Melbourne Commuter Car Park Forum

21 August 2019

15:00 – 19:00, Lakeside Stadium, Melbourne

(Registration from 2.30pm for a 3pm start)

The Federal Government has announced they are to allocate $500m to build 50 commuter car parks in our major cities across Australia, with close to 30 of these to be built in metropolitan Melbourne. With this in mind, Parking Australia is holding a ‘Commuter Car Park’ Forum for all stakeholders to attend and hear about these projects and how they can and should be delivered. The Forum will include the Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge, speaking on his vision for the projects and benefits for commuters.

The Minister’s presentation will be followed by presentations from public transport consultants Harry Barber and Leigh Bromley of Phillip Boyle & Associates, and Cristina Lynn and Andrew Morse from parking and traffic consultancy firm ptc. Commercial architect, Tim Leslie, from Bates Smart will also speak.

The event will also include the opportunity to network with the car parking industry, as well as those involved in the design and contraction of car parking facilities.

With an unprecedented number of transport projects being rolled out across all states to help ease the congestion in our major cities, this event is not to be missed.  The forum will be followed by networking drinks and canapés.

Cost & Registration:

Parking Australia Members are free
Non members will be charged $125 ex GST



Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Hon Alan Tudge MP

Alan Tudge is the Federal Member for Aston in the Australian Parliament and the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure. He was first elected in 2010 and, prior to his present portfolio was the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, with responsibility for skilled migration, visa processing, pathways to citizenship, and multicultural affairs, Minister for Human Services (where he introduced the cashless welfare card) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Before entering parliament, Alan spent most of his career in business including with the Boston Consulting Group in Australia and the United States, and worked as a senior adviser to the Foreign Minister and Education Minister. He holds a law degree and arts degree from Melbourne University and an MBA from Harvard University.

Harry Barber, Senior Associate, Phillip Boyle & Associates

Harry is a transport planning and strategy consultant with Phillip Boyle & Associates. Since 2014 he has provided parking policy advice to developers, car share providers and local governments relating to on and off-street space, planning scheme requirements and the introduction and adjustment of behavioural fees for kerbside bays.


Leigh Bromley, Phillip Boyle & Associates

Leigh has held management and senior management level positions in multiple consulting firms, with a focus on projects in the transport and infrastructure industries for both the public and private sector. Leigh has also spent time in the public service as a commercial manager, assisting the government to procure a range of new long-term service contracts.

His work has covered the whole project lifecycle, from development of government policy, long-term transport investment plans, developing investment business cases, contract tender development and assessment, to on-the-ground operations and implementation planning.

Central to Leigh’s success is his passion for working with clients to find solutions to their most pressing transport problems, with a deep understanding of public transport, landside freight, ports and shipping, active transport, and transport and land use integration.

Cristina Lynn, Managing Partner, ptc.

Cristina has been the managing partner of ptc. for the last 16 years during which time she has become a leading authority in parking matters in Australia. Cristina’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to parking demand, feasibility studies, yield management and car park operations.

In addition to having built the ptc. business from three staff to the current 21 and expanded the company’s client portfolio, Cristina had a successful career in management consulting at Ernst & Young. She was the first woman to be promoted to Senior Manager in the Italian practice and had the opportunity to work with a diversity of clients in different industries throughout Europe.

Cristina is actively involved in the parking industry in Australia, having formed part of the executive committee of Parking Australia from 2007 to 2017 and is the past President of its Board of Directors. She is an active member of IPI and NPA (both in the USA) and she is on the Board of Advisors of the World Parking Symposium. She regularly attends local and international parking conferences and events to ensure our clients are always informed on the latest industry advancements.

Andrew Morse, Partner/Senior Traffic Engineer, ptc.

Andrew is a qualified Traffic Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, is a member of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning & Management (AITPM) and is a co-author of the AS2890 suite of Australian Standards.

Originally trained as a Civil Engineer with Arup in Bristol, UK, Andrew specialised in Traffic Engineering when he joined Pinnacle Transportation in 1998.  In 1999, Andrew relocated to Sydney and since 2000 he has practiced as a Senior Traffic Engineer.  Joining ptc. as a Partner in 2010, Andrew now manages a team of traffic engineers and transport experts across a variety of projects and studies.

During this time Andrew has overseen many projects in all sectors including retail, commercial, residential, entertainment and transport (airports etc.).  Andrew regularly provides Expert Witness services to the Land & Environment Court NSW and has provided his opinions and expertise in a number of forums including CPD training for Architects and local radio.

Tim Leslie, Studio Director, Bates Smart

Tim Leslie is an architect with over two decades of experience working with some of Australia’s and UK’s leading architectural practices. Joining Bates Smart in 2006, he was promoted as Melbourne’s first Studio Director in 2013.

Tim works across a broad range of sectors, with a focus on developing projects from conception to planning approval stage.
He is highly regarded for his architectural integrity, leadership and tenacity.

Notably, Tim is the Director in charge for the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C which is due for competition in 2023. He has had instrumental roles on many key and award winning projects including the new commercial tower at 171 Collins Street and the refurbishment of 161 Collins Street, the residential towers at 17 and 35 Spring Street, and both Bendigo and Cabrini Hospitals.

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