15-16 November, 2016 | Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD

Gildas Colleter

Principal Coastal Engineer
City of Gold Coast


23:40 From dredging spoil to dredging material: Educating communities to reduce public misconceptions

  • Resolving any technical or environmental misapprehensions stakeholders may have about dredging
  • How to identify and prioritise key misconceptions to resolve potentially misguided disputes during the approval process for a dredging project
  • Creating a platform to discuss beneficial uses of dredging and reclamation

14:00 Workshop C: Stakeholder management: Involving external stake-holders in decision-making processes to reduce appeals and improve public relations

Stakeholder and community endorsement of a dredging project is crucial to its approval from regulatory bodies and throughout the projects construction phase. This workshop will be useful to those who have had difficulties with stakeholder support in the past. Whether it be through the appeals process during project assessment, protesting during the construction phase or disapproval with past dredging activities, good public relations is key in resolving community and stakeholder disputes.

This workshop will cover:
  • Pinpointing key issues stakeholders and community members may have with the dredging project
  • Establishing a platform to discuss beneficial uses of dredging and reclamation
  • Building an environment of trust by resolving past disputes that may exist with past dredging projects
  • Opening channels of communication between community stakeholders and project managers


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Gildas.

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