Forward thinking - cohesive infrastructure planning

Forward thinking - cohesive infrastructure planning

Mar 20
CEDA is delighted to welcome Water Corporation Chair and Eco Lifestyle Villages Co-Founder, Mike Hollett, to share his learnings on the importance of long-term vision and cohesive planning in the development of local infrastructure.


Mike Hollett, Co Founder, Eco Lifestyle Villages

Event overview

Infrastructure is critical to the economic development and liveability of any local municipality, but with increasing pressure to deliver more value from infrastructure investments, cohesive planning and bigger picture thinking takes on even greater importance.

The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale is the nation’s fastest growing local council, with a 51 per cent population increase since 2011.  The proactive approach of the Shire to target the development opportunities that align with their vision and plan has attracted Mike to engage with them for a potential development. 

As the local population continues to grow at a rapid rate a long term infrastructure and development plan that covers local and private investment, as well as catering for various existing and future demographics, will ensure the future success of the region.

As Water Corporation Chair and Eco Lifestyle Villages Co-Founder, Mike can provide a unique perspective across both the public and private sector.  Mike will draw on his experience to address CEDA Trustees on bringing all stakeholders together to map out a cohesive plan that ensures infrastructure is built to a long term vision, and the surrounding region can make best use of the investment.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Mike Hollett
Co Founder, Eco Lifestyle Villages

Mr Michael Hollett has extensive water industry and property development experience, and consults in both business and property development. Mr Hollett is currently Chairman of Ocean Gardens Inc, Director at H&H Development Enterprises Pty Ltd and Director at Kimberley Marine Support Base Pty Ltd. Prior to this, Mr Hollett was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Lifestyle Villages Group and expanded the Group’s delivery of affordable new housing estates, and senior and resource sector accommodation communities across the State and to Victoria. He is a qualified Hydrographer and worked in a variety of roles including regional and metropolitan land development, lead new pathways in water recycling, efficiency and strategic planning for Water Corporation and its predecessors from 1982 to 2004.

Meet the host

Cr Michelle Rich
Shire President, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Elected to Council in October 2015, Cr Michelle Rich is the Presiding Member of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee and represents Council on the CEO Employment Committee, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee, Economic Development Advisory Committee, Bush Fire Advisory Committee and the Local Emergency Management Committee.

With a background in successful small business, Cr Rich brings a solid understanding of new business and environmental issues to the Shire. She is passionate about promoting the Shire as a tourism destination whilst encouraging economically sustainable, environmentally sound developments that protect the character, lifestyle and rural history of the area.

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