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Platinum Sponsors

At Urbis, we have one simple goal – to shape the cities and communities for a better future. It’s something we achieve by drawing together a network of the brightest minds. Think of Urbis as a creative community of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions. So, what does this mean for you?

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Whether you engage with us in the areas of planning, design, policy, heritage, valuations, transactions, economics or research, you know you’re dealing with the experts who will connect you to a better outcome, every time. We help you achieve remarkable, sustainable outcomes – places or policies that work, that make our cities and communities better.

Find out more at urbis.com.au

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Encompassing an area of more than 1,000km2 the City of Swan holds stewardship over a beautifully diverse expanse of land, rich in natural assets with a mountain range cascading into a fertile valley surrounded by rangelands through which rivers flow and biodiversity thrives.

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Our population and dwelling numbers have doubled over the last 20 years, the majority resulting from greenfield developments. Our proactive approach to future growth ensures all developments include high levels of public amenity, infrastructure and sustainability for our communities both now and into the future.

Our local planning strategy supports excellence in urban design and environmental management; some developments receiving national and international awards. Our strong population growth parallels the growth of our local economy with our gross regional product now in excess of $9 billion, almost 10,000 actively trading businesses and our top three industries of employment (manufacturing, health care/social assistance, construction) providing almost 30,000 of the 72,000 jobs in Swan. Our employment self-sufficiency remains strong with more jobs in Swan than the number of employed residents.

Please join us as we highlight our history and heritage, areas of industrial, commercial and residential development, enjoy lunch in the Swan Valley and explore the World’s best master-planned community at Ellenbrook.

www.swan.wa.gov.au

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Gold Sponsors

LandCorp is realising the potential of land for all Western Australians.Our role is unique. We operate Statewide to create large and small developments to meet current and future needs. We adopt an integrated approach and act commercially, providing a return to government for reinvestment.

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A key focus is growing WA in a planned and sustainable way, an approach which is embedded in regional town and city development, urban city revitalisation and strategic infrastructure development.

Social and environmental benefits are achieved by reducing reliance on cars, increasing social interaction at the local level and enhancing economic benefit such as increased local employment. Triple bottom line outcomes are crucial when planning and delivering all developments with an ultimate aim to support economic and employment growth and deliver tangible community benefit.

We encourage innovation in the property sector through our many innovative demonstration projects.

www.landcorp.com.au

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The City of Perth is revitalising urban spaces into thriving new centres, with parks, public places and facilities that celebrate the city’s natural and built form. An unprecedented rate of change and expansion has transformed our riverside City and reinforces Perth’s position as a contemporary, cosmopolitan capital.

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Billions of dollars have been invested in major projects, from attractive world-class sporting and entertainment venues to a new museum. Perth is Western Australia’s Capital City, with its idyllic climate, enviable lifestyle, natural landscapes and multicultural heritage, Perth is an attractive place for people to work, live, visit and invest. There has never been a better time to experience the city of Perth.

www.perth.wa.gov.au

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Planning Solutions

Complex made simple

At Planning Solutions we understand that communities are complex arrangements of interconnected parts and there is never one answer to any planning question.

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With our handpicked staff of statutory planning experts we specialise in navigating a clear path for our clients to follow, providing strong direction, unfailing support and a proven track record.

We are dedicated to presenting innovative, economical, and simple solutions for every project, regardless of size or complexity. Working closely with an extensive network of professionals in the property development industry, we will supply expert advice and representation through all aspects of urban and regional planning.

www.planningsolutions.com.au

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Silver Sponsors

The Western Australian Planning Commission takes a lead role in shaping the future of Western Australia in a sustainable manner through a whole-of-government approach integrated strategic and statutory land use planning, land development and infrastructure coordination. The Commission has statewide responsibility for urban, rural and regional land use planning and land development.

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The Commission’s role is prescribed in the Planning and Development Act 2005 and includes:

  • providing advice to the Minister for Planning , local government and others on land use planning, land development and infrastructure coordination;
  • preparing and keeping under review land use planning polices, schemes, strategies and plans;
  • planning for the coordinated provision of infrastructure;
  • acquiring, developing, maintaining and managing land assets reserved by the Commission under a region planning scheme or improvement scheme; and
  • regulating integrated land-use planning through land use and statutory planning controls and approvals.
  • Undertake research and develop planning methods and models related to land use planning and development.

There are 15 Commission Board members under the leadership of Chairman Eric Lumsden PSM.

www.dplh.wa.gov.au

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Barista Sponsor

REMPLAN is a pioneer in the field of regional economic analysis and is the developer of REMPLAN Economy, a cloud based economic modelling and analysis system that makes the complex simple. The REMPLAN economic system is used by State / Territory and Federal Government agencies, economic development boards, local governments, universities and consultants across Australia.

