UDIA WA 2018 State Conference 

Developing WA

AS THE LEADING VOICE REPRESENTING THE DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY, UDIA IS DEDICATED TO DELIVERING TAILORED EVENTS FOCUSED ON DEVELOPMENT (ACROSS ALL SECTORS).

Held in the picturesque location of Bunker Bay, the State Conference brings together industry representatives for two days of informative presentations, discussion and debate.

The ultimate knowledge sharing platform, the annual State Conference is a chance for attendees to receive the latest industry updates, market intelligence and insights into the year ahead, and examine all aspects of property and development in WA; What’s working? What’s not? What can we do to remove barriers to success? What does development in WA look like in the years ahead? How can industry work together to deliver best practice?

With presenters of the highest calibre, and sessions structured to encourage interactive participation and two way discussion, delegates will undertake a concentrated, focused and thorough course of learning, ensuring they depart with all the data and information needed to arm themselves for business success in the year ahead.

But – it’s not just about knowledge! Much of the value of the retreat is derived from the opportunity to foster and grow industry contacts.

The program is intentionally designed to facilitate intensive relationship building, allowing delegates in-depth engagement with long standing, new and prospective business partners.

If you work in the development industry, make sure you’re registered to attend. We look forward to welcoming you there.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – PROFESSOR IAN HARPER

IAN HARPER IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S BEST KNOWN ECONOMISTS. HE HAS WORKED CLOSELY WITH GOVERNMENTS, BANKS, CORPORATES AND LEADING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRMS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL.

He recently chaired the Federal Government’s Competition Policy Review, a “root and branch” review of Australia’s competition policy, laws and regulators, and is often asked to comment on economic and financial issues in the media. In May 2016, Ian was appointed as a part-time member of the Reserve Bank of Australia board for a five year term.

In March 2011 Ian joined Deloitte Access Economics as a Partner, following a 25-year academic career including 16 years in various roles at the Melbourne Business School. Ian was elected Emeritus Professor of the University of Melbourne on his departure.

From December 2005 to July 2009, Ian Harper served as inaugural Chairman of the Australian Fair Pay Commission, and from January 2011 to February 2012, he was one of three panellists chosen to review Victoria’s state finances. As a member of the celebrated Wallis Inquiry, he was at the forefront of financial market reform in Australia.

Ian is currently a member of the Australian Advisory Board of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2000 and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2009.

WEDNESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY: ARRIVAL & WELCOME DINNER

7.00pm            Welcome Dinner Address; Reflections from an Industry Icon – insights and thoughts on planning &                             development in WA from the outgoing Chairman of WAPC, Eric Lumsden

THURSDAY 1ST MARCH: DAY ONE

8.45-9.30am   Ministerial opening & address                                                                                                                                                                              Minister for Transport’ Planning and Lands the Hon. Rita Saffioti, MLA

9.30-10.30am  Key Note Address; The Future of Development – economics, politics & change                                                                                         Prof Ian Harper, Deloitte Access Economics
10.30-11.00am Panel discussion
11.00-11.30am MORNING TEA
11.30-12.00pm  Housing Authority Update; major projects planned for 2018 and beyond
12.00-12.30pm LandCorp Update; Major projects planned for 2018 and beyond

12.30-1.00pm   Developing Intentions – an update on the MRA/LandCorp merger. What to expect for 2018; key time frames and general information relating to the process of change
1.00-2.00pm LUNCH
2.00-3.00pm     A Developing WA; Demographics & population growth: Emerging Trends and Opportunities
3.00-3.30pm     South West Major Projects Update; Development opportunities now & into the future
3.30-4.00pm AFTERNOON TEA
4.00-4.45pm     Metronet precincts, infrastructure & growth; opportunities for industry
4.45-5.00pm     UDIA National Advocacy Priorities Update
6.00-10.30pm COCKTAIL FUNCTION – with live band The Sub-Dividers 

FRIDAY 2ND MARCH: DAY TWO

9.00-10.00am  Key note presentation: Creating Vibrant Communities
10.00-10.30am Panel discussion
10.30-10.45am MORNING TEA
10.45-11.15am   Planning reform: improving the system to support development

11.15-11.35am    Infrastructure WA – The who, what, where and why of the Governments new Infrastructure                                  Policy

11.35-11.45am    Q&A with Evan Jones and Lance Glare
11.45-12noon     Official close
1.30-3.30pm OPTIONAL LONG TABLE WINERY LUNCH – transport to & from the venue offered free of charge


 


Event Details

Date: 28 Feb 2018
Time: 3 Day Event - Starting 7pm on Wednesday 28th February and concluding at 1pm on Friday 2nd March
Location: Bunker Bay Resort, South West WA