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School Planning Design and Construction

Building adaptable learning environments that effectively serve the country, its growing population and the needs of students and teachers. Register now.

23-24 May 2017 | Novotel on Collins, Melbourne

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K-12, Government and SME rates available - See pricing below


Australia’s existing school infrastructure is struggling to meet the ongoing demand for places, making the development of further infrastructure a major priority for all state governments.

In 2016 NSW Treasury pledged an additional $1billion towards the building of new schools; bringing the total budget to $2.6billion for the next four years. The Victorian Government recently declared their bid to become an ‘education state’ allocating $1.1billion of funding to the sector in the same year. Meanwhile, Queensland are set to spend $667million on new schools between 2016-17.

Creating long term value within these new learning environments is a key consideration. Modern classrooms must be adaptable; capable of accommodating substantial population increases, as well as advances in technology and pedagogy.

With this in mind, Informa is delighted to be hosting its annual School Planning Design & Construction conference, on 23-24 May 2017 in Melbourne.

The event will serve as a platform for school planners to meet experts in the field of design, architecture and pedagogy, and work towards building a school system which effectively serves the needs of its region, teachers and students.

Key topics for discussions:

  • Overview of current, recent & future projects
  • Delivering quality learning spaces where communities need them
  • Creating modern learning environments: What teachers are looking for and how best to implement changing practices


Jenny Atta

Deputy Secretary Infrastructure and Finance Services Group, Department of Education and Training Victoria

Ross Treadwell

Executive Director - Infrastructure, Department For Education & Child Development South Australia

Andrew Cortese

Joint Managing Partner, Grimshaw Australia

Julian Soper

Associate Principal, Arup

Louise Browne

Associate Principal, Grimshaw

Richard Leonard

Director, Hayball Architects

Derek Scott

Principal, Haileybury

Nicholas Adkins

Partner, Allens

Sammy Isreb

Division Director, Macquarie Capital

Sam Marshall

Senior Manager, Development & Delivery, Macquarie Capital

Stacey Ong

Senior Manager - Business Performance & Value, PwC

Tony McCabe

Group Director - Capital Works, NSW Dept. of Education

Dr Ben Cleveland

University of Melbourne

Cathryn Grant

Senior Access Consultant, Architecture & Access

Dr Briony Scott

Principal, Wenona School

Jeremy Ludowyke

Principal, Melbourne High School

Darren Atkinson

Principal, Aquinas College

Max Chester OAM

Director, Max Chester, Architects

Catherine Misson

Principal, Melbourne Girls Grammar School

Associate Professor Wesley Imms

Head, Visual Art and Design Education – Learning Environments Applied Research Network, University of Melbourne

when & where

23 - 24 May 2017

Novotel on Collins, Melbourne
270 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 (0)3 9667 5800

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Still have a question?

Jamie Birch
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4360

Paul Towle
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4422

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