NSW Energy Update - The future of poles and wires

NSW Energy Update - The future of poles and wires

NSW
Nov 7
Online registration has closed. For registration information please contact Karlena James on 02 9779 9746.

Speakers

The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, NSW Minister for Energy and Resources, Special Minister of State

Event overview

Announced in June 2014, the NSW Government will go to the people at the 2015 NSW State election, asking for a mandate to lease 49 per cent of the states poles and wires network. The 99 year lease of the network is expected to garner NSW a reported $20 billion injection to the budget bottom line.

The announcement followed a Productivity Commission report backing the Government's decision to move forward with the leasing of the network.

CEDA welcomes NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, and Special Minister of State, the Hon. Anthony Roberts, to deliver a keynote address, outlining the decision's potential impact on NSW energy consumers and securing the state's energy needs.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP
NSW Minister for Energy and Resources, Special Minister of State

A Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly, Anthony has represented the Electorate of Lane Cove for the Liberal Party since 2003.

Elected to Lane Cove Council in 1995, Anthony served two terms as a Councillor, including two years as Mayor. Between 1996 and 2003, Anthony served as an advisor to prime minister John Howard.

In the NSW Parliament Anthony has served in several shadow portfolios, including Emergency Services, Juvenile Justice, Citizenship, Volunteering and the Arts.

Following the Coalition victory in the March 2011 election, Anthony was appointed Minister for Fair Trading in the O'Farrell Government, assuming his position on 3 April 2011.

On 9 December 2013 Anthony was promoted by then-Premier Barry O'Farrell to the role of Minister for Resources and Energy, and Special Minister of State. On 23 April 2014 Premier Mike Baird promoted Anthony to the additional role of Leader of the House in the NSW Legislative Assembly, on top of his existing portfolios.  As Leader of the House, Anthony is responsible for the Government's legislative agenda.

Supported by CEDA member

Event sponsor

This page contains member only content

This page contains exclusive member only content. CEDA members can login to access this content. To enquire about the benefits of CEDA membership contact us.

Public event advice – Coronavirus

At CEDA we are proud to regularly convene and engage speakers and audiences as an essential element of our efforts to broaden discussion and debate of the most important policy issues facing Australia. In doing so, our first priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff.

CEDA is currently delivering a digital program of public events, podcasts and virtual Trustee roundtable discussions; hybrid events with both a livestream and audience in attendance; and face-face events, where there is member demand and they can be delivered in accordance with government health advice for a specific state.

For face-to-face gatherings, CEDA is working closely with our hosts and venues to ensure that social distancing can be maintained and facilities and equipment have been properly sanitised. Attendance numbers will strictly adhere to government guidelines for each state.In line with government advice we request people that are unwell with cough or fever or other respiratory symptoms do not attend CEDA events. We also ask that you follow government advice and maintain social distancing by refraining from shaking hands or exchanging physical greetings, and wherever possible, staying at least 1.5 metres away from others.

CEDA will continue to closely monitor government advice regarding public gatherings and will follow all relevant health advice from the Australian government in relation to COVID-19.