CCF Regional Chapter Forum - Ballarat

Join us for our upcoming CCF Victoria Regional Chapter Dinner in Ballarat! This is a great opportunity to network with contractors and suppliers in your local area! This dinner event will include discussions on key issues currently facing the civil construction industry, as well as presentations on CCF’s latest advocacy work and new initiatives, designed to benefit the civil construction industry. If you are registered, please save the date, and if you haven’t registered yet, please make sure you do to not miss this vital industry forum that will be relevant to all civil companies in the Ballarat region!

Event Host: Annie Kessell
Client Services Officer – West, CCF Victoria


Guest Speakers:

Vaughn Notting
Executive Manager Infrastructure, City of Ballarat

Vaughn holds the position of Executive Manager Infrastructure at the City of Ballarat.  He joined the City in March 2018 and has over 18 years’ experience as a municipal engineer working across five separate municipalities. Vaughn is a former ADF officer and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil).  He has extensive leadership training via his military training, IPWEA and LGPro.

A key part of the role is the delivery of the City’s Capital Works Program including a $10.0M local road construction program, $5.0M civil works program and other standalone projects.  Another key component is the development front where the City is gifted approximately $35M worth of new assets each year as new subdivision development expands to Ballarat’s West.

Vaughn will be discussing contractor relationships and the upcoming program of works for the 2022/23 FY.  Also discussed will be the introduction of sustainable recycled products currently finding their way into the civil construction industry and other civil works products currently under trial at the City of Ballarat.

Garry Holding
Industry Advisor, Industry Capability Network

Diverse background in training, product launch, manufacturing, business development. With ICN Victoria for the past 3 years 9 months as Grampians Regional Industry Advisor.

Worked on projects throughout Victoria including North East Link, Melbourne Metro Bus Franchise, Next Generation Trams, Xtrapolis 2.0 trains, Windfarms, Solar Farms, Road projects, Schools and Hospitals.

Presentation information:

  • ICN Gateway platform
  • Updating your business profile
  • Regional Activity
  • Opportunities
  • Social Procurement.

Jeff Haydon
General Manager, Central Highlands Water

Jeff has worked at Central Highlands Water for the past 12 years as a General Manager with responsibilities for Infrastructure Planning, Growth and Development, Asset Management, Water Resource Management, Water Treatment, Laboratory Services and Sustainability.

Prior to Central Highlands Water, Jeff worked as the Executive Director of Infrastructure Services at the City of Ballarat for four years and has had over six years of engineering consulting experience in a senior infrastructure planning role.

Jeff has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Melbourne, a Masters of Business Administration at Federation University and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.


In light of the current global pandemic situation, CCF Victoria has taken preventative measures in order to ensure the safety of our delegates, partners and members of staff thus reducing the risk of spreading the virus. As such, and to be able to attend our event, we will require for you to adhere to the following measures:

  • Do not attend if you are displaying signs/symptoms of COVID-19 (these typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath).
  • Upon arrival you will need to present a confirmation of your vaccination status.
  • You are required to wear a mask in confined areas (e.g. lifts).
  • There are hand sanitising stations around the building. Please use these regularly.
  • You are certain that you have not been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of COVID-19.

We will continue to monitor the situation and official updates on government guidance with respect to Covid-19 and as a result, please bear in mind that our event may be affected by this and could be postponed or cancelled.