A sustainable state and city: long term vision

A sustainable state and city: long term vision

Jun 26
As major projects roll-out and Western Australia continues to grow, long term plans for infrastructure and transport are balanced against community expectations around sustainability and liveability.


The Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA, WA Minister for Transport; Planning
Peter Woronzow, Managing Director, Main Roads Western Australia
Lisa Dykes, National Business Manager, ESRI Australia
Cr David Lucas, Mayor, City of Swan

Event overview

Join leaders from infrastructure, utilities, urban planning and public policy for insights on how they are creating sustainable communities through infrastructure in Western Australia. The event will be opened by the WA Minister for Transport; Planning, the Hon. Rita Saffioti who will outline the State Government's priorities before introducing Main Roads WA Managing Director, Peter Woronzow.
The speakers will discuss:

  • the power of roads to develop sustainable infrastructure for WA;
  • the central role of local government in building economic and social value in a city and regions; and
  • the focus on embracing new technology to ensure sustainable future outcomes.

Event presentations

Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA, Minister for Transport; Planning, Government of Western Australia MP3 | PDF

Peter Woronzow, Main Roads MP3 | PDF

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA
WA Minister for Transport; Planning

Rita's professional background is in economics, having worked in Treasury in Canberra and then for the WA Government, before working directly for Premier's Gallop and Carpenter in the previous State Government, ultimately as Chief of Staff.  Rita was elected to State Parliament in 2008, and joined Mark McGowan's Shadow Cabinet team in 2013.

Following the Labor election victory in March 2017, she was appointed the Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands, giving her the opportunity to deliver to a more integrated approach to transport and land use planning, and responsibility for delivering important commitments including the METRONET project and planning for the future Outer Harbour.

Meet the speaker

Peter Woronzow
Managing Director, Main Roads Western Australia

Currently in the role of Managing Director of Main Roads, Peter draws on extensive experience to manage strategic partnerships and develop relationships to deliver successful outcomes for all involved.

He is a member of CPA Australia and is a Director on the Board of ARRB Group Ltd and Austroads Ltd. Peter chairs Main Roads’ Corporate Executive, Budget and Management Review and Audit Committees.

Meet the panel

Lisa Dykes
National Business Manager, ESRI Australia

With 20 years’ experience in the geospatial industry – and as Esri Australia’s National Sales Manager – Lisa is a passionate advocate for the power of location intelligence to transform enterprise and government. Her background encompasses the use of geospatial technologies, from GIS to remote sensing, to ensure sustainable outcomes for communities and the environment. 

After graduating with a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree specialising in Environmental Development from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Lisa was awarded the Queensland Young Spatial Professional of the Year in 2008/2009. A key thread to her success is the ability to build productive relationships for both the private and public sectors, which she has consistently done in a career spanning Africa, South-East Asia and Australia.

Cr David Lucas
Mayor, City of Swan

City of Swan Mayor David Lucas was elected to council in 1992 as an Altone ward councillor. He served as Deputy Mayor from 2015 to 2017 and was appointed Mayor in October 2017.

Cr Lucas leads the largest local government in the metropolitan area and tackles the challenges and opportunities posed by its continued rapid population expansion.

Cr Lucas has witnessed the transformation of the City of Swan during his tenure on council. Significant developments include the construction of St John of God Hospital, adjacent GP super-clinic and the announcements of the Curtin University medical campus, a new private hospital, new train station, Midland Gate expansions and the redevelopment of the Midland CBD.

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