2023 CCF Land Development & Water Sector Breakfast plus AGM
Victoria’s construction sector – including civil contractors, land and urban developers – continue to face significant structural and market-based challenges.
Mounting construction productivity losses compounded by soaring numbers of weary construction businesses entering administration paint a bleak picture for the immediate future; raising additional concerns about how to fix a system seemingly at breaking point.
In partnership with the Association of Land Development Engineers and Urban Development Institute of Australia (Victoria), we invite you to join your industry peers at our Land Development and Water Sector breakfast to hear more about advocacy efforts under way to address these issues.
The breakfast will feature a new Industry Whitepaper presentation, Capacity constraints in the Civil, Land Development and Infrastructure Industries, followed by a panel discussion with industry leaders, exploring potential solutions.
Panellists and Presenters
General Manager of Operations – Millar | Merrigan & President of Association of Land Development Engineers (ALDE)
With more than 20 years civil engineering experience across medium to large sized consultancies, Sehon is an established people and change manager having grown and structured ample, diverse teams and oversees company wide operations in his current role. With a particular interest in nurturing talent, mentoring, encouraging STEM to attract graduates to the industry, he has served on the ALDE board for 6 years and is the current President. He has contributed to joint advocacy efforts with UDIA and CCF on matters affecting the land development industry at large and has actively worked to communicate the variety of drivers that can play a part within the industry
Chief Executive Officer – CCF Victoria
Lisa is a highly qualified, experienced executive and transformational leader with over 20 years’ experience in management, human resources and education/training. Recently Lisa has been a leader and advocate for innovation and driving future skills development across the Water Industry nationally. She is a strategic advisor to industry, invited to sit on a number of industry committees and is highly networked.
Lisa will be providing attendees with an update on the initiatives currently underway by CCF Victoria around training, representation, advocacy, and other major upcoming events for Contractors and Associates to be aware of.
National Manager – Urban Engineering , Urban Communities – SMEC
Stephen is a Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in engineering design and project management in urban development and civil infrastructure fields. He first joined SMEC in 1994 after a three year period working in local government. Stephen has principally worked from the SMEC Melbourne office, and also has managed two small regional offices in the early phase of his career. As well as undertaking project delivery roles such as Project Manager and Project Director, Stephen has also held various management positions in his time at SMEC.
Stephen is actively involved in industry associations, and has previously been a board member of the Association of Land Development Engineers (ALDE), including being holding the role of President for two years. He is currently a committee member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Greenfield Infrastructure Committee.
Managing Director – Califam Constructions
Anthony is a qualified civil engineer with extensive experience delivering services to a diverse range of projects, in both the government and private sector.
Anthony currently holds the position of Managing Director at Califam Constructions. Established in 1974, Califam Constructions has worked extensively throughout Greater Melbourne, specialising in Earthmoving and Civil Construction, with particular expertise in providing hydraulic infrastructure services. In addition to their pivotal area of expertise is sewerage reticulation and trunk outfall works, Califam also delivers world-class services to drainage and water supply projects.
Senior Consultant, Urban Economics & Sustainability – Urbis
Ryan is a senior economist and principal consultant on the Civil Construction and Land Development whitepaper. He is passionate about economic ecosystems, and how industry and policymakers can work together to maximise positive impact on people and places.
As part of Urbis’ national Urban Economics & Sustainability team, Ryan co-authors the Urbis monthly Top 6 Property Macros and Urbis’ house view, with chief economist Richard Gibbs. Beyond this, Ryan has worked both nationally and internationally across government and non-government clients on workforce development, economic research and evaluation, and strategic assessments of policy and built-form developments of various types and scales. Ryan brings a global best-practice lens to advising his clients on economic and policy decisions.