Building The Future

Event Date: 
05 September 2013
WA Maritime Museum


Enjoy a one day conference @ the WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle
Thursday 5th September 2013
Includes breakfast, lunch & networking drinks

Hear the latest on Creating a skilled workforce, Modular construction, Overseas procurement, Project management,
WA residential & construction outlooks, Indigenous engagement in construction, Building information modelling,
Improving an IR culture.

A strong line up of speakers includes Julie Bishop, Gary Gray, Peter Jones, Stewart Darby, Kelvin Ryan, Gavan Forster and Nick Allingame.

Speakers biographies:

In 1998 Julie Bishop was appointed a delegate to the Constitutional Convention held in Canberra on the issue of whether Australia should be a republic. A few months later she was endorsed as the Liberal candidate for the seat of Curtin and won the seat in the General Election held in October 1998. In her spare time Julie is a keen runner and takes part in the annual Perth City to Surf fun run. She is an avid West Coast Eagles fan and is on the board of the Club.

Stewart Darby was appointed Director of Policy & Research at REIWA in February 2006 after 25 years with the Western Australian Government, having worked with the:
Water Authority for 15 years in a variety of hydraulic engineering roles 5 years as the Urban Development Program Manager at the Ministry for Planning and
5 years as Principal Policy Analyst with the Department of Housing and Works, providing housing research and policy advice Stewart has a broad education
background in business, engineering & property and is also the current chair of the State's Housing Industry Forecasting Group.

Nick Allingame is responsible for Pindan's Development Management division. From his background as an Engineering Consultant on residential, commercial and industrial projects in Australia and overseas, Nick appreciates the interfacing required between clients and consultants to ensure the successful development of projects. Nick holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

Hon Gary Gray AO MP, In 1993, Gary was elected as National Secretary of the ALP holding this office until 2000. He was then appointed as the Executive Director of the West Australian Institute for Medical Research. In 2001, Gary was engaged by Woodside as an Adviser in the campaign to keep the company in Australian hands – which succeeded. Gary subsequently became Woodside's Director of Corporate Affairs. In 2003, he received the award of Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) and an Australia Medal. In 2007, Gary was elected to the House of Representatives and appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Northern Australia in the Labor Government. In March 2013, Gary joined Cabinet and took on the new roles of Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Tourism and Minister for Small Business.

Dr Joe Kosterich is a General Practitioner and has a passion for empowering you to take charge of your own health through easy to understand steps enabling you to live well for longer. He is an author, keynote and motivational speaker, general practitioner and health industry consultant. His media activities include being a regular columnist in the West Australian Newspaper, Guest reporter on Channel 7′s Today/Tonight, radio 6PR mornings with Paul Murray and a night line doctor. He is on the advisory panel and contributor to Prevention Magazine, and am spokesperson for Virtual Medical Centre.

 The one day Conference is open to anyone to attend. For further details call 9476 9800 or visit


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