TAS Major Projects 2024

3-4 September 2024
Wrest Point Conference Centre
Hobart, TAS, Australia


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Day 1 - 3rd September 2024
08:00 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30


This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other summit attendees.

09:30 - 09:40

Ministerial Address

09:40 - 10:00

Keynote Address - Infrastructure Tasmania

  • Looking at Tasmania's Infrastructure Priorities
  • Boosting Tasmania’s Economy - Roads and Bridges Infrastructure
  • Why Invest in Tasmania?
10:00 - 10:30

Developing Wilkinsons Point Precinct

  • The Tasmanian Government has committed $125 million to realise the vision for the Wilkinsons Point precinct development.
  • This vision includes the recently redeveloped MyState Bank Arena and a new multi-sport facility.
  • Project Update
10:30 - 11:00

Tasmanian Housing Strategy

  • Homes Tasmania is building opportunities for Tasmanians by delivering the 10‑year, $1.5 billion plan to provide 10 000 new social and affordable homes by 2032.
  • The Strategy will guide the type of housing Tasmania needs, where it is built, when and for whom. This will ensure that the diversity of housing options Tasmania will need for its changing population, both now and into the future, is planned, supported and delivered.
  • Review of the Housing Strategy
11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 11:50

AgriVision 2050 – Competitiveness of Tasmanian Agriculture for 2050

  • The Tasmanian Government has an ambitious goal to grow the annual value of the State’s agriculture to $10 billion by 2050.
  • Investment in agricultural research, development and extension (RD&E) is a key factor to achieving the growth rate necessary to reach this target.
  • Project Update

Nathan Calman, Chief Executive Officer, Tas Farmers

Nathan Calman
11:50 - 12:10

Tourism as a Catalyst for Economic Growth

  • As one of the fastest growing and most resilient economic activities, it is a catalyst for job creation and can stimulate the development of infrastructure and public services.
  • Look at East Coast Tasmania Tourism regional priority projects 2022 – 2025.
  • Innovative solutions post covid to help boost tourism within the region.

Anne Greentree, Director, Visitor Economy Strategy & Research, Tourism Tasmania

Anne Greentree
12:10 - 12:30

Freight Capacity Upgrade Program 

  • The Tasmanian Government initiated a successful Freight Access Bridge Upgrade program (FABUP) in 2017, which was supported by the Australian Government through Covid stimulus funding.
  • The proposal to continue this significant economic productivity initiative over a five-year period for bridge capacity improvements and include pavement strengthening on key freight routes.
  • The Australian Government has contributed $80 million towards the $100 million total project cost.
  • Program update
12:30 - 13:00

City of Burnie Gateway Project

  • The Burnie City Council is the benefactor of a $1.25 million grant from the State Government to fund a new Gateway entrance to or city centre.
  • The gateway, will be located in between the Bass Highway dual carriageway at Wilson Street (opposite Bunny Island), will instantly identify the entrance to the city, promote a sense of arrival, complement the existing surrounds and convey a clear community identity.
  • Project update
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Bryn Estyn Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

  • The Bryn Estyn Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is Greater Hobart’s primary source of drinking water, providing around 60 per cent of the water supplied to customers in the Hobart, Glenorchy, Clarence, Brighton, Derwent Valley, Kingborough, Sorell and the Southern Midlands municipalities.
  • With a budget of $243.9 million, the upgrade at Bryn Estyn is the largest capital works project in TasWater’s history.
  • Project update

Tony Willmott, General Manager - Project Delivery, TasWater

Tony Willmott
14:30 - 14:50

Derwent Valley Bridge Projects

  • Building a new Bridgewater Bridge is Tasmania’s largest ever transport infrastructure project.
  • The new bridge will make travel safer and more efficient. It will connect local communities, create more open space and change the way people travel between the north and south of the state. Major construction is underway, and the project will be finished in 2025.
  • The Australian and Tasmanian governments, and Hydro Tasmania, have allocated a combined $13 million to the projects, which are expected to be finished by April 2025.
  • Project update

