Event details

QLD 2022 Industry Forum Contracts & Tendering

17 May 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Best Practice Contract Maintenance: Showcasing the Benefits of Collaboration

Date: Tuesday 17 May 2022
Time: 12.00pm - 4:00pm (AEST)  


  • FREE for PLA QLD Conference Delegates 
  • $50 PLA Members
  • $100 Others

Venue: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56 Goondoon St, Gladstone Central QLD 4680

Following-up from our Online Industry Talk (27 April 2022) about maintenance contracts and tendering, specifically the challenges with and benefits of collaboration, we will be delving deeper into Best Practice Contract Maintenance practices.

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 (City of Sydney & Gladstone Regional Council) and New Zealand, participants will be encouraged through a facilitated workshop, to identify and share their experiences, challenges, and opportunities for achieving better collaboration.


    12:00pm Registrations & Networking Lunch 

    1:00pm  Case Studies from Australia & New Zealand

    • Benefits of ECI Early Contractor Involvement - Peter Day, City of Sydney

    • Consolidation of mowing and slashing across the region - Sheree Burke, Gladstone Regional Council

    • Collaboration and Community Participation - Cameron Parr & Carla Reinke, Recreation Services, NZ

    2.00pm Q & A Session

    2.15pm Break - Afternoon Tea

    2.35pm Facilitated Workshop - Brainstorming Solutions

    "How can collaboration help to reduce the gap between expectations and deliverables?"

    3.30pm Panel Discussion with Colin Richardson & Cameron Parr

    "What is Effective Collaboration and how does it benefits our communities & our parks industry?"

    4:00pm Concludes

    Forum MC:

    Sean Winterflood

    General Manager Sales & 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.

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

    Peter Day

    Parks Contract Manager

    City of Sydney, Australia

    With over 15 years of horticulture experience, Peter has been a vital part of the City of Sydney team for the past 8 years, where he is currently the Parks Contract Manager. Peter’s journey with City of Sydney has helped him to gather a vast range of experience, from bush regeneration and Urban Ecology Coordination, before moving into the parks space, where he has held numerous roles managing and coordinating the contracted service delivery and the City’s park assets, as well as auditing and inspecting the parks themselves. Peter now leads the procurement and contract management functions of City of Sydney, providing strategic procurement leadership across the Parks Contract team. He is particularly passionate about identifying, developing and implementing business improvements, procedures, work systems, quality controls and the goals of his team, in order to streamline activities and improve business efficiencies.

    Sheree Burke

    Manager Parks Program Delivery Operations

    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.

    Cameron Parr

    Chief Executive

    Recreation Services, New Zealand

    Cameron was appointed Chief Executive of Recreational Services, New Zealand’s largest and most diverse parks, grounds and facility management organisations, late in 2009 and brings skills and experience gained from over 30 years within the parks industry. 20 years of those years were in the Auckland City Council. Cameron provides key insights into local government operations, and he adds strength in technical, management and visionary skills to the executive team. All of these factors are critical as he strives to build on the strong culture that makes Recreational Services the company it is, while strengthening relationships and networks within the wider industry.

    Carla Reinke

    Marketing & Communications Manager, Recreation Services

    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.

    Colin Richardson

    Managing Director

    Skyline Landscape Services, Australia

    Colin is driven first and foremost by the desire to improve the quality of commercial landscaping and horticulture in Australia. In the process, he wants to make Skyline the country's premier landscape company. Continual improvement is at the forefront of both our business strategy and his own professional development. Colin is driven first and foremost by the desire to improve the quality of commercial landscaping and horticulture in Australia. In the process, he wants to make Skyline the country's premier landscape company. Continual improvement is at the forefront of both our business strategy and his own professional development.

    Colin's expertise comes from decades spent learning the industry. He's spent extensive time with leading garden landscaping corporations around the world, and he continues to consult to industry organisations and government departments on guidelines and policy, workmanship reporting methods, rectification, and implementation planning. Colin's leadership provides a nurturing environment where people are encouraged to grow and reach their potential. He's committed to providing real career pathways to his staff members and believes that people always do their best when they are supported and encouraged.

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