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Advancing Net Zero

19 Mar 2024KPMG Australia

Putting the community at the centre of the Energy Transition

Advancing net zero


This event will form part of IPAA Victoria’s Climate Change & Sustainability series. The event is an opportunity for public sector professionals working in the area of climate change or sustainability, or those who have a keen interest, to hear from experts in this area.

Join us for an engaging event that delves into the pivotal issues surrounding Victoria’s journey towards decarbonising the energy sector. Our event features a thought-provoking panel discussion and a compelling keynote address, offering insights into the critical challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Panel Discussion: Navigating the Decarbonisation Landscape, experts will explore three key areas fostering in-depth conversations:

  • Community Impacts: Gain valuable perspectives on the effects of energy decarbonisation on rural, regional, and Indigenous communities. Understand the social dynamics and considerations crucial for a sustainable transition.
  • Customer Impacts and Cost of Living Pressures: Delve into the intricacies of customer impacts within the broader context of cost of living pressures. Explore how decarbonisation aligns with economic considerations and its implications for consumers.
  • Delivery Challenges: Uncover the complexities of implementing a large-scale decarbonisation program spanning generation, transmission, and storage. Navigate the challenges against the backdrop of other significant infrastructure projects taking shape across the State/Nation.

Keynote Address by Elizabeth Molyneux, Deputy Secretary Energy, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action:  Shaping the Future of Energy in Victoria providing valuable insights and offering a roadmap for Victoria’s energy future.


8:30 am: Registrations begin

9:00 am – 9.05 am: Introduction

9:05 am – 9:15 am: Keynote address

9.15 am – 10:15 am: Panel discussion

10:15 am – 10:45 am: Q&A session  

10:45 am – 11.15 am: Networking


  • Victorian Public Sector employees
  • Local Government Sector employees
  • Energy sector professionals 
  • Organisations working in the area of sustainability and energy 
  • Anyone passionate about sustainable energy solutions
  • Individuals looking to increase their knowledge about challenges related to energy transition 
  • Sustainability Community of Practice network



Elizabeth Molyneux

Deputy Secretary Energy, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

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Natalie Reiter

Natalie Reiter

Natalie Reiter, Deputy Secretary, Strategy & Precincts, Department of Transport and Planning

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Gavin Dufty

Gavin Dufty

Executive Manager Policy and Research, St Vincent De Paul Society Victoria

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Tess Fitzgerald

KPMG Partner, Energy Infrastructure, Energy Transition 

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James collins

James Collins

Director City Planning and Infrastructure, City of Casey

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Glen Brennan

Glen Brennan

Partner, KPMG, Indigenous Services Lead

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Date & Time

Tuesday 19 March  2024
9:00 am – 11:15 am (AEDT)


KPMG Australia
Level 36, Tower Two, Collins Square
727 Collins Street



This is a FREE event to all IPAA Victoria Members, including employees of our member organisations such as VPS departments and non members.

Check to see if you’re an IPAA Victoria Member, including employees of our member organisations such as VPS departments here.

$125 for non Members.