Elaine Carbines (BA Monash, Dip Ed Monash, GAICD) is the CEO of G21 – The Geelong Region Alliance. G21 is the Regional Strategic Planning Committee covering the municipalities of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Colac Otway, Golden Plains and Queenscliffe in Victoria, Australia.
Elaine’s career has been diverse. She worked as a humanities teacher in Victorian State Schools during the 80s and 90s before entering State Parliament.
From 1999 - 2006 Elaine was the Member for Geelong Province. During this time, she held the positions of Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Environment.
Following her parliamentary career, Elaine worked as the Manager of Strategic Relations at Parks Victoria from 2007-2010.
Elaine currently holds the following positions:
Bernadene is the founder and former executive director of a successful Loyalty Marketing and IT Company in Australia and USA. She has an undergraduate Arts Degree from University of Monash and a Masters in Virtual Communications from RMIT, along with other qualifications in direct marketing, IT and governance. Bernadene spent 6 years as the director of the Family & Children’s Hub, located at the Port Melbourne Primary School, a unique initiative between Department of Education, City of Port Phillip and community.
She was elected a Councillor of the City of Port Phillip in October 2012, and appointed Mayor in November 2015. This is her third term as Mayor.
Bernadene focuses her time nowadays on understanding the needs of the community and working towards building better infrastructure, networks and improving services so that all can thrive in this inner urban environment. A major achievement has been the opening in 2018 of the new Ferrars Street School, catering to rapidly growing demand for primary and secondary schools in the municipality. Bernadene is a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Fishermans Bend.
Cr Voss is married with three children, and has lived in Port Melbourne for almost 20 years. Locally, she is an active participant in activities, committees and non-executive positions on company boards around the City of Port Phillip. Cr Voss has strong interest in schools, networking, education, health, sport, creative arts, local history and the urban environment. If she is at home she is spending time with her family, friends and her dogs.
PETER O’BRIEN HAS SPENT THE PAST FORTY YEARS IN THE PURSUIT PUBLIC POLICY ACTIVISM
Graduating with Honours from Melbourne University in 1974 and completing articles in 1976 ,Peter commenced his career - focussing initially on commercial and town planning matters.
Under the Bracks Government, Peter went on to complete the second stage of the aquariumtog ether with the three new buildings on the Fishmarket Site car park, in JV with Far East Consortium.
Peter was an indispensable advocate in the conversion of both North and South Banks.
Peter was also involved in the Docklands rejuvenation and the as yet unfulfilled plans for Federation Square East and the Melbourne-Sydney High Speed Rail project. In 2008 Peter was awarded “The Outstanding Contribution by an Individual Award “by the Victorian Government in recognition of his Australian and international business achievements.
Since late 2013, when he was asked to found and chair a long term bipartisan campaign for C21st train connectivity between Melbourne Airport and the CBD and beyond, Peter has led a global team of pro bono experts. Their SkyLink RapidTransit P/L proposal for automated, high frequency, silent, sustainable and financially viable state of the art train technology finally resulted in the Federal Government 2017 Budget allocation of $30m for Joint Fed-Vic Studies. Peter was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Fed-Vic Melbourne Airport Access initiative in late 2017, despite the fierce opposition of entrenched vested interests. He has personally secured the positive engagement of both the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, the heads of both major airlines and media groups, the Airport management, the Committee for Melbourne, the Vic Tourism Industry Council, the RACV and even SkyBus!
Development Victoria (DV) is the state government’s development agency. Formed in April 2017 with the underlying goal of bringing the state’s development expertise together. David joined Development Victoria as General Manager of Business Development in late 2016. He has an extensive understanding of the Australian property market and the demographics and economic drivers that shape the market.
David’s previous roles include Chief Operating Officer (and Victorian General Manager) of MacroPlan Dimasi, and Director at Lendlease across land, urban renewal and new business. His experience in property and land development, plus his networks within the Victorian property industry help him to understand the policy drivers and priorities of governments which assists in creating planning pathways and identifying new projects.
Dr. Jonathan Spear is Executive Director & General Counsel with Infrastructure Victoria. He has previously held senior leadership, policy, strategy and legal roles with the Department of Premier & Cabinet, Department of Justice, Victoria Police and Slater & Gordon Lawyers. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Master of Laws, Executive Master of Public Administration, Doctor of Philosophy (History) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Allison Stewart is the Project Director for Infrastructure Victoria's Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicles Infrastructure Advice. Allison is an experienced capital projects leader, strategist, and academic. She is a recognised expert in the theory of mega-events, and her work has been cited by the Economist, the BBC, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal among others. She completed her doctorate in mega-project management at the University of Oxford's Said Business School, and has experience working in the infrastructure, energy, defence, and mega-events industries.
Linda Cantan has over 20 years’ experience in infrastructure delivery across a number of sectors including transport, education and health.
Her extensive experience working on Public Private Partnership projects includes the $2.9 billion Eastlink, $1.11 billion Bendigo Hospital project, $367 million Melbourne Convention Centre Development and $309 million Southern Cross Station redevelopment.
As Package Director Tunnel & Stations, Linda has overseen the procurement and contract negotiation for the $6 billion package of work to build the five new underground stations and Metro Tunnel and is responsible for managing the contract throughout construction.
Liz has worked in the tourism industry for over twenty years including as General Manager-Australia for Club Tourism Publishing and Inaugural Chief Executive of Destination Melbourne. Liz Joined Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism as inaugural General Manager four years ago. Partnering with six local governments, 12 local tourism and trader organisations and over 800 operators GORRT is working to facilitate a collaborative approach to growing a sustainable and vibrant visitor economy.
Scott Harvey is a professional Account executive with over a decade experience, providing software solutions to the Construction industry. He has proven experience with working in the Australian Construction industry providing technical innovations to impact a company’s bottom line.
Scott brings a wealth of experience to PlanGrid having worked at leading Construction software organisations including Aconex, HILTI and most recently Levesys.
Crystal is a Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne, Australia and a former recipient of the Australian Research Council Early Career Discovery Fellowship and the Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship at RMIT University. Crystal’s research and passion lies in understanding the relationships between infrastructure planning and citizen’s participation in their city. Her current research examines the politics of urban transportation planning with a specific focus on the role of the citizen in contested transport processes in Australian and Canadian cities. Crystal has widely published in a range of national and international journals and outlets such as The Conversation. She is the co-editor of Building Inclusive Cities: Women’s safety and the right to the city (Routledge, 2013) and of Instruments of Planning: Tensions and Challenge for more Equitable and Sustainable Cities (Routledge, 2016).
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