ecologiq conference 2022

Tuesday 6 September 2022

8:00am - 2:00pmProjects and Products Site Tours
North West Route includes:
  • Alex Fraser Recycling Facility (Laverton)
  • Gap Road Level Crossing Removal (Sunbury)
  • Repurpose It Facility (Epping)
  • M80 Freeway Upgrade (Broadmeadows)
South East Route includes:
  • Alex Fraser Recycling Facility (Clarinda)
  • Mordialloc Freeway (Dingley Village)
  • Replas Environmental Centre (Carrum Downs)
  • Latham Road Update (Carrum Downs)
Products and projects site tours (PDF, 1.6 MB)
3:00pmTrade hall opens
5:00pmWelcome reception
This will include:
  • A welcome from ecologiQ
  • Keynote: Markets, innovation and creating a sustainable supply chain
    Matt Genever – Interim CEO, Sustainability Victoria
  • Industry perspectives
    How Victoria is driving demand for recycled and reused materials, innovation and sustainability.

    • Matt Genever – Interim CEO, Sustainability Victoria
    • Peter Murphy – Managing Director, Alex Fraser
    • Stephen Webster – General Manager, Integrated Recycling
    • Wayne Williams – Executive General Manager, Pact Reuse, Pact Group
7:30pmEnd of day

Wednesday 7 September 2022

7:30amTrade hall opens
7:45amRegistration and networking breakfast
  • Prof. Tim Flannery – Chief Councillor, Climate Council
9:00amWelcome from ecologiQ
  • Allen Garner – CEO, Major Road Projects Victoria

Keynote: Innovation and the future of material science
How materials research, innovation and infrastructure can solve the problems of the future, build a circular economy and achieve net zero.


  • Prof. Veena Sahajwalla – Internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer and inventor

Ministerial address: Victoria’s commitment to greener infrastructure


  • The Hon. Jacinta Allan – Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop and Minister for Commonwealth Games Delivery

Circular economy and infrastructure
How Australia and Victoria are transitioning to a circular economy using infrastructure and how industry is poised to build on this.


  • Ainsley Simpson – CEO, Infrastructure Sustainability Council


  • Veena Sahajwalla – Internationally-recognised materials scientist, engineer and inventor
  • Jodie Bricout – Circular Economy Leader, Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC) advisory committee member, Circular Australia board member
  • Joyanne Manning – Australasian Resources Leader and Global Circular Economy Skills Leader, Arup
10:45amMorning Tea and Networking
11:15amChair’s welcome back
11:20amConstruction, economics and resource availability
The economics of change – financial, environmental and economic perspectives on resource scarcity, supply chain disruptions and material availability and how this is changing the future of infrastructure.

  • Luke Belfield – Chief Engineer, Office of Projects Victoria
  • Dr Heinz Schandl, Chair – Metrics Working Group of the Australian Circular Economy Hub, Expert Member – United Nations International Resource Panel and Research Group Leader, CSIRO
  • Jon Davies – CEO, Australian Constructors Association
  • Jane MacMaster – Chief Engineer, Engineers Australia
  • Dr. Steve Hatfield-Dodds – Associate Principal, EY Port Jackson Partners, UN International Resource Panel member

Keynote: Driving procurement through policy - Recycling Victoria and the Recycled First Policy
Victoria’s Recycling Victoria circular economy strategy and how Victoria is leading the nation in the use of recycled and reused materials, with its Recycled First Policy requiring transport contractors to optimise recycled materials for the first time in Australian history.


  • John Bradley – Secretary, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
  • Alexis Davison – Director Program Services and Engineering, Major Road Projects Victoria
1:30pmWelcome back

Jurisdictional approaches to driving greener outcomes through procurement and policy
How Australian Government are integrating sustainability, circular economy and recycled and reused materials through different policy and procurement approaches.


  • Dr. Jonathon Spear – CEO, Infrastructure Victoria


  • Camilla Drover – Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure and Place, Transport for NSW
  • Veronica James – Associate Director Transformation and Innovation, Green Industries SA
  • Ramses Ziatek – Director (Environment, Sustainability and Cultural Heritage), Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland)
  • Dr. Jonathon Spear – CEO, Infrastructure Victoria

Where to next? Industry trends and reflections
A cross section of industry voices across the supply and demand spectrum discuss current trends, impacts, opportunities and where the industry is going with the use of sustainable materials.


  • Jill Riseley – Recycling Victoria


  • Suzanne Toumbourou – CEO, Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR)
  • George Hatzimanolis – CEO, Repurpose It
  • Lina Goodman – CEO, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA)
  • Graeme Johnson – CEO, Fulton Hogan Australia
2:55pmAfternoon tea and networking

Global problems, local solutions
The role of local government to create opportunities, test materials and innovations and collaborate with the sector to make circular material solutions business-as-usual.


  • Vanessa Petrie – General Manager, City Sustainability and Strategy, Darebin City Council
  • Tina Perfrement – Economic Development, City of Greater Geelong
  • Maurice Serruto – Unit Manager, Engineering Design & Construction, City of Whittlesea
  • Representative from the City of Lake Macquarie
  • Nina Bailey – Senior Sustainability Programs Office, City of Darebin
3:50pmInfrastructure 2025 - Design and construction
How clever design solutions and new construction approaches can tackle problems and opportunities in new and unique ways – driving innovation, carbon reduction, sustainability and the circular economy.

  • Dr Scott Taylor – Director Engineering and Innovation, Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Chris Harper – Alliance General Manager – Shepparton Line Upgrade, Coleman Rail
  • Ken Lunty – Technical Director & National Discipline Lead – Sustainability, Arcadis Australia Pacific
  • Raphael Touzel – Project Manager, CPB Construction
  • Trevor Cruden – Project Director, McConnell Dowell
4:35pmClosing remarks
  • Prof. Tim Flannery - Chief Councillor, Climate Council
4:40pmConference close

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