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Queensland Industry Breakfast 2022

Icon of a calendar 30 Mar, 2022 | Small clock icon 7:00am-9:00am AEST | Icon of a map pin Victoria Park, Brisbane

The AWA Queensland Branch Committee invites you to join us for our annual Industry Breakfast on Wednesday 30 March. We're pleased to have Graham Fraine, Director-General, Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water and Chris Mooney, Director Environmental Services and Regulation, Department of Environment and Science joining us to share their urban water policy vision for the year ahead, along with Alison Smith, CEO, Local Government Association of Queensland to provide insight into the organisation’s priorities for advocacy on behalf of members. Thank you to Jacobs for their generous sponsorship of this event.

Delegates in Cairns and Townsville are invited to attend a Regional Hub event to view the livestream of the panel discussion and network with members and industry stakeholders. Thank you to Arup in Cairns and Townsville City Council and Cleveland Bay Chemical Company for hosting in Townsville. Registration options are below. Those unable to join us for the Brisbane or a Regional Hub event may wish to purchase an online registration.

Event Details


Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Time 7:00am - 9:00am AEST
Brisbane Event sponsored by Jacobs
Venue The Marquee, Victoria Park, 309 Herston Road, Herston
Cairns Hub Event hosted by Arup 
Venue Boardroom 2, Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns
Townsville Hub Event hosted by Townsville City Council and Cleveland Bay Chemical Company
Venue Riverway Stadium, 2 Sporting Drive, Thuringowa


Graham FraineGraham Fraine, Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing & Water
Graham is the Director-General of the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water. He has 27 years experience in public policy, program development and service delivery across state and local government. Graham has previously held Deputy Director-General roles within the Queensland Government Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Deputy Under Treasurer, Queensland Treasury. Graham is known for his strategic leadership that inspires a strong sense of purpose and his extensive experience across government sees him bring a broad whole-of-sector perspective to his role. In 2018, Graham was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to social science research and policy development in Queensland.

Chris Mooney-1 Chris Mooney, Department of Environment and Science
Chris is the Director, Environmental Services and Regulation at the Department of Environment and Science. Chris has worked in the Queensland government in environmental protection in both compliance and development assessment roles since 2009. In 2014 Chris commenced working with Queensland’s local governments and utilities and has been heavily involved in licencing and regulating sewage treatment as well as other waste management activities. Now as the Director of the Development Business Centre, Chris is also responsible for the regulation of coastal dredging and development and aquaculture and continues to build on her experience regulating activities which have potential to impact Queensland’s waters. Chris is keenly interested in protecting water quality and enhancing environmental values throughout Queensland.

Alison SmithAlison Smith, Local Government Association of Queensland
Alison is the Chief Executive Officer of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ). LGAQ has been advising, supporting and representing local councils since 1896, enabling them to improve their operations and strengthen relationships with their communities. Between 2007-2020, Alison worked with ASX-100 companies, heading their corporate affairs functions. Alison was Group Executive External Affairs at The Star Entertainment Group, and previously held media and corporate affairs roles at Rio Tinto’s coal and uranium businesses in Australia, Africa, and Canada. Alison has worked in the public and private sectors in ICT, transport, energy, police, and corrective services. She also spent 14 years as a journalist, working in newspapers, radio, and television, before being a senior media advisor in the Queensland Government for two terms. Alison's current external appointments include Chair of the Brisbane Festival Board.

Registrations are available for the Brisbane event which includes a plated hot breakfast and the panel discussion, regional hub events in Cairns and Townsville or online participation is available for individuals or organisations via a Boardroom Pass.

Corporate tables of 8, 9 or 10 guests are available at the Brisbane event, please purchase the number of individual tickets by selecting the "or add multiple" option displayed under a ticket type during the registration process, and type "8/9/10" in the quantity required. This allows us to collect each individual's relevant contact details to support our COVIDSafe Event practices.

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COVIDSafe Event Guidelines 
The Australian Water Association has closely followed Government recommendations to develop COVIDSafe Guidelines for AWA events going forward. These guidelines will be in place at this event and have been developed to ensure attendee health and safety. Your support is also essential to keep this event COVIDSafe. We ask that delegates observe good hygiene and physical distancing at the event, where possible. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the event. Please email at least 48 hours prior to the event if you are unable to attend due to illness. Under these circumstances a transfer of your registration to a colleague will be accepted at no cost. If Government restrictions impact your ability to attend, or AWA's ability to hold the event, an AWA team member will be in touch to discuss your registration.

Brisbane Event Registration

Member - $75 

Non-Member - $100

Concession - $60


Registrations for the Brisbane event have now closed
Online Livestream Registration

Member - $40

Non-Member - $60

Boardroom Pass - $200

Online Registrations have closed
Cairns Hub Event Registration

Member - $40

Non-Member - $60

Concession - $20

Registrations for the Cairns Event have closed
Townsville Hub Registration

Member - $40

Non-Member - $60

Concession - $20

Registrations for the Townsville Event have closed

Thank you to our breakfast sponsor




and our Regional Hub Event Partners

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