NSW Major Projects Conference 2019

17-18 September 2019
ICC - International Convention Centre
Sydney, NSW

Conference Agenda

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Day 1 - 17th of September 2019
08:00 - 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 - 10:00

Accelerating Local Infrastructure

  • NSW’s population is expected to grow by more than one million over the next decade
  • Local communities will have access to the infrastructure they need, including safer and better-quality roads and highways, new and bigger school campuses, integrated health care through new multipurpose health facilities, and improved police facilities
10:00 - 10:30

Boosting the Capabilities of Regional NSW

  • Launching a new era for regional rail in NSW, the NSW Government will be replacing their older, ageing regional rail fleet with a new fleet consisting of 117 new carriages; forming 10 regional intercity trains, 9 short regional trains and 10 long regional trains
  • Trains will be powered by engines, producing fewer emissions in comparison to the current fleet, and reducing the impact on air quality
  • Of the $2.8b project cost, $1.26b has already been all allocated for the construction of a new maintenance facility in Dubbo, enabling works and other project delivery costs
10:30 - 11:00

Sydney Metro Project Update

Dr Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive, Sydney Metro

Dr Jon Lamonte
11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:00

Utilising Technology to Maximise Infrastructure Growth

Chris Pettit, Professor of Urban Science, UNSW

Chris Pettit
12:00 - 12:30

The Role of the NSW’s Independent Planning Commission

Professor Mary O’Kane AC, Chair, Independent Planning Commission

Professor Mary O’Kane AC
12:30 - 13:00

Boosting Energy-Intensive Industries

  • The approval of a $250 million gas import terminal is tipped to meet the needs of the state with the delivery of thousands of manufacturing jobs
  • Addressing the states gas needs, the project would involve the development of a new berth at Port Kembla
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Delivering the Future

Adam Griffiths, Program Manager Digital Engineering, Transport for NSW

Adam Griffiths
14:30 - 15:00

WestConnex - Project Update

Terry Chapman, Program Director, WestConnex

Terry Chapman
15:00 - 15:20

Driving Greater Digital Adoption and The Growth of Paperless Jobsites

Data loss represents a significant financial impact for construction organisations. Failing to accurately capture and transfer data between construction phases, from the design to the build to the handover, can cause significant delays and expensive mistakes. In Australia and New Zealand alone, rework caused by inaccurate data and communication cost businesses $8.4bn in 2018.

In 2019, this data loss will become a critical commercial driving factor for firms to embrace digital technology throughout the construction process and beyond. Businesses will be able to adopt new tools faster than ever before, thanks to a new generation of employees who are more comfortable adapting to new technology. 

Construction firms who can successfully introduce new technology will not only realise significant operational efficiencies but will be able to access a greater quantity of data to inform their overarching business strategy – and secure success in the months ahead.

Leander Starr, Regional Sales Manager, Senior Sales Manager, PlanGrid

Leander Starr
15:20 - 15:50


15:50 - 16:20

Sydney Science Park Development

  • Establishing an internationally recognised epicentre for research and development, this $5bn project will combine new jobs, residents and facilities to create a fully integrated community
  • Located in the Western Sydney Priority Growth Area, this project will tackle development with the vision of science and progress at the helm
16:20 - 17:10

Panel Discussion:

Understanding the Built Environment of the Future

  • Exploring the need to establish sustainable long-term infrastructure that will provide for current and future generations
  • Creating intuitive urban plans to better serve the community
  • Distinguishing state significant developments that will deliver modern, expandable solutions

Nathaniel Murray, Director, NSW Town Planning

Nathaniel Murray
17:10 - 17:15


17:15 - 18:15


Day 2 - 18th of September 2019
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 - 10:00

Identifying and Prioritising Critical Public Infrastructure for NSW

Simon Draper, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure NSW

Simon Draper
10:00 - 10:30

To Be Confirmed

David Gainsford, Executive Director Priority Projects, Department of Planning and Environment

David Gainsford
10:30 - 10:50

Final Stage of Health Facility Redevelopment in NSW Riverina Region

  • Final stage of the Wagga Wagga Health Service Redevelopment will deliver a contemporary and integrated health service, meeting the needs of local communities now and into the future
  • Delivered by Health Infrastructure, in partnership with Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Stage 3 construction starts 2019 with completion expected in 2021
10:50 - 11:10

The Bays Precinct – An Urban Growth Development

  • The Bays will undergo a 20 – 30-year transformation that will bring about a busting hub of enterprise, activity and beautiful community spaces for all to enjoy
  • Renewal of the location provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to propel innovation within the area, attracting jobs for the future and reinforcing the beauty of the waterfront of location
  • Development will be guided by master planning, led by a cross-government project team
11:10 - 11:40


11:40 - 12:00

North South Rail Link Development

12:00 - 12:20

Delivering Accessible Two-Way Cycleway Connections

  • Improving accessibility by building connections in and around urban districts
  • Provide safe transport routes for commuters by providing alternate paths that limit the sharing of public roads and footpaths
12:20 - 13:00

Panel Discussion: Navigating the Density of Urban Congestion

  • With an allocated investment of $4bn over the next decade, the Urban Congestion Fund will seek to reduce congestion in urban locations
  • Funding will support upgrades to urban road networks, reducing travel times and vehicle operating costs, but will this be enough for commuters?
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Tamworth City Council Smart City Project

  • Following the formation of a partnership between Tamworth City Council and the University of New South Wales, Tamworth is on track to become the country’s first fully integrated smart city
  • With a planned trial incorporating IoT technologies across transport, heath, energy and telecommunications services, this initiative will aim to build systems that will allow for the monitoring and control of data flowing through ‘smart’ services across a wireless network
14:30 - 15:00

Providing Long-Term Water Security to Broken Hill

Elli Baker, Director Major Projects, Water Solutions and Market Strategy

Elli Baker
15:00 - 15:20

Building Strong Local Business Connections

  • In order to foster the growth of the future, the NSW Government has invested $18 million in the Boosting Business Innovation Program
  • Creating a state-wide network, this initiative will provide small businesses with access to research organisations in order to build a strong local industry
15:20 - 16:00


Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

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17-18 September 2019

ICC - International Convention Centre
Sydney, NSW



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