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 ALDE SubCommittees

Ever wondered what happens on an ALDE subcommittee? A lot of our initiatives, direction and activities are undertaken by the fantastic volunteers who make up the various subcommittees. They meet regularly and workshop and co-ordinate a lot of the ‘behind the scenes’ of our organisation.


ALDE has 14 subcommittees and they cover a range of different areas of interest in relation to the running of ALDE, as well as the advocacy we take part in on behalf of the wider land development industry.

 

The subcommittees fall under various categories:

Strategic – assist with the operations and directions of ALDE as an organisation.

Technical – assists with the advocacy with different authorities and stakeholders.

Regional – offer a region specific approach to local issues.

 

ALDE-Committee-Listing-and-Structure

The goal of each subcommittee is to create communication lines within each area to allow fast and effective feedback to and from the Executive Committee, to resolve any issues as needed. All subcommittees are advisory only and can only act as directed by the Executive Committee. Sub-committees are required to meet at least 4 times per year. 

An Executive Committee Member is required to be included in each of these subcommittees. 

The full list of ALDE Subcommittees are:

  • Safety & Environment Committee
  • Training Committee
  • Media & Communications Committee
  • Telecommunications & Gas Committee
  • Electrical Committee
  • Local Government Committee
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Governance Committee (Closed to Executive board)
  • Membership Committee (Closed to Executive board)
  • Future Directions Committee
  • Young Engineers in Land Development (Yeild)

The Regional Subcommittees are:

  • Geelong Committee
  • Gippsland Committee
  • Shepparton Committee (proposed)

An ALDE representative is also invited to participate in a number of relevant external industry groups as part of our relationships with particular organisations.

 

 New ALDE Mentoring Program Overview 

A selection of the ALDE Executive Board’s senior professionals will act as mentors for early career professionals seeking to get exposure to liaising with authorities in framing and reviewing policy. Participants will have the opportunity to broaden industry networks, attend selected board meetings, participate/ coordinate industry events as well as learn new skills and gain the knowledge required to progress as tomorrow’s leaders. 

 

The purpose of this is to cultivate the board members of tomorrow and provide the board with a fresh perspective and actively mentor the next generation of leaders.  

 

Mentoring Program Objectives 

Providing early career professionals opportunities to engage with experienced/ senior industry professionals, empowerment and building of confidence, through exposure to the wider land development industry. More specifically, the objectives are: 

  • Experience the benefits of getting involved with your Industry, 
  • Create connections in the industry, build relationships and networks, 
  • Develop leadership skills, and build confidence in your capabilities, skills and knowledge, 
  • Identify and plan to achieve your career goals, 
  • Promote connections between senior leaders in the industry and early career professionals, and 
  • Engage early professionals in peer-oriented development environments. 

NB: Places are limited to so don’t hesitate in submitting your application! 

For further information or to apply for the ALDE Mentor Program view the enrolment flyer 

 Applications close Friday 10th of December 2021. 

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For the first time, ALDE will recognize engineering excellence in land development engineering with the inaugural ALDE Awards for excellence—it is the industry’s opportunity to recognise Engineering Excellence within land development engineering, amongst businesses and individuals. We have engaged the services of a production company with host Gavin Wood to bring this event in an engaging virtual format.

The ALDE Awards have been created with the purpose of:

  • Promoting the Land Development Industry
  • Promoting Consultant excellence
  • Promoting project and industry attributes and successes
  • Sharing knowledge, innovation & best practice
  • Providing networking opportunities

Businesses within the land development industry can see tangible benefits in:

  • Increased brand awareness and positioning in the industry
  • Positioning brand and products in the industry
  • Assisting with customer acquisition and retention
  • Providing opportunities for networking

 

The winners for 2021 are:

 

FUTURE LEADER 

Winner: ANGELA DURSTON-RYAN  (Spiire)

High Commendation: HARRISON SPURLING (Spiire)

 

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION  

Winner: GROUND SCIENCE

High Commendation: SMEC

 

CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR 

Winner: SPIIRE

High Commendation: BEVERIDGE WILLIAMS

 

SUB-CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR 

Winner: TONKIN & TAYLOR

High Commendation: BLUE FROG

 

CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR 

Winner: BILDURBAN

 

Watch the livestream of the Awards Ceremony here 

 

For more details on the criteria refer to https://www.alde.com.au/awards/alde-excellence-awards/

The judges that assessed the entries were:

  • Maurice Stabb
  • Stephen Webb
  • John Chambers
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