Developer Expo a success

Date: 
9 Jun 2010

The inaugral Doncaster Hill Developer Expo, held on Friday 4 June, saw more than 300 attendees, including developers, industry leaders, real estate agents, state and federal government representatives, officers from other councils and members of the community, hear expert speakers and gather information from a range of exhibitors.

The event featured high calibre speakers on the following topics:

  • 'Understanding the Manningham Property Market' - Colin Keane, Director of Market Research, VicUrban
  • 'The Changing Face of Doncaster Hill - A Developer's Perspective' - Paul Huggins, Managing Director, Momentum Melbourne Developments
  • 'Investment Potential of Doncaster Hill 2020 - Lessons Learned' - Brian Haratsis, Chief Executive, MacroPlan
  • 'Why and How the State is Helping to Facilitate the Doncaster Hill Vision' - Julian Hill, Executive Director Urban Development, Department of Planning and Community Development
  • 'Sustainable Development is Good Development' - Wayne Westcott, Principal, Westcott and Wyman Global
  • 'Affordable Housing - Why it Should Be At the Heart of Any Major Development' - Ken Marchingo, Chief Executive Officer, Loddon Mallee Housing Services
  • 'Doncaster Hill - From Frustration to Fruition' - Lydia Wilson, Chief Executive, Manningham City Council

Exhibitiors on the day included organisations such as Manningham City Council, Crowne Plaza, Loddon Mallee Housing Services, MacroPlan Australia, AECOM, Taylors Development Strategists, VicRoads, the Department of Planning and Community Development, the Department of Transport, Ventura Buses, Melbourne Water, Yarra Valley Water and the Monash University Centre for Water Sensitive Cities.

The Expo showcased the work Council is doing on Doncaster Hill and highlighted how Manningham is leading the way in promoting the Hill and engaging with developers to attract further investment. It also included the launch of the Civic Precinct Community Hub hoardings, by Federal Member for Menzies, Kevin Andrews.

Attendees offered much positive feedback about the event, on the quality of speakers and presentations, as well as the information provided by exhibitors.
Manningham City Council received support for the Doncaster Hill Expo from the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD), through the Expert Assistance Program

Download presentations from the Expo:

  • Colin Keane, 'Understanding the Manningham Property Market' | 1.8Mb
  • Brian Haratsis, 'Investment Potential of Doncaster Hill 2020 - Lessons Learned' | 1.3Mb
  • Julian Hill, 'Why and How the State is Helping to Facilitate the Doncaster Hill Vision' | 1.8Mb
  • Lydia Wilson, 'Doncaster Hill - From Frustration to Fruition' | 7.4Mb

Further speakers' presentations will be added shortly.