Hon. Michael Ferguson, Minister for Finance, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for State Growth, Tasmania
Bringing Life to Launceston – The City Heart Project
Examining Tasmania’s Southern Growth Area
Mayor Kristie Johnston, Mayor, Glenorchy City Council
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other summit attendees.
Managing growth and expectations – Hobart Airport's Step Change
Julian Green, General Manager Assets and Delivery, Hobart Airport
The Road Ahead – Mac Point on The Move
Mary Massina, Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Point Development Corporation
Tasmanian Tourism At An All Time High
John Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Tasmania
Boosting Tasmania’s Ports
Anthony Donald, Chief Executive Officer, TasPorts
TasWater’s Long Term Strategic Plan: 2018 – 2037
In August 2017 TasWater published its 20 year Long Term Strategic Plan (LTSP) covering the period from July 2017 to June 2036.
The LTSP identifies the key outcomes TasWater is seeking to deliver for its customers and the broader Tasmanian community over a 20-year period. The LTSP priorities have been aligned to reflect what matters most for its customers.
The highest priority as identified by customers is the provision of safe, clean, good tasting drinking water. Consistent with its LTSP, TasWater made the removal of all drinking water Public Health Alerts (Boil water Alerts and Do Not Consume notices) its highest priority. In August 2018 it announced the successful delivery of its 24 Glasses program involving the removal of drinking water public health alerts for 28 towns which included the construction of 17 water treatment plants and four pipelines over a two year period.
Other key priorities for improvement under the LTSP include environmental and dam safety compliance, service reliability and water surety; all of which are addressed in its LTSP.
TasWater is now into the third year of its LTSP and will refresh the LTSP in June 2020.
TasWater’s LTSP has acted as a key foundational document for the organisation and led to a number of significant strategic direction decisions to enable its successful delivery. It has meant a complete review of its delivery model, changes to resourcing and recruitment strategies, recognition that it needs to be more innovative and less risk averse and embracing opportunities that come with advances in communications and digital technologies.
Mr Brewster will provide an overview of the history of the plan, its key elements, what progress has been made, key learnings to date and where to from here.
Mike Brewster, Chief Executive Officer, TasWater
Contributing to Tasmania’s cities and regions: the University of Tasmania’s Transformation Projects
Developing Tasmania’s World Class Wind Resources: Robbins Island Renewable Energy Park
David Pollington, Chief Operating Officer, UPC Renewables
TasWater Capital Delivey Office (CDO) Capital Works Program
TasWater has established a Capital Delivery Office (CDO) with an alliance partner to manage the planning and delivery of a substantial capital works program. The CDO works as an extension of TasWater’s business and is delivering sustainable water and wastewater solutions for the Tasmanian community. The CDO will deliver circa $150m of capital projects annually throughout Tasmania.
Ian Penman, Alliance Program Manager, TasWater Capital Delivery Office
Marinus Link: Delivering Low-Cost, Reliable and Clean Energy
Tasmania has what a transforming National Electricity Market needs: clean and storable energy resources from existing high capacity hydro power stations, an abundance of world-class wind resources and low cost, long duration pumped hydro storage potential.
The potential to become Australia’s renewable energy powerhouse is only realised by building Marinus Link, a second Bass Strait electricity link, together with supporting Tasmanian transmission developments.
Marinus Link would be the biggest infrastructure project in Tasmania’s history, allowing Tasmania to become the Battery of the Nation, investing billions in the State and creating thousands of jobs.
Bess Clark, General Manager, Project Marinus, TasNetworks
Intergenerational Infrastructure: Exploring Implementation and Influence
Brian Wightman, Tasmanian Executive Director, Property Council of Australia
Craig Perkins, Chief Executive Officer & Director of Regional Development, Regional Development Australia - Tasmania
David Finnigan, Committee President, Engineers Australia Tasmania Division
Emily Jeffrey, Director - Government Grants and Incentives, PwC Australia
Paul Liggins, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
COCKTAIL NETWORKING FUNCTION
Strategic Infrastructure Projects: An Address from the Department of Justice
Energy and Resources Growth in Tasmania
Andrew Kneebone, Chief Executive Officer, Tasmanian Irrigation
Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Plan: Delivering Safe and Secure Accommodation
Brian Wightman, Tasmanian Executive Director, Property Council of Australia
Granville Harbour Wind Farm - Bringing Clean Energy to Tasmania
Granville Harbour Wind Farm will capitalise on Tasmania’s enviable wind potential while simultaneously helping the State achieve its goal of becoming 100% reliant on renewable energy by 2022. Specialist project teams onsite are utilising groundbreaking techniques for constructing the $280 million asset.
This presentation will cover:
Lyndon Frearson, Project Director, Granville Harbour Wind Farm
Moving Tasmania Closer to Battery of the Nation (BotN)
Christopher Gwynne, Project Director, Battery of the Nation Initiative, Hydro Tasmania
Transforming Australia’s Blue Economy
Announced in Launceston on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews, the Blue Economy CRC aims to drive an evolution in marine-based industries, unlocking enormous economic, environmental and technological benefits. This project is a 10-year collaboration between 40+ national and international partners from industry, research and government, underpinned by a $70 million cash investment from the Federal Government. The Blue Economy CRC imagines a future where integrated seafood and renewable energy production systems operate offshore and where the community and industry have confidence they are safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible.
Dr John Whittington, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Economy CRC
Bringing the Project Pipeline to Fruition
Hugh Griggs, Senior Land Use Planner (Hobart), Jacobs
Mary Haverland, Technical Executive, Transport Advisory and Planning, WSP
Rebecca Greenwood, Program and Project Consultant/Operations Manager, Resonance Consulting
Robert Mallett, Executive Officer, Small Business Council
Shining a Light on Innovation in City Government
There is a traditional view that local governments administer civil and waste projects, yet the complex problems facing cities today aren’t resolved with “rates roads and rubbish” solutions. So, how do city managers pivot to embed innovation as “the thing we now do” to make change, scale and speed the new normal? The City of Hobart has enacted broad structural changes over the last two years. These changes have initially set the foundation for delivery of its Connected Hobart smart cities program. However, importantly, these changes will also allow Council to consider the impacts of the relocation of UTAS into the city centre and to collaborate through a range of strategic partnerships on the activation of Macquarie Point and the implementation of multiple city-shaping initiatives within the Greater Hobart City Deal.
Peter Carr, Director City Innovation, City of Hobart
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