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Meeting infrastructure demand – who will pay and how?

The private sector has a big part to play in helping Australia catch up with infrastructure demand, says Michael McCormack; who presented at the AFR National Infrastructure Summit last week. In association with Deloitte, the Summit challenged state leaders on their varying approaches to paying for infrastructure; and explored the latest funding and delivery models…

12 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Urban rail and smart cities of the future

In recent years, 'smart cities' have created a lot of industry buzz, conjuring up images of flying cars, talking fridges and robot uprisings. But the question remains whether our growing obsession with technology is useful to the development of our cities and, in particular, what it means for the future of Australia’s transport networks. Ahead…

7 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Infrastructure | Planning & Design

Raising funds for new campus buildings – implications for the masterplan

Using philanthropic investment to finance all or part of a new campus building is an approach that has long been used in the USA, the UK, and in Australian private schools. With the recent government freeze on commonwealth supported places (CSP), campus buildings are expected to appear more often on the fundraising agenda of Australian…

6 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Do market-led proposals have their place?

Aneetha de Silva, Managing Director - Government, Aurecon "A genuine role exists for market-led proposals to fill infrastructure and service gaps within Australia and with the right approach, they can be a disruptor for good. The Australian infrastructure sector is a mature and increasingly networked one. Many key assets are owned or operated by private…

5 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Building the infrastructure workforce of tomorrow, today

William Cox, Managing Director - Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon "Responding to global mega-trends like climate, energy, water, food, transportation and security is about finding solutions to large-scale challenges. For today’s workforce and the talent we will need in the future, that’s not just about building more infrastructure, but increasingly about the creation and use…

4 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Paper: Is a lack of Infrastructure Investment a form of Intergenerational Theft?

This issues paper started with a provocation, asking whether because of a failure to invest in the future, we engaging in intergenerational theft? After the provocation it has sought to lay out that challenge and consider some possible solutions. The solutions identified are by no means conclusive and some sharper minds might consider other risk…

1 Jun 2018, by Informa Insights

Banking & Finance | Infrastructure

Collaborative funding to deliver large scale infrastructure projects

Australia’s population is set to exceed 25 million; and this unprecedented increase demands equivalent growth in infrastructure. But who should pay; and how? With large scale infrastructure projects now scaling tens of billions of dollars, funding and financing these projects presents an increasing challenge. On the private side, many banks have restricted the value of…

30 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Planning & Design | Uncategorised

Improving inmate rehabilitation with innovative design concepts

As the recidivism rates of Nordic nations continue to outshine Australia’s, the Prisons 2018 Conference explores the link between various architectural design concepts and improvements in inmate rehabilitation. Conference speaker, Kavan Applegate, is a Director at Guymer Bailey Architects and first turned his hand to prison architecture twenty years ago. Since then he has delivered…

22 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Planning & Design | Transport & Logistics

How will autonomous vehicles affect our cities?

Australia’s infrastructure sector is preparing itself for an onslaught of technological disruption as it strives to fulfill the Smart Cities Plan and improve the livability of major conurbations. The autonomous and electric vehicles market - set to be worth $87 billion by 2020 - is making a particular impact; and some estimates suggest that by…

16 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Planning & Design | Social Policy

Preventing cruelty in Prisons – how to meet your OPCAT obligations

In December 2017, Australia ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) – a protocol to prevent torture and other forms of mistreatment in prisons. As part of the initiative, institutions will be required to undergo a series of thorough inspections; and will face greater accountability for the mismanagement of antisocial behavior. In…

15 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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