Future Bayswater
Speaker Series  #8

Infill, Apartments and Heritage in Bayswater!

Lino Iacomella
 - Property Council of Australia
Samantha Reece - WA Apartment Advocacy
Phil Griffiths - Heritage Architect

Thursday 10 November, Bayswater Hotel
 7pm start

Future Bayswater Speaker Julian Bolleter

Lino Iacomella
Property Council of Australia

Infill and #keepWAgrowing
Growing Western Australia is a major goal of the property industry and infill development is needed to achieve long-term and sustainable growth in a city like Perth. The Property Council has completed a raft of research projects that demonstrates how effective local planning and a balance of development outcomes, including urban infill will create more jobs, prosperity and stronger communities.

Lino will share some these research findings and how they can be applied to Bayswater.

Lino will also share the policy solutions for urban infill that the Property Council will advocate at the 2017 State election.

Future Bayswater Speaker Julian Bolleter

Samantha Reece
WA Apartments Advocacy  

Time to Rally for Choice.
When Samantha Reece saw a number of Councils voting against apartment projects, based on what she calls the .006%, she decided that she could no longer stand on the sidelines and watch passively. As a result, Samantha initiated the first apartment advocacy body in Australia in September 2016 and has been actively communicating with Councils, Government and developers about choice of housing.

Samantha will share some of her insights and goals for the advocacy group with Future Bayswater.

Future Bayswater Speaker Julian Bolleter

Philip Griffiths
Heritage Architect

How Does Heritage Fit In?
Phil Griffiths will talk about the importance of proper identification of local heritage so that a balance can be struck between retaining things of heritage value and development opportunities.

Bayswater should not feel stifled by its heritage but find ways to embrace it. The Bayswater Heritage list was due for a review.

Mr Griffiths aims to dispel the fear associated with developing around heritage areas.

Sometimes heritage is trotted out as a reason for not doing things. People could avoid any hysteria by taking a rational approach to heritage.” 

Seats are limited.
Thursday 10 November, Bayswater HOTEL, 7.00pm Start.

Meet The Speakers

Future Bayswater Speaker Julian Bolleter

Lino Iacomella
WA Executive Director at Property Council of Australia

Lino Iacomella was appointed Western Australian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia in 2016. In this role, Lino develops and implements the Property Council’s strategic plan and objectives, advocacy agenda and member services in WA, and represents the views of members on a range of issues, including planning, taxation and general economic development. Prior to his current position at the Property Council, Lino was the WA Deputy Executive Director of the Property Council and prior to that, the Director of Policy and Research at the Real Estate Institute of WA. Lino is a member of a number of boards and committees, including the Australian Urban Design Research Centre board; Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Central Land Redevelopment Committee; Building Commission Stakeholder Advisory Committee; and the State Graffiti Taskforce.

Future Bayswater Speaker Julian Bolleter

Samantha Reece
WA Apartment Advocacy

Samantha Reece has an innate passion for property and has been involved in the industry for close to 25 years, initially in community consultation/marketing (SMR) and in recent times as a property analyst and commentator (PropertyESP).

Samantha is a strong advocate for development and was instrumental in securing approvals for a number of contentious projects, including reclassification of an A-Class Reserve in Belmont for private development (Cityscape Holdings) and the Gidgegannup townsite project (Port Bouvard).

While CEO of SMR (2000-2011) Samantha also initiated the first longitudinal research study across 20,000 homes and 20 land estates at the peak of the GFC, which provided clarity about the market place and buyers’ intent, which was shared with a number of peak bodies including UDIA.

It is Samantha’s strategic thinking and ability to influence key decision makers which ensures that she is an asset to any team situation.

Samantha is qualified in Bachelor of Commerce (PR and Marketing), has been a judge for the Property Council Retail Awards for the past five years.

She is currently a member of the UDIA, Property Council WA and Australian Marketing Institute.

Future Bayswater Speaker Julian Bolleter

Philip Griffiths
Heritage Architect

Philip Griffiths is the practice Principal of Griffiths Architects. Philip combines a close day-to-day involvement in design with his primary responsibilities for the strategic direction of the practice.

Philip studied architecture at the Southbank Polytechnic, London and become co-founder of Considine and Griffiths Architects in 1984. Since Griffiths Architects emerged in 2005 out of desire to diversify the range of work covered by the practice, Philip has overseen a broad scope of work, providing advice to Federal and State governments, local councils and governing bodies, preparing conservation plans, master plans as well as carrying out conservation and adaption works to Council House, The WA Ballet Centre, the Archbishop’s Palace, Stirling Gardens and St. Andrew’s Church.

Philip has been responsible for projects throughout the State from Adele Island off Cape Leveque to Israelite Bay on the Southern Ocean. Projects have ranged through all building types, with a large proportion of them being in heritage conservation on places of International, National, State and local significance. Heritage services range through all elements of heritage practice and the provision of expert advice in SAT.

Philip provides guidance and advice to other architectural practices on heritage and design.

Professional Affiliations: Architects Registration Council of the United Kingdom, Architects Board of Western Australia, Royal Institute of British Architects Member and WA Chapter Councillor and president elect, Royal Australian Institute of Architects – Fellow, Heritage Council of Western Australia - Councillor (appointed 1992), Fremantle Prison Advisory Trust, (appointed 1991), Member Representing the Heritage Council & Related Professions, Australia ICOMOS, and Docomomo.

Philip was appointed Australian Institute of Architects, WA Chapter President in 2014.

Seats are limited.
Thursday 10 November, Bayswater HOTEL, 7.00pm Start.

Future Bayswater Speaker Series

Thursday Nights,  7pm start

Guest Speakers include
Piers Verstegen - Conservation Council WA
Chiara Pacifici - Head of Sustainability at Psaros
Jemma Green - Research Fellow, Curtin Uni, Councillor, City of Perth, Co-Founder and Chair, Power Ledger
Samantha Reece - WA Apartment Advocacy
Phil Griffiths - Phil Griffiths - Heritage Architect and member of The Heritage Council WA
Kylee Schoonens-  Architect Fratelle Group; Guildford Hotel
Professor Peter Newman
- Curtin Uni Sustainable Policy Institute ( CUSP)
James Best - STAR Consulting - Community Visioning & Collective Impact Expert
Malcolm MacKay - Urban Design & Infill Expert
Bill Hames - Planner, Urban Designer, Architect, Developer
Phil Gresley -  Director, Gresley Abas Architects and Urban Designers
Dr Julian Bolleter - Assistant Professor at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) 
John Del Dosso - Director Valuation and Advisory Services at Colliers International Australia
Stewart Doran - PIA Young Planner, WA, 2015; Co-founder 'Perth Urbanist' website
Keiran Wong - Architect, Co-author of #designperth
Marion Fulker - Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at UWA & CEO Committee for Perth
Trevor Shilton - Director of Cardiovascular Health at the National Heart Foundation (WA) & the Foundation’s national lead for Active LIving.

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What is wanted? A livable, vibrant and connected Town Centre.
Why? To become a "go-to" destination rather than a "go through" in desperation.
How to do this? By supporting a comprehensive Future Vision via an Activity Centre Plan.
Why Bayswater? It's a strategic inner urban hub that hasn't realised its full potential ... yet.