WA Major Projects Conference 2018

21-22 March 2018
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Perth, WA


WA Major Projects Conference 2018 - Conference Agenda

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Day 1 - 21st March 2018
08:00 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

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

09:30 - 09:55

Metronet Project
METRONET is Perth’s most ambitious program of rail projects and Stage One will deliver approximately 72 kilometres of new passenger rail and up to 18 new stations. But it’s not just about public transport. The job-creating program will see transport investment as a catalyst for land-use change in more than 5,000 hectares within walking distance of the new stations.  Project Director, Anthony Kannis, will provide key project updates and timelines.

Anthony Kannis, Metronet Project Director, Public Transport Authority

Anthony Kannis
09:55 - 10:20

Revitalising Fremantle - Port City Priorities
The port city of Fremantle‘s is undergoing a period of renewed investment and growth that will create new opportunities for more people to live, work and visit Fremantle. Underpinning this has been a strong focus on new urban density and the development of currently underutilised assets in collaboration with the State Government . Projects include South Quay Non-Tourism Operations redevelopment and Fremantle Oval and Hospital Precinct Redevelopment.

Dr Brad Pettitt, Mayor, City of Fremantle

Dr Brad Pettitt
10:20 - 10:45

Greater Curtin Vision
The $500 million Greater Curtin Stage One development is the catalyst that will see Curtin’s Bentley campus transformed into a vibrant, globally connected innovation village in Perth, designed with a focus on supporting collaboration and creativity and leveraging the convergence between academia, government, industry and entrepreneurs. Tim Urquhart, Director of Properties, Facilities & Development at Curtin will discuss how Curtin’s physical transformation will position it as a world-class tertiary institute and an exciting community destination.

Tim Urquhart, Director of Properties, Facilities and Development, Curtin University

Tim Urquhart
10:45 - 11:15


11:15 - 11:45

Forrestfield-Airport Link Project Update
Upon completion, the $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link will increase public transport options for the Eastern Suburbs and Foothills area, drive development in the region to benefit current and future residents and improve access between the City and Perth Airport. The development includes construction of the three new stations, Redcliffe, Airport Central and Forrestfield.

Kurt Fallon, Project Services Manager, Salini Impregilo - NRW

Kurt Fallon
11:45 - 12:10

Road Infrastructure Priorities for WA

  • Priority Road projects to keep WA Moving

Anne Still, General Manager, Public Policy, The Royal Automobile Club of WA (RAC)

Anne Still
12:10 - 12:30

Making the Switch to Mobile Blueprints in the Field
How to bridge the Gap between design and construction, plus construction to operations has been slow to close as technology adoption in construction has proven to be resilient to shift. Just rework alone, due to poor document control often tallies to 5% of the total construction costs. An inconsistent record set is a primary cause of rework, and negatively impacts construction productivity and the bottom line. And with projects continuously increasing in size, becoming more expensive, the risks become even greater.

Join our session and learn how making the switch to digital connectivity on the job site will create massive cost saving. Topics discussed will include:

  • Benefits of paperless job sites
  • How to choose your software
  • Integrations, compatibility, training “mature team members”
  • How going “paperless in the field” contributes to overall positive impact to the bottom line of the project

Jeremy Christoforatos, Business Development Manager, APAC, PlanGrid

Jeremy Christoforatos
12:30 - 12:50

The New City: Future Proofing the Built form for a Changing Demographic  

What are the challenges for policy makers and regulators in planning for an expanding population with very different expectations from just a generation ago?

Changes in age and mobility profiles of Perth’s population will require different thinking by government and the development sector

  • Delivery of contiguous healthcare and residential products
  • Integration of retail, commercial and residential hubs outside the CBD
  • Transport – the preference for convenience, automation, and the decline of vehicle ownership
  • Moving away from the family home
    • Infill planning as default
    • Developing high-end tenure options  the European leasing models
    • What are the examples we can look to now, here and internationally?

Margie Tannock, a leading planning and public policy lawyer, will discuss new developments.

Margie Tannock, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Margie Tannock
12:50 - 13:50


13:50 - 14:30

Panel Discussion

Planning for the Increasing Needs of Residential Infrastructure

With Perth’s population expected to be 4.3 million by 2046, this panel of experts will discuss how to improve current infrastructure to cope with the growth and which infrastructure to invest in.

  • What infrastructure should we prioritise for Perth’s growth areas?
  • What do we need to keep up with population growth?
  • Creating thoughtful and quality density projects around key transport links

Cr Brent Fleeton, Chairman - Planning & Development Services Committee, North Ward Councillor, City of Bayswater
Dr Mike Mouritz, Senior Research Fellow - CUSP, Curtin University
Greg Cash, Director General - Commercial Operations, Department of Communities, WA
Margie Tannock, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Rick Newnham, Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA

Cr Brent Fleeton Dr Mike Mouritz Greg Cash Margie Tannock Rick Newnham
14:30 - 14:50

East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility

The East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility will convert approximately 300,000 tonnes of waste per year into clean, renewable energy, producing 28MW of electricity at full capacity -- enough to power 36,000 homes. The project represents a $400 million investment in the Perth area and will generate 300 jobs during construction and 50 full-time jobs throughout its 30+year operating life.
The EPC Contractor and technology supplier for the project is Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI). HZI is a clear leader in the waste-to-energy market worldwide and have successfully delivered projects in major global capitals such as London and Paris. Importantly, they stay with the project from conception through construction, and, once the project is commissioned, will then lead the operations and maintenance activities for the life of the plant. This continuity will ensure Perth’s first waste-to-energy project is a successful one.

