Infrastructure and major projects

Infrastructure and major projects

Dec 4
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The Hon. Mark Birrell, Chairman, Infrastructure Australia, Chairman, Port of Melbourne Corporation
Natalia Southern, Assistant Auditor-General (Performance Audit), Victorian Auditor-General's Office

Event overview

With a number of major projects underway or in the pipeline, join CEDA for an in-depth look at how new and innovative approaches can meet the demand for economic and social infrastructure.

Speakers will discuss:

  • Best practice approaches to infrastructure procurement and project delivery;
  • The Australian public private partnerships (PPP) market and future growth;
  • Opportunities to facilitate greater industry-led innovation in major projects; and
  • The development of long-term infrastructure plans, priority lists and governance reform.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Mark Birrell
Chairman, Infrastructure Australia, Chairman, Port of Melbourne Corporation

Mark Birrell was appointed Chairman of Infrastructure Australia in April 2014. Currently Mark is also Chairman of the Port of Melbourne Corporation and Citywide and is President of the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Mark is the former national leader of the infrastructure group at Minter Ellison Lawyers and has extensive experience as a company director, including Deputy Chairman of the board of Australia Post, Chairman of Evans & Peck and founding Chairman of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia. Previously he was Minister for Major Projects and Government Upper House Leader in Victoria, working on successful PPPs and capital works initiatives like CityLink and the Docklands.

Meet the speaker

Natalia Southern
Assistant Auditor-General (Performance Audit), Victorian Auditor-General's Office

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