SA transport and infrastructure review

SA transport and infrastructure review

Sep 13
Just over a week after the Marshall Liberal Government delivers its first budget, CEDA welcomes to the stage SA Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, the Hon. Stephan Knoll to provide insight into transport and infrastructure priorities.


The Hon. Stephan Knoll MP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government and Minister for Planning, Government of South Australia
Michael Waite, Chief Operating Officer, Shoal
Professor Rocco Zito, Professor in Civil Engineering, Flinders University
Jayne Flaherty, General Manager Government and Public Policy, RAA

Event overview

The new SA Government identified key infrastructure priorities during their election campaign, including the establishment of an independent body – Infrastructure South Australia – and reforms to public transport aiming to increase efficiency and patronage.
At this event the Minister will share insights on the SA Government’s progress and plans to deliver on these priorities and a panel of key industry leaders will discuss what’s required to meet SA’s long-term transport and infrastructure needs. They will also discuss the role that transport can play in unlocking economic development in SA.

Event presentations

The Hon. Stephan Knoll MP MP3

Question and Answer MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Stephan Knoll MP
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government and Minister for Planning, Government of South Australia

In January 2017 Stephan was promoted to the State Liberal Shadow Cabinet, taking on the portfolios of Police, Emergency Services & Corrections, and Road Safety. Following the success of the Liberal party at the 2018 State election, he was appointed as the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government and as the Minister for Planning. Stephan worked for his family business, Barossa Fine Foods, which provides opportunities for local producers and farmers to sell their world class products. Stephan also served as Chair of local food industry association Barossa Foods. With Stephan's business experience, together with his Bachelor's degree in Commerce, he is a strong advocate for building career opportunities and helping to diversify and strengthen the local economy.

Meet the panel

Michael Waite
Chief Operating Officer, Shoal

Michael is the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Systems Engineer with experience in the leadership and project management of large, complex socio-technical projects. Michael has demonstrated experience in the application of systems thinking techniques and has a keen interest in model-based approaches to conceptual design and systems engineering. Being a certified Systems Engineering Professional, he has led the Systems Engineering effort on major projects within Australia, and supports the wider organisation with his expertise.

Professor Rocco Zito
Professor in Civil Engineering, Flinders University

Professor Zito is a member of the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative Scientific Research Group and member of the Transport Australia Society of SA. He was awarded an Australian Academy of Technological Sciences Early Career Symposium Fellowship to attend the Alternative Transport Fuels for Australia November Symposium in 2008. Professor Zito was also awarded the 1999 Young Transport Professional of the Year, by the Chartered Institute of Transport in Australia, South Australian Section, for the work performed in GPS and GIS applications and environmental modelling.

Meet the chair

Jayne Flaherty
General Manager Government and Public Policy, RAA

Additional participants to be confirmed.


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