Technology and congestion

Thank you Dean Zabrieszach for the introduction. May I start by expressing my appreciation for the day-to-day work of ITS Australia, and in particular for organising this summit. Each year, the ITS Summit brings together Australian leaders in transport technology to share information, learn from each other and work out opportunities to make our transport…

Details

Smart Cities through smart planning

Thank you for the opportunity to speak at Smart Cities Conference. I’d like to start by acknowledging Adam Beck, the Executive Director of the Smart Cities Council, Les Walker the Deputy Mayor from the Townsville City Council, as well as dignitaries from the ASEAN Region and New Zealand who have joined us here today. It…

Details

Relieving Cities’ Growing Pains Panel Discussion

Carolyn Weitzman: Thank you very much for coming. I’m going to be very professorial for the next few minutes. My name’s Carolyn Weitzman, I’m a professor of urban planning at the University of Melbourne and it’s my pleasure and privilege to moderate this session today on relieving cities’ growing pains. I’d like to begin by acknowledging…

Details

Property Council of Australia Conference

Acknowledgements Thank you Adina Carson and thank you Ken Morrison for your invitation to speak at the PCA’s annual lunch today. I do not need to tell this audience how important the property sector is to Australia’s economy, with more than half of Australia’s wealth held in residential real estate— $7.6 trillion worth — and…

Details

Planning for Australia’s future population

**Check against delivery** Last week, the Prime Minister, Minister Coleman and I announced our Population Plan. It is an integrated plan to ease the population pressure in our big capital cities while supporting the growth of those smaller cities and regions that want more people. It is a plan to accelerate infrastructure construction to deal…

Details

Our future infrastructure landscape

It is a pleasure to join you here in Melbourne at the Australian Financial Review National Infrastructure Summit. I am born and bred of this great city.  I grew up in Pakenham, 55 kilometres out from where we are today. When I was a boy, it was a country town of just a few thousand people;…

Details