Speaker Profile

Melissa Harris

Chair, Australia and New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC)


Melissa Harris is the Chief Executive of Land Use Victoria within the Victorian Department of Transport and Planning (DTP), the state’s key agency for delivering innovative land services. This includes land registration, surveying, land valuation, geographic names, government land advice, assurance of government land transactions, spatial data services and maps. As Land Use Victoria Chief Executive, Melissa oversees a team of around 500 staff that contribute to building successful, safe and inclusive communities for all Victorians through the better use of government land, the delivery of major infrastructure projects and the transition to new digital ways of working for a future-ready Victoria. In this role, Melissa manages the $2.7 billion concession deed for the operation of the Victorian Land Registry, as well as leading flagship digital transformation programs including the $45 million Digital Cadastre Modernisation and $37 million Digital Twin Victoria. Melissa is also Registrar of Titles and Registrar of Water in Victoria. Beginning her career as a town planner, Melissa has dedicated her career to creating positive outcomes for Victorians, working across state and local government for over 30 years. In 2019, she was recognised as one of the Top 50 Women in the Victorian Public Sector. Melissa was elected as Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Land Information Council in 2021, the peak intergovernmental body responsible for providing leadership on all aspects of spatial information in Australia and New Zealand. Melissa is the first female to have held the position of Chair in ANZLIC’s 45-year history.


Melissa will be giving an overarching geospatial perspective in the panel titled 'What is the connection and how do we improve it?'.

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