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In addition to REMPLAN Economy software, REMPLAN now deliver:

  • REMPLAN Community software & online community, economy and investment profiles;
  • Cost Benefit Analysis and Drive time modelling
  • Population & employment forecasting

Spun-off from La Trobe University in 2006, REMPLAN continues to undertake research in regional economics and planning by providing area-specific data, impact modelling of economic and demographic data via online resources and consulting services.

See us at our exhibition stand or contact the team on; 1300 737 443 [email protected]

www.remplan.com.au

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Workshop and Session Sponsors

Healthy Active by Design – designing an active, healthier Australia Research shows that the way we design and build our communities can impact our health and wellbeing. Healthy living and physical activity can be supported through the design of our streets, parks and recreational facilities, as well as where we locate our homes and services such as schools, public transport and retail.

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The award winning Healthy Active by Design (HAbD) resource is the first online tool enabling planners, developers, urban designers, sport, recreation and health professionals to work together in designing locally inspired healthy, active communities.The tool covers eight key design features and includes:

  • Case studies and examples to illustrate and inform planning decisions, the design of new developments, retrofitting (‘urban infill’) communities and infrastructure planning.
  • The latest academic evidence and practical advice on how to implement each design feature.
  • Quick links to relevant policies.
  • User friendly checklists, providing a list of strategies and ideas that urban planners, developers and designers can use when creating, preparing and assessing new or existing developments.

For more information and access to free tools and resources, visit the Healthy Active by Design website.

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The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) is a national resource for researchers, policy and decision-makers. AURIN provides a robust, secure and powerful online environment that allows all levels of government, academia and researchers to access quality data.

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Researchers across Australia are using AURIN to access research-ready data on issues surrounding health and wellbeing, socio-economic metrics, transportation, and utilising over 100 analytical tools in our AURIN Portal, designed by experts for the spatial research community.

These tools cover a range of applications, assisting in a range of possible analysis such as neighbourhood walkability, industry clustering, scenario modelling and statistical analysis.

Users of our Portal are also able to upload their own data securely into their personal workspace, “MyAURIN.” Combining a researchers own data with 2300 datasets available through AURIN opens limitless possibilities for research.

By accessing data through the AURIN portal a user has instant access to licensed data that is quick to retrieve and explore in an easy to use geospatial environment.

www.aurin.org.au

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Welcome Function Sponsor

HASSELL is a leading international design practice with studios in Australia, China, South East Asia and the United Kingdom.

We judge the success of the buildings and places we design by the way people use and enjoy them – the clients who commission them, the people who inhabit them. Good design is about helping clients meet their needs and objectives. It is also about the way people feel when they experience it, a sense of meaning, connection and belonging.

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Our design values are shared globally across all the HASSELL studios, by the talented people who work in them: architects, interior designers, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and specialist consultants.

We work together in integrated design teams because they produce the best outcomes for our clients. The increasingly complex projects that clients bring to us demand a culture built on collaboration, creativity, and innovation in design thinking and delivery.

Openness and empathy with our clients ensure their interests are at the heart of everything we design.

www.hassellstudio.com

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YPConnect – The Place Making Challenge sponsor

LandCorp is realising the potential of land for all Western Australians.Our role is unique. We operate Statewide to create large and small developments to meet current and future needs. We adopt an integrated approach and act commercially, providing a return to government for reinvestment.

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A key focus is growing WA in a planned and sustainable way, an approach which is embedded in regional town and city development, urban city revitalisation and strategic infrastructure development.

Social and environmental benefits are achieved by reducing reliance on cars, increasing social interaction at the local level and enhancing economic benefit such as increased local employment. Triple bottom line outcomes are crucial when planning and delivering all developments with an ultimate aim to support economic and employment growth and deliver tangible community benefit.

We encourage innovation in the property sector through our many innovative demonstration projects.

www.landcorp.com.au

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National Awards for Planning Excellence

Category Sponsor

Lavan is an independent Western Australian law firm. We bring to our clients a specialised local knowledge, local networks and a first hand understanding of the Western Australian business community.As a full service law firm, Lavan can provide assistance for your projects from commencement to completion, addressing issues from property and planning to banking and finance, construction and contracts or litigation.

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Of specific interest to PIA’s members is Lavan’s Planning, Environment and Land Compensation team. The team has acted on numerous landmark projects, large scale developments and high profile litigation matters over the past 10 years and is one of the largest and most experienced private sector planning law teams in Western Australia. This means that Lavan’s team has the expertise, industry knowledge and contacts to advocate your interests, expedite the approval process and provide practical and commercial solutions to ensure your objectives and competitive deadlines are met.

www.lavan.com.au

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