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QLD Industry Talk - Contracts + Tendering

27 April 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Best Practice Collaboration for Landscape Maintenance Contracts and Tendering

Date: Wednesday 27 April
Time: 11.00am (AEST) ONLINE 

In preparation for our pre-Conference Industry Forum in Gladstone, we will be hosting an online industry talk about maintenance contracts and tendering, specifically the challenges with and benefits of collaboration. 

Join our host Chris Boulton (PLA QLD Executive Officer) to hear from our panel about their perspectives on key questions about best practice collaboration for landscape maintenance and tendering, including:

  • What does best practice collaboration look like?
  • Why does collaboration help?
  • Who is leading the way with collaboration?
  • Where is it being done well? 
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about this topic, to hear our panel's thoughts on issues that may be challenging your service delivery.


    To help answer our questions, we have assembled an panel of industry experts from Australia and New Zealand, involved day-to-day with providing landscape maintenance services for our urban greenspaces. 

    The format of our Industry Talk will centre around a Q&A session, where our host will seek perspectives from our panel, and pitch questions from our registered participants. 

    So don't miss your chance to join in with your questions and seek fresh perspectives from our panel to help find solutions to your challenges with landscape maintenance contracts and tendering.

    Where to Next?

    The outcomes of this Industry Talk will be followed-up with our next Industry Forum in Gladstone on 17 May 2022 as a pre-curser to our PLA QLD 2022 Regional Conference.

    From Pre-Tender to Contract Delivery, our Industry Forum will examine how and when collaboration can help to reduce the gap between expectations and deliverables. 

    Supported by a presentation of case studies from Australia and New Zealand, participants will be encouraged through a facilitated workshop, to identify and share their experiences, challenges, and opportunities for achieving better collaboration.

    This event is proudly supported by our PLA QLD Principal Region Sponsor

    Carla Reinke

    Marketing & Communications Manager

    Recreation Services, New Zealand

    Carla is the lead marketing representative for Recreational Services along with two additional brands under the Recreational Services umbrella, namely SSDM and By Nature. Recreational Services' key marketing focuses are on brand awareness, increasing their profile and growing and retaining customer relationships.The marketing plan, budget and supporting activities are executed with the support of Marketing & Communications Administrator Alice Cheesman. Carla is the lead representative for their partnership with the New Zealand Blue Light Foundation and all organisational sponsorship initiatives. Carla and Alice are also responsible for all tender submissions and tailor solutions to their customers' needs by adding their own unique flair. They love storytelling the great work their teams do, and the value Recreational Services adds to their local communities across the magnificent Aotearoa landscape

    Sheree Burke

    Manager Parks Program Delivery

    Gladstone Regional Council, Australia

    Sheree is a highly skilled and successful strategic and results driven leadership professional, with over five years’ of experience in leading, developing and empowering teams. With a Bachelor of Business (Management and Human Resource Management), La Trobe University, and expertise in working within local and state government, Sheree brings a mature and practical approach to all aspects of the work environment. Sheree is a passionate leader and team member, who builds strong relationships with stakeholders, and thrives in an environment that fosters continuous improvement and works towards achieving and exceeding operational deliverables. Sheree is passionate about developing people and helping them reach their full potential.

    Sean Winterflood

    General Manager Sales and Marketing

    Skyline Landscape Services, Australia

    Sean has over 20 years’ management and consulting experience, consulting for local councils, government departments, facility managers and large developers. An invaluable member of the Skyline management team, Sean provides his clients with practical and cost effective outcomes for their horticultural needs. With a background in land rehabilitation as well as horticulture, Sean’s strengths are in optimising horticultural assets, resourcing and solution implementation. He identifies and develops site-specific solutions for clients, providing accurate costing and effective recommendations. Backed by the expertise of Skyline’s ground crews, he uses best practice techniques to ensure we achieve desired presentation levels within agreed budgets. Sean’s interest is in achieving the best outcomes for a client and the long-term value of the services Skyline provides. He thrives on relationships that develop over time, on becoming more efficient in our delivery and on doing more with less.

    Dr Chris Boulton

    Founder & Managing Director

    The CityGreen Lab Pty Ltd, Australia

    Chris Boulton is the Founder and Managing Director of The CityGreen Lab and Research Fellow with the University of the Sunshine Coast and Griffith University. Chris’ qualifications in landscape architecture, environmental planning, and criminology underpin 30 years professional experience in urban greenspace provision - including almost a decade managing parks and other greenspaces in Logan, Australia. An honorary Fellow of Australia’s Institute of Landscape Architects, Chris is also a multi award-winning researcher receiving an Endeavour Research Fellowship Award (2018), Parks & Leisure Australia Research Awards (2020 & 2021) among others. International research and practice insights inspire the pursuit of a better approach to providing municipal urban greenspace. Chris is Parks & Leisure Australia’s Executive Officer for Queensland.

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