WA Major Projects Conference 2019

20-21 March 2019
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Perth, WA

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Transport Priorities for WA

Posted On March 8, 2017

Transport Priorities for WA

The 8th Annual WA Major Projects Conference 2017 will profile a range of major transport infrastructure priorities for Western Australia which will take centre stage in the lead up to the WA State Election on March 11th 2017.

As the State government debates which projects will shape the infrastructure landscape for the region, leading to an economic upturn and increasing employment opportunities, transport infrastructure is a fundamental topic for discussion.

The development of Western Australia’s largest infrastructure project to date, the Perth Freight Link, is expected to rehaul the entire transport network in Perth and takes priority across the State as it envisions three road upgrades as well as a Heavy Vehicle Charge. Jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State governments, the Link received an additional investment of $326 million by the State government in the last budget. The Link forms a key part of the WA Major Projects Conference agenda with Main Roads Western Australia Project Director, Mark Hazebroek, outlining the key benefits for commuters of the Link and providing project timelines.

The State Government’s Transport @3.5 Million People and Beyond plan sets forth a revolutionary long term vision of a new transport network for Perth’s growing population. The Western Australian Government is investing $1.8 billion in key roads and public transport infrastructure in order to keep people and freight traveling as the city expands. WA Department of Transport, Acting Managing Director Steve Beyer will discuss the plan in detail at the WA Major Projects Conference.

Focus in WA is shifting to new areas of economic growth such as tourism, agriculture, education and technology, in the wake of the post mining boom. The economy continues to readjust and transition from a predominantly resource investment and construction driven growth to a more diversified economic environment. New challenges and opportunities for the state will be profiled at the WA Major Projects Conference by Chief Economist Rick Newnham, from the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Tasked with improving infrastructure whilst facing budget pressures, the Western Australian government grapples with a weakening ability to finance major projects. Project funding will inform the Conference agenda with John Nicolaou, Executive Director in WA and NT at ACIL, Allen Consulting, exploring planning and funding alternatives such as user-pays, public-private partnership and privatisation at the event.

The 8th Annual WA Major Projects Conference is taking place on the 20th- 21st of June at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

 

 

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20-21 March 2019

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
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