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Transport Hubs & Urban Design Conference

14-15 March 2018 | The Grace Hotel Sydney

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Informa Australia are pleased to announce the Inaugural Transport Hubs & Urban Design Conference which will be held on the 14th & 15th of March 2018 at the Grace Hotel Sydney. This two-day event will focus on planning for Australia’s future.

As Australia’s population continues to grow so too does the need for more transport infrastructure to be put into place to deal with the demand. Across the country new transit networks and terminals are being green lit at record speed.

This inaugural event will bring together key stakeholders to examine the evolution of transport hubs in Australia, and how they will shape the future of Australian cities.

The conference will cover a variety of topics including:

  • New station development projects & case studies
  • Integrated retail precincts
  • Contemporary transit design
  • Technology integration to improve safety and convenience
  • The cities of tomorrow – future proofing our transit hubs

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Geoff Roberts, Deputy Chief Commissioner, Economic Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
  • Tessa Knox-Grant, Director Metropolitan Strategy, Future Transport, Freight, Strategy and Planning, Transport for NSW
  • Ivan Glavinic, Acting Director, Metro Program and Integration at the Sydney Program Delivery Office, Transport for NSW
  • Rick Hopkins, Technical Director, Aurecon/Novo Rail
  • Professor Suresh Cuganesan, Deputy CEO of the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney
  • Kylee Anastasi, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ross de la Motte, Principal, HASSELL
  • Brendan Gaffney, Director of COX Architecture
  • Tim Greer, Director, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
  • Kristian Winther, Associate, ARUP
  • Paul Mutton, Partner, Guida Moseley Brown Architects
  • Alex Hall, Associate Principal, Woods Bagot
  • Laura Aston, PhD Candidate and Transport Planning Officer, Monash University
  • Leif Olson, Director of Retail Leasing, CBRE
  • Mark McClelland, Creative Director and Co-Founder, Cultural Capital

 

“Over the next few years, Transport for NSW will deliver Sydney Metro, Australia’s largest public transport project, with 31 metro stations and more than 66 kilometres of new metro rail throughout greater Sydney”
– ICN, 12/12/2017

“Between roads and rail, [transport infrastructure construction] annual spend is expected to increase to $16B by 2020.”
– Livewire, 23/11/2017

“More underground train stations will be under construction in the next five years than were built in the previous 50”
– Australian Financial Review, 26/7/2017

“A successful TOD [transit orientated development] will achieve a substantial shift from private vehicles to public transport, while improving liveability and local employment opportunities.”
– Wayne Redman, Regional Director of CBRE as cited in the Sydney Morning Herald, 23/10/2017

agenda

8:30 am

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

Rethinking Australia’s transport station design

Kristian Winther, Associate, ARUP

9:50 am

—— Art in place making
—— Art as therapy
—— Art to elevate the human experience

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Sydney Metro project update

Ivan Glavinic, Acting Director, Metro Program and Integration at the Sydney Program Delivery Office, Transport for NSW

11:40 am

CASE STUDY | Sydney Central Station redesign

Tessa Knox-Grant, Director Metropolitan Strategy, Future Transport, Freight, Strategy and Planning, Transport for NSW

12:20 pm

Collaborative engagement for successful delivery of major projects with a focus on transport hubs

Professor Suresh Cuganesan, Deputy CEO of the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership, University of Sydney

1:00 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

—— Mature and progressive democracies serve their people by providing both modern
functionality and cultural well being
—— Worldwide, art in transport infrastructure has proven its value as cultural connective tissue; enriching communities, stimulating
economic development, and generating identity – Australia has the opportunity to do the same with new transport infrastructure programs
—— Using case studies of international examples and local studies we will summarise the benefits of art programs in transport infrastructure and the best models for realising them

2:20 pm

With a capital value of $124M, the Wynyard Station Upgrade would not be considered a major project. The re-configuration of the concourse is a significant improvement and the station certainly has a more modern feel, but from a customer perspective, these changes would seem somewhat cosmetic. This belies the sheer complexity faced by the Novo Rail team in designing and constructing these works in a busy, operational rail environment containing almost 100 years of undocumented structures and services.

This presentation highlights some of these challenges.

