• The SMH Infrastructure Summit

    Assessing the pipeline and delivery of NSW’s major projects

    29 April 2021
    ICC Sydney

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Overview

Join us on 29 April 2021 in Sydney for a landmark conversation following a year of unprecedented uncertainty on the project pipeline of infrastructure projects in NSW, policy and funding insights and the current and future opportunities that this sector presents.

Meet & connect with infrastructure’s major players and policy-makers, and add to the essential dialogue at The Sydney Morning Herald Infrastructure Summit 2021.

We are running the VIC version of this event on 7 September 2021 in Melbourne. Click here to visit The Age Infrastructure Summit website for further information.

Sponsors

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Legal Partner

Media Partner

Speakers


The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP
Premier of NSW


Simon Draper
CEO,
Infrastructure NSW


Rebecca Wark
Chief Executive,
Health Infrastructure


Anthony Manning
Chief Executive,
School Infrastructure NSW


Duncan Edghill
Chief Projects Officer,
Major Projects Canberra


Dom Taylor
General Manager – Rides,
Uber Australia & New Zealand


Joe Barr
CEO,
John Holland


David Donnelly
Partner – Sector Lead Infrastructure & Transport,
Allens


Amy Brown
Chief Executive Officer,
Investment NSW


Marion Terrill
Transport & Cities Program Director,
Grattan Institute


Malcolm MacIntyre
Managing Director,
Capella Capital


Meg Redwin
General Counsel,
Multiplex


Clover Moore
Lord Mayor of Sydney


Jon Davies
CEO,
Australian Constructors Association


Greg Conkey OAM
Mayor of Wagga Wagga


Elizabeth Mildwater
CEO,
Greater Sydney Commission


Gabriel Metcalf
CEO,
Committee for Sydney


Mike Cush
Project Director, Program Enabling,
Inland Rail


Chris Hanger
Deputy Secretary,
Department of Regional NSW

Agenda

8:40

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Lisa Davies, Editor, Sydney Morning Herald

8:50

PREMIER’S ADDRESS |

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales

9:20

KEYNOTE | A Record Infrastructure Pipeline for New South Wales

  • Fostering public confidence in infrastructure investment
  • Delivering bigger and more complex projects

Simon Draper, CEO, Infrastructure NSW

9:50

PANEL | Keeping Society Functioning: Delivering Critical Infrastructure

  • Swiftly building hospital, schools and transport links for a rapidly expanding population
  • Challenges in the delivery of critical infrastructure
  • Future hospitals, schools and transport

Rebecca Wark, Chief Executive, Health Infrastructure
Anthony Manning, Chief Executive, School Infrastructure NSW
Moderator: Matt Wade, Senior Economics Writer, The Sydney Morning Herald

10:30

Morning Tea

11:00

Fireside Chat | Sydney 2050

Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney

11:30

PANEL | Privately Sourced Financing of NSW’s Infrastructure

Amy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Investment NSW
Malcolm MacIntyre, Managing Director, Capella Capital
Meg Redwin, General Counsel, Multiplex
Moderator: David Donnelly, Partner – Sector Lead Infrastructure & Transport, Allens

12:15

The ACT Government’s Infrastructure Plan and Pipeline

  • Health Infrastructure
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Educational Infrastructure
  • Other Projects

Duncan Edghill, Chief Projects Officer, Major Projects Canberra

12:35

Lunch

13:30

PANEL | Current and Future Major Transport Projects

  • Linking Sydney’s growing suburban areas to future business hubs
  • Collaboration between government and industry

Mike Cush, Project Director, Program Enabling – Inland Rail
Simon Hickey, CEO, Western Sydney Airport
Joe Barr, CEO, John Holland
Moderator: Matt O’Sullivan, City Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

14:20

The future of transport is electric, but Australian governments are putting up barriers

  • Financial, logistical, and charging barriers to electrification
  • Transforming to zero-emissions mobility in major cities by 2030 and globally by 2040
  • Taxes on electric vehicles: Why is Australia positioning itself to be one of the only jurisdictions to place a net disincentive for the transition to electric transport?

Dom Taylor, General Manager, Uber Australia & New Zealand

14:40

Afternoon Tea

15:00

PANEL | Future Cities: What will Sydney Look Like for Future Generations?

  • Distributing population growth throughout the wider Sydney Metropolitan area

Elizabeth Mildwater, CEO, Greater Sydney Commission
Marion Terrill, Transport & Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute
Gabriel Metcalf, CEO, Committee for Sydney
Moderator: Matt O’Sullivan, City Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

15:50

Australian Construction Playbook

Construction’s challenges have been put under the microscope with governments around the world relying on the construction industry to help rebuild economies. The construction industry is not sustainable. It is time to set out a new approach to projects to promote innovation, reduce costs, improve diversity and reduce the impact of construction on the environment. It’s time for an Australian Construction Playbook.

Jon Davies, CEO, Australian Constructors Association

16:10

PANEL | Regional New South Wales Infrastructure and Development

  • Major infrastructure projects outside of Sydney
  • Distribution of spending around the state
  • How will population growth and future lifestyles impact regional infrastructure
  • Disaster recovery

Greg Conkey OAM, Mayor of Wagga Wagga
Chris Hanger, Deputy Secretary, Department of Regional NSW
Moderator: Matt Wade, Senior Economics Writer, The Sydney Morning Herald

16:50

Closing remarks from the chair

Lisa Davies, Editor, Sydney Morning Herald

Pricing

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$1,495 + GST

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When & Where

29 April 2021

ICC Sydney
14 Darling Dr,
Sydney NSW 2000

Contact Us

Still have a question?

Jamie Birch
Conference Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4360
Jamie.Birch@informa.com

Andrew Sinkovich
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4008
Andrew.Sinkovich@informa.com.au