2017 Conference Registration


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VMBSG 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Conference Centre – Yarrawonga & Border Golf Club – Weir Road, Mulwala

“Past Present and Future!!”

‘What a ride 20 years what’s next…’

Where?

  • Yarrawonga Golf Club is on Golf Club Road, Mulwala which is just across the border from Yarrawonga into NSW.
  • How long does it take to get there? From the Melbourne CBD it takes 4hours plus breaks.

Accommodation?

  • For those that are staying overnight: Upon arrival delegates can obtain their keys and room numbers from the Golf Club Reception area, (please ensure you vacate the rooms by 10 a.m. the following morning or if you are playing golf before going to the Pro Shop).
  • Those staying Wednesday night must pick their keys up before 11:00pm. If you don’t think you will get there before 11.00pm on the Wednesday during B.H. please call the Golf Club on 03 5744 1911 to make arrangements.
  • Those that registered for shared accommodation will need to check at reception who they are sharing with and make shared arrangements for the keys.

Dress Code?  Neat Casual

Times and Arrangements:

Wed 6th September 2017

  • 7:00 p.m. Dinner on Wednesday Night: Guests that have registered for dinner will be in the reserved area. Drinks are soft drink, tap beer & House wine. All other purchases will have to be paid for.

Thursday 7th September 2017

  • Breakfast is in the Clubhouse for those guests that are on the VMBSG accommodation list.
  • 9:30 a.m. Morning Tea and Registrations will be served adjacent to the “Willow Room” Conference Room.
    Sponsor Morning Tea: Compliments of MBS Services Australia
  • 9:45 am Conference Start. Note Doors will close at 9:45am Sharp.
    Sponsor Afternoon Tea: Compliments of Ryt Business Solutions
  • 5:30pm Golf Briefing at Conclusion of Conference (golf players must attend this)
  • 7:00 p.m. After the conference dinner will be A la Carte.
    Sponsor wine: Compliments of Gardner Group

Friday 8th September 2017 – Golf Sponsor: Russell Kennedy Lawyers

  • Breakfast is in the Clubhouse from 5.45am
  • For those who are playing golf, you must be at the Pro Shop by 6:30am SHARP. (please ensure you vacate the rooms before going to the Pro Shop). As like last year we have the included motorised carts.
  • We are playing the Lakes Course: http://www.yarragolf.com.au/golf/lake-course/
  • After golf, BBQ lunch and drinks will be provided on the terrace.
  • Prizes, Compliments of Russell Kennedy Lawyers, will be awarded for winning teams, longest drives and nearest the pins.

The Topic

At this year’s Conference we will do some reminiscing on the past 20 years then look at the present and the issues facing all council staff in the face of ever increasing violence towards those in authority.

We will look at the human impact of emergency events and also look at how the use of technology will assist us in our daily lives at work.  We will try to clear up some of the misconceptions around role & responsibilities of the MBS and look for common ground.

For too long Alternative Solution have been hit & miss and used inappropriately, we will look into who can produces and what should be considered when accepting them.

The new Act changes and the sunset regulations will be discussed and dissected.

Conference Format: Presentations with Activities

The main objectives of the Conference:

  • To reminisce a little
  • Improve your understanding of Alternative Solutions
  • Question the Roles & Responsibilities of the MBS
  • Review the new Act & Regs, how do we keep up?
  • The MBS & emergency management
  • Visit issues with the health of the MBA & support staff

Who should attend? Council Senior Management, Building Surveyors, Building Inspectors, Building Control Officers.

We are looking forward to your attendance and participation at this year’s VMBSG Conference.

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The Program

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Thursday 7 September 2017

9.30am REGISTRATIONS AND MORNING TEA – Morning tea sponsored by MBS Services
10.00 am Welcome & Introductions – John Prendergast President VMBSG Inc
 

Honouring the Past

10.10am A piece of history
10.15am Opening Address – Dennis Hogan

A look back at the VMBSG journey over the last 20 years – what have we progressed and achieved, what impact and contribution have we made to the industry, where have we struggled to fulfil our original intentions, what have been some memorable moments / milestones along the way.

10.30am Personal Reflections

What value have you personally derived from your connection (membership?) with the VMBSG over x years? What have you gained (take away) from the VMBSG conferences over the years?

