Climate resilience masterclass

Burwood Brickworks, VIC. Frasers Property Australia and Australand Holdings. 6 Star Green Star - Communities v1.
When Thu 30 Nov 2023 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM AEDT
Where online
Category Seminars & Courses
CPD points 4
This masterclass sells out quickly. Make sure to book early to secure your place.


Member General Admission
$399.00 + GST
Non-Member General Admission
$499.00 + GST
Future Green Leader General Admission
$280.00 + GST

As we continue to navigate the impacts of a changing climate, the need for effective resilience and preparedness strategies are critical. Resilience planning cannot be an after-thought and as such greater stakeholder engagement at the outset is key to ensuring strategic plans are in place to protect communities and the built environment.  But how should practitioners foster a culture that recognises the value proposition of early resilience planning? And how do we tackle and overcome climate vulnerability now to minimise disruption in the future?  

This in-depth masterclass will explore the challenges presented by the impacts of climate change and the opportunities to mitigate them.  Through a mix of presentations, case studies, breakout groups and open discussion, you will gain insight from experts who have first-hand experience to address the common pain points that arise when preparing for climate and operational risk.  


Key issues to address include:  

  • Understanding the critical need for stakeholder engagement at the planning stage and best practice for implementation 
  • How to assess and respond to flood and urban heat islands  
  • Navigating climate adaptation of existing assets and working within limitations  
  • Exploring how to embed resilience and adaptation in design, planning and due diligence 
  • Climate resilience assessment for existing buildings – what are the operational considerations?  
  • Examining the risk assessment drivers and indicators on existing buildings 
  • Addressing where the opportunities exist to make more impactful decisions to prepare and respond to climate related risks  

Hear from our expert speakers including:  

  • Paul Himberger, Sustainability and Research Manager, Landcom 
  • Judith Bruinsma, Project Officer, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)
  • Renae Walton, Principal Climate Adaptation Officer, City of Port Philip  
  • Brett Ellis, Managing Director, ResilientCo
  • Laura Gannon, Associate Director, Meridian Urban 
  • Greg Johnson, National Sustainability Manager, Developments, Stockland

Plus more ..

Need assistance with booking yourself or a group?

You can add colleagues who have a GBCA account to your online booking. Alternatively contact the Professional Development team on 02 8239 6200 or email.


Paul Himberger

Sustainability & Research Manager Landcom

Judith Bruinsma

Project Coordinator Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Council (WROC)

Brett Ellis

Managing Director ResilientCo

Ben de Jonge

Mechanical Engineer Hyper-efficient

Deejan Agnello Ferrao

Manager Future Focus Rating Tools Green Building Council of Australia

Renae Walton

Principal Climate Adaptation Officer | City Planning and Sustainability City of Port Phillip

Greg Johnson

National Sustainability Manager Commercial Property Stockland

Laura Gannon

Associate Director Meridian Urban

Matt Williams

Principal at LCI Consultants LCI Consultants


The agenda is preliminary. Sessions and timings are subject to change.

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