With $6.3 billion of the latest State budget allocated to transport projects, the infrastructure sector is brimming with opportunities and playing a key role in Queensland’s post pandemic recovery.
From the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Neil Scales will deliver a welcome address and officially open up day one of the conference with an overview of the biggest projects in the State’s pipeline.
One such project is the impressive Cross River Rail, comprising of a 10.2 kilometre rail line and a 5.9 kilometre twin tunnel below the Brisbane River and CBD. Graeme Newton from the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority will speak on the project, sharing the details and the ways in which it will transform the Brisbane transport system.
Speaking on the challenges faced by the construction industry, Jon Davies from Australian Constructors Association will discuss the pressures placed on the sector to drive economic recovery and the opportunities to improve conditions.
Andrew Wheeler from the Department of Transport and Main Roads will share the details and timelines for the highly-anticipated Coomera Connector, as well as an overview of the benefits it will have on the South Coast region.
The Inland Rail project is set to become the backbone of freight movements around Australia. Rob McNamara from ARTC will share insights into the 1700 kilometre freight line and cover the impacts expected as a result, such as stronger links between producers and businesses and the creation of thousands of new jobs.
Kate Mackay from Mott MacDonald will speak on a strategic approach to mobility and the advantages when dealing with an uncertain future, a topic which will be further unpacked in a panel discussion featuring speakers from Deloitte, RACQ, Transurban, Motor Trades Association of Queensland and Keolis Downer.
Bringing together transport professionals, operators, contractors, investors and consultants, the conference will provide delegates with the exclusive opportunity to mingle with some of the most influential players in the industry. Receive the freshest insights and gain access to the biggest opportunities in the Queensland infrastructure sector by securing your spot now.
The 11th Annual Queensland Transport Infrastructure Conference will be held on the 25th-26th of May at the Brisbane Convention Centre. For more information, visit: www.qldconference.com.au