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Martin is a registered landscape architect and Associate Director at the Sydney Office of CLOUSTON Associates, where he is the Design Manager.

He has expertise in Landscape Architecture, master planning and water sensitive urban design.      

In 2009 he came across the Hippo Water Roller.  Struck by its design simplicity and its ability to solve the pressing problem of lack of access to water for thousands of people worldwide, Martin became involved as a donor.

For the last few years he and his family have been supporting the community of Marapyane with a bi annual donation of rollers.  Located 150km north of Johannesburg, This community of about 2000 people has no running water on tap.

Keen to champion the benefits of the Hippo Water Roller Project, he was appointed in 2015 as the organisations Australasian Pro Bono representative

Martin O'Dea
Feb 05, 2018
Alon Beran
Feb 12, 2018
Feb 12, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

This talk follows the epic voyages of natural history of Continent Australia, Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.

·       The voyage of Continent Australia after it breaks away from Antarctica 50 million years ago with its raft of Gondwanaland flora and fauna and begins its journey north towards the equator.

·       The voyage of Joseph Banks on the Endeavour who with Daniel Solander became the first trained naturalists to describe the unique flora and fauna of Continent Australia that had evolved during its 30 million years of isolation.

·       The voyage of Charles Darwin on the Beagle, who after his observations in South America and the Galapagos Islands, sat on the banks of the Coxs River in New South Wales and tried to rationalize his belief in the idea of biblical creation and understand the origin of species.

·       The voyage of Alfred Russel Wallace, who realized that the Lombok Strait in Indonesia represents the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and those of Australasia.

Ian Burnet has spent thirty years, living, working and travelling in Indonesia. His three prior books show his fascination with the diverse history and cultures of the archipelago.

Ian Burnet
Feb 19, 2018
Feb 24, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Roger Williams will talk on Mary's House and Julie Stewart on Delvena

Roger Williams and Julie Stewart
Mar 05, 2018
Mar 10, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting
Mar 12, 2018
Mar 12, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In March 2017, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the concept alignment for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link project.  If built, this major transport infrastructure project would deliver a new motorway that would increase cross-harbour transport capacity, provide a traffic bypass of the Sydney CBD and take pressure off the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Harbour Tunnel.

The Beaches Link component would address Sydney’s slowest public transport route, bypass the traffic lights of Mosman and also draw traffic away from the Roseville Bridge.  Western Harbour Tunnel would run from WestConnex at the Rozelle interchange, cross under Sydney Harbour and link into the Warringah Freeway.  Beaches Link would run from the Warringah Freeway, pass beneath Middle Harbour near The Spit and emerge with interchanges at Seaforth and Balgowlah.

Since March, the project team has directly engaged with over 4,500 people and extracted several kilometres of geotechnical core samples as they work towards development of a Reference Design – which the NSW Government has undertaken to release by mid 2018.

Steve Brien has over 25 years’ experience working on major transport infrastructure, including Sydney Metro, Countrylink, State Rail, the Eastern Distributor, Cross City Tunnel, M2, M5 East Motorways and the Anzac Bridge. He was also Head of Communications for the Sydney 2000 Olympics Games, dubbed the “Best Games Ever”.  Steve is the Senior Communication and Stakeholder Engagement lead for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link Project.

Steve Brien
Mar 19, 2018
Mar 24, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Apr 09, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Apr 14, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Apr 28, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
May 12, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
May 14, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
May 26, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Jun 02, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Jun 11, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Jun 23, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM