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3rd Victorian Sustainable Development Conference

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on April 23rd, 2010

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The 3rd Victorian Sustainable Development Conference will be held on May 25-26, 2010 at Zinc, Federation Square, Melbourne.

The Conference will be solution-oriented, bringing together key decision-makers from the private and public sectors, industry leaders, local government, scientists, conservationists and others to discuss ways in which to achieve real and lasting change in areas such as:

  • Water
  • Waste and resource recovery
  • Energy efficiency
  • Climate change response
  • Planning and urban design
  • Land remediation
  • Air quality
  • Human health
  • Sustainable workplaces

Speakers include:

  • Dr Kate Auty, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability
  • Anita Roper, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainability Victoria
  • Kevin Love, Deputy Secretary, Department of Sustainability and Environment
  • Dr Deborah Peterson, Deputy Secretary, Policy and Strategy, Department of Primary Industries
  • Clare McArdle, Executive Director, Melbourne @ 5 Million Integration Unit, Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Fiona Calvert, Director, Sustainable and Active Transport Policy, Department of Transport
  • Rob Freeman, Chief Executive, Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Professor Chris Davis, Commissioner, National Water Commission
  • Professor John Thwaites, Chairman, Monash Sustainability Institute
  • Stuart McConnell, Director, Future Focus, EPA Victoria
  • Brendan Sydes, Principal Solicitor, Environmental Defenders’ Office
  • Peter Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Digital
  • John Hunt, Technical Manager, Thiess Services
  • Carl McCamish, Executive General Manager, Policy & Sustainability, Origin Energy

The Conference will also feature best practice case studies in the above areas, as well as addressing challenges of sustainability, and provide advice on how state and local government and business can truly achieve social, environmental and economic sustainability.

Price for the two-day Conference is $695.

To view the Agenda or to register, go to or contact Denise McQueen on (03) 8534 5021 or

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