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FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2014 GOVERNMENT SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE, TO BE HELD IN SYDNEY ON AUGUST 12 & 13, 2014, VISIT www.enviroinfo.com.au/govsus 
 
 
 
 
UPDATE: New Workshop: What will drive sustainable communities over the next 10 years? This workshop will be staged from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Day 2 of the conference (Tuesday, October 8). Full Workshop details are included in the Conference Program HERE


The 2013 Government Sustainability Conference will provide delegates from local, state and federal government authorities with comprehensive analysis and advice about how to embed environmentally sustainable policies and practices within their organisations and the communities they serve.
This national conference will provide attendees with the means to network and discuss  environmental best practice with officials from the nation's public sector sustainability leaders.
The conference will also provide attendees with high-quality information 
and case studies that will assist them to address crucial environmental issues facing all levels of government.

Speakers will include:
  • Stan Krpan, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainability Victoria
  • Sally Moxham, Manager Sustainability, City of Port Phillip
  • Bronwen Hutchinson, Principal Sustainability Officer, City of Boroondara
  • Rob Murray-Leach, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Efficiency Council
  • Leah Fensham-Brown, Acting Manager, Environment, Department of Justice Victoria
  • Melissa Cutler, Associate Director – Corporate & Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • Dr Marianne Sheumack, Project Manager, Education and Sustainability, Sydney Olympic Park Authority
  • Laura Wynne, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Indy Lingam, Climate Change Action Officer, City of Darebin
  • Hugh Butcher, Greenhouse Programs Leader, City of Yarra
  • Lucy Sharman, Senior Project Officer, Green Roofs and Walls, City of Sydney
  • Kirstin Coote, Team Leader Waste Services, City of Melbourne
  • Graham Hunter, Immediate Past President, United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division) & Environmental Consultant
  • Assoc Prof Heather Zeppel, Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development, University of Southern Queensland
  • Rohan Waldie, Senior Architect/Urban Designer, City of Monash
  • Lisa Coffa, Waste Minimisation Coordinator, City of Yarra
  • Mark Boulet, Green Steps Manager, Monash Sustainability Institute
  • Geoff Gourley, Director – Sustainability Integration, NuGreen Solutions
  • Patrick Miller, Senior Consultant, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
  • Daniel Hartin, Manager Advocacy - State, Green Building Council of Australia
  • Erwin Jackson, Deputy CEO, The Climate Institute
  • Albert Lo, Property Asset Manager, North Sydney Council
  • Andrew Rowe, General Manager, CSR Bradford Energy Solutions
  • Alexi Lynch, Business Leader - Sustainability Strategy, Ironbark Sustainability
  • Pam Robinson, Environment and Climate Change Strategic Planner, City of Palmerston
  • Tina Perfrement, Future Proofing Geelong, City of Greater Geelong
  • Greg Anson, FMSA
  • Focal Point Australia, Global Reporting Initiative

PRESENTATION TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
  • The Future of Carbon Pricing: an analysis of the future carbon landscape for local government and public sector authorities
  • Implementing clean and energy efficient technologies in government buildings and infrastructure
  • Climate adaptation strategies
  • Achieving a low carbon future
  • Achieving sustainability in the built environment
  • Public sector sustainability reporting
  • Community engagement on sustainability issues
  • Sustainable waste management
  • Efficient water use

This conference will follow on from the highly successful 2011 and 2012
Government Sustainability Conferences, which both attracted 200 attendees.

By focusing on the environmental issues that need to be addressed by 
governments and authorities, this conference has become the peak annual environment conference  for Australia's public sector.

AUSTRALIA'S PRE-EMINENT EVENT FOR SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSIONALS

The 2013 Government Sustainability Conference will be co-located with the inaugural national Sustainability Professionals Conference, which will focus on providing knowledge and expert advice for professionals working in all sectors including the private sector and industry.

Many sessions of this conference will be of appeal to Government Sustainability Conference attendees. This means there will be three concurrent streams to choose from when attending the 2013 event.

The 2013 Government Sustainability and Sustainability Professionals Conferences will be staged on Monday, October 7 & Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the Melbourne Park Function Centre, centrally located adjacent to Melbourne's CBD.
By attending the 2013 Government Sustainability Conference, delegates will be able to:

  • Benchmark their organisation's environmental performance against industry standards and leading public sector authorities
  • Network and discuss environmental initiatives with leading sustainability professionals
  • Gain knowledge of the latest environmental issues and trends impacting public sector organisations
  • Learn how to be an agent of change
  • Digest best practice case studies


Who will attend:

Conference delegates will include the following professionals working within all levels of the public sector across Australia:

  • Sustainability Managers
  • Environment Mangers
  • Water & Energy Efficiency Managers
  • Managers responsible for environmental Policy Development and Strategic Planning
  • Community consultation professionals
  • Planning & Urban Design Managers
  • Councillors & Mayors

This conference is staged by Hallmark Conferences + Events, a division of CommStrat, publisher of EnviroInfo, Local Government News and Council Manager magazine.
A full list of upcoming events is available at www.commstrat.com.au/events


     
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  • When

  • Monday, 7 October, 2013 - Tuesday, 8 October, 2013
    8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
    AUS Eastern Time (Melbourne)

  • Where

  • Melbourne Park Function Centre
    Melbourne & Olympic Parks
    Olympic blvd
    Melbourne, Victoria 3001
    Australia
    +61 3 9286 1600

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