Cities and Infrastructure


Essential for the prosperity and productivity of all Australia, 2019 will see continued discussions on the CEDA stage about cities and infrastructure.

Australia’s cities are expanding and with this, the need to plan and build infrastructure and transport that can safely and reliably support the population, while also improving productivity and subsequently the economy. However, this requires significant investment and planning with input from a variety of stakeholders including Federal and state governments, business and industry as well as the general public. What is the best way forward?

Upcoming events

Technology shaping cities | Sydney | 12 March 2019
Join CEDA to examine emerging and disruptive technology shaping modern cities and how governments, industry, and operators can leverage them to enhance the customer transport experience, with Infrastructure Australia Acting Chief Executive, Anna Chau and Transport for NSW Secretary, Rodd Staples.

Sustainability and resilience in urban development | Sydney | 14 March 2019
Join CEDA to examine the intersection between transport, utilities, and social infrastructure in the development of sustainable and liveable cities with City of Sydney Chief Executive Officer, Monica Barone and Green Building Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer, Romily Madew.

Unlocking innovation and jobs for Melbourne | Melbourne | 14 March 2019
CEDA brings together leaders in the development of Melbourne’s employment and innovation clusters to share insights on these unique opportunities for economic development and urban renewal, with La Trobe University Vice-President (Development), Natalie MacDonald; Fishermans Bend Ministerial Advisory Committee Chair, Meredith Sussex AM and AECOM Director of Cities, Melbourne, Tim O'Loan.

Future Melbourne: Keynote by the Lord Mayor | Melbourne | 27 March 2019
CEDA welcomes Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp, to share insights on the long-term vision for the city and how we will need to change the way we plan, operate and think about transport.

Smart cities and infrastructure | Melbourne | 12 April 2019
Join CEDA for a closer look at the latest thinking in smart cities, how infrastructure systems are evolving and the new approaches that can be applied to real-world urban challenges, with Siemens Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Connolly.

Shaping the future of Western Melbourne | Melbourne | 30 April 2019
Join the leaders behind the transformation of Melbourne’s west to find out more about the key priorities for economic and social development in the region, with West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance Executive Director, The Hon. Wade Noonan MP.

Shaping WA: the business of tourism | Perth | 1 May 2019
CEDA welcomes influential industry leaders to share their ideas as we look at WA’s tourism infrastructure priorities and how changing tourism demand patterns are transforming industry business models, with Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O'Sullivan.

This fragile system: water reform | Brisbane | 3 May 2019
The next phase of water reform is critical. Hear directly from policy makers and leading thinkers on best practices and the new ideas for rapidly growing urban centres, with Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Secretary, Daryl Quinlivan and Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities Chief Executive Officer, Professor Tony Wong.

Productivity in infrastructure development and delivery | Sydney | 10 May 2019
CEDA welcomes Global Infrastructure Hub CEO, Marie Lam-Frendo to outline trends and opportunities in the global infrastructure market, innovative infrastructure delivery and best-practice public private partnerships.

Australian infrastructure audit | Brisbane | 2 July 2019
Immediately following the national release of Infrastructure Australia (IA)’s 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit, CEDA welcomes IA Chair Julieanne Alroe

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Innovative approach needed for WA | Minister for Transport, the Hon. Dean Nalder Framework and long-term plans needed to address untapped opportunities | Diane Smith-Gander State of the Nation: Infrastructure and investment key to economic growth | Federal Opposition Leader, the Hon. Bill Shorten

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