In a welcome move, the Queensland Government recently increased infrastructure investment in the 2018 State Budget, stimulating industry interest in how it can participate in new project opportunities.

Together, the annual State Infrastructure Plan Part B and Building Queensland Pipeline provide the full outlook for our state funded infrastructure. On 31 July, the 2018 updates will be released to industry at an exclusive event in Brisbane, providing unique insights into the 4-year forward outlook.

The keynote address will be delivered by Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning with expert insights from Damian Gould, CEO, Building Queensland and Natalie Wilde, A/Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure Policy and Planning, DSDMIP.

This event is brought to you in partnership with 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 $140, Members Tables of 10 $1035, Non-members Tables of 10 $1400 (includes GST)


Registration closes 27/07/2018 10:30am









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.


Damian Gould, CEO, Building Queensland
Damian is Chief Executive Officer of Building Queensland. Since his appointment in February 2017, Damian has been responsible for driving the development of the state’s major infrastructure business cases and advising the Queensland Government on infrastructure priorities. Prior to this, Damian held positions as Principal in international advisory firms Evans & Peck and Advisian leading the Queensland Government and social infrastructure practices. Damian’s career has also included senior executive roles with the Queensland Office of the Coordinator-General and the Department of Infrastructure and Planning, as well as senior positions with Queensland Treasury.

Damian brings to the Chief Executive role 20 years’ experience across the government and infrastructure sectors and a strong track record in the successful planning and delivery of a broad range of infrastructure projects and programs. In his previous positions with the Queensland Government, Damian played a key role in the planning and delivery of the South East Queensland Water Grid. More recently he led the Queensland Government procurement process for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Project. Damian’s other achievements have included lead roles in the establishment of flood recovery programs for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority and Toowoomba Regional Council, and the Queensland Government Wireless Network.

Damian holds Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Law, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has previously been a director of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland.

Natalie Wilde, Acting Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure Policy and Planning, DSDMIP
Natalie has over 18 years’ experience in the public service at both State and Local Government levels. During this time, Natalie has specialised in leading policy and legislation reform in the areas of planning, building, infrastructure and property. Over the past five years Natalie has held General Manager positions in Property Queensland and currently in Infrastructure Policy and Planning in the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. In her current position, Natalie’s key responsibilities include the annual update of the State Infrastructure Plan, monthly reporting on the whole of government capital program and the development and implementation of the Maturing Infrastructure Pipeline Program.

Panel Moderator: Roger Simons, Director, Calcutta Group
Roger has over 20 years of experience spanning the development, management and delivery of a range of social infrastructure projects, ranging in scale from $1 million to $1.8 billion.

He is a long time recovering architect with training and qualifications in law. He is a Director and co-owner of the Calcutta Group.

Roger’s project experience includes both the public and private sectors, with a background in the delivery of projects utilising Public Private Partnership (PPP) frameworks.

His experience in social infrastructure projects encompasses all aspects of project development from: business case development; planning; asset and portfolio reviews; capital delivery; and all stages through to post project evaluation. He is a regular Gateway Reviewer, albeit mostly in New South Wales.

Roger has led the transactions for several of Queensland’s major social infrastructure projects including Sunshine Coast University Hospital and Queens Wharf Brisbane. Most recently Roger has been working closely with Building Queensland as well as leading the co-design stages for several social outcomes transactions.