23 November 2017
Novotel St Kilda - 16 The Esplanade, St Kilda

A HIGH TIDE OF KNOWLEDGE AND NETWORKS FOR ADAPTIVE COASTS

Program

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8:30 am

REGISTRATION

tea & coffee available

9:00 am

OPENING PLENARY 

Welcome
Acknowledgement of Country
Ross Kilborn, Chair, Central Coastal Board 

Keynote: The future of marine and coastal management in Victoria
Will Guthrie
Acting Executive Director, Land Management Policy, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria.    

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Keynote: Translating  science into coastal policy  
Professor Bruce Thom AM
Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Former Chair, Coasts and Climate Change Council Former Chair, Australian State of the Environment Committee  

Keynote: Are we champions? 
Neil McCarthy
CEO North East Catchment Management Authority and Vice Chair Advocacy, World Urban Parks

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Audience questions / panel discussion

10.30am

MORNING TEA

11:15 am

SESSION 1

THEME: Managing the marine environment

Facilitator: Jeremy Reiger, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Managing the blue
Geoff Wescott
Associate Professor, Deakin University
President, Australian Coastal Society.
Member, Victorian Coastal Council.

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Improving marine health and ecology
Mark Rodrigue 
Program Leader, Marine and Coasts, Parks Victoria

Restoring the lost kelp forests of Port Phillip Bay 
Stephen Swearer
Professor of Marine Biology, National Centre for Coasts and Climate, University of Melbourne

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 Facilitated audience questions / panel discussion

SESSION 2

THEME: Re-engineering our coast

Facilitator: Matt Francey, Alluvium Consulting

Living shoreline response to building coastal resilience 
Ralph Roob
Senior Environmental Engineer – Environment and Natural Resources Department, City of Greater Geelong

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Applying a landscape view in engineering for resilience and adaptation.  Case studies from Mackay, QLD 
Elisa Zavadil
Director / Coastal Geomorphologist, Alluvium

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Policy and practice protecting public and private assets (managing the Collaroy crisis)
Craig Morrison
Senior Environment Officer - Coast & Catchments, Northern Beaches Council, NSW.

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Facilitated audience questions / panel discussion

12:45pm

LUNCH

1:45 pm

SESSION 3

THEME: Catchment to Coast – how the coast can become part of catchment and regional planning and decision making   

Facilitator: Ralph Roob, City of Greater Geelong

Was it worth it? The journey of embedding sea level rise in the Bass Coast Planning Scheme 
Jodie Kennedy 
Manager, Strategic Planning and Development, Bass Coast Shire Council   

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What are we adapting to? 
David Provis 
Senior Principal Oceanographer, Cardno 

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Is a different governance mindset needed for our coasts, waterways and open space? 
Chris Chesterfield 
Chair, Yarra River Taskforce  

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Facilitated audience questions / panel discussion

SESSION 4

THEME: Shifting Sands – innovative and adaptive coastal management

Facilitator: Jeff Weir, Central Coast Board & Dolphin Research Institute

Climate change decision support tools for coastal councils 
Jacqueline Balston
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow University of South Australia
Applied Climate Scientist, Director Jacqueline Balston & Associates

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Managing climate change impacts and adaptation in a changing world
Jean Palutikof
Director, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Griffith University  

Law reform for adaptive coastal management in Australia - the public trust doctrine and rolling easements
Jan McDonald
Professor of Environmental Law and Associate Dean, University of Tasmania

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 Facilitated audience questions / panel discussion

3:15 pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3:45 pm

DELIBERATIVE PANEL

MAKING WAVES: Adapting to a changing climate to protect our coast and communities – waste of time or no time to waste? 

Don't miss the panel discussion with a twist!  Moderated by Rob Gell (coastal geomorphologist and Member of Victorian Coastal Council), our panelists will take up the challenge of climate change adaption for the coast - waste of time or no time to waste?    

MODERATOR: Rob Gell AM | Member, Victorian Coastal Council 

 

PANELLISTS:

John Ginivan
Former Executive Director – Planning Group, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Geoff Wescott
Associate Professor of Environment, Deakin University

Liz Johnston
Associate Director Sustainability, AECOM


Chris Smyth
Project Manager Marine and Coastal, Victorian National Parks Association

Jan McDonald
Professor of Environmental Law and Associate Dean, University of Tasmania

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5:15 pm

CLOSING ADDRESS

Rob Gell | Ross Kilborn
Central Coastal Board

5:30 pm

BEACH TALK - NETWORKING FUNCTION

 

Connecting Coastal Champions 

Catch the wave and join us after the panel discussion for canapes, conversation and refreshments overlooking the St Kilda foreshore and Port Phillip Bay. 

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