Tag: infrastructure

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

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

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

Infrastructure

Global case studies in SMART infrastructure

The need for more efficient and livable cities in Australia has led to the birth of SMART infrastructure - the integration of infrastructure assets with enabling technologies and big data analytics. With the impending arrival of fifth-generation broadband (5G) and a proliferation of SMART technologies emerging, the opportunity for developing SMART infrastructure is increasing; and…

20 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Infrastructure

Planning the delivery of schools in a changing world

The Greater Sydney Commission has forecast a 74% population growth in Sydney over the next forty years, driven by immigration policy and fertility rates. That equates to a population of 8 million Sydney-siders by 2056. Other states are also experiencing this phenomenom. How will the city landscape change to absorb this staggering increase? This is…

10 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

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Transport & Logistics

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

Transport & Logistics

Innovative approach for LRT and Tramway Management

Just one month to go until executives from across the light rail industry meet on the Gold Coast for the Australasian Railway Association’s Light Rail 2017 Conference and Exhibition. The Light Rail industry in Australia is continuing its renaissance. From the successful launch and now stage two development of Queensland’s Glink, to the ongoing CBD…

20 Jan 2017, by Niamh Horan

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