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Transport & Logistics

Transport’s role in QLD’s economy

20 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Delivering “better infrastructure and planning” is key to the State Government’s plan of a four pillar economy to get “Queensland back on track”. As transport takes a leading role in strengthening the Queensland economy, there has never been a better time to review the transport projects and policy promoting the State’s future productivity and prosperity.

In the lead-up to the 16th annual QLD Transport Infrastructure Summit, we have made some of the presentations given at the 2012 event available for viewing and download.

Managing growth and economic development in Queensland

  • Planning for predicted population growth – Easing pressure on urban centres
  • Outlining the importance of integrated transport planning
  • Supporting post disaster planning in flood affected communities

Kate Isles, President, Planning Institute Australia – Queensland Division

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Transport & development growth: Preparing Brisbane Airport for the future

Terry Rossitto, Transport and Land Use Development Manager, Brisbane Airport Corporation

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Balancing finance with transport, land use planning and government expectations

  • The future of integrated planning and what it means for new projects
  • Capturing value – Alternatives to demand risk transfer
  • New PPP models for the transport sector

Steve Richards, Technical Director – Environment & Advisory Services, Aurecon

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Airportlink – Constructing Australia’s longest largest infrastructure project

  • How does the project fit into the overall transport network?
  • Key factors impacting the successful and timely delivery of a highly complex project

Charles MacDonald, General Manager Construction, Brisconnections

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Meeting transport infrastructure demands for the Mackay-Whitsunday region

  • Working with regional partners to achieve sustainable economic growth
  • Overcoming challenges of geographic spread

Nicole Duguid, CEO, Regional Development Australia – Mackay- Whitsundays Region

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 The economics of active transport in Queensland

  • Why active transport is important to our communities
  • Outlining the costs and health benefits of providing alternative transport options
  • How can we encourage people to use active transport?
  • How much active transport is achievable?

Ian Ker, Adjunct Associate Professor Transport Studies, Curtin University & Principal, Catalyst

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Developing and implementing an integrated freight strategy for Queensland

  • Analysing the state of the current transport network
  • Fundamental requirements for efficient freight movement
  • The future freight generation

Sal Petroccitto, General Manager Rail, Ports & Freight, Department of Transport
 & Main Roads Queensland

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Outlining major transport & logistics needs for Queensland’s horticulture exporters

  • Outlining logistical challenges for a diverse and growing industry
  • Improving essential road and transport systems

Alex Livingstone, CEO, Growcom

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Managing multiple user interest at the Great Barrier Reef

  • Current port developments at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Ensuring ecologically sustainable growth and use

Dr Russell Reichelt, Chairman and Chief Executive, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

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CASE STUDY: Accommodating trade growth at Port of Townsville

  • The role of the port today
  • Outlining proposed short, medium and long term developments needed

Ranee Crosby, General Manager Support Services, Port of Townsville

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Designing resilient transport infrastructure

Mark Fairweather, Transport Group Leader, AECOM

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For more information about the 2013 Queensland Transport Infrastructure Summit and to register, please visit


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