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:30 pm

This presentation will discuss the Oatley Station accessibility upgrade. The project includes the design of a new curved steel truss bridge spans the railway corridor which is reminiscent of the Sydney rail network’s 19th century steel bridges.

4:10 pm

After being severely damaged in the 2011 earthquake, the Christchurch Interchange became one of the first Government-led anchor projects to be rebuilt. The project provided the community with a highly efficient public transport hub, as well as a way to define the rebuilt city’s identity and public space experience.

4:50 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

5:00 pm

Networking drinks

8:30 am

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

Melbourne has reached a critical point where a combination of factors is putting pressure on travel times, which has detrimental effects for residents’ wellbeing. By developing a series of mini-CBDs across the city, people can be connected to jobs and services within 30 minutes of their homes which will improve livability in Melbourne.

9:50 am

The Victorian Government has invested $100 million to revitalise Flinders Street Station, making the station more functional for passengers and protecting the iconic landmark for future generations.

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Numerous planning strategies, most notably Transit-Oriented Development, leverage the built environment to encourage transit ridership. The relationship between the built environment and transit is influenced by many variables. It would be useful to understand how important built environment variables are relative to other variables in predicting transit ridership. Building on previous research that employed a transit-oriented development index to explore
relationships between transit mode and urban development, the purpose of this study is to determine the importance of built environment variables relative to service quality variables and external factors, in the prediction of transit ridership in Melbourne.

This research is a preliminary step towards a distinctly different strategic and targeted approach to encouraging transit ridership in Melbourne, in contrast to the typical operational tactic of providing more network coverage and more service.

11:40 am

The integration of retail precincts in transport-orientated developments

Leif Olson, Director of Retail Leasing, CBRE

12:20 pm

—— Project Update and Performance
—— City and system integration
—— Major event support and delivery
—— Operations during Comm’s Games 2018
—— Light rail planning for the future

1:00 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

Infrastructure investment grows daily to meet the aspirations of a burgeoning urbanised population. Many of our costly transport assets are vulnerable to destruction in extreme weather events and through exposure to climate change. Brisbane’s major flood of 2011 devastated the city’s ferry network. Clever design thinking was needed in response. In a carte-blanche re-assessment of the typology, our project now leverages the forces of nature itself. What has been created is a next-generation flood-resilient universally accessible unit of public transport infrastructure.

2:20 pm

Canberra International Airport terminal operations fit out

Paul Mutton, Partner, Guida Moseley Brown Architects

Senior Representative, Guida Moseley Brown Architects,

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:20 pm

This presentation will discuss the Glenelg public jetty design which builds on the ideas of the past, as well as creating a new future. The jetty will provide a renewed focus for Glenelg and the state and more importantly become a strong piece of social infrastructure to connect with the community.

3:40 pm

PANEL | The cities of tomorrow: future-proofing Australia’s transport hubs

4:20 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:30 pm

Afternoon tea & End of Conference

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speakers

Kristian Winther

Associate, ARUP

Ross de la Motte

Principal, HASSELL

Ivan Glavinic

Acting Director, Metro Program and Integration at the Sydney Program Delivery Office, Transport for NSW

Tessa Knox-Grant

Director Metropolitan Strategy, Future Transport, Freight, Strategy and Planning, Transport for NSW

Professor Suresh Cuganesan

Deputy CEO of the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership, University of Sydney

Mark McClelland

Creative Director and Co-Founder, Cultural Capital

Rick Hopkins

Technical Director, Aurecon/Novo Rail

Tim Greer

Director, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

Kylee Anastasi

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Laura Aston

PhD Candidate and Transport Planning Officer, Monash University

Leif Olson

Director of Retail Leasing, CBRE

Jason Ward

Director – Communications and Operations, GoldlinQ

Brendan Gaffney

Director, COX Architecture

Paul Mutton

Partner, Guida Moseley Brown Architects

Senior Representative, Guida Moseley Brown Architects

Alex Hall

Associate Principal, Woods Bagot

when & where

14 - 15 Mar 2018

The Grace Hotel Sydney
77 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9272 6888
www.gracehotel.com.au

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Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au
+61 (2) 9080 4058

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+61 (2) 9080 4432

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