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Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Why Australia needs to embrace value capture

The weight and magnitude of modern day infrastructure projects is causing traditional funding models to buckle. With urban renewal and transport projects like WestConnex and the Metros now scaling tens of billions of dollars, it is clear that Australia needs to explore alternative, more equitable, methods of capital sourcing. Value Capture has long been used…

16 Jan 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education & Skilling | Infrastructure | Other | Planning & Design

Risks that universities should consider when structuring a PBSA transaction

In a bid to become more competitive and attract and retain those all-important international students, many universities are now accelerating the development of their on-campus accommodation. And with the current attractiveness of the debt and equity market, there has never been a better time to monetize existing accommodation assets or gain assistance from the private sector to develop…

28 Oct 2016, by a a

Infrastructure | Other

A new model for delivering value add in PPP design

Quantifying the value that design adds in a PPP project is no easy feat. Often the value doesn’t reveal itself until well into the life-cycle of the asset, when its ability to withstand demographic, environmental or technological changes is put to the test. Any upfront value may be completely eroded by factors like urbanization, disaggregation…

20 Oct 2016, by a a

Infrastructure

Managing and mitigating risk during the delivery phase of a PPP

The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the use of Public Private Partnerships. With the promise of budget certainty, project efficiency and appropriate risk transfer, Governments are increasingly reaching out to the Private sector for social and economic infrastructure projects. But alongside the numerous benefits, there are equivalent measures of risk…

29 Sep 2016, by a a

Infrastructure

Building the Territory: 2016 and beyond

The 2016 Building the Territory Conference concluded successfully recently along with the collocated SEAOOC and the Mining the Territory Conferences, forming the 8th Annual NT Resources Week, which took place on 14th and 15th September at the Darwin Convention Centre. A recent change in government saw us welcome the newly appointed Minister The Hon. Michael…

28 Sep 2016, by a a

Infrastructure

UP CLOSE: Dr. Toby Roberts, Chairman, WJ Groundwater Ltd

Dewatering strategies for tunnels, shafts and excavations deployed during London’s Crossrail UK mega projects will be the focus for Dr. Toby Roberts' presentation, when he joins a number of international experts addressing Informa’s 14th Australian Tunnelling Conference, taking place in Sydney on 11-12 October. Dr. Roberts will share his expertise on overcoming restricted access, in-tunnel wellpoint…

21 Sep 2016, by a a

Infrastructure

The Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok tunnel – One of the world’s mega-TBM projects

The Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok tunnel will link the New Territories, north of Hong Kong to Lantau Island, where the international airport is located. Dragages Hong Kong, a Bouygues Construction subsidiary was awarded the project, consisting of the construction of a submersed twin-tube tunnel, each 14m in diameter and carrying two lanes of traffic. We…

15 Sep 2016, by a a

Infrastructure | Maritime and Transport | Other

NHVR to open the conversation at COR Conference

On the 1st August The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) commenced the largest ever health check on the mechanical condition of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet -  The National Road-worthiness Baseline Survey. Approximately 1.7% of the heavy vehicles across Australia will be inspected by Authorised Officers within each jurisdiction. This is the first time that heavy vehicles…

2 Sep 2016, by a a

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure | Other

Timor-Leste International Investment Conference Highlights

On Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th of June 2016, Trade Invest Timor-Leste in partnership with Informa Australia held their first International Investment Conference in Dili, Timor-Leste. The objective of the conference was to welcome international and Timorese investors to highlight business opportunities in the different sectors of the Timorese economy and discuss the current reform…

4 Jul 2016, by a a
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