Inside Development

5 June


Course details


Wednesday, 5 June 2024


Start: 9:00am
Finish: 2:30pm

Delivery Method

Live Zoom Webinar


Member Early Bird: $385
Non-member Early Bird: $550
Member Standard: $548.90
Non-member Standard: $768.90
(Includes GST)

Course overview

Inside Development is a course delivered for professionals working in local and State Governments or within utility providers. The course provides an insider’s look at project delivery from the perspective of developers. Designed to provide detail on what is involved in the development cycle, the information covered includes project feasibilities and financing. The aim is to provide industry context regarding bringing projects to fruition.


Emma Birkett Development Manager Mirvac
Luke Perkins Regional General Manager, Property, Commercial Queensland Westpac
Nathan Parker Relationship Director – Property Finance QLD St. George Bank
Simon Pollock Technical Director – Planning RPS
Richard Fulcher Head of Residental Development (Qld) Wel.Co
Emma O’Neill Director of Member Services UDIA Queensland



9:00am – 9:15am

Emma O'Neill – UDIA Queensland

The Big Picture

Emma O’Neill from UDIA Queensland will set the scene and provide an overview of the development community. She’ll introduce factors such as developer scale and objectives, economic context, and the importance of good quality development.
9:15am – 10:15am

Emma Birkett – Mirvac

Development 101

Emma Birkett from Mirvac will provide an overview of the development process, with a focus on the important phases of the journey and where developers need support and input from Council. She’ll highlight what is important during each phase and how it all connects for a successful project.
10:15am – 1:15am


Project Financing – Part One

Luke Perkins from Westpac, and Nathan Parker from St. George Banch will explore bank funding requirements and how financiers assess risk. 
11:15am – 12:15pm
Simon Pollock

Simon Pollock – RPS

Planning Impacts on Feasibility

In this practical workshop, Simon Pollock from RPS will take a look at the impacts of planning decisions on the feasibility of development projects, and how the final outcome can be affected.
12:30pm – 2:30pm

Richard Fulcher – Wel.Co

Project Case Studies & Understanding Project Feasibility

Richard Fulcher from Wel.Co will explore the impact of design options and planning constraints on project yield. In this practical workshop, Richard will also discuss how to prepare feasibilities for projects, including key metrics and inputs.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand what factors impact project feasibilities
  • Insights into project finance and how risk is assessed in a development
  • How planning decision impacts development feasibility and outcome
  • Overview of a basic feasibility and how design options impact yield
Who should attend?
  • Any council or State Government employees interacting with the development industry.

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Inside Development