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25-26 October 2016
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Brisbane, QLD


Day 1 - 25th October 2016

08:00 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

Ministerial Address

Hon Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Queensland

Hon Curtis Pitt MP

09:30 - 10:00

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM Venue Infrastructure

This presentation will provide an update on the $123 million Carrara Sports Precinct on the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM.

A total of $320 million, including $154 million in Commonwealth Government funding will be invested in venues infrastructure ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM.

The Hon. Peter Beattie AC, Chairman, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) - QLD

The Hon. Peter Beattie AC

10:00 - 10:30

Speed networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other conference attendees.

10:30 - 11:00

Address by the Department of Transport and Main Roads

Miles Vass, Deputy Director-General - Infrastructure Management and Delivery Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads - QLD

Miles Vass

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:00

Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway Project (NPR)

The NPR is the biggest aviation project in Australia, which when complete will give Brisbane the best runway system in the country.

  • The runway is expected to deliver a regional economic benefit of around $5 billion per year by 2035
  • 7,800 jobs are expected be created for the Brisbane/Moreton region by 2035 due to additional capacity

This presentation will feature an overview of this project with the latest updates.

Paul Coughlan, Project Director - New Parallel Runway Project, Brisbane Airport Corporation

Paul Coughlan

12:00 - 12:20

Infrastructure Planning in Queensland

  • Assessing Infrastructure Priorities for the State

David Quinn, Chief Executive Officer, Building Queensland

David Quinn

12:20 - 12:50

Fostering Innovation, Economic Development and Creativity through Smart Cities:
Exploring Queensland’s Smart City Initiatives

Adam Beck, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand

Adam Beck

12:50 - 13:50


13:50 - 14:40

Panel Discussion
Fostering Job Creation in a Transitioning Economy

  • Innovation the key to economic development?
  • Advance Queensland: Queensland as the Start up State
  • Moving towards a Digital Economy
  • Ride Sharing - Embracing Disruptive Technology

Chad Hardy, Head of Public Policy and Expansion, GoCatch
Matthew Schultz, Chief Digital Officer, Ipswich City Council
Neil Horrocks, Chief Executive Officer, CitySmart

Chad Hardy
Matthew Schultz
Neil Horrocks

14:40 - 15:00

The future State: Smart Infrastructure and Local Government
Much has been discussed regarding Smart Cities and what impact this will have on everyday lives. And Local Governments are at the epicentre of this change. LGIS will give an overarching local government view on Smart Infrastructure in Queensland and its potential to drive efficiencies, produce positive community outcomes and stimulate a new economy.

Clinton Parker, Director - Business Solutions, Local Government Infrastructure Services (LGIS)

Clinton Parker

15:00 - 15:30


15:30 - 16:00

Student property development for University of Queensland

$250 Million will be invested into a major student accommodation fund to expand the current accommodation at the University of Queensland. Student beds are said to rise to by 1300 by 2020.

This presentation will provide a project update with timelines and benefits.

Bill Boyd-Law, Associate Director – Construction, The University of Queensland

Bill Boyd-Law

16:00 - 16:20

Would Bruce Springsteen sing about our road Safe System?

Jason Deller, Director, Engineering Your Life

Jason Deller

16:20 - 16:25


16:25 - 17:25


Day 2 - 26th October 2016

08:25 - 08:55


08:55 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

Speed networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other conference attendees.

09:30 - 10:00

Do We Need a More Intelligent Approach to Infrastructure Planning in Australia?
The future prospects for most Australians is bound up with the ways our cities work, and this depends to a great extent on the infrastructure systems on which they depend. At all scales of government we tend to approach infrastructure planning in ways that do not always lead to the best possible outcomes, including in terms of cost efficiency, effectiveness and long-term sustainability. Does it have to be this way? And if not, can we imagine new approaches that maximise the chance of better outcomes?

Professor Paul Burton, Director – Cities Research Centre, Griffith University

Professor Paul Burton

10:00 - 10:30

Cross River Rail Project

  • Cross River Rail is the Queensland Government’s highest priority infrastructure project and is the key to unlocking rail capacity throughout the South East Queensland rail network.

This presentation will feature an overview of the key features, network and economic benefits of this state defining project.

Gavin Nicholls, Project Director - Cross River Rail, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning - QLD

Gavin Nicholls

10:30 - 11:00

Growing the Economy through Small Scale Targeted Funding – Queensland’s Catalyst Infrastructure Program

Stephen Webster, Director - Infrastructure, Economic Development Queensland, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning - QLD

Stephen Webster

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:00

Unlocking the Latent Potential in Our Major Health Precincts: An Urban Design Approach to Positioning, Partnering and Place-making
Our major health precincts are maturing and are no longer separated from our city fabric. They are becoming more integrated, more urbane and less institutional in nature. Their role as major contributors to our city and national economic competiveness is crucial, and across the country they are magnets for government, private and philanthropic investment.  
The emerging health model encourages the creation of knowledge clusters organised around collaboration between universities, research institutions and tertiary services. To be viable they must establish the right conditions to attract and retain the best clinicians, researchers, educators and students.  

Complex influences and drivers are shaping these precincts and an urban design approach can help re-integrate these precincts them back into our cities and establish the right conditions for positioning and partnerships between the public and private sectors.

Adam Davies, Principal, HASSELL

Adam Davies

12:00 - 12:30

Clean energy trends and financing in the Infrastructure Sector

Chris Wade, Director - Corporate and Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

12:30 - 13:00

North Shore Hamilton - Largest Urban Renewal Project

  • Northshore Hamilton is the largest waterfront urban renewal project in Queensland and is destined to become a true Brisbane icon.
  • Over the next 20 years, this 304 hectare precinct is expected to transform from an industrial area into a vibrant riverside precinct which stretches 2.5 kilometres along the Brisbane river.
  • Vision and Objectives
  • Masterplan Overview

Archie Venitis, Project Manager, Economic Development Queensland, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Archie Venitis

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Outlook for the Residential Construction Sector in Queensland

Dyan Johnson, Manager – Policy and Economics, Master Builders Queensland

Dyan Johnson

14:30 - 15:00

Innovative ways of Funding Transport Infrastructure Projects

Flavio Menezes, Professor of Economics, The University of Queensland

Flavio Menezes

15:00 - 15:20

Coopers Gap Wind Farm Project

  • Coopers Gap Wind Farm remains AGL’s foremost renewable energy project in Queensland with a high quality wind resource and possibly the highest average wind speeds in the state
  • The Coopers Gap Wind Farm is proposed to have approximately 100 turbines, which would produce around 1,100 GWh of renewable energy, powering more than 190,000 average Australian homes. The renewable energy produced would reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 860,000 tonnes annually, which is the equivalent of taking over 250,000 cars off the road.

Neil Cooke, Manager Project Development - Project Management Office, AGL

Neil Cooke

15:20 - 15:50


15:50 - 15:55

MC Closes

Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

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