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TAS MANAGER

Jan Irvine

 

Jan joined Consult Australia in December 2009, with a background in finance, IT, recruitment, event management and advocacy, bringing with her the knowledge and experience gained by working in both non-profit and corporate organisations in a number of executive and management positions.

Since 2020 she has represented our members providing service to TAS building relationships with the public and private sector stakeholders in the region. Jan facilitates the connection of business to Government and business to business to address critical business issues.

Jan is always willing to hear more about the challenges and opportunities members providing services to TAS face. Please contact her to talk through any of your issues.

Contact

For more information about any of our policy activities in TAS, click 'LATEST NEWS' below or contact Jan at: jan@consultaustralia.com.au or on 0408 845 975.

For more information about any of our TAS events, click 'VIEW TAS EVENTS' below or contact our events and marketing team at: info@consultaustralia.com.au or on 02 8252 6700.

VIEW TAS EVENTS                       LATEST NEWS

 

One of the ways we influence, government stakeholders in particular, is by actively participating in forums. Our ability to secure seats at these forums demonstrates that Consult Australia is recognised as an essential stakeholder. In Tasmania, Consult Australia engages with government Ministers, departments, agencies and corporations on a broad range of issues – as detailed below. At these, Consult Australia is generally represented by Jan, our Tas Manager although there is significant opportunities for our members to attend to represent the industry. If you would like to be involved in these, please contact Jan to find out more.

Consult Australia & Infrastructure Tasmania Forum

Established in 2021, by mutual agreement between Infrastructure Tasmania and Consult Australia. Topics covered include procurement and contracting and aligning workplace resources to the forward pipeline of projects. Meetings are currently held monthly with Consult Australia attendees being the Tas Manager and representatives of the Tas Committee.

Consult Australia & State Growth Standing Meeting

Established in 2021, by mutual agreement between the Department of State Growth and Consult Australia. Topics covered include insurance, procurement and contracting, panel arrangements (and barriers to participation) and capacity issues. Meetings are currently held monthly with Consult Australia attendees being the Tas Manager and representatives of the Tas Committee.

Consult Australia & Treasury and Finance Quarterly Meeting

Established in 2021, by mutual agreement between the Department of Treasury and Finance and Consult Australia. Topics covered include insurance, procurement and contracting and prequalification (including barriers to participation). Meetings are currently held quarterly with Consult Australia attendees being the Tas Manager and representatives of the Tas Committee.

Consult Australia & TasWater Meetings

Established in 2021, by mutual agreement between TasWater and Consult Australia. Topics covered include insurance, procurement methods, contract terms and conditions and panel arrangements. Meetings are currently held quarterly with Consult Australia attendees being the Head of Policy and Government Relations, Tas Manager and representatives of the Tas Committee.

State Roads Industry Consultative Group

Established by the Department of State Roads and attended by Consult Australia, the Civil Contractors Federation Tas, Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia and Australian Flexible Pavement Association. Topics are focussed on the planning and delivery of roads projects in Tasmania. Meetings are currently held ad-hoc with Consult Australia attendees being two representatives of the Tas Committee.

What the TAS Committee does

The TAS Committee gives members the opportunity to develop strategies to tackle local issues as well as contribute to the national agenda. Committee participants are often called upon to represent Consult Australia in local engagement activities (including meetings with government agencies etc). The TAS Committee meets monthly and requires engaged individuals.

Latest 'top 3 takeaways'

The 'top 3 takeaways' summarise key issues discussed at the last meeting. These are to help the broader membership understand the activities of the TAS Committee.

  1. Engagement - The committee is meeting with the Department of State Growth (DSG) to discuss the issue of reported design errors. DSG are keen to understand why this is occurring and possible solutions to realise improved quality outcomes for all parties.
  2. Reform agenda - The release of the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan, which includes a landmark reform agenda to ensure successful delivery of Australia's future infrastructure needs was welcomed by the committee. Consult Australia was listed in the Plan as an agent of change in driving industry productivity and innovation and the committee is committed to advocating for these reforms in Tasmania. 
  3. Building strong relationships - A strong relationship with Infrastructure Tasmania has resulted in Consult Australia being able to provide timely feedback on several issues. In our most recent meeting with ITas, our submission to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Standing Committee Inquiry into Procurement Practices for Government Funded Infrastructure was discussed in detail, and our Uplifting Productivity paper was shared to further inform the Government on how to deliver economic growth through best practice procurement. 
Current participants

Below is the list of current TAS Committee participants. Want to get involved? Contact Jan Irvine.

NameMember Business
Catherine Searle (Chair)Jacobs
Abe Francis  AECOM
Jacqueline Comery  GHD
Greg McGuire  GHD
Geoff Webb  GR Webb Consulting
Andrew McConachy Jacobs
Catherine Searle  Jacobs
Stephen Masterspitt&sherry


More information

If you would like to find out more about the activities in TAS or to join the committee, please contact Jan Irvine, TAS Manager at: jan@consultaustralia.com.au  

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