• The SMH Infrastructure Summit

    Assessing the pipeline and delivery of NSW’s major projects

    29 April 2021
    ICC Sydney

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  • The SMH Infrastructure Summit

    Assessing the pipeline and delivery of NSW’s major projects

    1 June 2022 | Hilton Sydney

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Overview

Join us 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.

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Speakers


The Hon. Dominic Perrottet
Premier of New South Wales


The Hon Robert Stokes MP
Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Cities & Minister for Active Transport


David Tucker
Chief of Advisory and Evaluation,
Infrastructure Australia


Anthony Manning
Chief Executive Officer,
School Infrastructure NSW


Rebecca Wark
Chief Executive,
Health Infrastructure NSW


Simon Draper
Chief Executive Officer,
Infrastructure NSW


Jon Davies
Chief Executive Officer,
Australian Constructors Association


Marion Terrill
Transport and Cities Program Director, Gratton Institute


Fleur Laurence
Partner, Integrated Infrastructure – Stakeholder and Community Engagement, PwC Australia


Tim Reardon
National Transport & Precincts Leader, PwC


Clover Moore
Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney


David Jenkins
CEO, Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA)


Bevan Shields
Editor,
The Sydney Morning Herald


Rob Storey
Inland Rail Director Pre-Contracts,
Australian Rail Track Corporation


Ainsley Simpson
CEO,
Infrastructure Sustainability Council


Matt Wade
Senior Economics Writer,
The Sydney Morning Herald


Drew Varnum
Executive Director Public Works,
Department of Regional NSW


Chris Hanger
Deputy Secretary, Regional Development and Programs, Department of Regional NSW


David Witherdin
Deputy Secretary Commercial and Corporate Services & Chief Executive Officer, Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, Department of Regional NSW


Gabriel Metcalf
CEO,
Committee for Sydney

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SMH Infrastructure Summit 2021

SMH Infrastructure Summit 2021

Agenda

Wednesday 1 June 2022 | All times are in AEST

8:45

OPENING | Opening remarks from The Sydney Morning Herald

Bevan Shields, Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

8:50

PREMIER’S ADDRESS |

The Hon Dominic Perrottet, Premier of New South Wales

9:10

Q&A |

The Hon Dominic Perrottet, Premier of New South Wales
The Hon Robert Stokes MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Cities & Minister for Active Transport
Moderator: Bevan Shields, Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

9:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS |

Simon Draper, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure New South Wales

9:40

FIRESIDE CHAT |

Simon Draper, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure New South Wales
Moderated by: Bevan Shields, Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

10:00

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS |

The Hon Robert Stokes MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Cities & Minister for Active Transport

10:20

Lord Mayor’s Address |

Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney

10:35

Morning Tea & Networking Break

11:00

PANEL | Constructing, delivering, and managing New South Wales’ transport infrastructure

  • Are we reaching the peak for major projects?
  • What challenges are projects currently facing?
  • Would smaller scale and more locally focused projects be better suited in the future?
  • How can existing infrastructure be redeveloped and better utilised?

Rob Storey, Inland Rail Director Pre-Contracts, Australian Rail Track Corporation
Marion Terrill, Transport and Cities Program Director, Gratton Institute
Tim Reardon, National Transport & Precincts Leader, PwC
Moderated by: Matt O’Sullivan, Transport and Infrastructure Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

11:30

NSW’s record investment in school infrastructure

  • Tracking the delivery of 215 new and upgraded schools
  • What do modern schools require from their infrastructure?
  • How have schools been impacted by recent natural disasters?

Anthony Manning, Chief Executive Officer, School Infrastructure NSW

11:50

PANEL | Planning for and achieving sustainable outcomes from new, redeveloped, and reutilised infrastructure

  • Reducing negative impacts on the surrounding environment and wildlife
  • Community consultation and considerations
  • Delivering value for money and assessing the long-term financial benefits and strains
  • How sustainable will New South Wales’ infrastructure be in 2032?

Ainsley Simpson, CEO, Infrastructure Sustainability Council
Gabriel Metcalf, CEO, Committee for Sydney
Moderated by: Matt Wade, Senior Economics Writer, The Sydney Morning Herald

12:20

Trusting communities will be critical to the delivery of major infrastructure projects 

Fleur Laurence, Partner, Integrated Infrastructure – Stakeholder and Community Engagement, PwC Australia

12:40

Welcome to Lunch

Simon Nicholls, Managing Director for Pacific Partnerships, CIMIC

12:50

Lunch

13:50

Value for money from infrastructure projects

David Tucker, Chief of Project Advisory and Evaluation, Infrastructure Australia

14:10

NSW’s record investment in health infrastructure

  • Key challenges and opportunities in delivering the $10.8Bn health infrastructure portfolio
  • Collaboration with the construction sector to improve program outcomes
  • Precincts as catalysts for partnerships, investment and innovation

Rebecca Wark, Chief Executive, Health Infrastructure NSW

14:30

Department of Regional NSW – Regional infrastructure constraints

Drew Varnum, Executive Director Public Works, Department of Regional NSW

14:50

Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

15:20

Northern Rivers reconstruction

David Witherdin, Deputy Secretary Commercial and Corporate Services & Chief Executive Officer, Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, Department of Regional NSW

15:40

PANEL | Challenges keeping pace with a continued infrastructure boom

  • Ensuring enough resources
  • The impact of rising costs
  • Equipment limitations
  • Skilling a workforce

Chris Hanger, Deputy Secretary, Regional Development and Programs, Department of Regional NSW
Jon Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Constructors Association
David Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia
Moderated by: Alexandra Smith, State Political Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

16:10

Closing Remarks from the Sydney Morning Herald

Alexandra Smith, State Political Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

16:20

End of Conference & Networking Drinks

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488 George St,
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9266 2000

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