The Future of Building: Procurement, Quality & Urban Equity

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Singapore Theatre (B120), Basement Level, Glyn Davis Building (MSD), Masson Road, Parkville

  • Panel discussion

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion and Q & A with key building industry stakeholders.

In the discourse surrounding building reform, procurement stands as the proverbial elephant in the room. Often managed by decision makers and government—its impact is profound and wide-ranging. This panel discusses the critical implications of procurement, focussing on its impact on the pressing need to enhance the quality of our cities. In the process we reinforce issues of confidence in the building industry— as described in reports like the Shergold Weir—aimed to ensure control over liveability and the challenges of climate change.

Despite multiple efforts to address issues of the balance between time, cost, and quality in construction, completed projects do not provide reassurance that we have things under control. This panel focuses on the tension between short-term value management and the imperative to create long-term resilient, accessible environments.

Light refreshments will be served following the panel discussion.


  • Norman Day - Architect, Educator & Writer (Moderator)
  • Wayne Liddy - Director, Gardner Group
  • Wendy Poulton - Manager Risk Services, Informed by Planned Cover
  • Sarah Slattery - Chief Executive Officer, Slattery Australia
  • Adam Kiekebosch - Regional Director, Aspect Studios

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