Program - Developing Northern Australia Conference 2015

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PROGRAM
Economically
Socially
Sustainably
Rydges Southbank Townsville
20 – 22 July 2015
Developing Northern Australia Conference Program 2015
Economically & Socially
HALF DAY STUDY TOURS
Monday 20 July 2015
12.30 – 1.00pm
Registration in Foyer at Rydges, Southbank
1.00pm – 5.00pm
Study Tour 1: Infrastructure and Development: Townsville
Port Authority, Townsville Airport
*Program subject to change
Study Tour 2: Marine and Research: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Authority, Australian Institute of Marine Sciences
Tuesday 21 July 2015
7.00 - 8.20am
Registration with Tea & Coffee in the Foyer
Room
Raffles Room
Plenary – Session Chair – Dr Allan Dale
8.20am – 8.25am
Welcome to Country : Aunty Jeanette Wyles
8.25am – 8.30am
Welcome to Townsville: Cr Jenny Hill, Mayor of Townsville City Council
8.30am – 9.00am
Opportunities and Challenges in Trade and Investment for Australia’s North
Mr Grame Barty, Acting Executive Director, Austrade International Operations
9.00am – 9.30am
Northern Australia – Australia’s Imperative
Mr Luke Bowen, General Manager, Northern Australia Development Office, Northern Territory Government
9.30am – 10.00am
Building our Regions
Ms Maree Parker, Executive Director, Economic and Regional Development, Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning,
Queensland Government
10.00am – 10.30am
From Mining Towns to Towns with Mines
Mr Terry Hill, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Development Commission
10.30am - 11.00am
Morning Tea with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters in the Foyer
Room
Raffles Room
Plenary – Session Chair – Dr Allan Dale
11.00am – 11.15am
Hon Coralee O’Rourke, MP Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors, Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland
*Program subject to change
11.15am – 11.45am
Working with Defence in Northern Australia
Anker Brodersen CSC, Air Commodore, Programme Manager US Force Posture Initiatives
11.45am – 12.15pm
The Business Case for Infrastructure Sustainability
Mr Antony Sprigg, Chief Executive Officer The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA)
12.15pm – 12.45pm
The Great Barrier Reef – A Great Future
Mr Russell Reichelt, Chairman, Chief Executive, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
12.45pm – 1.30pm
Lunch with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters in the Foyer
Room
Raffles
Kingston
Savoy
Portside
STREAM
INFRASTRUCTURE
DEVELOPMENT
Session Chair: Dr Scott Davis
GOVERNANCE & RISK
Session Chair: Dr Allan Dale
INDUSTRY – RESOURCES,
TOURISM, DEFENCE,
AGRICULTURAL, BUSINESS
AND INNOVATION
Session Chair: Rod Reeve
DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
STRATEGY
Session Chair: Ms Tracey Lines
Engineering Northern
Australia's Future Economy
and Prosperity
Developing Biosecurity for
Development in Northern
Australia
Roadmap to Energy Efficiency in
Northern Australia
Community Forestry Achieves
Sustainable Indigenous
Community Development in
Northern Australia
Mr Greg Ewing
General Manager
Engineers Australia
NT
Dr Andy Sheppard
Research Director
CSIRO Biosecurity Flagship
ACT
Mr Jonathan Benyei
Director - Plant Surveillance NAQS
Department of Agriculture
Mr Frank Dallmeyer
Director
Tropical Energy Solutions Pty Ltd
QLD
Mr Mark Annandale
Director
Landroc QLD
1.30pm – 2.00pm
*Program subject to change
Health and Education Sectors:
An Opportunity for Northern
Australia
Community Consultation,
Involvement and Participation
The Role of the Culture and
Creative Industries: Developing
the Local/Global
The Three Imperatives for
Successful Regional
Agribusiness Development in
the Next Decade: Satisfying
New Customer Needs,
Innovative Infrastructure
Planning and Logistics
Optimisation
Dr Scott Davis
Senior Director
Greater Northern Australia
Regional Training Network
(GNARTN)
Ms Tracey Wilson
IAP2 Australasia
QLD
Ms Shannon Halverson
Creative Industries Coordinator
Chapman University
CA, United States
Mr Matt Coetzee
Manager
Australia & New Zealand Offices
Aurecon
Southern Atherton
Tablelands: The Regional
Benefits of Integrating
Irrigated Agriculture with
Hydro-Power Generation and
Flood Mitigation
Dr Geoff Stocker
Deputy Mayor
Tablelands Regional Council
Governing for Sustainable
Business in Northern Australia
Waste Management in Northern
Australia- What does Sustainable
look like?
