NSW Major Projects Conference 2017

14-15 November 2017
International Convention Centre
Sydney, NSW

Conference Agenda

» Day 1 - 14th November 2017

» Day 2 - 15th November 2017

Day 1 - 14th November 2017
07:50 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

Speed Networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other conference attendees.

09:30 - 09:50

Ministerial Address

09:50 - 10:20

Latest updates for Sydney Metro - Australia’s largest Public Transport Project
Sydney Metro is Australia’s largest public transport project. It is a new standalone railway network that is expected to revolutionize the way Sydney travels.

  • Sydney Metro City & Southwest
  • Sydney Metro NorthWest
  • Sydney Metro West

Tom Gellibrand, Deputy Program Director – Sydney Metro, Transport for NSW

Tom Gellibrand
10:20 - 10:50

Inland Rail – Latest Updates

  • Inland Rail is an investment in strategic infrastructure for the future, providing capacity to serve the east coast freight market for the next century. This landmark project is expected to be an important contributor to national productivity by reducing train operating costs and improving service standards.
  • Inland Rail is expected to address the growing freight task by helping to move freight transport off the congested road network and will provide an enhanced link between Queensland and southern Australia, including Adelaide and Perth, ensuring resilience and greater flexibility for the existing rail network and allowing freight travelling from Brisbane to Melbourne to bypass the busy Sydney network.

Simon Thomas, Programme Director – Inland Rail, ARTC

Simon Thomas
10:50 - 11:10

Sydney CBD and Southeast Light Rail Project Updates
With Sydney’s population expected to grow by 1.6 million people over the next two decades, a modern efficient transport system such as the light Rail is

  • Latest construction updates
  • Opportunities

Andrew Summers, Project Director, Sydney Light Rail Delivery Office, Transport for NSW

Andrew Summers
11:10 - 11:40


11:40 - 12:00

West Connex
It is the largest transport and urban renewal project in Australia and a critical part of the NSW Government’s integrated transport solution to keep Sydney moving.

  • Project Update
  • Gearing up to procure for the M4-M5 Link
  • Creating 10,000 jobs, easing congestion & connecting communities - More than $20b in economic benefits
  • The WestConnex legacy

Dennis Cliche, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Motorway Corporation

Dennis Cliche
12:00 - 12:20

Parramatta Light Rail Project
Parramatta Light Rail is a major infrastructure project being delivered to serve a growing Sydney. Stage 1 will connect Westmead to Parramatta and Carlingford via Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12 kilometres. This will be the first stage of the Parramatta Light Rail Project and is expected to open in 2023.

  • Project Overview
  • Benefits

Tim Poole, Program Director – Parramatta Light Rail, Transport for NSW

Tim Poole
12:20 - 12:40

$7.7 Billion Boom for NSW Hospital Infrastructure
The hospital building boom is funded from the biggest ever capital investment in NSW’s healthcare system - a record $7.7billion.

  • Overview of investments towards health infrastructure for the State

Sam Sangster*, Chief Executive, Health Infrastructure NSW

12:40 - 13:00

Address by Urban Growth NSW

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:20

Western Sydney Local Health District Capital Works program
To meet the future demand Western Sydney Local Health District has embarked on multimillion dollar capital redevelopments at major teaching hospitals that will change the landscape of healthcare delivery, research and education in Sydney’s west

  • Westmead Hospital Redevelopment updates
    : The Westmead Redevelopment will transform the Westmead precinct into an innovative, contemporary and integrated centre delivering high quality healthcare, education and research for decades to come.
  • Blacktown Hospital and Mount Druitt Hospital Expansion – stage 2

Leena Singh, Director – Strategic Business Development & Commercial Services, Western Sydney Local Health District

Leena Singh
14:20 - 15:10

Panel Discussion
The Rising Sydney Property Market and the Housing Affordability Conundrum

  • How high can the Sydney property Market go?
  • Factors contributing to the rise in property prices across Sydney
  • Tackling Housing Affordability in an era of rising property prices
  • Affordable Housing and the future of Australian Cities

Dr. Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist, Domain Group
Jane Fitzgerald, NSW Executive Director, Property Council Australia
Justin Douglas*, Executive Director – Economics, Population & Land Use Analytics, Department of Planning and Environment, NSW
Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC

Dr. Andrew Wilson Jane Fitzgerald Paul Bloxham
15:10 - 15:30

Efficiently Servicing the Container Transport Needs of a Growing Sydney

  • Intermodal terminals as a sustainable and practical transport solution to meet the challenge of Sydney's growing freight volumes

Simon Morgan, Director - Government and Communications, Australian Logistics Council

Simon Morgan
15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:20

NSW Gas Plan

  • Overview
  • Priorities and Actions
  • Current Gas Supply Projects in NSW
16:20 - 16:40

Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link

  • Western Harbour Tunnel will connect WestConnex at Rozelle with the Warringah Freeway viaa new tunnel beneath Sydney Harbour.
  • This new cross-harbour bypass of the CBD will take pressure off the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel
  • The project will provide essential capacity to connect
    the North Shore and Northern Beaches with the Sydney CBD and beyond

Beaches Link Tunnel will connect the Warringah Freeway with the Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation at Balgowlah. The Wakehurst Parkway will be duplicated to Warringah Road.

