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The 2014 Government Sustainability Conference will again provide delegates from local, state and federal government and the wider public sector with comprehensive analysis and advice on how to address crucial environment issues and embed sustainability within their organisations.

This annual national conference will provide highly valuable networking opportunities and the ability to learn from leading sustainability practitioners in the public sector.

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 the public sector.

CONFERENCE TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • How to design an effective sustainability strategy for your organisation.
  • How to build a successful business case for a sustainability project.
  • The impact of the Federal Government's environment reforms and maintaining the pursuit of sustainability.
  • Climate change adaptation strategies.
  • Embedding energy efficiency and resource efficiency measures in your organisation.

 
 THE 2014 CONFERENCE WILL ENABLE DELEGATES TO:

  • Benchmark their organisation's environmental performance against leading public sector authorities.
  • Network and discuss environmental initiatives with leading sustainability professionals.
  • Gain knowledge of the latest environmental issues and trends impacting government and public sector organisations.
  • Learn how to be an agent of change within their own organisations. 


CONFERENCE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Scott Nicholson, Senior Team Leader – Sustainable Government, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

  • Dr Chris Riedy, Assoc Professor, Institute for Sustainable Futures and President of Climate Action Network Australia

  • Kristen Jackson, Manager Sustainability Planning, City of Whittlesea

  • Chris Chung, Team Leader Environmental Sustainability, Auburn City Council

  • Panel Discussion: Responding to Direct Action and other environmental reforms

  • Brett Hedger, Greenhouse Programs Officer, City of Port Phillip

  • Fil Cerone, Principal Manager Sustainability & Systems, Transport Projects Division, Transport for NSW
     
  • Andrew Terracini, Australian Water Accounting Standards Manager, Water Markets and Water Accounting Standards Unit, Bureau of Meteorology

  • Tina Perfrement, Future Proofing Geelong, Planning Strategy and Urban Growth, City of Greater Geelong

  • Auckland City Council

  • Heather Zeppel, Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development, University of Southern Queensland

  • Fran Macdonald, Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action Coordinator

  • Debbie Firestone, Sustainability Program Leader, Tweed Shire Council

  • Liam Ryan, Principal Policy Officer, Resource Efficiency Policy Branch, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

  • Amy Devine, Senior Project Officer – Clean Energy, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

  • Erin Laurie, Environmental Sustainability Strategy Officer, City of Whittlesea
  • Dr Carla Mooney, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Water Markets and Accounting Standards Unit, Bureau of Meteorology

  • Chris Lee, Senior Team Leader Impacts and Adaptation, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

 

2014 DATES & VENUE

The 2014 Government Sustainability Conference will be held on Tuesday, August 12 and Wednesday, August 13 at Doltone House at Pyrmont, Sydney – a short walk from the city’s Darling Harbour precinct.

This conference will follow on from the highly successful 2013 Government Sustainability Conference, which attracted more than 200 attendees.

WHO WILL ATTEND:

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

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


This conference is staged by EnviroInfo, a division of CommStrat, publisher of Local Government News and Council Manager magazine.

 

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  • When

  • Tuesday, 12 August, 2014 - Wednesday, 13 August, 2014
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    AUS Eastern Time (Melbourne)

  • Where

  • Doltone House
    48 Pirrama Road
    Pyrmont, New South Wales 2000
    Australia
    02 8571 0622

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