Hello to Residents of postcode 3000!
Another pre-dinner Drinks Night is coming up next week. This time we are having two speakers who can bring us up to date with the QV Market Renewal Project. This project has engendered much passion about our beloved market’s future. Read Shane Scanlan’s article entitled “Market debate has become ridiculous” in the September issue of CBD News – just out today.
This is a chance for you to find out the facts and to ask questions about aspects of the project that may concern you. See details of the time and place below.
Our Speakers – background information
Joanne joined the Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal team in October 2015 to lead the delivery of the City of Melbourne’s largest capital works program to revitalise the Queen Victoria Market.
Prior to joining the City of Melbourne, Joanne worked for Places Victoria, the Victorian Government’s Urban Renewal Authority. Joanne commenced with Places Victoria as Development Director for the $17 billion Melbourne Docklands project and later, as General Manager Land Development & Housing, was responsible for overseeing the delivery of a range of master planned mixed use community projects in metropolitan and regional Victoria worth more than $2 billion. She has a proven track record in delivering and facilitating large, multi-faceted projects within complex operating environments, working in partnership with both the public and private sectors.
Joanne holds a Master of Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne, an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and Diplomatic History.
Professor Rob Adams
Rob is currently the Director City Design and Projects at the City of Melbourne and a member of the Cities of the Future Council of the World Economic Forum.
With over 40 years experience as an Architect and Urban Designer and 33 years at the City of Melbourne, Rob has made a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of central Melbourne.
He and his team have been the recipients of over 150 Local, National and International Awards including on 4 occasions receiving the Australian Award for Urban Design and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Award 2014 for its Adaptation and Resilience Projects.
Rob has also been awarded the Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award in 2008 and the Order of Australia in 2007 for his contribution to Architecture and Urban Design.
Come along and enjoy the company of your neighbours and be well informed about what is happening in your city. If you are not able to attend, you may like to download a brochure that explains the project and the implementation plan.
Sue Saunders – vp for the R3000 committee.