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Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure

Continuing Snowy’s legacy

“Every time you sip your coffee in the morning, you must be thankful for Snowy. After all, Australia’s first ever coffee arrived in Cooma”, said Dean Lynch, Snowy 2.0 Relations Manager, ahead of the Snowy Region Construction & Development Conference. He is referring to the legacy of the Snowy Mountains Scheme – the 25-year, “nation…

29 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Delivering Australia’s largest road infrastructure project – WestConnex

Delivering a multi-billion-dollar, multi-record-breaking infrastructure project under immense public scrutiny is no easy feat - but it’s part of the challenge for James Holbrook, Director of Operations and Integration at Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC). James is part of the SMC management team which is leading the delivery of WestConnex – Australia’s most significant investment in…

9 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Snowy Region Construction and Development 2018 | An interview with John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier of NSW

Ahead of the Snowy Region Construction and Development Conference, we sat down with The Hon. John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier of NSW and Leader of the NSW Nationals, to discuss the potential impact of Snowy 2.0, and how the Government is supporting the development of the region. Snowy Hydro 2.0 is set to provide a…

8 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Infrastructure

Smarter hospitals: building better healthcare for the future

“The hospital of the future may not be one we recognise today. It will be connected, integrated and patient-centred – some may not even have walls”, Deloitte Partner Luke Baxby said ahead of his speech at the National Hospital Infrastructure Summit. The change will largely be driven by advances in medical and information technology enabling…

2 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Infrastructure | Planning & Design

How vertical schools are affecting children’s health and development

Fatter, sicker, sadder. It’s a phrase planning and design expert, Dr. Tony Matthews, doesn’t particularly like, but one which quite accurately captures the way modern, urban environments are impacting our children’s health and wellbeing. “Just a few decades ago, the air was cleaner, the streets were safer and children were able to enjoy a more…

6 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Insights into the largest tunnelling project of the Nordic region – The Follo Line

The Follo Line project is a new 22 kilometers long, double-track rail line that is currently under construction by Acciona Ghella Joint Venture between Oslo Central and the new Ski Station. The line comprises a long, twin-tube rail tunnel – the first of its kind in Norway and the longest tunnel within the Nordic region.…

9 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

What’s the deal with City Deals?

As Australia prepares itself for an 11.8 million population increase and a steep rise in urbanization over the next thirty years, the need to ensure our cities are more productive, more liveable and more sustainable is becoming stronger. As it stands, the nation is already highly centralized with more than half of the national population…

9 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Growing a potential pipeline of investable infrastructure projects

Deconstructing the problem A report compiled by law firm Allens places Australia’s colossal and growing infrastructure deficit at $300-770 billion. Not helping matters is the hefty 11.8 million national population increase forecast over the next thirty years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics; signifying yet more demand for the nation’s already overburdened network of infrastructure…

25 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Infrastructure

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
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