Hester Hornbrook Academy, designed by Gray Puksand
Provided by Gray Puksand
Past Event

The Future of Inclusive Design

Presented by Gray Puksand


Thu 25 May 5:30pm - 7:30pm


Free, booking required


Lower Ground Floor, Yarra Falls, 452 Johnston Street Abbotsford VIC 3067
Ground Floor, Johnston Street, Abbotsford VIC, Australia


Seating available Wheelchair accessible

Incorporating inclusive design elements into large-scale design is no longer an added bonus – it’s a necessity. Join Kelly Wellington, Partner at Gray Puksand, as she hosts a panel of notable change-makers having a major impact on the inclusive design sector in Australia.

This event facilitates a discussion on the future state of inclusivity in the built environment when it comes to designing places for those facing barriers to society – whether it be due to disability, cultural background or socio-economic status.

Hear from Uncle Dave (chairperson on the board for the Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation), Nick Morris OAM (Director of Morris Goding Access Consulting) and Sally Leslett (Principal of Hester Hornbrook Academy) on their thoughts on how inclusive design can create impactful and unique designs to create a sense of belonging for every end-user.


Kelly Wellington

Kelly Wellington is a dedicated Architect with over two decades of experience in designing and delivering large and complex projects both locally and internationally. Achieving uncompromised levels of service and quality, Kelly is a methodical practitioner in managing architecture and master planning projects across a diverse project portfolio including multiple residential, mixed-use, commercial and education sectors. Kelly utilises her excellent communication and analytical skills to diligently lead her teams to develop robust solutions within the built environment.

Nick Morris OAM

Nick Morris is a former Paralympian, a Director of MGAC , and an accredited Accessibility and Universal Design expert and advisor. His status, experience, and commitment, has seen Nick become a role model within the industry as well as a mentor to many organisations in Australia and worldwide. Nick also assists with Olympic and Paralympic bids and organising committees and events staging where he helps to foster accessibility and universal design culture.

Sally Lasslett

Sally Lasslett is the Principal of Hester Hornbrook Academy and General Manager of Education with MCM. In her time in this role Sally has put the flexible school setting on the map. She has grown her school from under 80 students to more than 400. She has a master plan for growth to ensure that education is accessible to all young people, in particular those who have been failed by the mainstream school system.

Sally has been an educational leader in a variety of school settings and roles for over 25 years. She is an advocate for successful pathways and transitions for disengaged young people. As a leading Principal in the Independent Flexible school setting Sally has been innovative and impactful in the way that she ensures that those young people who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) can re-engage and have access to the essential wellbeing supports required for educational success.

Uncle David Wandin

Uncle David Wandin is a Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Elder and Cultural Practices Manager (Fire and Water) at the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation. He is a recognised leader in the promotion and execution of cultural (cool) burns in Victoria.

Prior to this role, Uncle Dave was instrumental in the establishment of the Corporation’s Narrap Team, a group of cultural land managers. He has also sat on the Waterways of the West Ministerial Advisory Committee.

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