EIANZ Western Sydney Forum

EIANZ is inviting registrations for its Western Sydney forum, a one-day event developed by EIANZ focussing on environmental matters specifically impacting Western Sydney. This all day event has been developed in conjunction with the main EIANZ Conference based in the Sydney CBD on the 1st and 2nd of November and shares the same theme – Imagine! The forum will be held the day before the EIANZ 2018 Annual Conference on Wednesday 31 October 2018. 

The Western Sydney forum will focus on the key environmental challenges facing this region.The program will include an opening address by the Environment Commissioner from Greater Sydney Commission, followed presentations focusing on heat, water, transport and green space, with a panel session at the end to provide a more wholistic discussion. The presentations will include talks by the representatives of various organisations including the Metro team at Transport for NSW, Western Sydney Parklands, and the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils. 

A ticket for the Forum includes entry in the EIANZ 2018 annual Conference welcome drinks that will be held on the corporate balcony of law firm, and Conference Partner, Clayton Utz.

The forum package includes:

  • Presentations from key leaders on heat, water, green infrastructure and transport
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea
  • Access to the welcome reception

 Wednesday 31 October 2018  
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm (followed by Welcome drinks at Clayton Utz from 5:30pm)
Where: Parkroyal, Parramatta – 30 Phillip street, Parramatta

EIANZ Members  $150
Non-members*  $250


Click below to read more about our speakers

Brendon Baker, Sydney Metro – A new railway for Western Sydney

Over the past decade, Brendon Baker has played a significant role in the planning, development and delivery of Sydney Metro – Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project.

His current focus is on growing the future provision of public transport to connect and transform major metropolitan centres, in particular taking on the Project Development Director role for the new Sydney Metro West project.

Prior to joining Sydney Metro within Transport for NSW, Brendon worked for CSIRO and the NSW Department of Planning in urban planning roles.

Charles Casuscelli, WSROC – Heat Resilience in Western Sydney

Charles Casuscelli is the CEO of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) representing the collective interests of Local Government in Western Sydney. Charles is also appointed as an Australian Defence Force Liaison Officer (Army) and provides advice to the NSW State Government on Emergency Management. Formerly he was the State Member for Strathfield (Legislative Assembly) between 2011 and 2015, and was appointed Chair of the NSW Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee.
Charles has held a number of senior executive appointments in the public and private sectors. In particular Charles worked at the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority as the NSW Transport Management Centre’s Project Director/GM and was responsible for the operational management of the NSW road network.

Beck Dawson, City of Sydney – Heat Resilience in Western Sydney

Beck Dawson is the Chief Resilience Officer for metropolitan Sydney, hosted by the City of Sydney Council as part of the 100 Resilient Cities Network. Beck led the development and now implementation of the Resilient Sydney Strategy, working with governments, business and the community to build collaboration and investment for a stronger, more connected and resilient city. As a property sustainability expert, Beck’s background is in long-term planning and investment in the natural and urban built environments. She was previously the General Manager Corporate Sustainability at Investa Property Group and worked on leading Australian property sector and resilience committees

Mat Santamouris, UNSW – Mitigation potential of water and evaporative cooling

M. Santamouris is Professor of High Performance Architecture at UNSW, and Professor in the University of Athens, Greece. Visiting Professor : Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University London, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Brunnel University and National University of Singapore. Past President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece. Editor in Chief of the Energy and Buildings Journal, Past Editor in Chief of the Advances Building Energy Research, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and Member of the Editorial Board of 14 Journals. Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, published by Earthscan Science Publishers. Editor and author of 14 international books published by Earthscan, Springer, etc. Author of 320 scientific articles published in journals. Reviewer of research projects in 29 countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, etc.

Roderick Simpson, Greater Sydney Commission – Opening Address

Roderick Simpson is the Environment Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission. He is an architect and urban designer, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney having previously been the director of the Urban Design and Urbanism Programs at the University of Sydney. Rod was instrumental in the Sustainable Sydney 2030 Strategy and in the development of BASIX and PRECINX. He has been member of a wide range of housing, transport and architectural design review panels and is currently a trustee of Sydney Living Museums.

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