Tuesday, 3 June 2014

“Rocket Science” – Series 2 … back by popular demand

Can we shape our town?
with Trevor Budge


Welshman’s Reef Winery, Newstead


Sunday 22nd June at 3:30pm
Coffee and wine available!


Trevor will address what it takes to design a community friendly town and the need for an overall vision. He will tell us how good design and planning for private and public property helps engender a spirit of care and humanity in a changing climate.

Trevor Budge is a leading voice in regional and rural planning. He is currently an Associate Professor (Professional Practice) at La Trobe University and holds the full time position as Manager of Strategy at the City of Greater Bendigo. He is a former co-ordinator of the rural and regional planning undergraduate and postgraduate courses at La Trobe University, and a former adjunct professor at RMIT. He also holds the position of a Visiting Professor in the Town and Country Planning Program at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. In 2011 he was awarded an AM - Member in the General Division in the Order of Australia ‘for service to town planning, particularly the development of regional and rural communities in Victoria, and to education’. He has been awarded a Life Fellowship and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Planning Institute of Australia. He was Victorian President of the Institute for three years. He chaired the Institute’s National Education Committee for six years, which is responsible for the national accreditation of courses and has a long running involvement with the Institute’s Planning for Health Program. He is a Board Member of Victoria Walks, which is sponsored by VicHealth and a member of the Victorian Food Alliance Advisory Council. He has played a leading role in establishing the Planning Institute’s six-year Post Tsunami project in Sri Lanka. FDor six years he was a Ministerial Appointee on the Victorian Catchment management Council.

He has a BA with majors in Geography and History, a Diploma of Education, a Diploma of Town and Country Planning, and an MA by research in Town Planning. He has worked for State government departments, regional planning bodies and local government and he conducted his own consulting business for 16 years.  He established Victoria’s first courses in urban and regional planning offered outside a metropolitan setting and secured national accreditation for them by the Planning Institute of Australia.

This series is designed to explore and prompt debate about how we might achieve the goals outlined in Newstead’s Community Plan. It has been funded by Mount Alexander Shire’s Strengthening our Community Grants Program.

Further details, contact Genevieve Barlow 0427 762633, David Stratton 0428 310825, Geoff Park 0418 138632

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