Peter Seamer’s Breaking Point is a timely critique of our nation’s urban development and planning culture. 

In it, Seamer (Former CEO of the Victoria Planning Authority for over a decade and Senior Industry Fellow in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies within the College of Design and Social Context, RMIT) argues that vested interests often distort rational thinking on our cities.

Looking to the future, he sets out cogent new strategies to resolve congestion, transport and expenditure problems, offering a blueprint for multi-centred Australian cities that are more localised, urban and equitable in nature.The book will be in stores in February 2019.

To be launched by the Victorian Minister for Planning, a  host of special guests will join Peter to discuss the book’s key ideas and the critical issues facing our city, including:

  • The Minister of Planning, the Hon. Richard Wynne
  • Prof Billie Giles-Corti, Distinguished Professor and Director of Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform Michel Masson, CEO, Infrastructure Victoria
  • Danni Hunter, CEO, Urban Development Institute of Australia (Victoria)
  • Martine Letts, CEO of the Committee for Melbourne
  • David Payes, CEO, Intrapac Property

RSVP: Lecture and refreshments are complimentary but attendance will only be confirmed by strict RSVP by Wednesday 6 February 2019. Confirm your attendance today – email 


The RMIT Swanston Academic building, Building 80, Level 7, Theatre 1U 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne


12 February 2019