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Themed "Charting the Course", the 2022 QELA Conference aims to explore how we as individuals and as the planning and environment community can chart the course towards a sustainable future for all. 

  “Charting the course implies that you are not following someone else’s plan; you are making a new plan. You are doing things others have not done – or doing them in a unique way.” 

Deb Ingino, CEO of Strength Leader Development 

Globally, governments have set ambitious sustainability targets but without clear direction, purpose and defined expectations, we are in danger of floundering and losing our way.
As we move toward the future it is of utmost importance that we focus on charting the course for how we want our society to function in the short, medium and long term.  Creating a plan is necessary to acknowledge and address the issues of the past, so that we can adapt and improve in order to move forward with a focal point on making all aspects of our lives better.
This change will centre on our communities, our country, and the world as a whole. 

The 2022 QELA Conference is about identifying the big issues that will help us chart the course toward a sustainable future and how this plan will be reflected in the planning and environment community. 


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QELA is pleased to launch the 2022 QELA Conference program!
Commencing with pre-Conference Welcome Drinks on Wednesday, 25 May 2022, Conference proceedings will commence at 9am, Thursday, 26 May 2022.

The 2022 Conference program showcases a diversity of topics and speakers, and includes sessions on planning, environment and ecology, legal, and waste and net zero.  Day 1 of the Conference will conclude with an industry and government panel discussion on the topic of improving community resilience for climate change and adaptation. 

Day 2 of the Conference features dedicated sessions to both the Land Court and the Planning and Environment Court. 

The Conference Committee are confident the program offers something for everyone and will provide ample food-for-though on how we as individuals and as the planning and environment community can Chart the Course toward a sustainable future for all.


Please note, the 2022 Conference program is subject to change.


Prices below include GST.   Prices in the registration booking table do not include GST - this is added during the payment process so that the final amount matches the below prices. 


Full 2 Day Conference Registration  

Registration includes:

  • Attendance to all Conference proceedings, Thursday, 26 May 2022 to Friday, 27 May 2022;
  • Catering for morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea during Conference days;
  • Attendance to Conference Dinner on Thursday, 26 May 2022
  • Conference Satchel bag; and
  • Electronic Conference Proceedings and Papers.

Metro and Gold Coast

(Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Redland, Moreton Bay  and Gold Coast council regions)

Regional Members $825
Local and State Government / NFP Members $825



Day Only Registrations

Registration includes:

  • Attendance to all Conference proceedings of the day registered. 
  • Catering for morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea during day registered.
  • If registered for Thursday, 26 May 2022, registration includes attendance to the Conference Dinner on Thursday, 26 May 2022. 
  • Conference Satchel bag.
  • Electronic Conference Proceedings and Papers.
Thursday, 26 May 2022 (9am - 5pm), and Dinner (6.30pm - 11.30pm) $605
Friday, 27 May 2022 (9am - 3.30pm)  $385


Additional Conference Dinner Registrations

Registration includes:

  • Attendance to the Conference dinner, Thursday, 26 May 2022.
Guests of a Conference delegate (1 guest per delegate) $165
Not attending conference - dinner only purchase $198


The 2022 QELA Conference will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort at the Gold Coast.

All Conference activities will be held onsite at RACV Royal Pines.

RACV Royal Pines has ample car parking on site for delegates. 



RACV Royal Pines Resort welcomes QELA Conference delegates to stay at the venue and has provided QELA with a discounted group booking rate.


Group booking rates detailed below are available for bookings made for Wednesday, 25 May, to Friday, 27 May 2022.

To find out more about accommodation rooms, click here 


  Room Only Rate Room + Breakfast for 1 person Room + Breakfast for 2 people
Mountain View Room $210.00 $238.00 $266.00
Superior Room $240.00 $268.00 $296.00
Spa Suite $310.00 $338.00 $366.00
Executive Suites $400.00 $400.00 $400.00
Torquay Suite $525.00 $525.00 $525.00


How to Book

Accommodation is booked direct with the Resort via this website or contact (07) 5597 8700 and advise you are a delegate at the QELA Conference. 

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Our thanks to the 2022 Conference Sponsors for their ongoing support.

The support from our sponsors assists QELA to provide affordable conference registration to all members, especially regional members and those who work for local and state government.





Carbon Offsetting

QELA seeks to minimise the carbon footprint and impact of all events the Association hosts.  This is achieved by reducing food and material waste, reducing printing of materials, and hosting events at venues that are accessible by public transport.

In addition to these efforts, QELA aims to carbon offset the attendance of each person who attends the 2022 QELA Conference.

Offsetting will be conducted via Greenfleet, using their reccomendations for cost per person.  For more information about Greenfleet and their projects,


If you would like more information about QELA offsetting all attendances, please contact the QELA office on


Conference Registration

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
31 Mar 2022
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NON MEMBER - includes Conference Dinner
23 May 2022
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Hard Copy of Conference Proceedings Folder (electronic version included in registration fee)
20 May 2022
Sale Ended
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NON MEMBER includes all catering Thursday, 26 May, and attendance to Conference Dinner
24 May 2022
Sale Ended
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Guest of Conference Delegate - 1 dinner guest per Conference delegate
20 May 2022
Sale Ended
Not Attending Conference - Dinner only attendance
19 May 2022
Sale Ended
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NON MEMBER - includes all catering Friday, 27 May
23 May 2022
Sale Ended

26 May 2022 @ 8:15am AEST
27 May 2022 @ 5:30pm AEST

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  • RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Ross Street, Benowa, Qld


Our thanks to the 2022 Conference Sponsors


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor


Gala Dinner Sponsor



Program & App Sponsor


Coffee Cart Sponsor


Tea Breaks Sponsor



Welcome Function Sponsor


Courts Session Sponsor


Session Sponsors