Jason Pugh, Chief Executive, New Energy

Jason Pugh
14:50 - 15:10

Hotel Perth and Beyond

Tourism WA’s Executive Director, Derryn Belford, will give an overview of the key infrastructure projects transforming metropolitan Perth into a vibrant tourism destination with nature on its doorstep.

Derryn Belford, Executive Director Destination Development, Tourism WA

Derryn Belford
15:10 - 15:40


15:40 - 16:00

Update on WA’s Resources Sector
Western Australia is one of the world’s largest and most diverse minerals and energy jurisdictions, and is continuing to lead the nation in exploration and investment activity. The new Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is focused on ensuring the continued success of the industry through effective collaboration between government, industry and the community.

Dr Phil Gorey, Acting Deputy Director General, Resource and Environmental Compliance, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Dr Phil Gorey
16:00 - 16:20

LandCorp’s Strategic Industrial Areas
This presentation will include the industrial land areas throughout the State that are designed for investment, including developments in Oakajee, Ashburton North and Anketell.

Stuart Nahajski, General Manager Regional, Landcorp

Stuart Nahajski
16:20 - 16:25


16:25 - 17:25


Day 2 - 22nd March 2018
09:10 - 09:40


09:40 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:20

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

10:20 - 10:45

World Trade Center Perth – The shoe, not the shoe box
The 75 storey World Trade Center Perth complex spans public and private land holdings and includes offices, hotel, serviced apartments, restaurants, shopping mall and international trade hub. It boasts a science and innovation centre, planetarium, meeting and exhibition space and in addition to being Perth’s tallest building, will revitalise the area surrounding the Perth Train Station and cultural precinct. Business Development Director, Neil Kidd, will provide an insight into the project, why Perth and its global context.

Neil Kidd, Business Development Director, World Trade Center Perth Pty Ltd

Neil Kidd
10:45 - 11:10

Kings Square Redevelopment Project
Construction has just begun on one of the biggest redevelopments in Fremantle's history. The $270 million renewal project aims to redefine Kings Square as a vibrant cultural community and commercial hub. Expected to be completed by early 2020, the redevelopment includes new speciality retail and dining precincts, new commercial spaces, civic administration building and a revamped city square.

Russell Kingdom, Kings Square Project Director, Manager City Design and Projects, City of Fremantle

Russell Kingdom
11:10 - 11:40


11:40 - 12:00

Kwinana Lithium Plant
The $700 million two stage development of the lithium hydroxide processing plant at Kwinana will create up to 500 construction jobs and more than 150 full time operations jobs when production commences in late 2018. The plant will be the largest lithium plant in the world and produce the highest quality battery-grade lithium hydroxide. The increased investment into lithium is driven by the forecasted 15 per cent to 20 per cent year-on-year growth in the demand for lithium hydroxide, largely for electric vehicles, over the next seven to eight years.

Phil Thick, General Manager, Tianqi Lithium Australia

Phil Thick
12:00 - 12:25

The Towers and Ritz Carlton Hotel
Located in Elizabeth Quay, the $500 million Ritz Carlton Perth project will transform the area. Expected to open in 2019, the hotel will feature 204 rooms, a ballroom and function rooms. The development will create 1,200 new jobs during construction and hundreds once operational.

Dan Sweet, Manager WA, Far East Consortium Australia

Dan Sweet
12:25 - 12:55

WA’s Infrastructure Outlook: Returning to Growth
The Civil Contractors Federation WA’s annual Infrastructure Report, prepared in conjunction with forecasters BIS Oxford Economics, provides an authoritative and comprehensive outlook for the state’s civil infrastructure construction industry. CCF WA CEO Jeff Miller will outline the key messages from the 2018 WA Infrastructure Report.

Jeff Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Civil Contractors Federation – WA

Jeff Miller
12:55 - 13:55


13:55 - 14:25

Kwinana Outer Harbour - Economic Development and Industry Creation

  • The economic benefits from building the outer harbour
  • Special Economic Zones
  • Integration of industrial precincts
  • Agricultural and resource secondary processing

Cameron Edwards, Infrastructure Development - Western Australia, InfraNomics

Cameron Edwards
14:25 - 14:50

Ocean Reef Boat Harbour Project
Anticipated to begin construction in 2020, the $120 million world-class development, with a planned 550 boat pens, more than 200 boat stackers, over 1,000 houses, apartments and 12,000 square metres of retail and commercial space, will create a new hub of recreational amenity, living opportunities and tourism in our fast-growing northern corridor. Located 35 kilometres north of Perth’s CBD within the City of Joondalup, the project is expected to create hundreds of jobs in the Northern Suburbs.

Garry Hunt, Chief Executive Officer, City of Joondalup

Garry Hunt
14:50 - 15:10

Destination Developments – commercial solutions where you expect them least

Carl Black has worked on many of WA’s most iconic major projects. He believes that getting your advisors in – even the lawyers – from the earliest conception and design phase doesn’t just save time and money – it can transform the project. One such example is Yagan Square where a novel liquor licensing strategy developed by Carl with the MRA allowed a truly innovative approach to the retail/F&B mix and will ensure that the destination is a highlight for locals and tourists alike.

Carl Black, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Carl Black
15:10 - 15:15


15:15 - 15:45


Agenda is subject to change
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21-22 March 2018

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Perth, WA



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