Solar Power Generation
Option for Economic Growth
and Sustainability - The Alice
Springs Airport Journey
Dr Allan Dale
Professor of Tropical Regional
Development
The Cairns Institute, James Cook
Townsville, QLD
Mr Mike Ritchie
Company Director
MRA Consulting Group
NSW
Mr Dave Batic
General Manager
Northern Territory Airports Pty
Ltd, NT
2.02pm – 2.32pm
2.34pm – 3.04pm
QLD
3.04pm – 3.30pm
Afternoon tea with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters in the Foyer
Room
Raffles
Kingston
Savoy
Portside
STREAM
INVESTMENT
OPPORTUNITIES
ATTRACTING INVESTMENT
AND INCENTIVES
Session Chair: Mr Paul Deane
EMPLOYMENT AND JOB
CREATION
Session Chair: Professor Ryan
Daniel
CSIRO
SERIES 1
Session Chair: Dr Clare Taylor
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,
GROWTH AND
OPPORTUNITIES
Session Chair: Ms Lisa Conolly
*Program subject to change
Cape York Peninsula:
Ecosystem Services and
Economies of Scope
Regional Economic Development
through Creative Industries:
Townsville as a Key Centre for
the Northern Australia Vision
Options for Further Development
of the Northern Australia Fishing
Industry: They Are There, But
Not Simple
Balancing Economic Growth
with a Healthy Aquatic
Environment in Northern
Australia
Dr Luke Preece
Knowledge Management Planning, Implementation &
MERI | Cape York Natural
Resource Management Ltd
Swapping Debt for Equity –
How Investment Can Make
Your Business Thrive
Prof Ryan Daniel
Professor of Creative Arts and
Industries
James Cook University
QLD
Northern Australian Aspirations
Dr Rik Buckworth,
Principal Research Scientist
Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship,
CSIRO
Professor Michele Burford
Australian Rivers Institute,
Griffith University, QLD
Energy for the Sustainable
Development of Northern
Australia and the Role of Natural
Gas
Leavers for Step Change
Growth
Mr Grant Fawcett
Southern Gulf Catchments
Limited
Mount Isa, QLD
Dr Judith Lovell
Senior Research Fellow
Northern Institute, Charles Darwin
University
NT
Dr Cameron Huddlestone-Holmes
Drilling Geomechanics Team
Leader, Onshore Gas Program,
Energy Flagship, CSIRO
Mr Matthew Kelly
Chairman
Principal Economist
AEC Group Ltd
Mr Alexis Guillot
Fitzroy Agricultural Corridor Land of Opportunity
Affordable Sustainable and
Resilient Housing Solutions
Mineral Exploration research for
Northern Australian future
prosperity
Balancing Environmental
Protection and Access to
Resources in Northern
Australia
Mrs Margaret Strelow
Mayor
Rockhampton Regional Council
QLD
Mr Mark Thomson
Director
Eco Effective Solutions
QLD
Dr Rob Hough
Research Director, Mineral
Resources Flagship, CSIRO
Ms Patrice Brown
Company Director
CQG Consulting QLD
3.30pm – 4.00pm
4.02pm – 4.32pm
4.34pm – 5.04pm
5.04pm – 6.30pm
WELCOME RECEPTION
SUPPORTED BY TOWNSVILLE ENTERPRISE
*Program subject to change
Wednesday 22 July 2015
8.30am - 9.00am
Room
THEME
Registration with arrival tea and coffee
Raffles
Kingston
Savoy
Portside
POLICY & RESEARCH
Proudly
sponsored by
Ergon Energy
Session Chair:
Ms Tanya
Acheson
CSIRO
SERIES 2
Session Chair: Mr Guenter HauberDavidson
NATURAL RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT, WATER LAND
MANAGEMENT ACCESS AND
RIGHTS AND NATIONAL
PARKS
Session Chair:
Mr Frank Dallmeyer
OPEN - WORKSHOP 9.00 –
10.30am
Improving the Availability of
Regional Data
The Hydrology of Northern
Australia: Implications for
Development
Cape York Peninsula:
The Evolution of Land Use
Policy that Delivers
Environmental, Cultural, Social
and Economic Outcomes and
the Role of Environmental
