ALDE Member forums are centred around topical information designed for members to network with key public sector individuals. Theses forums are held throughout the year and themed around the relevant subcommittees.

These industry events provide a platform to exchange information and experience between ALDE members and guests as well as serve as a valuable networking opportunity between authorities and colleagues.

ALDE Member Forums for 2023

The proposed schedule for Member Forums for 2023 are:

Date          Theme
13 Sept        Water Industry
08 Nov          Local Government/Council/VicRoads

Past ALDE Member Forums

Member Forum 184  July 2023

Member forum no.184 was themed Construction / Infrastructure with a supporting theme of Complimentary Sub, Consultants. View the General Presentation

We had the following presenters;

Adrian Cahill, Technical Manager, Reinforced Concrete Pipes Australia (RCPA)  View Presentation

Karen Thompson, Executive Director, Concrete Pipe Association Australia (CPAA)  View Presentation
Cameron Lowe, Self-Paced Online Training manager, 12d Solutions with Kim Dinh, Chair of ALDE Education Subcommittee, Quality Assurance Manager at Marshal

Kim and Cameron presented the Self-Paced Online Training course being developed by ALDE and 12d Solutions for the Land Development industry in Victoria.

The course will cover the theory behind the Land Development process, as well as include the application of 12d Model for road and stormwater design tasks, tailored to Victorian requirements.

The course will make use of 12d Solution’s Self-Paced Online Training (SPOT) platform, through the Civil & Surveying Institute. View Presentation

A recording of the Member forum is available to members upon request.

Member Forum 183  May 2023

Member Forum no.183 was themed around Professional Development and Diversity & Inclusion which aligns with our respective subcommittees. View the General Presentation

We had the following presenters;

Val Mag, Principal at Stormy Water Solutions presented on Hydrological & Environmental Engineering Training

David Hallett, CEO, IPWEA Victoria on the IPWEA Public Works Foundations Program which ALDE has entered into an agreement with to offer training programs.

Travis Shreeve, Senior Principal Environmental Consultant / Land Sector Lead from Tonkin & Taylor’s
David Glover, Principal Geotechnical Engineer from Tonkin & Taylor’s presented about useful engineering tools.

View the Presentation here

Websites Referenced in the Presentation:

Visualising Victoria’s Groundwater – Visualising Victorias Groundwater (VVG)

GeoVic – GeoVic – Earth Resources

Melbourne 1945 – Melbourne 1945

Nearmap – High Quality Aerial Imagery Maps & Geospatial Data | Nearmap AU

Melway – Melway Online Map Edition 1 – Melway Maps

Victoria Unearthed – Victoria Unearthed (

Victorian Background Soil Database – Victorian Background Soil Database [V 1.0.0] (

A recording of the Member Forum is available to members upon request.


Member Forum No. 182  March 2023

Our first member forum for 2023 was held in March and themed around ‘Safety and Environment’ which aligns with our respective subcommittee.
View the General Presentation

The following speakers presented;
Graeme McKenna  from Before Your Dig Australia (BYDA) who works with members, users and partners across Victoria and Tasmania to communicate the importance & value of the BYDA service to all stakeholders. Graeme also works with BYDA asset-owning members to familiarise them with the Referral Response Automation Solution offered in conjunction with Esri Australia to streamline BYDA enquiry response management and improve asset protection. View presentation here

Geoff Reynolds, on behalf of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) is the representative for the Engineering and Design Construction Manual (EDCM) and the Local Government Infrastructure Design manual (LGIDA) under the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA). He has also been a reference group member for the EPA in the development of civil construction industry guidance documents supporting the introduction of the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2017. View presentation here

A recording of the Member Forum is available to members upon request.