Seminar 2: Peripheral Centralities - Politics, Policy & Practice

16 Nov 2021, Melbourne, Australia

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This seminar focuses on contemporary political, policy and practice issues associated with the planning and development of peripheral centralities within metropolitan Australia. It will be face to face and held in Melbourne, Australia, with partnerships with the Suburban Alliance and the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) and coincides with the latter’s national conference. Participants include a mix of policymakers (local/state government), practitioners (developers, planning consultants, NGOs) and academics. This seminar has an industry focus and aims to develop best practices for managing the growth, retrofitting and reimagining of suburbs. It includes two panel discussions focusing on the following issues:

  • Vintages and types of suburbs in metropolitan Australia and the planning/regeneration challenges facing them
  • Best practice in the production of ‘good’ suburban places within growth areas across Australian metropolitan regions including Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Adelaide

Seminar 2 Sessions

  • Peripheral Centralities (Sem 2) - Session 1 - Vintage Suburbs


    • Peter Colacino – Chief of Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia
    • Chris Shannon – Manager Strategic Planning, Blacktown City Council
    • Ross Elliot – Director, Suburban Futures
    • Kristian Ruming – Associate Professor and Editor Urban Regeneration in Australia, Macquarie University
    • Dr. Jane Homewood – Executive Director of Statutory Planning Services, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning


  • Peripheral Centralities (Sem 2) - Session 2 - Best Practice


    • Stuart Moseley – Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Planning Authority
    • Mike Day – Co-Founder and Partner, Hatch Roberts Day
    • Tony Johnson – Director, Villawood Properties
    • Natasha Palich – Executive Officer, Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment
    • Ludo Campbell Reid – Director of City Design and Liveability, Wyndham City Council


Presented by:

The University of Melbourne
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York University

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