Sponsors

#PIACongress19


Interested in sponsorship or exhibiting for #PIACongress19?

Contact Karen Lock on the details below to discuss how you can be involved.

Karen Lock
Sponsor Relationship Manager
karen.lock@planning.org.au
P +61 2 6262 5933

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Our vision is for a thriving and inclusive Queensland, where the economy, industry and communities prosper.

The Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning brings together a number of functions to improve productivity and quality of life in Queensland by leading economic strategy, industry and sector development, regional economic development, infrastructure and planning, for the benefit of all.

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At Urbis, we have one simple goal – to shape the cities and communities for a better future.

It’s something we achieve by drawing together a network of the brightest minds. Think of Urbis as a creative community of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

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Gold Sponsors


The Gold Coast is a city inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity.

Australia’s sixth largest city, and one of its fastest growing, the Gold Coast is home to close to 600,000 people and welcomes more than 13 million visitors per year.

Our economy is valued at close to $34 billion, and employs 290,000 people across a range of industries including health and medical, tourism, education, film and construction.

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We exist to make people’s lives better by making NSW a great place to live and work.

We help to provide homes and services, build great communities, create jobs and protect the environment by creating plans for the future of regions and local areas, revitalising urban areas, providing land for new homes, services and open space, assessing important projects to ensure the need for new jobs is balanced with the needs of the community and environment, and developing policies that guide planning activity for government and councils across NSW.

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The Tweed covers a diverse area of 1300 square kilometres and is the largest Council on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia. The Tweed has a broad and productive economy worth around $2.5 billion per year and a biodiverse environment that positions the Tweed with natural credentials and a strong advantage. The Tweed covers a diverse area of 1300 square kilometres and is the natural choice for our residents, business and visitors alike.

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Silver Sponsors


The historic city of Ipswich, located at the heart of the western growth corridor of South East Queensland has a population of 215,000 whuch us set to more than double in the next 25 years. Sustainable economic and community development is being accommodated through sensitive infill and well planned greenfield areas.

Council is committed to constructively work with government, businesses and community stakeholders to create an Ipswich where people want to live, invest, work and visit.

www.ipswich.qld.gov.au

Strategically located on the footstep of Queensland’s engine room – the resource industry – Mackay is a premier mining services hub. The city is in striking distance to the Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef and is the service centre for the Greater Whitsunday Region. Built on the back of the sugar industry, Mackay continues to evolve and change as a significant Queensland city.

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One of the fastest growing local governments in Australia, Sunshine Coast Council serves a community of around 320,000 residents across an area of approximately 2291 square kilometres.

Sunshine Coast Council has an aspirational agenda that focuses on maintaining a strong, sustainable council, investing in the services and facilities that communities need and improving the region’s liveability and vitality.

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NBN Co, the company building and operating Australia’s broadband access network, is undertaking one of the largest and most complex infrastructure initiatives in Australia’s history, and one of the most ambitious in any telecommunications market around the world.

The nbn™ broadband access network will help to enable Australia to become a more connected, competitive and innovative nation. We were established to foster productivity and provide a platform for innovation in order to deliver economic and social benefits for Australians.

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Welcome Function Sponsor


Logan is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Australia. Logan City Council, a progressive leader in local government, provides community services and facilities to its residents. Logan’s vision is Innovative, Dynamic, City of the Future.

Logan is ideally situated between Brisbane, Ipswich, Redlands and the Gold Coast and offers a range of lifestyles to its residents.

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Gala Dinner


For 20 years, we’ve worked to build an enterprise that contributes to a good society.

We’re a group brought together by a strong desire to help develop communities where everyone has access to housing, education, employment, social & political inclusion, culture, health, recreation and information.

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Fellows Dinner


We exist to make people’s lives better by making NSW a great place to live and work.

We help to provide homes and services, build great communities, create jobs and protect the environment by creating plans for the future of regions and local areas, revitalising urban areas, providing land for new homes, services and open space, assessing important projects to ensure the need for new jobs is balanced with the needs of the community and environment, and developing policies that guide planning activity for government and councils across NSW.