  • Beaches Link offers opportunities for seamless interchange with both Sydney Metro and Sydney Trains at North Sydney.
16:40 - 16:45

MC Closes

16:45 - 17:45


Day 2 - 15th November 2017
08:25 - 08:55


08:55 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

Speed Networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other conference attendees.

09:30 - 09:50

Ministerial Address

09:50 - 10:10

Western Sydney Airport

  • The Australian Government has announced it will build Western Sydney Airport.  The Government is strongly committed to the Western Sydney region, where the new airport will be a major generator of economic activity—providing employment opportunities closer to home for the people of Western Sydney.
  • The airport is expected to generate around 20,000 direct and indirect jobs by the early 2030s. As the airport grows, more jobs will be generated.
  • The Western Sydney Airport will begin operations in 2026.

Brendan McRandle*, Executive Director – Western Sydney Unit, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

10:10 - 10:30

Transforming Education for a Growing NSW: School Infrastructure Capital Works Program

  • The NSW Government will spend a record $4.2 billion over the next four years on capital expenditure to cater for surging enrolments.
  • More than 120 new school and major upgrade projects will start in the next two financial years in response to unprecedented forecast enrolment growth of 164,000 more students in government schools by 2031.
  • School Infrastructure NSW
  • Overview of School Assets Strategic Plan (SASP)
10:30 - 11:00

Moorebank Intermodal Terminal

  • The Moorebank intermodal freight precinct is one of the most important freight infrastructure projects being developed in Australia.
  • Recognizing the need to get more freight on rail, the NSW Government wants to double the proportion of freight moving through Port Botany by rail to 28% by 2020. The Moorebank intermodal freight precinct is expected to achieve this target by providing capacity for around 250,000 containers by 2017 and up to 1.05 million import-export containers by 2030.
11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:00

Rebuilding Major Stadia Network for NSW

  • NSW Government’s $1.6 billion sporting infrastructure package
  • The Economic Benefits of Investing into Sporting Infrastructure

12:00 - 12:20

Vision for Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula (GPOP)
GPOP stands for Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula and is the geographic and demographic centre of Greater Sydney.

  • Developing the enormous potential GPOP has for its people, present and future.
  • The key components of the vision are four major opportunities
    • Parramatta CBD and Westmead Health and Education Super Precinct
    • Next Generation Living from Camellia to Carlingford
    • Essential Urban Services, Advanced Technology and Knowledge Sectors in Camellia, Rydalmere, Silverwater and Auburn
    • Olympic Park Lifestyle Super Precinct

12:20 - 12:50

Major Projects Shaping Parramatta
Rejuvenation of the $2 billion Parramatta Square precinct

  • Parramatta Square is one of the largest urban renewal projects in Australia. It is set to transform Parramatta’s core into a vibrant mixed-use hub, accommodating a substantial new public domain with more than 240,000sqm of mixed-use development and new Council facilities.
12:50 - 13:50


13:50 - 14:10

Coordinating Major Transport Projects to Keep Sydney Moving

Marg Prendergast, Coordinator General – Sydney Coordination Office, Transport for NSW

Marg Prendergast
14:10 - 14:30

Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan

  • Delivering Western Sydney’s transport Infrastructure for the 21st Century

The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney by investing over $3 billion over 10 years in major infrastructure upgrades that will transform the region's economy.

14:30 - 15:00

Newcastle Light Rail

The NSW Government is investing over $500 million through the Revitalising Newcastle program to transform Newcastle – bringing people back to the city centre, creating job opportunities, new public spaces, and improved transport. Light rail is an important part of the Revitalising Newcastle program and is expected to deliver frequent and reliable connections to key activity precincts to reinvigorate Newcastle’s once thriving main streets

  • Project overview
  • Construction updates
  • Benefits

Andy Jewell*, Project Director – Newcastle Light Rail, Transport for NSW

15:00 - 15:20

Redefining the Future of High Speed Ground Transportation in Australia: Investigating Hyperloop
Hyperloop is an elevated tube network held at near vacuum in which a pod travels within in, transporting both passengers and cargo at the speed of sound (1,200 km p/h).

Ultraspeed Australia is working with Hyperloop One on this radically new transport project for Australia.

  • Hyperloop explained
  • Technology development updates

Sean Duggan, Director, Ultraspeed Australia

Sean Duggan
15:20 - 16:00

Panel Discussion

16:00 - 16:05


16:05 - 16:35


Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

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14-15 November 2017

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