Summit Day Two : Wednesday, 31 May 2017

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Opening Remarks by the Chairperson

09:10 AM - 09:50 AM Stage 2 Gold Coast Light Rail PPP: Delivering a World Class Public Transport System

  • Two Stream Delivery Model and Value for Money.
  • Funding and Finance of light rail projects.
  • Complexities of Management and Extending PPP Contracts.
  • Success and Challengers of delivering Gold Coast Light Rail.

09:50 AM - 10:30 AM Shifting the Mindset: Challenging PPPs to do more in Australia and Beyond

Garry Bowditch, Executive Director of the Better Infrastructure Initiative, University of Sydney
Governments have a tendency to both rapidly conceive and announce major infrastructure projects. This rush to announce can at times be contrary to the long-term skilful planning of their departments.

While the transaction efficiency of major infrastructure is one dimension of social welfare, it is critical that the same process does not trade off the right scoping and right sizing of the proposed investment using flexible customer led principles.

In this session, Garry Bowditch will delve into:
• Why ask the question about PPPs doing more?
• Outline Strengths & Weaknesses of PPPs, and their consequences for longer term policy settings and investor attractiveness.
• Understand lessons from recent infrastructure reforms, and their implications for PPPs compared with other options available to government.
• What can or should be done to address these issues, and how will it affect stakeholder interests?

Garry Bowditch

Executive Director of the Better Infrastructure Initiative
University of Sydney

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Tea and Networking Break

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM NSW PPPs: Where We Are and Where We Are Heading

Kim Curtain, Executive Director, Head of ISFU at NSW Treasury
In this session, Kim Curtain will delve into the latest updates in NSW PPP projects, including:
  • An overview of the projects in delivery phase
  • Updated Metrics on performance of operational assets
  • An overview of the pipeline of upcoming projects
  • Progress and changes on the framework

Kim Curtain

Executive Director
Head of ISFU at NSW Treasury

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Key Takeaways From the PPP School Projects in New Zealand

Jason Wozniak, Global Leader Infrastructure Advisory, Aurecon
From project planning to Financial Close and into operations, this session will showcase the Education projects in New Zealand. The projects have run smoothly and to-schedule, in line with international timeframe standards.

This session will cover some of the lessons learned during the development of the NZ PPP School projects. Jason will focus on the key aspects of:
• An overview of the projects (PPP1, 2 and 3)
• What were the key outcomes the Ministry was trying to achieve?
• How decision making and integrated team strategies has improved risk management through the projects
• How has the PPP model evolved in the context of NZ – other PPPs, a hot construction market and some major environmental events
• Successes and lessons learnt
• Where to from here?

Jason Wozniak

Global Leader Infrastructure Advisory

12:10 PM - 1:20 PM Networking Lunch

1:20 PM - 2:00 PM Re-thinking Design To Best Suit P3 Procurement – Metrolinx Toronto

John Potter, Senior Advisor, Design Excellence, Planning & Policy, Metrolinx Toronto
For Metrolinx, Design Excellence is about making Toronto better by delivering functional, resilient, accessible and stunning Infrastructure.

Coupled with its focus on customer experience, function, value, sustainability and resiliency, the Design Excellence Program has been integrated into the PPP infrastructure delivery model in order to achieve Metrolinx’s organisational objectives. In this session, John Potter will address:
  • An overview of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT PPP Project
  • The role of the Design Excellence Guidelines and Design Review Panels in the PPP process
  • Strategies to ensure that a focus on the customer experience is maintained throughout the planned life cycle of the asset
  • The determination the right balance of capital versus operating costs in order to minimise life cycle costs
  • Best practice risk allocation in a customer- centric design environment

John Potter

Senior Advisor, Design Excellence, Planning & Policy
Metrolinx Toronto

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Building Critical Capabilities for Infrastructure Projects

Yvonne Butler, CEO, Australian Institute of Project Management
Yvonne Butler, CEO, Australian Institute of Project Management

Yvonne Butler

Australian Institute of Project Management

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM The Latest Trends In Infrastructure Funding

Mark De Medici, Principal Global Infrastructure, QIC
It is estimated that US$40 trillion to US$50 trillion will need to be injected to close the Infrastructure Gap by 2030. As Government budgets become tighter, PPPs come to the forefront. This session will cover:
  • Alternative PPP funding and financing options
  • What is Value Capture
  • An overview of APAC Infrastructure Funds readily available or fundraising
  • Pension Funds and Infrastructure
  • SMSF and Infrastructure

Mark De Medici

Principal Global Infrastructure

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM Solutions Clinic

15.50 Solution Clinic
Solution clinics are designed to give participants strategies and tools to deal with their most pressing challenges.
The room will split into tables, where each table member will share their biggest challenge, before collectively deciding which issue to investigate in more detail.
The table will then elect a facilitator/note taker who will record the topic being explored and the ideas o the table. After 40 minutes of discussion, the facilitator of each table will then report back to the rest of the audience their problem and potential solutions.

4:30 PM - 11:59 PM Conference Closing Remarks from Chairperson