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2021 PLACE LEADERS AWARDS EVENING
TUESDAY 29TH OF JUNE 2021 
CAMPBELL'S STORES, THE ROCKS, SYDNEY
4:30 PM - 6 PM
PRE-AWARDS ROCKS TOURS WITH DPIE
 
6 PM - 9 PM 
AWARDS EVENING 

This event is hosted by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 

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PROGRAM

4:30 - 6:00 PM

PRE-AWARDS TOURS

Each participant will rotate between all three tours.

TOUR 1 - ABORIGINAL CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR

TRACEY SKINNER

Education Program Coordinator – Aboriginal 

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Tracey Skinner is the Aboriginal Education Program Coordinator for PMNSW and is responsible for the development and delivery of the Aboriginal Education Programs for Sydney Learning Adventures and The Rocks Discovery Museum. Additionally, Tracey is responsible for the PNSW Tallowalodah & Tumbalong Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022, the development of Indigenous activations and events in the Precincts as well as providing cultural advice, support and guidance to the wider PMNSW team.

She is a proud Aboriginal woman from the Gamillaroi & Yaegl Nations of far northand north west NSW.

Tracey has a background in Aboriginal Health and Education, she holds a Bach. Of Education (Secondary) – History & Aboriginal Studies and a Masters in Indigenous Languages Education. 


Her passions are  Aboriginal culture, history, Aboriginal languages and the re-education of non-Indigenous Australians from Indigenous perspectives.

TOUR 2 - ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE TOUR

WAYNE JOHNSON

Senior Archaeologist

Place Management NSW

Wayne Johnson is the Senior Archaeologist working with Place Management NSW (and its

predecessors) since 1993, as part of the Strategic Planning and Heritage team that has responsibility for conservation and interpretation of the historic Rocks precinct of Sydney as well as other nearby iconic heritage sites owned and managed by the State. During this time he has been responsible for a number of archaeological excavations in the precincts, often incorporating the remains into the public domain.

 

Wayne has contributed to a number of heritage-related publications and co-authored the books A History of Sydney’s Darling Harbour (2008) and Painting The Rocks: The Loss of Old Sydney (2010), which also formed an exhibition at Sydney Living Museums.

 

Wayne Johnson currently serves on the Executive Committee of Australia ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites) and is Chair of the NSW National Trust’s Industrial Heritage Committee. Wayne was formerly Chair of the NSW Heritage Office’s Maritime Archaeology and Archaeology Advisory Panels, and currently the NSW Heritage Council’s State Heritage Register

Committee.

TOUR 3 - PLACE MANAGEMENT NSW’S PUBLIC SPACE COVID RESPONSE 

DANA MACEY

Director of Partnerships, Activations and Customer Experience 

Place Management NSW

Dana Macey is the Director of Partnerships, Activations and Customer Experience at Place Management NSW and is responsible for the marketing and activation of The Rocks and Darling Harbour that embrace the unique character the precincts and ensure they continue to be healthy, thriving places for locals, visitors and tenants alike.

 

Dana has two decades of marketing experience in the property and retail industries, with a passion for creating customer-led marketing and placemaking strategies, programs and experiences that are both socially and economically successful.

6:00 - 7:00 PM

NETWORKING

7:00 - 7:45 PM

PRESENTATIONS

WELCOME SPEECH

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CLAIRE FERRES MILES

Chair Place Leaders Asia Pacific 

CEO Sustainability Victoria

Appointed as CEO Sustainability Victoria in November 2019, she has held executive roles in Transport for London, Victorian Government, Local Government, and in the private sector, and is highly regarded for her collaborative leadership, authentic community engagement and innovative partnerships. Claire has been recognised as an IPAA Victorian Fellow (2019) and a ‘Top 50 Woman in the Victorian Public Sector’ (2017).

 

Claire is passionate about leading teams to achieve public value, positive impact and deliver tangible outcomes for our community, with significant achievements in affordable housing, sustainability, transport and planning – to ensure our future is one of social, economic and environmental prosperity.

 

She has a Master of Transport, a Master of Traffic, a Bachelor of Planning & Design with majors in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and IPAA Integrity and Ethical Leadership Program.

HOST KEYNOTE

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ALEX O’MARA

Group Deputy Secretary Place Design and Public Spaces

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Alex O'Mara is the Group Deputy Secretary of Place, Design and Public Spaces Group within the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Alex is tasked with leading two NSW Premier’s Priorities: Greening Our City and Greener Public Spaces. She also leads work to re-orient the planning system around people, places and communities, with a continued focus on greater upfront strategic planning, excellence in design, local neighbourhood character, and public spaces.

 

Prior to that, Alex was the Deputy Secretary for Create NSW, leading the delivery of the largest investment in cultural infrastructure in NSW since the Opera House was built and the development of the NSW Cultural Infrastructure Plan.

Alex is an experienced senior executive who has worked across a range of sectors, including the planning, industry, infrastructure, water, environmental, building, creative, and cultural sectors. Alex has led the delivery of multi-dimensional projects and programs, driving significant policy, reform, and infrastructure projects and leading complex stakeholder engagement. Examples include overseeing the Accelerated Infrastructure Fund, which cut red tape and fast-tracked planning processes to keep people in jobs and the construction industry moving through the COVID-19 crisis, the delivery of coastal management reforms including the Coastal Management Act, the Local Land Services Act, and the Marine Estate Management Act, a new framework for wind energy development, the first social impact assessment guidelines for resources projects, and a new design-led framework for delivery of schools.

Alex began her career as a private sector lawyer after graduating second in order of merit from the University of Sydney with first class honours. Alex has a degree in Arts, majoring in English and Australian literature, and a Master of Administrative Law and Policy. Alex has been a member of multiple boards, including the Australian Building Codes Board, and is a member of the Placemaking NSW Advisory Committee. Alex is also completing the AICD Company Directors course, and is passionate about diversity and inclusion and values-led leadership.

7:45 - 9:00 PM

AWARDS CEREMONY

Drinks and catering

9:00 - 10:00 PM

FURTHER DRINKS AND NETWORKING 

Drinks and catering

EVENT REGISTRATION

Event Location:
Campbell's Stores, 7-27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000
(Entry located opposite 4 Hickson Road, The Rocks)