NGO’s
9.00am - 9.30am
Ms Lisa Conolly
Director Regional Statistics
National Centre, Australian
Bureau of Statistics
SA
Dr Cuan Petheram
Senior Research Scientist, Land and
Water Flagship, CSIRO
Mr Andrew Picone
Northern Australia Program
Officer
Australian Conservation
Foundation QLD
Eyes Wide Open: Planning a
Resilient Future for North
Australian Agriculture, Come
Hell or High Water
Challenges to Overcome to Enable
The Sustainable Development of
Aquaculture in Northern Australia
Dams in Northern Australia:
Limnology and Downstream
Water Quality Implications to
Fish Passage and Aquatic
Weed Infestation
Mr Keith Noble
James Cook University,
Townsville
QLD
Dr Nigel Preston
Research Director, Agriculture
Flagship, CSIRO
Dr Nathan Waltham
Senior Research Assistant
TropWATER QLD
9.32- 10.02am
*Program subject to change
The Value of Tourism
Ms Patricia O’Callaghan
Townsville Enterprise
Queensland Tourism Industry
Council,
Tourism Tropical North
Queensland, QLD Northern
Territory Organisations, NT
10.04 – 10.34am
Electricity Subsidies and
Regional Development
Northern Australia’s Agriculture
and Agricultural Value Chains:
Past and Future
Mr Stephen Weston
Director
ACIL Allen Consulting
Mr Guy Jakeman
ACIL Allen Consulting NSW
Dr Peter Stone
Research Director,
Land and Water Flagship, CSIRO
10.34am – 11.00am
Morning Tea with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters in the Foyer
Room
Raffles
Kingston
Savoy
Portside
INDUSTRY – RESOURCES,
TOURISM, DEFENCE,
AGRICULTURAL, BUSINESS
AND INNOVATION
Session Chair: Dr Clare Taylor
POLICY & RESEARCH
Session Chair: Dr Rik Buckworth
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
ATTRACTING INVESTMENT
AND INCENTIVES
Session Chair: Dr Allan Dale
INFRASTRUCTURE &
COMMUNITY,
AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS
AND INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY
Session Chair: Professor
Michele Burford
Making Cities Liveable – The
Importance of Sports, Arts,
Culture
Demographic Issues for Northern
Development
Molehill to Mountain Agriculture in Northern
Australia
Health Status of Northern
Australians: Action Needed to
Ensure Better Health
Outcomes and Health Service
Access
Ms Jayne Arlett
Chair of the Board, Townsville
Fire WNBL
QLD
Dr Andrew Taylor
Senior Research Fellow
Northern Institute, Charles Darwin
University
NT
Mr Paul Deane
Senior Economist
ANZ
VIC
Mr Martin Laverty
Federation Chief Executive
Officer
Royal Flying Doctors Service
Federation Office
ACT
THEME
11.00am - 11.30am
*Program subject to change
11.32am - 12.02pm
12.04pm - 12.34pm
12.34pm - 1.30pm
Tropical Gardens and their
Potential as Tourism
Attractions
The Elephant in the Room: The
Impact of Climate on The
Development of Northern
Australia
Growing Central Queensland:
Catching The Next Wave of
Agribusiness Potential
Investing in Infrastructure
Mrs Hannah Payer
Research Associate
Charles Darwin University
NT
Dr Liz Hanna
Director Working in the Heat
Program – Australian National
University
Mr Clem Davis
Meteorologist, Visiting Fellow,
Fenner School of Environment and
Society Australian National
University
Mrs Anne Stunzner
Project Officer
Regional Development Australia
Fitzroy and Central West
QLD
Mr John Grimes
Department of Agriculture and
Fisheries, QLD
Devinka Wanigesekera
Group Manager, Urban
Infrastructure and Knowledge
Industries
Trade & Investment Queensland
Australia
Northern Australia's Role in
Feeding the World
Resilience - A Metric Framework
to Improve Strategic Outcomes
in Urban and Infrastructure
