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…

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…

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…

Master Builders Australia, Perth WA

Acknowledgements Thank you for the opportunity to speak today at the Master Builders Australia Conference here in Perth. It has been a tough time for many in the construction industry in Western Australia, particularly in residential property construction, and this has had a broader impact on the economy. I want to discuss today how we…

Investing in Victoria’s Future

Thank you Dr Tony Morton, [President, Public Transport Users Association] for the introduction. Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to join you for day two of the Victoria Transport Infrastructure Summit. The theme of this summit is of great interest to me, both in my role as Federal Minister for Cities, Urban…