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March 31, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free – $20.00


A Zoom event under Chatham House rule
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The city and the workplace – where to next?

Take a break with Prof Rob McGauran, Merran Kelsell and Dr Jonathan Spear

Hosted by:
Chris Gallagher

March 31, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free – $20.00

In June last year, as the restrictions of Lockdown #1 were easing (and we had no idea that Lockdown #2 was looming!) we held a very successful discussion about the implications of beginning to return to the office.  Members Rob McGauran, Sue Dahn and Dr Jonathan Spear considered questions such as: Where will work happen? What will this mean for commuting and public transport and broader strategic urban planning? What indelible changes have appeared on Victoria’s economy? Are there any positive changes we should fight to keep?

Things have moved on. Major change is evident. Where do we go now in the short, medium and long term?  We are reconvening the panel to ponder this.

Members Prof Rob McGauran (Director of MGS Architecture), Ms Merran Kelsall (President & Chair CPA Australia, Deputy Chair Melbourne Water, Director CareSuper, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and TarraWarra Museum of Art, former Director RACV and Vic Super ) and Dr Jonathan Spear  (Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Infrastructure Victoria) will briefly  set the scene for a constructive discussion about where we find ourselves now and what might or should happen next. The discussion will be moderated by Chris Gallagher.

This Zoom event will provide an opportunity for all participants to share their views, experiences, hopes and expectations. Our aim is to make it a practical and useful discussion for those of us who are devising and navigating new pathways in these challenging times.

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