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IAQ Queensland Infrastructure Summit

11 October 2019 | The Edge Auditorium (State Library of Queensland)

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This October, the Infrastructure Association of Queensland is proud to present the 5th Annual Queensland Infrastructure Summit.

Taking place in IAQ’s 25th anniversary year, this highly anticipated event brings together the most influential decision makers and respected leaders from across Australia’s infrastructure landscape.

The state’s grand infrastructure plans, mega projects and challenges necessitate a new depth in analysis. A bold vision. Unified action.

Join in as experts and opportunity meet at Queensland’s firmly established premier knowledge and networking event for infrastructure.


8:45 am


Master of Ceremonies: Michael Pascoe, Contributing Editor, The New Daily

8:55 am

Welcome from the Chair of IAQ

Terry Rossitto, Chair, Infrastructure Association of Queensland


9:05 am


9:20 am

  • Major challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s infrastructure over the next 15 years and beyond
  • The need for a new wave of reform and investment, amid changing and growing demand across infrastructure sectors and a mounting maintenance backlog
  • Growing social, economic and environmental interdependencies in the infrastructure sector and how they have added both complexity and opportunity to the planning, delivery and operation of services

9:40 am

  • Design-led thinking, creative problem solving, human-centred design
  • Liveability, sustainability and the Circular Economy
  • The future…


10:00 am

  • Major projects (>$50M) under procurement or imminent across the private & public sectors (local, state and federal)
  • Update on credibly proposed major project pipeline
  • How these projects have been funded, will be funded and could be funded

10:20 am

  • Analysis of funding models in other jurisdictions and overseas
  • How is risk being shared between partners, and what is working?
  • Building flexible and agnostic delivery solutions
  • Packaging projects in an imbalanced market

10:35 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:05 am

  • Funding models, packaging, procurement, risk allocation and delivery strategies
  • Market and risk appetite in Queensland
  • Level of competition and project scarcity, and conditions for an improved competitive environment
  • Incentivising investors in a changing landscape – regulatory, policy, funding and taxation implications


11:40 am

  • Demographics – distribution of population growth in Queensland and implications for urban development
  • Macroeconomics – Industries driving economic growth; future of trade, minerals sector and exports

12:00 pm

TMRs draft Queensland Transport Strategy (QTS) is a future-focused 30 year whole of system transport strategy. The draft QTS has been designed to maximise benefits of current and emerging trends and technologies for Queensland.

Emerging technologies, such as automated, electric and connected vehicles will potentially create a more reliable, efficient and affordable transport system.

Fundamental long-term changes to the transport system will necessitate changes to the way transport infrastructure and services are funded by users and governments.

12:20 pm

Data, AI and rethinking infrastructure procurement

  • The emergence and impact of digital twins
  • How real-time data analytics and AI can help optimise existing assets
  • The changing role of government
  • The future of managing complex megaprojects lies in AI and big data
  • Powerful new methodologies to reduce cost overruns and delays
  • Autonomous vehicles and the shared economy
  • The crucial role of AI and big data
  • A utopian and dystopian scenarios for future mobility

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:50 pm

  • How changing customer expectations and increasingly personalised services are impacting the infrastructure sector
  • Key factors affecting infrastructure in the energy sector, including challenges emerging from increased uptake of electric vehicles and distributed generation
  • Australia’s short and longer-term fuel market transition and the potential to become a new energy superpower


2:10 pm

  • Unpacking the South East Queensland 2032 Olympics bid
  • What this means for infrastructure

2:20 pm

  • The roles of, opportunities arising from and synergies between SEQ City Deal and the Olympics bid in shaping the South East Queensland, the state, and the nation


2:40 pm

Address from the Department | Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning

2:55 pm

  • The diverse needs of Queensland’s communities; ageing population and younger communities, growing cities and regional areas
  • How are cities, and the state, strategically responding? How are they developing culture and recreation, health, education and training, justice and public safety and social housing
  • The value of green infrastructure in urban planning and building capacity for resilient, liveable and sustainable cities

3:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break


4:00 pm

Front-end project teaming

  • Setting up projects to mitigate and avoid conflict in the first instance
  • How to predict successful projects – what the data tells us

BURSTS | Complex project management

Ya-Qun Xie, Associate Director, Macquarie Capital

4:20 pm

  • Have we reached maximum project size in terms of risk, performance and efficiency?
  • Predictability, recovery, and how the procurement process directly impacts ultimate delivery outcomes
  • Dispute resolution
  • Setting up major projects for success
  • Project tech and Infratech: overseas projects
  • How can QLD leaders implement this? Data and trust, data and usefulness
  • The human impact of delivering megaprojects including stress, flexibility, mental health

4:50 pm

Address from the IAQ

Priscilla Radice, CEO, Infrastructure Association of Queensland

5:00 pm


Master of Ceremonies: Michael Pascoe, Contributing Editor, The New Daily

5:10 pm

After the Summit, wind down with peers at the popular post-event Sundowner Networking Drinks, located a stone’s throw away at the colourful Dandy’s Rooftop, at the Fox Hotel.


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Michael Pascoe

Contributing Editor, The New Daily

Ted O’Brien MP

Commonwealth Representative For the 2032 Olympic Bid

Romilly Madew AO

CEO, Infrastructure Australia

Damian Gould

Chief Executive Officer, Building Queensland

Leilani Frew


Leanne Kemp

Queensland Chief Entrepreneur

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner

Brisbane City Council and Chair, SEQ Council of Mayors

Rachel Hunter

Director General, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning

Peter Colacino

Executive Director Policy & Research, Infrastructure Australia

Peter Munckton

Chief Economist, Bank of Queensland

Jon Davies

CEO, Queensland Major Contractors Association

Brendan Lyon

Partner, Infrastructure & Projects Group, KPMG

Scott Smith

CEO, SEQ Council of Mayors

Ya-Qun Xie

Associate Director, Macquarie Capital

Julie Mitchell

Deputy Director-General Policy, Planning and Investment, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Cheryl Desha

Engagement Director – Industry, School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University

Professor Michael Milford

ARC Future Fellow, Chief Investigator, Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, QUT

Maree Parker

Deputy Director-General, Economic and Infrastructure Strategy, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning

Ben Schnitzerling

Director, Red Fox Advisory

Cr Amanda Camm

Deputy Mayor, Mackay Regional Council

Dr Kellie Nuttall

National Lead Partner - Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Deloitte

Nick Behrens

Director, Queensland Economic Advocacy Solutions

Larry McGrath

Executive General Manager - Customer and Corporate Affairs, John Holland

David Porter

Managing Director, Endeavour Programme

Steve Abson

Principal, Flagstaff Consulting Group

Terry Rossitto

Chair, Infrastructure Association of Queensland

Priscilla Radice

CEO, Infrastructure Association of Queensland

Graeme Newton

CEO, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

David Sinclair

Executive Director, Department of Health

when & where

11 Oct 2019

The Edge Auditorium (State Library of Queensland)
State Library of Queensland
Cultural Precinct, Stanley Pl
South Brisbane, QLD 4101
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