The 4th Biennial Abercrombie Lecture was delivered by Stephen Alchin on Thursday 8 November. Stephen has almost 30 years' experience in urban and infrastructure planning, across all three spheres of government and in the private sector. Stephen is the Executive Director, Planning at Infrastructure Australia (IA) where, amongst other things, he has responsibility for reporting to the Council of Australian Governments on urban infrastructure policy. Prior to joining IA, Stephen worked as a consultant, both in his own practice and in an international firm.
Stephen's worked headed up transport planning in Transport for NSW and the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources. Stephen was Project Director for the Ultimo-Pyrmont Light Rail Project (the first PPP in the public transport domain in Australia).
Stephen started in local government, working on policy development for the Local Government Association of NSW, and as Executive Director of the Western Sydney Regional Organization of Councils.
An exhibition of Professor Sir Patrick Abercrombie's awards, original plans and books accompanied this lecture.
This lecture was presented by the Planning Institute of Australia Tasmanian Division in conjunction with UTAS and the Hobart City Council.
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27 November, 2012