an advocate for decentralisation and has presented to a number of state and federal inquiries on matters pertaining to growth in the regions of our country.
Professor John Sheehan
University of Technology Sydney
John is a practising Chartered Town Planner and Registered Valuer and specialises in compulsory acquisition compensation advice, assessment and expert evidence. He is currently serving at the University of Technology Sydney, as Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building. He is Chair of the Australian Property Institute's Government Liaison Committee and has prepared submissions to both State and Commonwealth Government inquiries on a range of varied topics such as strata title, water and carbon legislation, development and planning and compensation legislation. John currently chairs the Australian Property Institute Joint NSW & QLD Carbon Property Rights Committee and the Water Property Rights Committee. He is also the Institute's representative on the Environmental Planning & Development Committee of the Law Society of NSW.
John's previous appointments include serving as NSW Vice President and NSW President of the Australian Property Institute for three successive one-year terms, where he is also a Life Fellow and former National Native Title Spokesperson. He was previously an Acting Commissioner with the Land & Environment Court of NSW, and earlier a Member of the Land Tribunal of QLD.
Founder and Managing Director, ValuePRO
Piers holds degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Paris. Piers has over 18 years of international software development experience, including associations with Bechtel, Thiess, Microsoft and OzEmail and sits on the Advisory Panel as a technology business mentor for the iLab technology incubator in Queensland.
Rob Hanson currently works at the Data61, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Rob does research in Behavioural Science, Public Policy and Science, and Technology. Rob supports decision makers in dealing with uncertainty. He is trained and experienced in identifying challenges and issues then addressing them before they become a problem. He uses Governance, Risk, Foresight and Strategy to reveal blind-spots and specializes in delivering actionable decision support products and services that integrate into planning and operations.
Dinner will be held at The Clubhouse Bar and Bistro, Wodonga Country Club, 10 Clubhouse Place, West Wodonga (Wodonga Golf Course)
Eliza Ault Connell is an Australian wheelchair racer, who competed at Paralympic and Olympic Games. She survived meningococcal and plays a major role in improving the Australian community's awareness of the disease.
|API Members and Non Members||$190|
|API Retired Member||$90|
|API Student Member||$60|
|Seminar Dinner||$75/head - to book please click here|
Full day registration includes morning tea; lunch; afternoon tea and happy hour.
Dinner Tickets: please click here to add to your cart before checkout
Full attendance at this event accrues 6 CPD points.
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