CCF Regional Chapter Forum - Warragul

Join us for our upcoming CCF Victoria Regional Chapter Dinner in Warragul! This is a great opportunity to network with contractors and suppliers in your local area! This dinner event will include discussions with local leaders and stakeholders on key issues currently facing the civil construction industry, and 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.

Hosted By – Lisa Kinross, CEO 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.

Drawing on her networks she passionately brings about collaboration and sharing of ideas, knowledge, resources and experience. In her recent role as Head of the National Water and Safety Centre at Chisholm, she has been an industry disrupter and has delivered year on year outstanding growth in both revenue and client satisfaction.


Henry LamActing Director Gippsland, Regional Transport, Department of Transport (DoT)

Henry has been with the Department of Transport and its predecessor organisation, VicRoads, for over twenty years having held roles predominantly in the construction areas.

Henry will talk about the challenges of delivering infrastructure projects and how the Department of Transport is looking to partner with the civil construction industry to deliver the government’s infrastructure agenda.

He will also discuss the changes in approach the Department has adopted for the delivery of road infrastructure projects and road maintenance services in order to better serve the Victorian community and how the civil construction industry can play a role in achieving that outcome.

About Henry:

Henry leads a dedicated team who are responsible for delivering a better transport experience, connecting regional communities, businesses, and visitors in the Gippsland community. These outcomes are delivered by focusing on key activities around planning an integrated transport network, developing and delivering road network improvements and delivering road maintenance services.

The region is strongly focus on driving road safety outcomes by delivering infrastructure upgrades made possible by the significant investments from the Commonwealth and State Government.

Henry led the introduction of the Maintenance Alliance in the region seven years ago and has overseen the governance of the maintenance alliance arrangements in the other regions across the state.

Cohen Van der VeldeDirector Community Infrastructure – Baw Baw Shire Council

Cohen will be sharing thoughts on the CCF’s Victorian Civil Infrastructure Outlook Report 2021-2025 from a Local Government perspective.

About Cohen:

Cohen Van der Velde is a qualified Civil Engineer and an Executive MBA alumni of both RMIT and Aarhus University, Denmark.  Cohen has almost 20 years of experience, in the private and public sector, predominantly in Local Government, including the last four years in his role as Baw Baw Shire Council’s Director Community Infrastructure.

His experience includes senior and executive leadership across a broad range of infrastructure functions, including asset management, design, construction and project management, major project delivery, infrastructure and open space maintenance, as well as services such as Waste Management, Environment Sustainability and Sport & Recreation.

He is a strong advocate for working closely with communities and highly values the power and impact of community engagement and public participation and is also passionate about developing leaders and building high performing teams, and is an experienced leadership facilitator, accredited IECL Executive Coach and MBTI facilitator.

Colin Young – Industry Advisor – ICN (Industry Capability Network)

With more than $20B of government and private projects currently planned or underway across Victoria the opportunity for industry involvement could not be more apparent.

As the premium connection between project owners and project suppliers, ICN Victoria is ideally placed to fulfil our purpose – to Help Local Win.

Topics to be covered include:

  • ICN – Who we are and what we do
  • Project Connectivity
  • Project Pipeline and Opportunities

About Colin:

Colin Young is the Industry Advisor for Gippsland and has an extensive background in the energy sector, including more than 25 years as Engineering Manager at Victoria’s largest power station, Loy Yang A. As a long-term local resident of Gippsland, Colin has a passion for regional business with a particular focus on helping them transition to renewable energy opportunities as they emerge.


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.

Please Note: This event will be held outdoors.