With a land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, Western Australia covers approximately 33 per cent of the Australia’s land mass. The vast region has a varying range of large infrastructure that keeps the state in motion, from rail services to projects on the reef, WA is involved. This is why continued maintenance works, infrastructure upgrades and project observations are so important regarding WA’s functionality.
Western Australia’s integrated infrastructure services different sectors — economic, residential, trade, transport, urban — will be under the microscope at the 9th Annual WA Major Projects Conference 2018. Hosted over two days, 21st and 22nd of March 2018, at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, the event attracts over 250 delegates annually.
Next year’s Conference agenda encompasses a range of comprehensive topics and senior-level industry experts discussing them. One of these presenters will be Anthony Kannis, Public Transport Authority Project Director, talking on the $1.2 billion project Metronet. Kannis will outline the various planned rail extensions, new station constructions and completion of current projects. Other aims include improving bus services, a proposed light rail and improved synergy between cycling areas and public transport infrastructure.
An additional urban renewal project on the agenda includes the Kings Square Fremantle Renewal. Russell Kingdom, Project Director City of Fremantle, will be explaining the renewal’s parameters. Costing $270 million, a $220 million investment from Sirona Capital and $50 million from City of Fremantle, the redevelopment will be the largest project in the area to date. Due to finish in mid-to-late 2018, the updated precinct will feature a new administrative building, library, visitor centre and an updated retail and entertainment sector.
Coined as ‘Bringing Innovation to Life’, the $500 million Greater Curtin Vision aims to propel Perth’s Curtin University into the same competitive league such as of Oxford University or Harvard University. Tim Urquhart, Director of Properties Curtin University, will discuss how the university aim to create a communitive hub around the educational institute, how planners from Curtin are devising an outline that encompasses economics, innovation, arts and culture for students, tourists and locals to experience. With an outcome that benefits everyone, the vision will utilise smart technology, improved sustainability, employment opportunities and continued entrepreneurial availability.
The Kwinana Lithium Plant is in its first stage of development. So far costing $400 million, the lithium hydroxide processing plant at Kwinana will produced lithium batteries that will work in conjunction with smart technologies to decrease emissions and to further develop sustainable lifestyles. Phil Thick, General Manager Tianqi Lithium Australia, will present of how the project will create over 500 employment opportunities during construction and 115 jobs when production commences. The plant is estimated to be completed and functioning by 2018. The second phase of construction due to start soon.
Those attending the 9th Annual WA Major Projects Conference 2018 will be privy to comprehensive analysis of Western Australia’s current and planned major projects. Over the two days, 21st and 22nd of March 2018 at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, delegates will listen to how these experts aim to improve the largest Australian state’s functionality and economic status through infrastructure.
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