From the CEO

Relocation . RISK . Competitions Review . BCC update

27 Apr

National Office Canberra has relocated to 2a Mugga Way, Red Hill in Canberra.

Our Red Hill premises has long been home to the ACT Chapter and is now also shared by our finance, events and CEO teams.

This move represents a significant cost saving for the Institute at a time of fiscal constraint, and one that helps us continue to support the profession and deliver ongoing services to members.

Email addresses remain unchanged. Please contact reception on 02 6121 2000 if you have any queries.

RISK 2015 is only a fortnight a way. If you haven’t already registered for the main conference, or any of the myriad fringe events, time is running out. We have already had over 1000 tickets sold which is fantastic, so act now so you don’t miss out.

The conference offers a chance to recharge your professional batteries, gain insight and inspiration and socialise with colleagues and friends. The full program is now online.

In policy news, the competitions review panel, led by Ian Harper, has delivered its final report to the Australian government. The Competition Policy Review Final Report makes 56 recommendations for reforms across three key themes: competition policy, laws and institutions.

There are four key issues of interest to the Institute: Intellectual Property Review, Regulation Review, Planning and Zoning and Government Procurement. We are currently assessing the implications of this report for the profession.

A few months ago we sought expressions of interest from members to apply to represent the Institute on the Australian Building Codes Board’s Building Codes Committee. I am pleased to report that we have appointed Dr George Zillante, Professor of Architecture at the University of Adelaide to the role for an initial two-year term.

 

Kind regards,
David Parken.