In a welcome move, the Queensland Government recently increased infrastructure investment in the 2019 State Budget, stimulating industry interest in how it can participate in new project opportunities.
You will be provided with unique insights into how this 4-year forward outlook will boost employment and economic opportunities right around the state. The annual update is a critical tool detailing the government’s infrastructure investment and delivery program that coordinates state infrastructure planning and provides industry and all levels of government with the confidence to invest in Queensland.
Patrick Condren, media personality, will be our MC and facilitate an expert panel with a lively discussion on the state of infrastructure in Queensland and the impact the State Infrastructure Plan Part B will have.
This is a not to be missed industry event hosted in partnership by the Infrastructure Association of Queensland, Engineers Australia and Consult Australia.
VENUE: The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, The Boulevard Room, Grey Street, South Brisbane
TIME: 7.00am for a 7.30am start, concluding at 9.00am
COST: Members $115, Non-members $150, Members Tables of 10 $1035, Non-members Tables of 10 $1500 (includes GST)
Registration closes 18/07/2019 5.00pm
MEET THE SPEAKER:
Hon Cameron Dick MP, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Member for Woodridge
Cameron Dick is the Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning and has represented the state electorate of Woodridge in the Queensland Parliament since 2015.
He has previously served Queensland as the state’s Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Education and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services.
As a member of the Palaszczuk Government’s economic team he is responsible for driving economic growth and prosperity and job creation across the state.
Cameron’s ministerial responsibilities include strategic planning and program delivery for priority industry sectors, particularly defence and aerospace; advanced manufacturing; biofuels and renewable energy; Queensland’s biomedical sector; and mining technology, equipment and services (METS).
He is also responsible for industry and business attraction and incentive schemes and regional economic development.
As Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron’s responsibilities involve major project facilitation, development and delivery; land use planning including development of government land for economic and community purposes; and infrastructure prioritisation, planning, development, facilitation and coordination.
Cameron also helps lead the recovery and reconstruction of Queensland following natural disaster events as the Minister responsible for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.
He is proud to live with his wife and two teenage boys in the City of Logan, where he enjoys supporting local community and sporting groups, particularly local rugby league and cricket clubs.
MEET THE PANEL MEMBERS:
Sue Johnson, Group Executive Queensland, Transurban
Sue brings more than 20 years’ senior management experience to her leadership role at Transurban Queensland. In this role Sue oversees the development, financing, construction and operations of Brisbane’s toll road network, which has 1.6 million customers and directly employs more than 250 people in Brisbane.
Prior to this, Sue led Customer Operations and Human Resources for Transurban, and is credited with transforming the business’ customer service approach for its five million customers globally.
Nick Behrens, Director of Queensland Economic Advocacy Solutions
Across his professional career Nick has realised many outstanding outcomes to complex challenges for the business community. He possesses significant experience in gathering and presenting information, and leveraging that information to achieve results across a range of economic areas including taxation, regulatory environment, employment legislation, infrastructure and planning issues.
Nick delivers services nationally to exemplary organisations including Suncorp, Brisbane Airport Corporation, the Property Council of Australia, the Queensland Resources Council, Master Builders Australia, Waste Recycling Industry Queensland, RACQ, VTA, the Commonwealth and State Governments and many others.
Nick’s representations are based on extensive research and his preferred approach to advocacy is to achieve results rather than headlines by working with stakeholders behind the scenes.
Dr Rebecca Michael, RACQ, Head of Public Policy
Dr Rebecca Michael is Head of Public Policy at RACQ. The RACQ is the peak advocacy body for Queensland road users and represents over 1.6 million members covering 50% of Queensland household.
In her role, Rebecca oversees research and develops and advocates for policy to promote safe, affordable and sustainable mobility, both now and into the future.
Rebecca has worked in the transport and infrastructure policy sector for several years and has delivered a diverse range of research, transport, infrastructure and economics projects and policies that focus on improving transport system outcomes to benefit Queensland.
MEET THE MC:
Patrick Condren is a Walkley award-winning broadcaster and journalist with more than 30 years’ experience in Australia and overseas.
For 16 years from 2002 he was the state political editor for 7 News Brisbane and was a regular contributor to 7’s Sunrise program. He also read the news for eight years during this time. In 2014-15, Patrick hosted the current affairs Mornings program on Fairfax radio 4BC.
Between 1997 and 2002, Patrick lived and worked in the United Kingdom. During his time there he worked for various BBC programs including the prestigious ‘Today’ Radio 4, morning current affair show. In the second half of his overseas stint Patrick was an on-air reporter for ITN in the northeast of England.
During his six years overseas he also filed stories for Australian media outlets including The Australian and Courier Mail newspapers and the ABC.
He lives in Brisbane with his wife, Margaret, and their two children, Maddy and Finbarr.