Build Renovate Decorate Stage

 

The Build Renovate Decorate Stage is your place for all the latest advice for your renovation or building project. Our experts will be giving presentations on everything from land tax and approvals to kitchen & bathroom design and styling.

 

Sessions run for approximately 30 minutes each, first-in best dressed seating.

 

Timetable updated regularly. Check back frequently for newest content.

11:00AM

Gavin Hepper, Concepts by Gavin Hepper

The dos & don'ts of kitchen and bathroom design.

12:00PM

Cherel Millist, Brilliant Design Concepts

A designer's checklist for renovating your kitchen and bathroom.

2:00PM

Tony Been, Houzz

Aussie renovations: insights & trends.

3:00PM

Darren Genner, Minosa

Techno bathrooms.

4:00PM

Gavin Hepper, Concepts by Gavin Hepper

Designing your kitchen & bathroom for you & your family.

5:00PM

Fadi Habib, Revenue NSW

Land tax information.

11:00AM

David Dobbs, Department of Planning & Environment

What approvals you need to build a new home or carry out renovations.

12:00PM

Cherel Millist, Brilliant Design Concepts

A designer's checklist for renovating your kitchen and bathroom.

2:00PM

Gavin Hepper, Concepts by Gavin Hepper

The dos & don'ts of kitchen and bathroom design.

3:00PM

Matt Michel, Matt Michel Design

Know your style.

4:00PM

Gavin Hepper, Concepts by Gavin Hepper

Designing your kitchen & bathroom for you & your family.

5:00PM

Siobhan Whellens, Revenue NSW

First home buyers.

11:00AM

Gavin Hepper, Concepts by Gavin Hepper

The dos & don'ts of kitchen and bathroom design.

12:00PM

Kristina Zane, Revenue NSW

First home buyers.

2:00PM

David Dobbs, Department of Planning & Environment

What approvals you need to build a new home or carry out renovations.

3:00PM

Matt Michel, Matt Michel Design

Know your style.

4:00PM

Gavin Hepper, Concepts by Gavin Hepper

Designing your kitchen & bathroom for you & your family.

Speaker Profiles

Darren Genner

MINOSA

Darren Genner needs little introduction to the Kitchen & Bathroom community, having taken out the title of KBDi Australian Bathroom Designer of the Year for three years running (2013, 2014 and 2015) and is the current Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year for 2018. He has a raft of accolades from Australia and abroad, and has continually demonstrated his passion for the industry through training and professional development. With his wife, business partner and co-founder, Simona Castagna, Darren is building a team of equally savvy designers in their very successful design firm, Minosa.

Tony Been

HOUZZ

Tony Been is the Country Manager for Houzz Australia - the world's largest community for home renovation and design.
Tony has a diverse background - including time in corporate IT, before consulting to, launching and scaling multiple fast growth businesses including Indiegogo, Wrapp and Booktopia. Tony is a passionate advocate for disruptive technology and the positive impact it can have on our lives.

Cherel Millist

BRILLIANT DESIGN CONCEPTS

Cherel Millist is the principal designer of Brilliant Design Concepts, an interior design studio based in Crows Nest Sydney. Her design philosophy is driven by the desire to create a unique response to each client.

Every project is energetically approached and she strives to create a balance of contemporary design with eclectic elements to exceed expectation. Cherel has more than 17 years of experience in the design industry and is an accredited designer with the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and a Certified Kitchen and Bathroom Designer with the Kitchen and Bathroom Design Institute Australia (KBDI).

David Dobbs

NSW DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT

Learn about the type of work you don’t need planning or building approval to do (exempt development). Learn how you can get an approval within 20 days for one and two-story homes and home renovations (Complying Development) Learn how much you can save with complying development.

Matt Michel

MATT MICHEL DESIGN

Matt Michel established his own studio in Castlecrag 11 years ago, after 15 years in the construction industry in Australia and overseas working in decorative glass, joinery and kitchen companies.
Qualified with a Bachelor of Design [Ind. Des. UTS] and Member of the DIA and KBDi, Matt often uses CAD for renders, final drawings and detailing, but still prefers the speed of a pad and pen to communicate ideas with clients and contractors on site.

Gavin Hepper

CONCEPTS BY GAVIN HEPPER

As Creative Director at Concepts by Gavin Hepper, Gavin has featured as a finalist in both the HIA and KBDI awards, and has received accolades across categories of both kitchen and bathrooms since 2009, most recently awarded the 2018 NSW Bathroom Designer of the Year.

As a member of KBDI since 2008 and a certified kitchen designer, Gavin has recently taken on the role of NSW Chairperson for the Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute to encourage and support the future of the kitchen and bathroom industry and is an active mentor within the association. Gavin undertook the opportunity to judge in the 2017 awards.

Siobhan Whellens

REVENUE NSW

Siobhan has worked with Revenue NSW for over ten years, and has significant experience in land tax, duties and first home benefits.

Fadi Habib

REVENUE NSW

Fadi has worked with Revenue NSW for over ten years, and has significant experience in land tax, duties and first home benefits.

Kristina Zane

REVENUE NSW

Kristina has worked with Revenue NSW for over ten years, and has significant experience in land tax, duties and first home benefits.