Above ....(L to R) Value-for-money panel chair, Marko Misko from Clayton Utz; Professor John Daley from the Grattan Institute; Brian Negus from RACV; and Peter Ryan from Leighton Contractors.
Value-for-money infrastructure was the hot topic for discussion at the recent Brisbane and Melbourne Forum events.
This year’s Forums attracted more than 350 industry leaders across the two states.
The Brisbane Forum, sponsored by Jacobs and Altus Traffic, was opened by Transport and Main Roads Director-General, Neil Scales, while his Minister, Scott Emerson, addressed guests over lunch. The Melbourne event, also sponsored by Jacobs alongside Hitachi Construction Materials Australia, was opened by Public Transport and Roads Minister, Terry Mulder, with Ports Minister, David Hodgett, delivering the lunchtime address.
A feature of both Forums was a panel session on value-for-money infrastructure, featuring experts from government, industry and academia leading a discussion on how we measure value and what steps we should be taking to improve the value equation.
The one-day Brisbane and Melbourne Forums are our annual ‘state of the state’ information-sharing events, and alongside the two-day Sydney Summit and regular policy and networking events in Adelaide, Perth and Hobart, provide members with the opportunity for high-level engagement on key roading issues.
Above right....Jiong Zuh from Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond with Ken Mathers from Linking Melbourne Authority at the Melbourne Forum.
Below...(L to R foreground) Mark Olive from Jacobs; Rick Lewis from Altus Traffic; and Minister Scott Emerson at the Brisbane Forum.