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National Hospital Infrastructure Summit

Delivering innovative and world-class hospital planning, renewal and design

13 – 14 November 2017 | Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney

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The National Hospital Infrastructure Summit will bring together Government Officials, Health Leaders, Industry Analysts, Economists, Investors, Engineers, Architects and Building Contractors for 2 days of high level and policy driven discussions between government and industry. It is a catalyst for strategic planning, policy positioning and opportunity identification.

This year’s Summit will have a theme and focus on ‘Delivering innovative and world-class hospital planning, renewal and design’ and will discuss the major project’s pipeline, delivery modelling, financing hospital construction and innovation in hospital design. The audience will include attendees from across Australia with delegates being uniquely placed to influence strategic and purchasing decisions in respect to risk within their organisations. It is the sole national conference that connects state and federal government with industry for hospital infrastructure planning in Australia.



8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair


9:00 am

MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE | The NSW Government Vision for Hospital Investment

The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, NSW Parliament

9:20 am

  • The 2017-18 health budget – managing the delivery process
  • Mitigating operational challenges in implementing complex reforms
  • Opportunities for the private sector and industry partnerships
  • Government leadership in responding to immediate health care
    needs of Australians

9:50 am

  • The state-wide integration of health planning functions into one
  • Facilitating a closer alignment between service, workforce and
    infrastructure planning
  • Forming a service provision response to meeting Queensland’s
    health service needs

10:20 am

  • Learning from past projects
  • Reforming infrastructure financing models
  • Improving the efficiency of the bidding and delivery stages

10:50 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:20 am

Lessons Learnt from the Royal Adelaide Hospital

Vickie Kaminski, Chief Executive Officer, SA Health

11:50 am

  • How can governments better meet objectives in a climate of high community expectations?
  • Are not-for-profit operators part of the solution to reform or risky business?
  • How can the private sector improve its role in serving government objectives and community requirements?
  • Beyond the PPP – what does the future hold for innovating and upgrading infrastructure delivery frameworks?


12:30 pm

  • How can complex hospital projects deliver better value for money?
  • What role can technology play in delivering better return on investment?

1:00 pm

  • Implications of the PPP versus alternative delivery models
  • Learning from international models of building hospitals
  • How can Australia innovate its healthcare infrastructure delivery?

1:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:30 pm

Digital disruption of health services delivery – what does it mean for Hospital Infrastructure?

Tara Veldman, Director, Billard Leece Partnership

3:00 pm

  • Evidence and research based design in healthcare
  • How design philosophy can be applied to multiple building typologies
  • Engendering healthy outcomes, interactivity, community participation and connections to nature

3:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break

4:00 pm

  • What reforms can be introduced to improve design processes and procedures?
  • How can design solutions better respond to the needs of the future as well as the now?
  • How can evidence based strategies be better utilized in the design stage?

5:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

5:10 pm

Networking drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair


9:10 am

  • The economics of super precinct redevelopments
  • Accounting for and ensuring social outcomes and considerations
  • Utilising economic frameworks in prioritising infrastructure design

9:50 am

New hospital projects come-and-go but communities stay. How do those involved in planning, procuring, designing, constructing and operating hospital projects engage more effectively with the communities in which they build to leave a positive legacy for future generations? Through the emerging lens of social procurement, this presentation seeks to answer this question. Combining insights from leading international research and real-life case studies of social procurement in the construction sector, it will discuss innovative and practical ways in which professionals involved in all stages of hospital projects can work collaboratively with government and the emerging third sector to build more healthy, productive and resilient communities

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break


11:00 am

  • Case studies of successful project financing of health facilities
  • Building on the PPP – innovative ideas for improving delivery modelling
  • What does the future hold for the funding of hospital infrastructure projects?


11:40 am

  • Update on the Bendigo Hospital project
  • How is technology transforming the role of a building/FM contractor?
  • Opportunities for innovation in the hospital PPP delivery process

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

Lessons Learnt from the Design/Build/ Maintain of the UCPH Project

Arch Fotheringham, Director of Health and Defence Projects, Multiplex

2:00 pm

  • Best practices in complex capital investment & health facilities procurement
  • Improving project oversight frameworks for stakeholder engagement
  • Harmonising tendering procedures in infrastructure delivery models

3:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

3:10 pm

Network and refreshment break and end of conference


Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2395+GSTEarly Bird
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1995+GSTEarly Bird


The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP

Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, NSW Parliament

Bronwyn Nardi

Executive Director, Infrastructure Strategy & Planning, Department of Health, Queensland Government

Ronald Hicks

Principal, National Director Health, HDR

Stefano Scalzo

Acting Assistant Director Planning and Development, Department of Health and Human Services, Victorian Government

Stephen MacIntyre

Group General Manager - Health & PPPs, Spotless

David Asteraki

Director, Infrastructure Finance, ACT Government

Tara Veldman

Director, Billard Leece Partnership

Kristen Whittle

Director, Bates Smart

Laurel Yu

Associate Director, Macquarie Capital

Professor Martin Loosemoore

Professor of Construction Management, UNSW

Vickie Kaminski

Chief Executive Officer, SA Health

Arch Fotheringham

Director of Health and Defence Projects, Multiplex

Nicki Hutley

Director & Chief Economist, URBIS

when & where

13 - 14 Nov 2017

Parkroyal Darling Harbour
150 Day St, Sydney NSW 2000
02 9261 1188

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Still have a question?

Adam Wiltshire
Conference Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4321

Andrew Sinkovich
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4008

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