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About the OneConsult Conference

The OneConsult Conference is being convened over two days and is the conference for “all of industry”. The industry programme committee have worked together to bring to life an impressive two-day programme that covers many industry and business-related topics, as well as numerous professional development opportunities.

OneConsult 2022 incorporates the industry two day conference as well as Consult Australia’s 70th birthday celebrations and the Annual Awards winner announcements and celebrations. Be prepared for a packed two days featuring prominent speakers from industry and clients, as well as experts on issues concerning your industry.

See you at One Consult!

Conference Keynote Speaker

Veena Sahajwalla

Topic: Innovation and collaboration

Speaker Bio: Twenty years ago, Veena created a way to recycle tyres into the steel making process, aptly called green steel. Now, she’s invented a new product that combines the textiles from old clothes with glass and turns them into a range of hard green ceramics for floors and walls.

Professor Veena Sahajwalla is an internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer, and inventor revolutionising recycling science. Her work in sustainability has practical applications which can apply across every industry. She is the proverbial waste queen, a future forward thinker who is totally transforming the way in which we manage waste, in Australia and around the world.

Veena has a unique way of distilling everything down, so it’s understandable, practical, and actionable. Her passion to help people, communities, organisations and businesses of all sizes become more sustainable, is contagious. And she is driven help everyone reimagine themselves as global citizens who are inspired to do better for our planet.


Conference Keynote Speaker

Karen Mundine

Topic: Innovation and collaboration

Speaker Bio: Karen has more than 20 years’ experience in community engagement, public advocacy, communications and social marketing campaigns. She has worked in the public, corporate and community sectors across a range of portfolio areas including health, the arts, ICT, and Indigenous and foreign affairs. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from UTS, she is passionate about the work she does and the broad range of people she gets to engage with on a regular basis. As well as her day-job she also sits on the Boards of the Gondwana Children’s Choirs and the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre.

Robin Mellon

Conference MC

Robin Mellon

Speaker Bio: Robin Mellon is a leading expert on property, supply chains and sustainability in the built environment.

After years with private sector businesses, Robin worked with the Green Building Council of Australia from 2007-2015 to drive the adoption of the Green Star rating system. As Chief Operating Officer, his role involved spearheading the GBCA’s advocacy and international work, as well as leading education, events, marketing, and communications teams.

Robin sat on the World Green Building Council’s Policy Task Force, chairing its Asia Pacific Network. He collaborated with Austrade over many years to showcase Australian green building capabilities around the world and mentored a number of countries through the process of establishing their own green building councils.

From 2016-2019, Robin was Chief Executive Officer of Australia's Supply Chain Sustainability School. The School is an industry-led initiative that provides free learning resources to improve supply chains in the property, construction and infrastructure sectors.

Currently, Robin is CEO of Better Sydney, as well as NSW Program Manager for Better Building Finance, working with NSW councils to help them enable and run their Building Upgrade Finance programs; enabling this legislation makes it easy for businesses to upgrade buildings to be more sustainable.

10 Reasons for attending OneConsult

reason one

Support your industry association

Support the industry association that supports you – Consult Australia

reason two

Industry Event of the year

It’s the industry event of the year, delivering results to your company

reason three

Invest in yourself

Invest in yourself, your career, and your company. Leave the office behind for 2 days and network and learn with like-minded individuals

Reason 4

New partnerships

Enjoy the opportunity for in-person interaction, create new business partnerships and contacts as well as reconnect with your current and past network

Reason five

Increase your Knowledge

Expand your knowledge and find solutions to problems. You will hear from some of the most talented individuals in their field of expertise

reason six

Networking opportunities

Network at one of the largest gatherings of businesses in design, advisory and engineering from all over Australia

reason seven

Learn and Grow

Return to work with renewed knowledge and expertise, and measure that return on investment

reason eight

Expand your horizons

Learn beyond your field of interest, expand your horizons

Reason nine

Obtain valuable answers

Enjoy the Exhibition, meet suppliers and ask valuable questions

reason ten

Celebrate Consult Australia 70th Birthday

Celebrate Consult Australia’s 70th Birthday and Awards


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