12:00pm Registration desk opens
12:30 – 1:30pm Workshop and MfE Update

Workstream update and NPS – Urban Development Capacity

Ministry for the Environment – speakers TBC
 1:30 – 2:30pm Workshop – Auckland Council

Second-generation spatial plan

 Auckland Council
2:30 – 3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:00 – 5:00pm Beyond the RMA – Chaired by Judge Kirkpatrick

RMLA Founders moderated discussion


Hon Justice A P Randerson

Hon. Peter Salmon QC

Adrienne Young-Cooper, Chair – Housing New Zealand Corporation

Robert Fisher QC,  Barrister – Bankside Chambers

Dr Phil Mitchell, Director – Mitchell Daysh

Derek Nolan QC,  Barrister – Bankside Chambers

*Beyond the RMA is proudly sponsored by MinterEllisonRuddWatts

5:30 – 7:30pm Welcome reception  ANZ Viaduct Events Centre
Networking drinks & nibbles
8:30am – 9:00am Karakia and conference opening by Auckland Mayor Mayor Phil Goff
9:00am – 9.50am #Liveable Cities – Keynote

Liveable = Affordable

Jennifer Keesmaat – Chief Planner, City of Toronto

*Jennifer Keesmaat is brought to you by Auckland Conversations and RMLA

9:50am – 10:10am Keynote speaker Q&A

Liveable = Affordable

Moderated by Ludo Campbell-Reid – Auckland Conversations


10:10am– 10:40am  MORNING TEA
10:40am – 11:30am  #Transformation – Keynote

Sociable streets, cities for people

Henriette Vamberg – Managing Director, Gehl Architecture
11:30am – 12:10pm #Vibrant places – Plenary

Delivering successful urban renewal projects


Rod Marler – Director, Panuku Development Auckland

Don Miskell – Deputy Director, Christchurch Central Development Unit

Jonh Daikin – CEO, Goodman

12:10pm – 1:00pm #Home – keynote

Affordable housing at what cost?

Shamubeel Eaqub – Economist, Sense.Partners
12:20 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 – 5:30pm Field Shops
6:00 – 8:00pm Taste of Auckland

Networking drinks and dinner

Night Market @ Shed 10

*Taste of Auckland is proudly sponsored by Bell Gully

9:00 – 9:40am #Open Spaces – Keynote

Liveable, affordable, accessible

Deborah Marton – Executive Director, New York Regeneration Project
9:40 -10:20am #Us – Keynote

Living with Water

Distinguished Professor Dame Anne Salmond
10:20-10:40 #Model Cities – Keynote

Blue urbanism, sustainable waterfronts, connecting cities and oceans

Pre-recorded interview with Tim Beatley, Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia
10.40 – 11:00am Morning Tea & Annual General Meeting
11:00 – 11:40am #Connect – Plenary

Planning for transport infrastructure and transformative technology

*#Connect is proudly sponsored by Kensington Swan

Speakers from Auckland Transport and NZ Transport Agency – TBC


11:40am – 12:20pm #Sustainable Seas – Plenary

Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari’ marine spatial planning process for the Hauraki Gulf

Paul Beverly, Partner, Buddle Findlay

Paul Majurey Partner, Atkins Holms Majurey,  and Chairman, Hauraki Collective of Iwi

12:20pm – 1:00pm #Plan – Plenary

Learnings from the Unitary Plan process

Judge David Kirkpatrick, Environment Court
1:00pm – 1:30pm #Reality – Plenary

Living within the framework

Stuart Houghton – Urban Designer, Boffa Miskell and Author of 100 Days
1:30 – 1:50pm Lunch
1:50 – 5:00pm Field Shops
7.00pm – Midnight RMLA 25th Anniversary Annual Awards Dinner

*RMLA Annual Awards Dinner Sponsored by Russell McVeagh

ANZ Viaduct Events Centre

RMLA Conference Welcome Reception

Date: Thursday 21 September
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Rangitoto Room, ANZ Viaduct Events Centre
Cost: One ticket is included in each full Conference registration.

Additional tickets can be purchased via the registration process for $50.00 inc GST.

To commence the Conference social programme, TBC is hosting the official Welcome Reception and invites you to join them for drinks and nibbles while catching up with friends and colleagues.

Taste of Auckland Networking Dinner and Drinks serves up a sizzling cultural cornucopia. A perfect blend of culture, culinary excellence, locally crafted brews and regional wines create a relaxed Friday Taste of Auckland networking event on Day 2 of the conference.

Date: Friday 22 September
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Night Market @ Shed 10
Cost: One ticket is included in each full Conference registration.

Additional tickets can be purchased via the registration process for $60.00 inc GST.

RMLA’s Taste of… evenings are among RMLA’s most anticipated annual networking events. Memorable for their easy networking atmosphere and the opportunity they provide to sample the best the region has to offer; they are also noted for their support and acknowledgement of local communities and culture.

This year’s Taste of Auckland event is proudly sponsored by Bell Gully.

Conference and RMLA 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner

Date: Saturday 23 September
Time: 7.00pm – Midnight
Venue: ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland
Dress: Cocktail
Cost: One ticket is included in each full Conference registration. Additional tickets can be purchased via the registration process for $120 inc GST.

The dinner is a wonderful way to conclude the conference and to celebrate with the RMLA Award recipients.

This year’s 25th Anniversary Annual Conference & Awards Dinner is proudly sponsored by Russell McVeagh.

*This agenda may be subject to change at any time.

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