The Hon. Bill Johnston, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations, Member for Cannington
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with other conference attendees.
Perth City link Tower and Hotel Development
Dan Sweet, Manager – Western Australia, Far East Consortium Australia
Establishment of Infrastructure WA
Lance Glare, Director - Infrastructure Policy and Governance, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, WA
Planning for Perth’s Future
Brent Fleeton, Managing Director, OverArch
Connect Joondalup Development and Bentley 360
Greg Cash, Assistant Director General – Commercial Operations, Department of Communities, WA
Overview of Perth Airport’s Major Development Plans
New Runway Project
Kevin Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport Pty Ltd
BHP South Flank Project
BHP Western Australia Iron Ore will require the development of an additional ore deposit to sustain production as the Yandi mine is exhausted over the next five to ten years.
The South Flank deposit is located approximately 130 km by road north-west of the town of Newman, and approximately 8 km to the south of the Companys existing Mining Area C operation.
Project Overview and Timelines
Simon Thomas, Project Director – South Flank, BHP
Westport: Port and Environs Strategy
Nicole Lockwood, Chair of the Westport Taskforce, Westport
Cycling Infrastructure for Perth
The Government of Western Australia has committed an unprecedent investment of $134.5m over the forward estimates period across the state. This boost in funding will allow for sizable strategic connections to be completed in the coming years to accelerate the growth of a safe and connected cycling network.
This presentation will provide details on the approach to planning the network across the state, innovations in approach, key projects that will be enabled via the funding, activation approaches for projects and evaluation of projects post implementation.
Craig Wooldridge, A/Executive Director – Integrated Transport Planning, Department of Transport, WA
Is Western Australia’s Economy Climbing out of the Doldrums?
With the mining and resources sector making a comeback bolstering the pipeline of infrastructure projects, this panel of experts will explore what is in store for WA’s economy for 2019 and the years beyond.
Misha White, Manager – Research and Urban Economics, Colliers International (WA)
Josh Martin, Manager, Deloitte Access Economics
Rick Newnham, Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
Tanya Steinbeck, Chief Executive Officer, UDIA WA
Infrastructure requirements for Lithium Valley
Cameron Edwards, Director, InfraNomics
METRONET and What it Means for WA’s Future Transport Needs
Populations of Australia’s big cities are growing at substantial rates while road congestion limits the reliance on car traffic for peak hour commuting. The heavy lifting of commuter traffic is provided by the city rail networks which rapidly reach their present capacity limits.
Maybe just in time to avoid future traffic gridlock, Australian governments have committed to an unprecedented investment in rail infrastructure and rolling stock. The keynote outlines and compares the approaches between Australia’s four biggest cities before looking in more detail at the METRONET transport programme in Greater Perth.
While METRONET may seem just a common branding for rail network extensions in Perth, the objective and potential impact of METRONET is much wider and more visionary. With the desirable bipartisan political support, METRONET could shape the future of transport in and around Western Australia’s capital for decades to come.
Dr Frank Heibel, Founder and Director, Doc Frank Rail Services
COCKTAIL NETWORKING FUNCTION
The Future of Construction in a Connected Environment
This session will discuss the evolution and challenges of the construction industry and why connecting all stakeholders to project data will transform the construction industry.
Andrew Hill, MTWO Business Unit Lead, Cloud A2K
CCIWA’s WA’s Future in the Lithium Battery Value Chain Report
Chris Rodwell, Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
Speed Networking Session
Regional Freight Planning for WA Agricultural Lands
Catherine Wallace, Executive Director - Freight and Ports, Department of Transport WA
Importance of Design to Perth’s Built Environment
Achieving good design in infrastructure is a major policy challenge for governments around the world. While the benefits of good design are well documented – improving our sense of collective identity, quality of life and long-term prosperity – there is a common suspicion that it adds to cost and complexity. Improving the design quality of our infrastructure is not so much about how it looks but how it is coordinated with our broader needs and objectives – whether in urban planning, community development and responsible environmental management. As our State continues to rapidly grow it is more important than ever to develop a clear, collective understanding of the value of good design and the contribution that ‘design thinking’ can make in creating the integrated and intelligent infrastructure of the future.
Geoff Warn, WA, Government Architect
Lithium Valley: How to Capitalize on the Battery Boom
Peter Newman AO, Professor of Sustainability, CUSP, Curtin University
Future Investment Opportunities in the Energy Sector in WA: The Importance of Good Policy
In WA, energy policy is closely linked to the development of our resources sector, so getting the policy settings right in the energy area at both State and Federal levels to encourage new investment in power generation, is vital for our continued economic wellbeing. In the grid-connected south west, new sources of generation will be needed sooner rather than later as older fossil-fuel power plants are gradually retired. Newer and cleaner technologies using solar, wind and large-scale battery storage will play a role in meeting power capacity requirements, but flexible gas-fired generation in particular will continue to be important for some time to come. Governments at the State and Federal level must get the policy framework right to enable this transition, and as much as possible the policy should be bipartisan.
Richard Harris, Chairman, WA Independent Power Association
Pilbara Ports Authority
Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) is the world’s largest bulk export port authority. In 2017/18 PPA annual throughput was 699.3 million tonnes. This was achieved with 15,894 safe vessels movements.
In 2017/18 trade through PPA ports accounted for 50% of global seaborne iron ore exports and 7.5% of Global LNG exports.
Today’s presentation will cover:
Mark Kuzminski, Director - Finance, Pilbara Ports Authority
Social Licence to Operate in the Mining Sector
Social licence to Operate (SLO) refers to the ongoing acceptance and approval of a project, company or industry by its stakeholders. SLO is a significant issue for the mining industry, as a lack of community acceptance can cause delays to secure funding and government approvals and extra costs to projects.
William Witham, Chief Executive Officer, Australia – Africa Minerals & Energy Group
Demand And Supply of Construction Labour and Engineering Resources for WA Major Projects
Peter Dyball, Principal & Founder, Pit Crew Management Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd
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