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May 19

Case Study: Brussels Airport – 3 years after the terrorist attack

  On the 22nd of March 2016, 16 people died and 141 were wounded during a terrorist attack of Islamic State at Brussels Airport. The airport building was so badly damaged, it took weeks before it was operational again. The parliamentary commission and lessons learned Shortly after the attack, a parliamentary enquiry commission was created. … Continue reading Case Study: Brussels Airport – 3 years after the terrorist attack

03
May 16

Smart Cities Plan – what does a 30 minute city mean for light rail?

Australian cities continue to grow, and while this is a good thing it presents us with challenges, such as congestion, traffic and pollution to our natural environment. As urban sprawl increases, residents are moving further and further away from the city. This becomes a problem when they are trying to commute to the same places … Continue reading Smart Cities Plan – what does a 30 minute city mean for light rail?

28
Apr 16

Sydney Light Rail boosts George Street land values

Land values have soared since the announcement of the light rail upgrade on Sydney’s George Street according to Colliers International, with rental rates increasing by more than $5,000 – $5,500 per square metre. Associate Director, Retail Leasing, Mark Hudson recently told The Sydney Morning Herald: “Historically Pitt Street Mall has been the most desired location … Continue reading Sydney Light Rail boosts George Street land values

29
Jul 14

Stop wasting billions says Productivity Commission Infrastructure Report

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The Productivity Commission’s recent report into public infrastructure has identified a series of assessment and development procedures that can be vastly improved to save governments billions. A couple of the key findings included: 1. There is an urgent need to comprehensively overhaul processes for assessing and developing public infrastructure projects. There are numerous examples of … Continue reading Stop wasting billions says Productivity Commission Infrastructure Report

07
Jan 14

WestConnex project moves forward

The establishment of the WestConnex Delivery Authority (WDA) is the firing of the starter gun for the largest infrastructure project in Australia. The Authority will oversee the management of Sydney’s $11bn highway, including construction and financing, and will report to the Minister for Roads. The Authority has an enormous project on their hands, however luckily they … Continue reading WestConnex project moves forward

03
Dec 13

Funding Transport Infrastructure: The key to more time in the morning?

As you know our producers are known for our coordination and keeping up with current fashion trends. We also keep on top of ‘political trends.’ We work tirelessly to ensure that each conference is spot on and inspires, motivates and enriches the knowledge base of our delegates. It’s hard to go a day without reading or … Continue reading Funding Transport Infrastructure: The key to more time in the morning?

19
Nov 13

WestConnex is a real game changer

This opinion piece by Tony Shepherd, Chairman of the WestConnex Delivery Authority, has highlighted the real economic benefits of Westconnex. “WestConnex will cost $11-$11.5 billion to build in three stages over 10 years, and will deliver more than $20 billion in economic benefits to the NSW economy.” Not only will Westconnex ease congestion and connect suburbs … Continue reading WestConnex is a real game changer