Ben Moloney, Project Director, New Bridgewater, Department of State Growth (TAS)

Ben Moloney
14:50 - 15:10

Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan – Latest update

  • Improving road safety and decreasing driver frustration by providing a safer road with more overtaking opportunities. The safety upgrade includes the installation of a flexible safety barrier to reduce the number of head on crashes and will include road widening, extending sealed shoulders and building additional overtaking lanes.
  • Project update

Vanessa King, Acting Director Programming and Delivery, Department of State Growth (TAS)

Vanessa King
15:10 - 15:40


15:40 - 16:00

Unlock the value of Technology to transform the construction industry – Construction Trends

  • Looking at 2024 and beyond, we will see more impact on the global construction ecosystem: increased emphasis on green building practices, stricter energy efficiency standards, new sustainable materials and construction methods.
  • Investing in the latest construction technology is helping business owners facilitate digital transformations and stay a step ahead of the competition.
  • New innovative construction trends
16:00 - 16:45


Driving Tasmania to Net Zero emission – Challenges and Key learnings for Tasmania

Alan Whykes, Editor, Tasmanian Times

Alan Whykes
16:45 - 16:50


16:50 - 17:50


Day 2 - 4th September 2024
08:20 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

Speed Networking

09:30 - 09:50

Ministerial Address

09:50 - 10:20

Energising Tasmania - Advancing Tasmania's Renewable Energy Projects

  • A $16 million Project Agreement for Energising Tasmania has been made between the Australian Government and Tasmania to build capacity in our renewable energy sector.
  • The goal is to develop a skilled workforce with the expertise required for Battery of the Nation, Project Marinus and the ongoing success of our renewable energy and related sectors.
  • Project update – Project Marinus, Battery of the Nation, Green Hydrogen Hub
10:20 - 10:40

Northern Suburbs Community Recreation Hub

  • Redevelopment of Tasmania Sporting Facilities
10:40 - 11:00

The Urban Renewal project - Macquarie Point Precinct

  • An Australian Government investment of $240 million under the 2023-24 Budget will help unlock the potential of the Macquarie Point precinct, cementing the site as the next step in building a more vibrant Hobart.
  • The Macquarie Point Urban Renewal project has a multi-purpose stadium at its core, which will inspire economic activity around it and strengthen our economy for decades to come.
  • Project update.

Anne Beach, Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Point Development Corporation

Anne Beach
11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 11:50

Tas Ports Projects - Building a Port for Future Generations

  • QuayLink gives reference to the long-term history of port operations in Devonport since the 1800's and the critical future role that the port provides as a linkage between Tasmania and the mainland.
  • QuayLink is a $240 million investment to upgrade the East Devonport port infrastructure and to future-proof Devonport as a tourism gateway for the next 50 years.
  • Key Project Benefits update
11:50 - 12:20

Challenges in the Infrastructure, Building & Construction Sector

  • Delve into challenges that affect the sector and solutions.

Catherine Searle, Industry leadership in Infrastructure and Renewable Energy,

Catherine Searle
12:20 - 13:00

Panel Discussion: Managing Risk in Major Projects Delivery

  • Challenges, Risks and Solutions for Project Delivery

Jennifer Lawley, Program Leader, City Futures City of Hobart

Jennifer Lawley
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Women in Construction - Encouraging Women in Construction

  • Through the Tasmanian Government Women’s Workforce Participation initiative, projects supported aimed at increasing the attraction, recruitment, retention and advancement of women in non-traditional industries and areas where women are traditionally underrepresented.
  • By increasing the number of women in construction, it can unlock the labour potential of the Tasmanian whole community

Susie Bower, Chief Executive Officer, BBAMZ Ltd

Susie Bower
14:30 - 15:00

Northern Tasmania – Making Bell Bay a Sustainable Future Economy

  • Aluminum, Steel, Methanol Project updates
15:00 - 15:05


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3-4 September 2024

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