Cities and Infrastructure


Essential for the prosperity and productivity of all Australia, 2019 will see continued discussions on the CEDA stage about cities and infrastructure.

Australia’s cities are expanding and with this, the need to plan and build infrastructure and transport that can safely and reliably support the population, while also improving productivity and subsequently the economy. However, this requires significant investment and planning with input from a variety of stakeholders including Federal and state governments, business and industry as well as the general public. What is the best way forward?

Upcoming events

Smart cities and infrastructure | Melbourne | 12 April 2019
Join CEDA for a closer look at the latest thinking in smart cities, how infrastructure systems are evolving and the new approaches that can be applied to real-world urban challenges, with Siemens Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Connolly.

Twenty-year infrastructure plan | Adelaide | 15 April 2019
CEDA welcomes inaugural Infrastructure SA Chair, Tony Shepard AO, to provide critical insight into the delivery of the State’s first 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy, which will prioritise spending on new infrastructure across a range of sectors up to 2040. Also joined by SACOME Chief Executive, Rebecca Knol and SACOSS Chief Executive Officer, Ross Womersley.

Transport technoligy readiness | Melbourne | 29 April 2019
Join CEDA, keynote speaker Drew Clarke AO PSM and an industry panel for the launch of a new report by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering on Australia’s transport technology readiness. Also joined by iMOVE Australia Managing Director, Ian Christensen.

Shaping the future of Western Melbourne | Melbourne | 30 April 2019
Join the leaders behind the transformation of Melbourne’s west to find out more about the key priorities for economic and social development in the region, with West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance Executive Director, The Hon. Wade Noonan MP.

Shaping WA: the business of tourism | Perth | 1 May 2019
CEDA welcomes influential industry leaders to share their ideas as we look at WA’s tourism infrastructure priorities and how changing tourism demand patterns are transforming industry business models, with Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O'Sullivan.

This fragile system: water reform | Brisbane | 3 May 2019
The next phase of water reform is critical. Hear directly from policy makers and leading thinkers on best practices and the new ideas for rapidly growing urban centres, with Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Secretary, Daryl Quinlivan and Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities Chief Executive Officer, Professor Tony Wong.

Productivity in infrastructure development and delivery | Sydney | 10 May 2019
CEDA welcomes Global Infrastructure Hub CEO, Marie Lam-Frendo to outline trends and opportunities in the global infrastructure market, innovative infrastructure delivery and best-practice public private partnerships.

Realising the aerotropolis | Parramatta | 31 May 2019
CEDA welcomes Western City and Aerotropolis Authority Chief Executive Officer, Sam Sangster to outline opportunities in connectivity, jobs, and placemaking in the developing Western Sydney Airport metropolitan centre.​

Transport infrastructure | Melbourne | 13 June 2019
CEDA welcomes Victoria’s Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Hon. Jacinta Allan to discuss the opportunities and outlook for the state’s project pipeline.

Infrastructure in Australia: setting the WA agenda | Perth | 25 June 2019
CEDA welcomes for the first time to Western Australia incoming Infrastructure Australia Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew AO as she sets the agenda for the organisation’s focus on delivering better outcomes for people across transport, energy, telecommunications, water and social infrastructure across Australia.

Australian infrastructure - five year audit | Brisbane | 2 July 2019
Immediately following the national release of Infrastructure Australia (IA)’s 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit, CEDA welcomes IA Chair Julieanne Alroe

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Innovative approach needed for WA | Minister for Transport, the Hon. Dean Nalder Framework and long-term plans needed to address untapped opportunities | Diane Smith-Gander State of the Nation: Infrastructure and investment key to economic growth | Federal Opposition Leader, the Hon. Bill Shorten

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