BAU, Victorian Pride Centre
BAU, Victorian Pride Centre
Past Event

Social License: Building Community Consensus


Mon 22 May 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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NGV Members Lounge, NGV-I, enter via North Foyer
180 Saint Kilda Road, Southbank VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom Seating available Wheelchair accessible

Presented by the NGV and ACCIONA, this panel discussion, highlights the importance of community engagement in the design and development of cultural precincts and public infrastructure. Attendees will have an opportunity to reflect on the increasingly important role of community engagement, and how it enables organisations to bring community along for the journey.

Featuring leading thinkers from across culture, infrastructure and communications, this panel will discuss the concept of ‘deliberate development’, the process of placemaking, as well as the role of design and consultation strategies to engage with community.

Highlighting the importance of a design-led mindset, speakers will discuss their own approaches to collaboration, transparency, and effective communication with a focus on renewable energy projects, cultural precincts, and transport infrastructure.

This discussion poses the question, “how do we build and embrace community participation around civic renewal and urban transformation?”

The panel will be moderated by Leanne Edwards, Director, Policy & Advocacy at the Committee for Melbourne.


Mary Parker, Director, MAP Co

Mary Parker is the Corporate Communications Director for the Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation – working on stakeholder engagement and strategic communications for the arts precinct transformation project as well as leading marketing and communications for Fed Square. Mary was also behind the award-winning Metro Tunnel Creative Program – softening the edges of construction by harnessing the creativity of Victoria’s artists and performers. 

Justine Dalla Riva, CEO, Victorian Pride Centre

Justine Dalla Riva is a passionate professional whose career spans both the commercial and not-for-profit sector. She is the CEO of Australia’s first purpose built LGBTIQ+ Pride Centre located on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda. A proud lesbian and mother of two, Justine joined the Pride Centre in 2018 and became its inaugural CEO in 2019. Justine is passionate about inclusion, equity and access for all, ensuring spaces are welcoming and safe for vibrant and diverse LGBTIQ+ communities so they can be their true and authentic selves. She seeks to celebrate diversity, harnessing diverse lived experiences to innovate, collaborate and create more cohesive and respectful environments. 

Caroline Bommes, General Manager Brand & Marketing, ACCIONA

Caroline Bommes is General Manager Brand and Marketing for Acciona Energía Australia. Her deep sector expertise in renewable energy, engineering and the built environment was gained across a range of marketing, brand and communications roles in Australia and overseas. She has extensive experience in developing global brands (French, German and Spanish) to generate local impact in Australia. 


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