Landholder Engagement Training Event Details

3-Day Event, Brisbane | 27-29 February 2024 

The purpose of this training is support you – those responsible for working directly with landholders impacted by transmission and renewable development projects – to do your job well, while keeping yourself and the landholders you’re working with physically and emotionally safe.

Landholder Engagement Training Agenda

This Landholder Engagement Training agenda includes important information relevant to each day. This includes what to bring, where to meet and requirements for safe access to sites. Please make sure you read this before attending the training.

Start location for all training days

Brisbane Marriott Hotel: 515 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Training agenda

Day 1: Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Time Landholder and Biodiversity insights: Brisbane Marriott Hotel
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Welcome, why you’re here and what to expect, arrive 2:15pm for a 2:30pm start

Setting the scene, renewable energy development and why we need to get it right

Landholder Insights Panel, chat with Queensland landholders on what’s going well and opportunities to improve
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Networking function for training participants, local landholders and conservation groups

Biodiversity spotlight, introducing the Better Practice Renewables and Biodiversity: Opportunities for Collaboration Guide, 5:45pm

Day 1: Important information

  • Afternoon tea, networking drinks and canapes are provided (dinner is self-catered).

Day 2: Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Time How to build partnerships and create shared value: Full day bus excursion
8:00am - 4:30pm
Bus departs Adelaide St, near the Brisbane Marriott Hotel, at 7:45am sharp

Shared value, an essential building block for social licence

Site visit: Partnering to support endangered wildlife

Site visit: Partnering for bushfire management

Lunch: Mapleton State Forest Day Use Picnic Area, group discussion on shared value

Site visit: Partnering to manage invasive plants

Drop off back at bus stop near Brisbane Marriott Hotel, 4:30pm

Please note: All participants must wear enclosed shoes like boots or sneakers - no heels or sandals are acceptable for traversing on these sites. Due to proximity to transmission lines, all participants should wear a long sleeved cotton (not nylon/acrylic) shirt and long pants.
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Networking drinks: Hosted by International Right of Way Association Chapter 86 and JLL at Gatsby Bar at Blackbird Bar & Restaurant, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane, 5pm – 6:30pm
6:30pm - 9:00pm
National Landholder Engagement Training Dinner: Hosted by the Energy Charter at Heritage Room at Blackbird Bar & Restaurant, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Guest speaker: Jane Pires, Land Access Ombudsman Queensland.

Day 2: Important information

  • Day 2 includes all-day bus transport, pick up and drop off at Brisbane Marriott Hotel. Meet at Stop 31 Adelaide St by 7:45am
  • Breakfast boxes, lunch, afternoon tea and training dinner are provided
  • All participants must wear enclosed shoes like boots or sneakers
  • Due to proximity to transmission lines, please avoid nylon/acrylic clothing (cotton is ideal) and wear long pants
  • We will be outside for portions of the day, please bring sun-protection and dress to the conditions
  • Water will be provided, however, participants welcome to bring own water bottles
  • Rain hoodies will be provided on the bus if needed
  • Please limit valuables as there is no secured storage on the bus
  • Training Workbook

Day 3: Thursday, 29 February 2024

Time Practical skill development workshops: Powerlink Queensland and Virginia Golf Club
8:00am - 4:00pm
Breakfast: Self-catered

Bus stop 31 Adelaide St, near Macrossan St, 8am sharp to Powerlink Queensland

Biosecurity: Washdown, landholder obligations and new threats

Morning tea: Virginia Golf Club

Compassion in Conflict: Positive communication and de-escalation strategies

Lunch: Provided

Creating psychologically safe spaces: Safe ways of working with impacted landholders facing cumulative stressors, including as a result of energy development

Afternoon tea: Provided

“Look after yourself”, practical tips to support your own mental wellbeing

Wrap up, 4pm

Day 3: Important information

  • One-way transfer from Brisbane Marriott Hotel to Day 3 training venues
  • Participants to make their own way home from Virginia Golf Club – 12km from Brisbane Airport. Please bring luggage with you on bus
  • We will be outside for portions of the day, please bring sun-protection and dress to the conditions
  • Water will be provided, however, participants welcome to bring own water bottles
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (breakfast is self-catered).
  • Training Workbook 

*Training agenda is subject to change should unforeseen circumstances arise.

Accommodation, transport and parking options

Hotel options close to Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Day 1 of the training will be held at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. The Brisbane Mariott Hotel is also the pick-up and drop-off point for Day 2 and the pick-up point for Day 3 (one way transfer only).

Hotels Walking distance
Brisbane Marriott Hotel
0 mins
Meriton Suites Adelaide Street, Brisbane
2 mins
Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
4 mins
Mantra on Queen Brisbane
5 mins
Astra Apartments Brisbane CBD
5 mins
Oaks Brisbane Lexicon Suites
6 mins

Transport options

Day Transport Time

Day 1: From the airport to Brisbane Mariott and nearby hotels

Drive, ride share or taxi
25 mins
Train from Domestic Airport Station to Central Station
30 mins + walk time to hotel

Day 2: National Landholder Engagement Dinner

Ride share and taxi services are easily available
The restaurant (tbc) will be within walking distance from the Brisbane Mariott Hotel and nearby hotels

Day 3: To the airport from Virginia Golf Club

Drive, ride share or taxi
15 mins
Train from Banyo station (20 mins walk) and travel to Eagle Junction Station. Transfer to Domestic Airport Station
55 mins

Day 3: To the city from Virginia Golf Club

Drive, ride share or taxi
25 mins

All other transport will be by air-conditioned coach and coordinated by the Energy Charter.


Secure Parking is available at 480 Queen Street Car Park. Some hotels also offer guest parking at an additional fee.

For Day 3, parking is available at Virginia Golf Club.

Do you have a question?

Ask our speakers or event team a question. Please submit any questions prior to the event below.

Event support

Anne Whitehouse

Event Coordination – Sales Assured


M: 0412 206 621 (please text for on-day support)

Amy Abraham

Training Facilitator – The Energy Charter


M: 0411 031 606