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Congress App


At Walker Corporation we’re proud to be Australia’s largest private, diversified development company. We’ve over 50 years’ experience and have delivered over 1000 projects that span the length and width of Australia, and internationally: in America, Canada, Fiji and Malaysia.

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Friday Lunch Sponsor


Townsville City Council

Townsville, Capital of Northern Australia and Industry Powerhouse of the North

The City of Townsville is the largest city in Northern Australia. With almost 200,000 residents and set to grow, Townsville is the major economic and service centre for North Queensland. Townsville provides a laid back tropical lifestyle that is complemented by capital city comforts; no other Australian city boasts the diversity, lifestyle and economic potential that Townsville and the North Queensland Region enjoys.

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Principal Awards Sponsor


Every day, Brisbane City Council works with residents and local communities to help make our city what it is today with a long-term vision for the future.

After input from more than 100,000 residents, in June 2018 Council released Brisbane’s Future Blueprint with eight principles to guide Brisbane’s future growth and to ensure our friendly and liveable city thrives. By delivering on a strong plan now, with a vision that looks to the future, we are improving quality of life for residents while ensuring our city has the services and infrastructure to meet the needs of future generations.

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Awards Category Sponsors


Toowoomba is one of Australia’s most attractive regions blending the best of both a city and country lifestyle.

The temperate climate, strong economy, community spirit, access to arts, culture, health and education services, beautiful parks and the broader landscape is attracting new residents and business investment. Moreover, the Toowoomba Region is recognised as one of the three most diverse and stable economies in Australia and also as Queensland’s most family friendly city.

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Every day, Brisbane City Council works with residents and local communities to help make our city what it is today with a long-term vision for the future.

After input from more than 100,000 residents, in June 2018 Council released Brisbane’s Future Blueprint with eight principles to guide Brisbane’s future growth and to ensure our friendly and liveable city thrives. By delivering on a strong plan now, with a vision that looks to the future, we are improving quality of life for residents while ensuring our city has the services and infrastructure to meet the needs of future generations.

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Engagement Hub is a sophisticated, versatile and user-friendly online engagement platform.

Engagement Hub enables you to have effective and meaningful conversations with your stakeholders when it is convenient to them, increasing participation in your consultations while reducing your administration time.

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Study Tour Sponsors


The Gold Coast is a city inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity.

Australia’s sixth largest city, and one of its fastest growing, the Gold Coast is home to close to 600,000 people and welcomes more than 13 million visitors per year.

Our economy is valued at close to $34 billion, and employs 290,000 people across a range of industries including health and medical, tourism, education, film and construction.

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At Urbis, we have one simple goal – to shape the cities and communities for a better future.

It’s something we achieve by drawing together a network of the brightest minds. Think of Urbis as a creative community of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

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The Tweed covers a diverse area of 1300 square kilometres and is the largest Council on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia. The Tweed has a broad and productive economy worth around $2.5 billion per year and a biodiverse environment that positions the Tweed with natural credentials and a strong advantage. The Tweed covers a diverse area of 1300 square kilometres and is the natural choice for our residents, business and visitors alike.

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Sponsor Spotlight


The Cities Research Institute came into existence in November 2016 with a mission to harness the tremendous talent and expertise of researchers at Griffith University who share a passion for helping to make our cities better places.

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Exclusive Airline Partner


Qantas is delighted to be the major airline sponsor for PIA’s 2019 National Planning Congress being held on the Gold Coast. Qantas are offering registered delegates and travel partner’s special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal. When booking, use the code PIA19 to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.

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Conference Supporter


Destination Gold Coast Business Events is a not-for-profit division of Destination Gold Coast. It’s our job to help you deliver unforgettable experiences, designed to create rich, exciting and inspiring memories in your delegates’ minds, which will last long after the buzz of your event is over. Our local team of experts provide a free service, alongside our key local partners.

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