 

Challenges in the Present

10.40am Critical Incidents & Emergency Management – Adam Dalrymple, MFB

Presentation : Video MFB. Reminders on dealing with the community and those affected by critical and distressing incidents.  What role we need to play within our organisation to ensure others are sensitive to the emotional journey community members will be going through.

11.00am Looking after Ourselves: Personal Safety & Well-Being – CIMA Representatives Major Lyndsay Smith

The importance of also looking after ourselves when faced or following a traumatic, threatening or disturbing incident. Acknowledging possibility of PTSD and the tactics and strategies we can / should employ.

11.45am Roles & Responsibilities today – RK Lawyers, Liz Flanagan

Legal update on clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the MBS and distinguishing them from other roles in the building industry (e.g. VBA, PBS)

12.15 pm LUNCH BREAK
1.15pm Alternative solutions – Stephen Kip

Recent tragic events overseas have thrown further spotlight on the pitfalls and risks of “alternate solutions” particularly as it relates to fire engineering in the planning and construction of buildings (especially multi-dwelling properties). What is our role in addressing and responding to these types of “alternate solutions” issues?

 

Preparing for the Future

2.00pm The Act & Regulation changes (Warren Brooker)

Presentation: Summarising key changes to the Act and Regulations, and implications for the MBS / Building Control functions within Council organisations.

2.30pm Aligning the MBS Role, Council & Community Expectations

Between a rock and a hard place

2.50pm AFTERNOON TEA BREAK – SPONSORED BY Rob Mitchelmore – RYT BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
3.10pm

 

 

 

Activity: Future Proofing – Developing Succession & Managing Talent Pipelines

Presentation re: likely loss of MBS experience (through retirements) in next 5 years, and other talent retention challenges.

3.35pm Presentation:  Drone Technology – Matt Mettes from Digital Medium

Matt will present an overview of current technologies using UAS (drones), 3D Photography and VR (Virtual Reality).

4.05pm Use of Drone Technology for Enforcement Purposes – Ian Pridgeon

The use of drones for enforcement purposes and evidence gathering for councils, sharing legal advice that has been provided to Councils and showcasing some drone technology

4.30pm Activity: Shaping our Future

What do you want / expect from the VBMSG going forward? What should the VMBSG be advocating, pushing or getting on the agenda?

4.50pm John Prendergast President VMBSG Inc

Summary, Overview and Close

7.00 pm  A LA CARTE DINNER – Wine Sponsored by Gardner Group

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MEMBER PRICING

Deadline for VMBSG receiving registration – Thursday 31th August 2017

To register please CLICK HERE

All fees GST inclusive, Tax Invoice will be sent following Registration

 

Wednesday 6 September 2017 Cost
Accommodation* (Shared) $142.00
Accommodation* (Non Shared) – SINGLE ACCOM SOLD OUT $269.00
Dinner and drinks $99.00

*Accommodation includes buffet breakfast.

Thursday 7 September 2017 Cost
Conference $280.00
A la Carte Dinner $135.00
Accommodation* (Shared) $142.00
Accommodation* (Non Shared) – SINGLE ACCOM SOLD OUT $269.00

*Accommodation includes buffet breakfast.

Friday 8 September 2017 Cost
Networking – I will be playing a round of golf (followed by a bbq). $168.00

 

NON- MEMBER PRICING

 Deadline for VMBSG receiving registration – Thursday 31th August 2017

 To register please CLICK HERE

All fees GST inclusive, Tax Invoice will be sent following Registration

Wednesday 6 September 2017 Cost
Accommodation* (Shared) $165.00
Accommodation* (Non Shared) – SINGLE ACCOM SOLD OUT $300.00
Dinner and drinks $100.00

*Accommodation includes buffet breakfast.

Thursday 7 September 2017 Cost
Conference $335.00
A la Carte Dinner $155.00
Accommodation* (Shared) $165.00
Accommodation* (Non Shared) – SINGLE ACCOM SOLD OUT $300.00

*Accommodation includes buffet breakfast.

Friday 8 September 2017 Cost
Networking – I will be playing a round of golf (followed by a bbq). $175.00