Public Forum - Anything is possible: Engineering a Smart Bendigo for future liveability

Public Forum - Anything is possible: Engineering a Smart Bendigo for future liveability

This year’s Joseph Brady Public Forum, open to local industry and the community, will feature a panel of speakers exploring how we can engineer a prosperous regional future. Moderated by former Victorian Premier the Hon. John Brumby AO, the panel will explore strategies to enhance future liveability in expanding regional cities, with topics spanning infrastructure, transport, economics, sustainability and more.

The public forum is free to attend - we hope you can join us as we explore how we can best engineer a Smart Bendigo.


The Hon. John Brumby AO: Chancellor, La Trobe University

The Hon. John Brumby is the former Premier of Victoria (2007-10), and has immense experience in public life. The Hon. John Brumby AO is current Chancellor of La Trobe University in Bendigo and an Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Dr Collette Burke: Chief Engineer of Victoria

As the inaugural Chief Engineer of Victoria, Dr Collette Burke provides advice to the Government on major project design and delivery and leads key engineering initiatives. Dr Burke has more than 25 years’ experience in the Engineering and Construction industry, working across telecommunications, road, tunnel, rail, building, marine and other major infrastructure.

Tim Dunlop: CEO, RMG

Tim Dunlop is the CEO of RMG, proving project and engineering services throughout regional Australia to the Transports, Property and Buildings and Water Sectors. Tim is a Project Manager and Civil Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in design consultation, construction management and project management, and has been integral to the delivery of high-level infrastructure projects all over Australia.

Dr Bronwyn Evans: CEO, Engineers Australia

Dr Bronwyn Evans is the CEO Engineers Australia, and has a wealth of leadership, commercial and policy expertise, gained across a career spanning both corporate and not-for-profit roles in Australia and globally. Dr Evans was recently the CEO of Standards Australia, and was recognized as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers in 2014 and 2015. 

Veena Sahajwalla: Scienta Professor, University of New South Wales

Professor Veena Sahajwalla is the Director of the cutting-edge Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre at the University of New South Wales, and is internationally recognised for revolutionising recycling science. Many people will also recognise her as the resident engineer on the panel of ABC TV's New Inventors. Professor Sahajwalla’s approach to tackling some of the world’s biggest problems focuses not only on sustainability and the environment, but solutions that can also provide social and economic benefits.

Professor Sahajwalla will also participate in Sunday's Public Forum - 'Anything is possible: Engineering a Smart Bendigo for future liveability'.

Peter Seamer AM: Director, Planning Strategies Pty Ltd

Author of Breaking Point, the Future of Australian Cities, Peter Seamer AM has a wealth of experience in urban planning, infrastructure, finance and management. Mr Seamer was the CEO of the Victorian Planning Authority for ten years, the CEO of Federation Square during its building phase, and has been the CEO of several cities.


24 / 11 / 2019 - 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Registration Closes
24 / 11 / 2019 02:00 pm
Bendigo Town Hall
189-193 Hargraves Street
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