Smart infrastructure: Australia's future roadmap

Smart infrastructure: Australia's future roadmap

Jul 7
As Australia ramps-up efforts to rebuild the economy post COVID-19, national infrastructure projects are critical to strengthen the job market, increase spending and to rebuild communities.


The Hon. Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure
Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens
Nicole Lockwood, Independent Chair, Westport Taskforce
Ray Rawlings, End Market Director, Infrastructure and Environment ANZ, AECOM

Event overview

Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Hon. Alan Tudge and industry leaders will discuss the long term priorities and  the pipeline of projects for Government to connect the sustainable needs of the future whilst securing investments today.

Livestream start times:
SA/NT: 10.30am
WA: 9.00am

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Alan Tudge MP
Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure

Alan Tudge is the Federal Member for Aston in the Australian Parliament and the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure. He is also the acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs. He has previously served as Minister for Human Services and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Before entering parliament, Alan spent most of his career in business including with the Boston Consulting Group in Australia and the United States, and worked as a senior adviser to the Foreign Minister and Education Minister. He holds a law degree and arts degree from Melbourne University and an MBA from Harvard University.

Meet the panel

Nicole Lockwood
Independent Chair, Westport Taskforce

Nicole is the Independent Chair of the Westport Taskforce charged with planning the infrastructure to drive the freight future of Western Australia's South West for the next 50 years and beyond. With a background in law and regional economic development, she works with Government and the private sector to develop long-term infrastructure plans to secure the future prosperity and livability of our cities and regions. Nicole was appointed as Deputy Chairperson of Infrastructure WA in July 2019. She is also the Chair of the Freight and Logistics Council and a Board member of the Water Corporation. Nicole chairs MNG and the Sienna Wood Joint Venture and is the Deputy Chair of Leadership WA.

Ray Rawlings
End Market Director, Infrastructure and Environment ANZ, AECOM

Ray Rawlings leads the civil infrastructure and environment businesses at AECOM across Australia and New Zealand, and is a member of the ANZ leadership team which is responsible for driving the strategy and growth for the 3,500 strong business. Ray’s role comprises strategy, client engagement, major pursuits, project governance and technical excellence. 

Meet the facilitator

Jeff Connolly
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens

Jeff Connolly is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens in the Australia Pacific region. With 380,000 employees worldwide, Siemens is the leader in industrial software, automation and electrification technologies. In addition to leading Siemens in the region, Jeff Connolly is instrumental in areas such as the Germany-Australia relationship, Industry 4.0, the future of energy and smart infrastructure.

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