Infrastructure financing with Sir Rod Eddington

Infrastructure financing with Sir Rod Eddington

Dec 10

For registration information please contact Ricky Papara on 03 9652 8414.



Sir Rod Eddington AO, Chairman, Infrastructure Australia

 Public event
 Hilton on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, VIC

 Half-day forum (8.30am to 2.00pm)

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Infrastructure Financing: Balancing needs, making connections

"My determination is to be an infrastructure Prime Minister… because infrastructure, particularly national highways, national freight and railways are the arteries, the veins, the muscles and the sinews of a modern economy."

Prime Minister Tony Abbott, ABC News, September 2013

Australia has a significant need to get moving on key infrastructure projects and upgrades which are imperative to drive economic growth, national productivity and competitiveness. The Abbott Government has given renewed impetus to the infrastructure debate yet aside from political rhetoric, no discussion on infrastructure can be had without a serious discussion on the most appropriate way to finance and prioritise these projects.

Different experiences around the states have shown that there is not a one size fits all approach for the successful delivery of projects - there is no Holy Grail funding model especially when considering the costs of delivering infrastructure in Australia's highly urbanised, complex city environments.

Including a keynote address by Sir Rod Eddington, this major CEDA forum will:

  • Look at the mix of approaches taken by state governments to project financing;
  • Ask how we can develop a project pipeline that consolidates solid returns for investors through better project design;
  • Explore how return on investment can be maximised once infrastructure is delivered; and
  • Posit ways to ensure that projects are chosen which deliver greatest benefit to national efficiency.

Participate in an open discussion with key stakeholders and commentators from the sectors that develop, create and fund Australia's major infrastructure projects, exploring how the needs of all players in the infrastructure puzzle can be balanced, and models that can deliver successful projects with solid returns.


Sir Rod Eddington AO
Chairman, Infrastructure Australia


Around the states - the government approach to financing

  • Jim Betts
    Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure New South Wales
    Graeme Garrett
    Acting Executive Director, Projects Queensland, Queensland Treasury and Trade
  • David Webster
    Deputy Secretary Commercial, Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance

Funding mix and policy instruments

  • Operator's outlook
    Dennis Cliche
    Managing Director, ConnectEast
  • Streamlining processes through better policy and regulation
    Sammy Isreb, Associate Director, Macquarie Capital
  • Infrastructure debt for investors: An emerging asset class
    Robin Miller
    Global Head of Debt Investments, IFM Investors


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Registration fees (incl GST)

Full conference
(8.30am to 2.00pm)

CEDA members and guests

$550 per person
$3872 table x 8
$4840 table x 10

Non members
$660 per person

Lunch only
(12.00pm to 2.00pm)

CEDA members and guests

$170 per person
$1292 table x 8
$1615 table x 10

Non members
$300 per person

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