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IAQ Queensland Infrastructure Summit

Meeting Queensland’s Infrastructure Demand

29 August 2017 | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

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Local Govt, IAQ members, State & Federal Govt rates available - see pricing below


Queensland requires significant infrastructure investment to meet the demands of its growing population and expanding regional markets. But reforms are need to ensure investment can proceed at a suitable pace. How should the state fund it’s most important projects? And what will changes in Federal priorities mean for Queensland?

The Infrastructure Association of Queensland is proud to release the program for the Queensland Infrastructure Summit, to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 29 August.

The program will explore four key themes of Social Licence, Funding Reforms, Regional Investment and Unleashing the Private Sector with many of the State’s greatest influencers and Australia’s foremost infrastructure experts providing compelling insights.

Infrastructure contractors, planners, policy makers and advisers are invited to debate and share innovative ideas, on how to best meet the state’s infrastructure needs.

Don’t miss out on the infrastructure sector’s premier knowledge and networking platform for Queensland.

This year’s Queensland Infrastructure Summit will feature a sundowner experience, with drinks and canapes – a perfect opportunity to unwind with Summit speakers and fellow attendees and discuss the days proceedings.

The sundowner experience will take place at the Soleil Pool Bar , just a short stroll from the Convention Centre, from 6.00pm until 8.00pm.

Tickets are just $75+GST or $120 + GST for those not attending the main Summit




8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair of IAQ

Priscilla Radice, Ports Business Leader Australasia, ARUP


9:00 am

  • Building understanding of best practice to improve community and environmental outcomes from major infrastructure delivery
  • Delivering the tools and evidence base to improve decision making and project outcomes
  • Supporting the professionalisation of engagement as a discipline

9:30 am

Managing the Public Consultation Challenges of Road Reform

Adrian Dwyer, Executive Director – Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia

9:50 am

John will talk to a research program conducted by JWS Research for a consortium of infrastructure peak bodies to better understand public opinion on infrastructure needs and funding in Queensland. The research provided insights into public understanding and attitudes toward infrastructure investment, possible funding streams and priorities for the future, to inform communication strategies and advocacy by peak bodies to improve policy settings in this area.

10:10 am

Networking and refreshment break


10:40 am


The Hon. Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier, Queensland Parliament

11:00 am

Busting the myths of value capture

Senior Representative, IAQ Economic Enabling Taskforce,

11:20 am

  • What role could state banks have in Australian infrastructure?
  • How would they operate?
  • Australian and international experience with state banks
  • Pros and cons

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break


1:20 pm


The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minster for Urban Infrastructure

2:10 pm

The ARTC will introduce Inland Rail, a project of national significance which completes the spine of Australia’s freight rail network, linking cities, farms, mines and ports with a world class rail system with a focus on the economic benefits that the programme will bring to Australia nationally and specifically to Queensland

2:30 pm

  • Building opportunities for investment in major projects
  • Delivering transparent and effective stakeholder engagement
  • Mitigating risk and managing public expectations

2:50 pm

Dam safety is a critical component of maintaining a sustainable bulk water business, and over the next 15 years SunWater will be investing heavily to enhance many of Queensland’s most significant regional water storages.

3:10 pm

Networking and refreshment

3:40 pm

  • Examining the changes in demand for transport and infrastructure over time
  • Improving project selection and what this means for regional projects
  • How governments should tackle the task of appropriate balance between cities and regions


4:40 pm

The State Infrastructure Plan - Aligning the public and private sectors on the big issues

Darren Crombie, Deputy Director General, Infrastructure Policy and Planning, Dept of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

5:00 pm

  • Examining lessons learnt from completed developments
  • Innovation in transport project management and delivery
  • Engineering the future transport infrastructure landscape

5:20 pm

  • The LNP’s infrastructure priorities
  • How the LNP will use infrastructure to drive regional economic growth
  • How the LNP will deliver its infrastructure priorities

5:40 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:50 pm

End of Conference

6:00 pm

Sundowner Experience Drinks Function, Soleil Pool Bar, 6pm - 8pm


Packages Price
One Day Conference$1695+GSTEarly Bird
Networking Drinks Non-Conference Attendee$120+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Networking Drinks Conference Attendee Only $75+GST
Packages Price
One Day Conference$795+GSTEarly Bird
Networking Drinks Non-Conference Attendee$120+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Networking Drinks Conference Attendee Only $75+GST
Packages Price
One Day Conference$1195+GSTEarly Bird
Networking Drinks Non-Conference Attendee$120+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Networking Drinks Conference Attendee Only $75+GST

Event Pricing

  • Standard Registration Rate – From 1 July 2017
    – Standard Rate: $1,695 + GST
    – IAQ Members, State & Federal Govt Rate: $1,195 + GST
    – Local Government Rate: $795 + GST
    – Local Government Rate: $695 + GST (SAVE $100)
    – Networking drinks – Conference attendees: $75 + GST
    – Networking drinks – Non-Conference attendees: $120 + GST

*Non-Conference attendees cannot book 2 networking drinks tickets under the Delegate 1. For more than 1 booking, please Add A New Delegate to include guests contact details. 


The Hon Paul Fletcher MP

Minster for Urban Infrastructure


The Hon. Jackie Trad MP

Deputy Premier, Queensland Parliament


Deb Frecklington MP

Member for Nanango, Deputy Leader of the Opposition of Queensland


Gene Tunny

Principal, Adept Economics

Brendan Lyon

CEO, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Damian Gould

Chief Executive Officer, Building Queensland

John Cotter

Chief Executive Officer, Initiative Capital

Darren Crombie

Deputy Director General, Infrastructure Policy and Planning, Dept of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning


John Scales

Managing Director, JWS Research

Marion Terrill

Transport Program Director, Grattan Institute

Dr Sara Bice

Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Wes Ballantine

Group General Manager, Queensland, Transurban

Kirsty O’Connell

Project Director, Next Generation Engagement Project


Alex Fisher

Executive Delivery Manager - Asset Strategy & Delivery, Sunwater

Simon Thomas

Director Programme Delivery, ARTC


Graeme Newton

Head of Authority, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority


Adrian Dwyer

Executive Director – Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia

Jackson Ross

Jackson Ross

General Manager, NSW Development - Partners and Integration, Transurban

Priscilla Radice

Priscilla Radice

Ports Business Leader Australasia, ARUP


Helen Hutchings

Group Executive Director, Phillips Group

Tasman Graham

Tasman Graham

Queensland Manager, Advisian

when & where

29 Aug 2017

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
07 3308 3000


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