South East Corridor

South East Corridor

May 27

For registration details please contact Karlena James on 02 9779 9746.



 Public event
 Brindabella Business Park, Alastair Swayn Theatre, 33-35 Brindabella Circuit, Canberra Airport, ACT

 Full-day forum (8.45am to 3.00pm)



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In this new conference, CEDA examines growing prosperity in the South East corridor of NSW. The corridor embraces major centres including Wollongong, Nowra, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, and includes Canberra.

Driving future industry and business growth involves strategic infrastructure planning, clean energy development, innovative and creative industries, knowledge management, logistics and defence.

Leaders from industry, business, universities, public sector, government and community will examine regional opportunities and challenges. Sessions will focus on:

  • Smart transport and building infrastructure - innovation in infrastructure, planning, building design and delivery
  • Combating the brain drain - attracting new workforces through education and training
  • Connectivity - enabling businesses and communities to prosper and grow
  • Investment - public and private partnerships - Business and Governments


Pre-Event Reception - Thursday 26 May, 6.00pm to 7.00pm, Ernst & Young, Level 11, 121 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra

  • The Hon Simon Crean MP, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local  

Conference - Friday 27 May, 8.45am to 3.00pm, Brindabella Business Park, Alastair Swayn Theatre, 33-35 Brindabella Circuit, Canberra Airport

 South East Corridor - A Profile of the Region

  • Katy Gallagher MLA, Deputy Chief Minister, ACT; Treasurer; Minister for Health; Minister for Community Services; Minister for Women 

Drivers of Transport Infrastructure - Road, Rail and Air Links 

  • Tony Canavan, Partner, National Transport Leader, Ernst & Young    
  • Adrian Balderston, Senior Executive, Industrial, Colliers International   
  • Andrew Wilson,  Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Transport 
  • Stephen Byron, Managing Director, Canberra Airport 

People Power - maximising knowledge and capital opportunities   

  • Dr Mark Matthews, Executive Director, HC Coombs Policy Forum
  • Senator The Hon Ursula Stephens, Senator for NSW  
  • Greg Castle, Regional General Manager ACT, NSW, Retail & Business Banking, Westpac 
  • Peter Harper,  Deputy Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics 

Smart and Sustainable - Innovation for Water, Energy and Planning  

  • Professor Barbara Norman, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Canberra     
  • Sue Holliday,  Built Environment Industry Innovation Council     

Attracting Investment to the Region   

  • Barry Buffier,  Deputy Director General, Department of Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure & Services  
  • Dr Dan Bunting, Senio Consultant, The Allen Consulting Group       



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Registration Fees (Including GST)


CEDA Members and Guests

$395.00 per person


$495.00 per person

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