28 - 30 November, 2017 | Australia

Conference Day Two: Friday, 1st December 2017

8:30 am - 9:00 am Coffee & Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am Conference Opening – Remarks from the Conference Chairperson

9:10 am - 9:50 am CASE STUDY: Sydney Olympic Park’s Master Plan 2030 and $10 Billion Development for Creating a New Mini-metropolis

Ben Woods - Director - Property Development, Sydney Olympic Park
Every facet of Sydney Olympic Park has been continually evolving, from the commercial developments currently underway to the residential towers. Sydney Olympic Park is currently home to around 18,200 jobs and over the next 20 years is expected to experience significant employment growth. The vision is for SOP is to be transformed into a 24/7 mini-city within 14 years — with 45-storey residential towers, a thriving shopping/cafe precinct, 17,000 new jobs and 10 times its current population.

This session will look at the transformation Sydney Olympic Park has experienced and their vision for the future.
  • Impact of the new wave of infrastructure project on the Park - WestConnex road project, Sydney Metro West and the Parramatta Light Rail
  • Maintaining assets worth of $2billion, including buildings, roads and bridges, storm water systems, trees, landscapes and more, to meet community needs

Ben Woods

Director - Property Development
Sydney Olympic Park

9:50 am - 11:00 am CASE STUDY: Sydney Business Park, Campus Style Development is a World-class, Privately Owned, Master Planned Estate

Matt Foldes - Sales & Leasing Director, Sydney Business Park
Setting the new standard for business parks in Australia. Sydney Business Park is a 256 hectare, master planned estate that strives to prioritise staff enjoyment and create a positive legacy for the local community.The master planned estate comprises a number of different land uses, including industrial, commercial and a wide range of retail amenity, including the 90,000sqm homemaker centre, supermarkets, child care, medical centre, gymnasium, cafes and eateries.

Sydney Business Park is currently home to international brands such as IKEA (both their store and National Distribution Centre), Costco, Bunnings, Home Hub, Lindt, ALDI and Dulux. This session will look at how this Sydney Business Park has evolved from a rural setting to a thriving retail centre and business park, and obtaining an understanding as to some of the challenges and issues associated with

  • Place making and creating a new market
  • Attracting high quality occupiers across a range of different asset classes
  • Integrating various land uses including light industrial, general industrial, bulky goods retail, commercial office and residential

Matt Foldes

Sales & Leasing Director
Sydney Business Park

11:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Tea

11:30 am - 12:10 pm Taking a Closer look at Brisbane and Assessing Potential for Business Park Growth

Alex Blauensteiner - General Manager, Business Innovation, Skills & Trade Development, Brisbane Marketing
Brisbane Marketing works closely with the CBD Economic Development Board, building owners, retailers and Brisbane City Council to market and activate Brisbane’s CBD as Queensland’s premier retail and lifestyle destination. In this session Alex, will take a look at how business precincts fi t into this as well as looking at the needs of creating new green fields vs the potential of situating these precincts in urban hubs.

  • What does the ultimate desired outcome look like for a business park
  • Understanding and looking at the needs of the end customer when choosing a location for business parks
  • Propagating a collaborative environment within the precincts

Alex Blauensteiner

General Manager, Business Innovation, Skills & Trade Development
Brisbane Marketing

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Role of Automated and Connected Vehicles in Business Precincts- Improving Road Safety, Customer Mobility and Transforming Cities

A two year trial of driverless passenger buses are about to commence close to Sydney Olympic Park later this month. The trial is a project handled through the New South Wales Government’s Smart Innovation Centre wit the ultimate goal being finding the best way to harness the next generation of driverless technology. This panel discussion will allow participants to discuss the impact of technology on business park growth.

  • How close are we really to fully driverless vehicles and the potential impact of this on business parks
  • Importance of digital connectivity for urban transformation
  • Exploring the opportunities and challenges of automated and connected vehicles

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Lunch Break

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm CASE STUDY: Tonsley - Creating Australia’s First Innovation District

Milos is the lead architect for the Tonsley Main Assembly Building (MAB) project which is the centerpiece of Woods Bagot’s Tonsley master plan.
The once abandoned Mitsubishi MAB in the south of Adelaide, has been transformed into a vibrant, mixed-use employment precinct supporting clean technologies, sustainable industries, advanced manufacturing, education, and research. The MAB design became part of the demonstration of what a new industrial employment precinct would look like.

This session will focus on the architectural approach to creating Australia’s first innovation district. In this session, Milos will explore:
  • Creating spaces that facilitate innovation and partnerships between government, institutional and private tenants.
  • Key challenges and learnings from creating the Tonsley precinct
  • Design thinking and service delivery behind creating a global award winning and sustainable facility

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategic Design Considerations for Future Proofing Business Parks and Urban Hubs

Daniel Henderson - Property Development Manager, Auckland Airport
Milos Milutinovic - Senior Associate, Woods Bagot
The population boom Australia’s current experiencing, presents the opportunity to establish integrated communities that provide economical benefits.
These hubs span residential, commercial and retail precincts, creating a self-sufficient community – with business parks playing an integral role. When conceptualising business parks the broader strategic goal is to create a place that people can work, live and socialise. This panel discussion will look into the design aspects that should be taken into consideration in order future proof these hubs.

  • Initial consideration for transport, density, amenities and being able to cater for different needs
  • Sustainable techniques to drive efficiency and produce significant cost savings
  • Designing flexible urban hubs that meet the ever evolving needs of planner, government authorities and occupants

Daniel Henderson

Property Development Manager
Auckland Airport


Milos Milutinovic

Senior Associate
Woods Bagot

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Afternoon Tea

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Solutions Clinic

Solutions clinics are designed to give participants strategies and tools to deal with their most pressing challenges.

The room will split into tables, where each table member will share their biggest challenge, before collectively deciding which issue to investigate in more detail. The table will then elect a facilitator/note taker who will record the topic being explored and the ideas of the table. After 40 minutes of discussion, the facilitator of each table will then report back to the rest of the audience their problem and potential solutions.

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Conference Closing – Remarks from the Conference Chairperson

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm End of Conference