Conference Day Two: Thursday, 29 June 2017

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM Sydney - City Shaping through Integrated Planning, Urban Design and Architecture

Satvir Mand, Senior Associate, Cox Architecture
Sydney has undergone a significant shift in the investment of transport infrastructure over the last 15 years, as it positions itself as an emerging global city and in direct response to its population growth and resultant densification. The demand has necessitated a series of city shaping transport interventions that aim to facilitate neighbourhood, cross- city and inter-regional connectivity. The presentation will focus on connectivity and innovations to drive changes in future station architecture.

  • Achieving connectivity in the city through various and multiple modes and typologies, requiring the integration of new networks; new or upgrades to transport nodes; rail, ferry and bus terminals, and most importantly pedestrian links.
  • Mapping the collective and overlapping efforts of the team across the various disciplines that has informed / influenced / contributed to how the city is re-shaped through these interventions as catalysts for change
  • Examples to deliver the change: precinct integration, improved customer experience, increasing capacity, and development opportunities.

Satvir Mand

Senior Associate
Cox Architecture

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM European Case Study: Designing King’s Cross Station – The Heart of a Major Urban Renewal

Mike King, Principal, Arup
Completed in 2012, the redevelopment of King’s Cross Station is the final piece of major infrastructure crowning one of the biggest multi-modal transport interchanges in Europe. Linking with St Pancras International Station, the urban rail network (Thameslink) and the London Underground system King’s Cross Station opens London and the UK to millions of travellers and commuters per year. Through this case study, you will hear about:

  • Revitalising an iconic station into one of the largest urban renewal projects in what was for many years socially and commercially deprived
  • A look into the surrounding 23 hectares (57 acres) of mixed use office, residential, retail, hotel, cultural, leisure and education buildings and the impact on the precinct’s future
  • How Transport Oriented Developments (TODs) can succeed for the city, the community, residents as well as for public and private investment

Mike King



11:00 AM - 11:40 AM Case Study: Lessons Learned from Chatswood Transport Interchange and Why Transport Infrastructure Needs Architecture

James Hadaway, Principal Architect, National Transportation Facilities Lead, GHDWoodhead
Efficient and effective transportation systems are the lifeblood of a city. Those with good transport networks thrive and attract more investment and prosperity, those with lacking systems generally fall into decline. Careful planning in the delivery phase of the project, from minimising disruptions, ensuring customer and employee safety and stakeholder engagement are all aspects to ensuring a great transport system can make a different and create a more liveable city. Drawing on the upgrade of Chatswood Station in 2009, this session will review the success and weaknesses in the following areas.

  • Place changing potential, value capture opportunities and technical challenges
  • Contractual frameworks and understanding the Private and Public sector key drivers
  • Balancing the commercial needs of the private sector with the travelling customer demands
  • Investigating the importance of Contractor constructability and methodology input

James Hadaway

Principal Architect, National Transportation Facilities Lead

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Solutions Clinic

Solutions clinics are designed to give participants strategies and tools to deal with their most pressing challenges.

Following the panel discussion, the room will split into tables, where each table member will share their biggest challenge around the topic, before collectively deciding which issue to investigate in more detail.

Each table will nominate a representative who will record the topic being explored and the ideas of the table. After 20 minutes of discussion, the representative of each table will then report back to the rest of the audience their problem and potential solutions.


1:20 PM - 2:00 PM From Construction to Design: Techniques, Building Compliance and Technical Requirements to Meet Serivce Demands

David Baker, Engineering Manager, Wynard Station Upgrade, NovoRail

David Baker

Engineering Manager, Wynard Station Upgrade

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Expert Panel Discussion: Understanding the Importance of Harnessing Safe Work Practices Alongside Design and Project Delivery

It’s encouraging to see a number of stations moving into well designed and well integrated public transportation infrastructure which creates vibrant, connected places that support economic and social and environmental sustainability. Yet much consideration goes into the safety and minimal disruptions in the design and project delivery stage before completion, ensuring safety improvements are there before accidents happen. This panel will discuss how designers and project managers are required to put more effort into establishing solutions in the planning stage rather than once the project is completed.

  • Managing the arising safety culture and standards among employees and customers while aligning these to design elements
  • An overview into utilising technology solutions to improve safety and minimise disruptions to improve safety and protection of staff and the public while maintaining maximum productivity
  • How to determine the points in the station design where modifications can be made to achieve better and safer functionality for the future


3:20 PM - 3:20 PM Main Conference Close