As urban traffic congestion worsens and freight transport blockages persist, Australia faces huge challenges to increase capacity or face losing billions of dollars in lost productivity and exports.
The Rudd government and all states and territories have committed themselves to fixing Australia’s faltering transport infrastructure and public private partnerships are predicted to represent over 10% of the resulting $150BN investment in infrastructure over the next 5 years.
States and territories are committing much of their funding towards transport projects and a recent report highlights that $12BN will be spent on road infrastructure in the next 2 years.
Public Private Partnerships in Transport conference, organised by Informa Australia , will reflect the prospects provided by this funding and give all delegates the opportunity to hear an assessment of the new projects and government plans, focusing on initiatives and case-studies in Australia and overseas.
The Public Private Partnerships in Transport conference will bring together government decision-makers, legal experts and those responsible for the financing and construction of roads, rail lines, rolling stock, ports and airports.
You will gain first-hand experience of the strategies, planning procedures and operational requirements necessary for efficient PPP projects. More specifically, you will hear:
- Informative state government presentations addressing the priorities in NSW, Victoria and Queensland and provide an insight into all major state projects and the future of PPP business models
- Structured case studies from senior decision makers on the latest opportunities in Australia and New Zealand
- Comprehensive decision-maker interaction with executives from project finance, construction and the legal sector
Delegates will hear from a high level speaker cadre, including:
- The Hon Carl Scully, principal, Evans & Peck: who will be analysing the challenges confronting transport infrastructure developers and PPP project managers in NSW
- Derek Skinner, general manager – Major Projects, Queensland Dept of Main Roads: will provide a detailed insight into the growth and current projects underway in Queensland
- Terry Kearney, CEO, Reliance Rail: outlining the successful management strategies behind the rolling stock PPP
- Ken Mathers, CEO, SEITA & John Gardiner, CEO, ConnectEast: sharing their experiences from the management of Melbourne’s EastLink project
You will benefit from an insight into what other organisations and businesses are doing in transport PPP projects, hear about the successes and learn about pitfalls to avoid.