RA Policy Webinar | Social and Economic Value of Australian Roads
08/12/2021 13:00 to 08/12/2021 14:00
Venue: via Zoom
Join us as we discuss updated research commissioned by Roads Australia and prepared by BIS Oxford that highlights the economic and social value of Australia’s road network.
In this webinar, the author, Adrian Hart, will talk about the work, offering both an economic and social lens. He will consider the massive and ambitious pipeline of work announced by government transport agencies across Australia.
Then, in what we are confident will be a rewarding foil to the BIS Oxford work, Infrastructure Australia’s Peter Colacino will discuss the wider issues IA has picked up as a part of the Australian Infrastructure Plan, Market Capacity work and other recent activity.
Peter will widen the discussion to the benefits for the community from a well-planned, delivered and operated road network, being such an important part of our integrated transport network.
He will also describe the issues highlighted from the Market Capacity report and IA’s recommendations for what needs to be done to improve the capacity of the industry to efficiently and effectively deliver the proposed infrastructure agenda.
It is expected the speakers will also share insights in a discussion with webinar host, RA President Michael Bushby, about what they are seeing in the industry and within governments, the state of the sector and what actions they believe should be seen as grounds for optimism.
Date: Wednesday 8 December
Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm (AEDT)
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Associate Director – Building and Construction, BIS Oxford Economics
Adrian has over 20 years of economic analysis and consulting experience with BIS Oxford Economics, focusing on the infrastructure, building, maintenance and mining industries.
Adrian has undertaken a wide range of consultancy projects for the public and private sector based on his detailed understanding of construction, mining and maintenance markets, their drivers and outlooks, the range of organisations operating in this space and the issues they face. This work includes deeper industry liaison, contractor and competitive analysis, pipeline analysis, demand and cost escalation forecasting, and industry capacity and capability projects for the public and private sector. He is lead author of major reports but also undertakes briefings and workshops for senior management, board members and industry associations, and facilitates and chairs roundtables between government and industry.
Chief of Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia
Peter Colacino is one of the leading voices in Australian infrastructure. He is responsible for driving Infrastructure Australia’s transformative policy and research agenda across sustainability, resilience, place-making, industry productivity and infrastructure planning.
An accomplished leader with experience in strategy, policy and corporate affairs. Peter has held senior roles across politics, industry and government, including within some the world’s largest infrastructure operators – Keolis Downer and Transurban.
As Chief of Policy & Research at Infrastructure Australia, Peter led delivery of the landmark 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan, 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit and the inaugural Market Capacity Program. Prior to that he was Executive General Manager of Growth and Partnerships at the NRMA.
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