Archive for March 24th, 2014

A full day event looking at
  • challenges and insights of managing parks in a changing climate,
  • how to get your community engaged in gardens and reserve management,
  • contract management and operational issues,
  • key issues in managing high profile gardens considering two case studies,
  • challenges and insights of managing parks and reserves in a regional city.

Hosted in the Nottinghill Hall located just beside the City of Monash Depot.  Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included.

Sponsored by Arborgreen, Citygreen.
Download registration brochure and program details here
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome
9:10 – 10:00 Community Gardens means Community Engagement

Lucas Skelton – Parks Coordinator – Monash City Council

       How do you get your community engaged in Gardens and Reserve Management?

10:00 – 10:45 Challenges of Managing Parks in a Changing Climate

Mark Collins – Consultant ( former CEO UMS)

       How do we cope with the extremes of weather?

       What has happened to the Winter slow down?

       How can we manage these changing conditions?

10:45 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 – 12:00 Parks – Operations Management

Mike Hoy – Executive Manager, Grounds and Open Space

       Getting down to business

       Contract Management and operational issues

       Staff retention, management and resource planning

12:00 – 12:30 ROUND TABLE:

Workshop  Session

Facilitated by morning session speakers

       What are your key issues?

       Identify and prioritise risks and constraints

12:30 – 12:45 Sponsor Presentation – Aborgreen , Citygreen

 Aborgreen is a supplier of Landscape Products to the industry and distributor of Citygreen brand

12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 Feature Gardens Management

Key issues in managing High Profile Gardens

John Arnott – Royal Botanic Gardens – Cranbourne

       Some  insights into how RBG approaches their high profile Gardens Development and Management

2:15 – 3:00 Heritage Gardens and Regional Centre Parks Management

Simon Harrison – Manager of Parks and Reserves, City of Greater Bendigo

       The challenges of managing  Parks and Reserves in a Regional City

3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon Tea
3:30 – 4:45 Seminar Summary –

Feedback from Round Table session

4:45 Conference Close

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