Big Projects

Lessons to be Learnt from the Complex Issues

Events - 24 May 2012

What are the challenges facing BIG projects? How do you lead through the complex issues involved?

Minister for Planning Hon. John Day MLA delivered the opening keynote address for this seminar, describing the vision behind one of Perth's big projects, the Perth Waterfront. 

"Forward thinking plans will provide additional residential, commercial and tourism space in Perth's CBD. Coordination and communication across agencies is crucial for the success of these big projects," Minister Day said.

Using the Perth Waterfront as a catalyst for discussion of some of the broad issues it represents the seminar delivered a unique behind the scenes view of the public sector processes required to deliver big projects.

Topics Included

  • Public-private partnerships in Western Australia.
  • Translating the political vision - How do senior public servants translate and deliver the political will and vision in the face of intense public scrutiny?
  • Whose project is it anyway?  Managing competing visions of multiple stakeholders amid intense public interest.
  • Understanding the issues and complexities of planning and delivering projects.

Opening Address

The Hon. John Day MLA
Minister for Planning

 The Regeneration of Perth – The Time is Now



Menno Henneveld
Managing Director
Main Roads WA

Big Projects: Big Visions 

Eric Lumsden PSM FIPAA
Director General, Department of Planning
Chairman, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

Perth Waterfront: The River. The City. Together Again

Joel Levin
Principal Consultant
Aha! Consulting

The Unseen Project Risk: Emotional Outrage

Brad Sebbes
Executive Director
Fiona Stanley Hospital Project



PowerPoint Presentations

Download Menno Henneveld's presentation

Download Joel Levin's presentation

Download Eric Lumsden's presentation