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The Green Light Tour - Queensland Event

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Griffith University EcoCentre

Griffith University

170 Kessels Road

Nathan, QLD 4111

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In partnership with the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL) Hub and with the support of the Office of the Queensland Government Architect and Lyndal Plant Urban Forester, we are delighted to invite you to attend The Green Light Tour, the third QLD event in the series of 202020 Vision Urban Forestry Tours.

Why would you come?

First, we identified the barriers overcoming urban green space to come up with the 202020 Vision Plan, then we learned and shared How to Grow an Urban Forest. This time, with so much change and progress having taken place – it’s time to hit the reset button and inspire, empower and create connections to transform our urban landscapes from grey to green.

This tour is all about ‘doing’.

In collaboration with our partners, we are curating a program of speakers and workshops that will provide policy insights, practical advice on implementation, case studies and tips and tricks to get the community involved.

The program on the day will include a mix of metropolitan planning updates, local council updates and expert presentations. Presenters on the day include:

  • Malcolm Middleton OAM, LFRAIA
    Queensland Government Architect, Office of the Queensland Government Architect
    Malcolm was appointed as Queensland’s Government Architect in July 2011 and in this role advocates for the recognition of well considered design processes in all projects. He pioneered the Q Design work and engagement and has utilised this important policy work to provide more consistent design assessment processes through the new regional plan and the State Code 24 (Urban Design trigger). Malcolm will be presenting on good urban design principles and setting a vision for trees in the urban design context.
  • Dr Lyndal Plant
    Director, Lyndal Plant Urban Forester
    Lyndal is an urban forester who has worked in local government policy and strategic planning for urban trees, including many years with Brisbane City Council. A Churchill Fellow, member of TREENET management committee and now a published researcher and consultant, Lyndal has helped advance urban forest evidence gathering techniques and making stronger business cases for investment in green infrastructure. Lyndal now focuses on policy development/review and cutting-edge urban forest initiatives. Lyndal will be presenting on the economics of urban trees.
  • Ben de Klepper
    Chair, Greening the West & Coordinator Arboriculture, Maribyrnong City Council
    Ben is currently completing a Masters in Urban Horticulture at Burnley while also working for local government in operational, planning and leadership roles. As current chair of Greening the West, Ben has worked on projects including One Million Trees, has taken part in discussions with power distributors, and has worked with developers in the fastest growing council in Australia to achieve canopy cover targets. Ben will be sharing a case study on Greening the West, including the governance model and the positive impact of a collaborative approach.
  • Chris Tanner
    Adjunct Assoc Professor, University of Queensland & Queensland Regional Manager, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
    Chris has over 30 years experience as a Consulting Engineer and was a Director of Bligh Tanner for 25 years, developing the firm into one of Queensland’s leading consulting engineering firms. His focus is on integrating civil engineering solutions with the natural environment, to this end completing some seminal projects such as the Ecovillage at Currumbin, The Southbank Rainbank and Fitzgibbon water harvesting projects for the Queensland and Japanese governments. He has also authored a number of guidance and policy positions for local and state governments in respect of water management in urban areas. Chris will be presenting on creating water sensitive cities and what is currently being done.
  • Seija Wellington
    Manager, Regional and Precinct Planning, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    Seija is a qualified town planner with 18 years experience in both the private and public sectors, in Brisbane and Ireland. In the private sector, as a consultant town planner, she has managed a range of multi-disciplinary projects and large project teams. In her current position, Seija is responsible for the Growth Monitoring Program which is one of the important implementation actions in the regional plan. This program will report annually on land supply and development activity in South East Queensland. On the day, Seija will be presenting an update on the SEQ Regional Plan and what it means for urban greening.
  • Lachlan Carkeet
    Parks and Natural Resources Manager, Natural Environment, Water and Sustainability Branch, Brisbane City Council
    Lachlan leads a talented team that manages and delivers an extensive portfolio including parks and biodiversity planning and policy development, community conservation partnerships and urban forest protection and restoration. Lachlan has been part of the Brisbane City Council team for over 30 years and has extensive experience in development assessment and statutory planning. He has contributed to making Brisbane a clean, green and sustainable city in his current role for four years. On the day Lachlan will be presenting on keeping Brisbane, Clean, Green & Sustainable Plan.


We are looking forward to seeing you there on the day!

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Griffith University

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Nathan, QLD 4111

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