The 2023 Western Australia Major Projects Conference returns to Perth in November for two days of important discussion on projects in WA’s infrastructure pipeline, as well as key industry topics.
Western Australia remains Australia’s strongest economy following another budget surplus of $4.2 billion, and in what can be described as an immense infrastructure program, $39 billion has been invested into major projects across transport, health, urban renewals, and the regions.
The Western Australian Government has also made a clear commitment to tackle climate change via a $3 billion investment towards its green energy future, supporting the production of hydrogen and big batteries, and the extraction of rare earth minerals.
The program will highlight major projects and key topics covering health, housing, education, renewable energy, and mining. The Hon David Michael MLA, Minister for Ports, Local Government, Road Safety and Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport, will open the conference. Featured presentations include Infrastructure WA, who play a crucial role in determining infrastructure priorities for the State.
Development WA will highlight significant projects including Ocean Reef Marina, set to deliver a world class waterfront precinct in the City of Joondalup, and Lot 52 Pier Street, a build-to-rent development that will deliver social, affordable and market housing.
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The Department of Health will share first-hand insights into significant health projects and infrastructure across Western Australia, and the Department of Education will discuss their delivery of new schools and upgrades that will give children the very best learning environments they require to succeed on their education journey.
Other projects featured on the program include Frontier Energy’s Bristol Springs Green Hydrogen production project, that has received zero carbon pre-certification, and the trackless tram set to arrive in Perth ahead of the conference. Part of a trial with Curtin University, ITSG and the City of Stirling, the trackless tram technology could offer a more sustainable and cost-effective transport option for Western Australians.
The conference will also explore ways the design industry is supporting WA’s commitment to net zero, and how Perth can be transformed into a regenerative city by 2050. With critical minerals and rare earths set to play a key role in global decarbonisation, a presentation will highlight how these significant WA deposits are powering clean energy technologies.
With decarbonisation emerging as a key topic in the State, the featured panel discussion at the conference will focus on initiatives helping turn WA blue and green, via infrastructure that protects the environment and uplifts communities, from green community spaces to water sensitive urban designs.
Hosted by Expotrade Australia, the 13th Annual Western Australia Major Projects Conference takes place on November 28 and 29 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.