2024 Regional Forum - Ballarat

Join us for the 2024 CCF Ballarat Regional Forum! The annual CCF Regionals provide an excellent opportunity for local contractors, industry stakeholders and suppliers to Connect, Collaborate & Contribute. This industry event will feature insightful discussions on local projects, project pipelines, industry initiatives and workshop challenges confronting the civil construction industry. Moreover, attendees will gain valuable insights into CCF's recent advocacy efforts and innovative initiatives aimed at bolstering the sector. Book now for this indispensable industry forum tailored to meet the needs of businesses operating within the Ballarat region and surrounds. Don't miss out!

Special Guest Speakers

Stuart Benjamin
Chair of RDA Grampians

Stuart Benjamin is the Chair of RDA Grampians and has been leading the committee since 2012. 

A strong advocate for the region, Stuart has over 25 years’ experience across multiple business sectors and is the Director of the Elmstone Property Group – a multi-faceted land and construction group operating across Western Victoria – as well as the Director of Aviation Accommodation Australia. 

Stuart also chairs the Small Business Ministerial Council (SBMC) and the Grampians New Energy Taskforce (GNeT) – working across the region to lead new approaches and practices to drive a low-carbon economy in Victoria. 

Prior to these roles, Stuart was the Chair of the Australian domain name regulator auDA, founding Chair of Ballarat Regional Tourism Board and previously held a board position at Enterprising Committees (trading as VERB), a not-for-profit with a focus on strengthening the connections between communities. 

Born and raised in regional Victoria, Stuart studied and worked around the globe before settling in Ballarat in 2000 where he now lives with his four children. 

Vaughn Notting
Executive Manager Infrastructure – City of Ballarat 

Vaughn Notting is the Executive Manager Infrastructure at the City of Ballarat.  Vaughn has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and has over 20 years’ experience in Local Government across 5 local Government areas in Victoria.  Before Local Government, Vaughn has 7 years’ experience in managing his own business as the Regional Master Franchisee for VIP Car Care Geelong and has also served for 6 years as an officer in the Australian Army as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot.