Nature & biodiversity masterclass

Burwood Brickworks, VIC. Frasers Property Australia and Australand Holdings. 6 Star Green Star - Communities v1.
When Tue 23 Apr 2024 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM AEST
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

Nature and biodiversity is a leading challenge for meeting decarbonisation targets and reversing the impacts of climate change on the environment. Across the globe, our industry has an imperative role to play in reducing harm and regenerating biodiversity through the way we design, construct and operate our buildings and precincts. However, as an area that can be highly localised and difficult to measure, how do we ensure biodiversity plans are valuable, effective and enduring?

This masterclass will look to demystify nature and biodiversity, exploring the national and global state of play to set a key foundation for improving your nature and biodiversity outcomes. Hear from industry experts who will highlight key strategies that can be employed within a biodiversity plan and understand how these intersect and interact at the project, precinct and masterplan level.

Key themes include:

  • Creating a baseline understanding for key terms including nature, environment, biodiversity and ecology
  • Building dialogue for communicating the value of biodiversity to stakeholders
  • Understanding key strategies that can be employed for increasing biodiversity at the project and precinct level
  • Explore how nature plans can be expanded through collaboration at the all levels
  • Investigating how regenerative design fits into strategies

Hear from industry experts including:

  • Philip Martin, Biodiversity Manager, The GPT Group
  • Alexandra Banks, Partner - Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
  • Ian Adams, ESD Consultant, Organica Engineering
  • Amanda Joseph, Associate Director - Sustainability & Climate Change, WSP
  • Elham Monavari, Head of Green Star Strategic Delivery, GBCA

With thanks to our Nature Principal Partner

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.


Elham Monavari

Head of Green Star Strategic Delivery Green Building Council of Australia

Laura Turner

National Regenerative Design Leader Cox Architecture Pty Ltd

Lee Harrison

Senior Ecologist | Parks and City Greening City of Melbourne

Alexandra Banks

Partner Climate Change and Sustainability Services EY (Ernst & Young)

Abigail Heywood

National Sustainability Manager – Strategic Projects Australia Lendlease Group Services Pty Ltd

Philip Martin

Biodiversity Manager The GPT Group

Ian Adams

ESD Consultant Organica Engineering Pty Ltd

Erwin Taal

Senior Associate AILA Registered Landscape Architect ASPECT Studios

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