Infrastructure series: funding and financing

Infrastructure series: funding and financing

May 9
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Peter Harris AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission
Helen Gluer, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Rail

Event overview

Mechanisms to encourage private financing and funding for major infrastructure projects and address the high cost and long lead times of infrastructure projects has been the focus of the Productivity Commission 2014 inquiry into infrastructure.

Addressing CEDA's State of Nation last year Peter Harris said of productivity and structural reform "the too-late policy response" in Australia was not the way forward. He said then that "ultimately we've been good in crisis but it's no way to run a railroad".

So what are the identified alternate models that will reduce the cost of infrastructure construction, encourage investment, and see the full potential of major infrastructure projects to contribute to productivity and economic growth realised?

Long-term infrastructure planning was identified by business, industry, government and community leaders as the big economic development issue for 2014. In the week before the Federal Budget join senior leaders to consider and contribute to leading thinking on the future for infrastructure.

Supported by CEDA member series sponsors Brisbane Airport Corporation and DLA Piper.

Meet the speaker

Peter Harris AO
Chairman, Productivity Commission

Prior to his appointment to the Productivity Commission Peter Harris served as Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Communications; and for Victorian Government agencies responsible for the environment, primary industries, and public transport. He had previously held roles with Ansett-Air New Zealand aviation group and with the Canadian Privy Council Office.

Meet the moderator

Helen Gluer
Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Rail

Helen Gluer has held executive positions as Chief Executive Officer of Stanwell Corporation and Tarong Energy; Chief Financial Officer, Brisbane City Council; and most recently Queensland Under Treasurer. Board positions and directorships have included Director of Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Limited, TransLink Transit Authority and Chair of the Central Queensland Ports Authority.

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