Planning in the Northern
Australia Context
O'Connell Creek off Stream
Water Storage Facility Richmond North West
Queensland
Developing Northern
Queensland and Attracting
Investors through Global
Presence & Industry
Collaboration
Professor Tor Hundloe
Professor
Bond University
Central Queensland University,
QLD
Mr Richard Dinham
Principal
AURA Urban + Regional Alliance,
NSW
Mayor John Wharton AM
Richmond Shire Council
QLD
Mr Lincoln Parker
Group Manager, Business
Development
Trade & Investment Queensland
Australia
Lunch with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters in the Foyer
Room
Raffles
Kingston
Savoy
Portside
THEME
OPEN
Session Chair: Dr Judith Lovell
INFRASTRUCTURE
DEVELOPMENT
Session Chair: Mr Greg Ewing
RESILIENCE – DISASTER
EMERGENCY PLANNING AND
SOCIAL COHESION /OPEN
Session Chair: Mr Rod Reeve
OPEN
Session Chair: Mr Grant Fawcett
*Program subject to change
Land Resource Assessment Global to Local
Underground Water Mining - Why
Fixing Leaks is Essential to Enable
Development
Economic Development
Capacity Building for Regional
and Remote Communities
Supporting The Growth of
Prawn Farms in The North –
The Importance of Attracting
and Retaining a Strong
Management Pool
Dr Ian Hollingsworth
Owner
Horizon Environmental Soil
Survey & Evaluation
QLD
Mr Guenter Hauber-Davidson
Managing Director
WaterGroup
NSW
Mr Simon Millcock
Acting Manager
Economic Development &
Strategic Projects
Planning & Development,
Townsville City Council
QLD
Ms Sian Rinaldi
Research & Business
Developement Manager
AgriFood Skills Australia ACT
Collaborative Urbanism and
Growing North Queensland's
Knowledge Economy
The Outback Way- Changing the
Way we do Business- from the
bottom up
Lessons Learned from
Cyclones in Northern Australia
- A Collation of Information
from Farmers, Industries and
Regional Communities
Powering Northern Australia
in the Future
Mr Alan Carpenter
Development Director Discovery
Rise
James Cook University
QLD
Mrs Helen Lewis
General Manager
Outback Highway Development
Council Inc
NSW
Ms Rhonda Sorensen
Owner
SassyBio Pty Ltd
QLD
Ms Lisa McDonald
Manager Products and Demand
Management
Ergon Energy
Proximity vs Accessibility:
Northern Australia’s
International Connectivity
Exploring the Role of Cultural
Sustainability in Tourism
Development
Large Scale Water Pumping
Seasonal Worker Programme
– Reliable and Returning
Seasonal Labour
Mr Stephen Prasser
Business Development Manager
North Queensland Airports
QLD
Professor Richard Hyde
Chair Architectural Science
University of Sydney
NSW
Mr Peter Bulanyi
Chief Technology Officer
Si Clean Energy
Ms Alison Durbin
Branch Manager - Wages Policy
and Industries Branch
Department of Employment
1.30pm - 2.00pm
2.02pm - 2.32pm
2.34pm - 3.04pm
3.04pm - 3.30pm
Afternoon tea with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters in the Foyer
*Program subject to change
Room
Raffles - Plenary Session
3.30pm - 4.00pm
Resilient Communities and Sustainable Prosperity – Northern Indigenous Development
Mr Joe Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Land Council
4.00pm - 4.30pm
Building Bridges with Asia and the Region
Ms Jenny McGregor, Chief Executive Officer, Asialink, The University of Melbourne, Founding Executive Director of the Asia Education
Foundation
4.30pm - 5.00pm
Wellcamp Airport - Building Australia’s Largest Self-Funded Airport, Lesson’s for the North
Mr Denis Wagner, Managing Director, Wagners Group & Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport
5.00pm
CLOSE OF CONFERENCE
*Program subject to change