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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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Sponsor Spotlight


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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Sponsor Spotlight


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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Satterley Property Group is an Australian leader in infill and greenfield masterplanned residential communities.

Nigel Satterley founded the Satterley in 1980 and is a sought-after industry expert on Australian residential housing markets and cycles, taking on advisory roles to the Australian Federal Government and working with all levels of government to improve housing affordability.

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Satterley operates in three Australian states dominating the West Australian land market and rapidly gaining market share in Victoria and Queensland.

The company has a proven track record in delivering award-winning communities. It has been a finalist in more than 100 national and state industry awards including national and state PIA Awards.

Satterley is committed to the planning profession, as a key partner in achieving successful development outcomes and has sponsored the annual PIA State Conference Student Scholarship since 2009.

Trust, quality and strong financial performance are the keystones of the company and the brand name has become one that people know and trust.

More than 250,000 people choose to call a Satterley community home. People know that when they move into one of Satterley’s masterplanned communities they are purchasing a lifestyle, not just a postcode – a place that meets their current and future needs.

satterley.com.au/

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Exclusive Airline Partner

Qantas is delighted to be the major airline sponsor for PIA’s 2018 National Planning Congress being held in Perth. Qantas, are offering registered delegates and travel partner’s special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal. When booking, use the code PIA18 to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.

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Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline. With a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, and world class customer service; Qantas offers a truly global network proposition for delegates travelling to Perth for the PIA Congress 2018.

www.qantas.com

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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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Refreshment Breaks Sponsor

Extent Heritage are leaders in heritage and archaeological consulting specialising in Built Heritage, Indigenous Heritage and Archaeology. We have provided heritage advice to Australia, and the Asia Pacific region, for over two decades.

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We are set apart by our dedication to quality research, investment in our people and close engagement with our clients to understand their needs, manage their risks and provide excellent heritage outcomes. We are passionate about conserving, understanding and interpreting heritage because it tells the stories of people, cultures and communities.

With teams based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth we provide a single point of service for all your heritage assessment and management requirements.

Our heritage advisors can provide specialist conservation advice and undertake built, industrial, landscape, movable and heritage curtilage assessment. Our multidisciplinary team of archaeologists and built heritage specialists deliver seamless conservation advice on sites with extant structures and subsurface archaeological features. Our core archaeological expertise is supported by a range of in-house experts in historical research, community and stakeholder engagement, spatial analysis, artefact analysis, conservation management and interpretation.

extent.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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RAC is proud to be leading Australia’s very first Automated Vehicle Trial right here in Western Australia. Since 2015, RAC has been working to test and evaluate a fully autonomous, electric shuttle bus and on the 31st August 2016, with the support from the WA State Government and the City of South Perth, we launched our Automated Vehicle Trial on public roads.

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There have been many innovations and advances in transport technology over the last 100 years.

Now, we are on the cusp of one of the biggest disruptions to transport as we know it.

Automated vehicle (AV) technology is rapidly advancing and these vehicles could deliver many benefits, including improved mobility and independence for many, and reduced crash risk and severity by removing human error from the driving task.

Our Trial is not a pursuit of technology for technology’s sake, but a commitment to ensure AV technology can be applied to solve urban and regional mobility challenges in Australia.

We want to ensure that our community, industry and government alike have an opportunity to experience an automated vehicle in a complex traffic environment while the technology remains largely in development.

By working together with our partners we’re one step closer to readying Australia for the safe transition to automated vehicles and our future world of safer, easier and cleaner mobility.

rac.com.au

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Concurrent Session Sponsor

At Walker Corporation we’re proud to be Australia’s largest private, diversified development company. We’ve over 50 years’ experience and have delivered over 1000 projects that span the length and width of Australia, and internationally: in America, Canada, Fiji and Malaysia.

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We’re one of the few developers with expertise across all areas of the property spectrum, from residential through to master planned communities, retail, commercial, industrial and resort living. What is most important to us is that they serve their respective communities well, incorporating leading edge engineering, technology and ecologically sustainable development practises.

Our Executive Chairman, Lang Walker AO, is at the helm leading our highly experienced team. His eye for detail brings precision and practicality to all aspects of our business, with his passion and enthusiasm for development apparent in everything we do.

Today, we have a project pipeline of $25 billion of work to complete in the next 15 years. During this time, it is expected that we will deliver 40,000 lots across our many communities, 11 commercial towers, 25,000 dwellings in Malaysia and 6,000 apartments in Australia alone.

Our proven track record is evident in our completed projects and extensive pipeline of future projects, of which there are many.

www.walkercorp.com.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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2018 YPConnect – Interactive Enterprise Session 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 Sponsors

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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At Walker Corporation we’re proud to be Australia’s largest private, diversified development company. We’ve over 50 years’ experience and have delivered over 1000 projects that span the length and width of Australia, and internationally: in America, Canada, Fiji and Malaysia.

Read more

We’re one of the few developers with expertise across all areas of the property spectrum, from residential through to master planned communities, retail, commercial, industrial and resort living. What is most important to us is that they serve their respective communities well, incorporating leading edge engineering, technology and ecologically sustainable development practises.

Our Executive Chairman, Lang Walker AO, is at the helm leading our highly experienced team. His eye for detail brings precision and practicality to all aspects of our business, with his passion and enthusiasm for development apparent in everything we do.

Today, we have a project pipeline of $25 billion of work to complete in the next 15 years. During this time, it is expected that we will deliver 40,000 lots across our many communities, 11 commercial towers, 25,000 dwellings in Malaysia and 6,000 apartments in Australia alone.

Our proven track record is evident in our completed projects and extensive pipeline of future projects, of which there are many.

www.walkercorp.com.au/

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