openPR Logo
Press release

WA Major Projects Conference concludes successfully

04-14-2016 08:41 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Expotrade

More than 300 people gathered at the 7th Annual WA Major Projects Conference last week to review some of the state’s largest and most significant major projects taking place across the state.
In its seventh year running, the conference facilitated discussion around the state’s recent mining boom, which contributed in excess of $40 billion towards the state economy each year.
Despite the end of the mining boom, mining still plays a significant role within the Western Australian economy, contributing $42 billion in 2015, as well as attracting 65% of the nation’s total mining investment.
The conference entitled “Rebuilding after the Mining Boom” focused on a wide range of infrastructure projects which aim to see Western Australia into the future, as part of the $96 billion being spent in 2016 towards the development of mining and infrastructure projects.
With a total of 27 key speakers from a wide range of Chief Executive Officers, Project Directors and Executive Directors, the Forrestfield Airport Link and the Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct were discussed.
Trish McDonald, Project Director of the New Museum Project, provided insight into the $428 million New Museum Project, which aims to transform the Perth Cultural Centre with a new museum and additional refurbishments to surrounding buildings.
Ministers and Federal Members were also present at the event, including Minister for Regional Development and Lands, Hon. Terry Redman MLA, who provided a Ministerial Address on day one of the conference.
Topics at the event included presentations on the recent Agricultural White Paper, Rebalancing Growth at the End of the Mining Boom and an update on the Department of Transport’s Plans and Priorities for the state.
The conference also featured an extensive Panel Discussion on the topic of Diversifying WA’s Economic future, with speakers including Lino lacomella, Executive Director, Property Council WA and Tony York, President of the WA Farmers Federation.
Dr. Tim Griffin, Deputy Director General Approvals and Compliance, Department of Mines and Petroleum - WA, spoke on WA’s Resources Sector and the gradual increase of efficiency seen in the mining sector.
“The average number of people employed in 2015 is down for the first time since 2009, by using fewer employees as a result of adopting new technologies,” Griffin said.
In the 2015 state budget the Western Australian government announced a $24.1 billion infrastructure program over the next four years, including $1.2 billion towards the funding of new rail cars.
The conference continues to be the largest major projects and infrastructure conference within the state, facilitating the growth of the state’s pipeline of projects and infrastructure works.
The 7th Annual WA Major Projects Conference was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 6th & 7th of April.

For more information, visit http://www.waconference.com.au

About Expotrade

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events in the areas of infrastructure, major projects, sustainability, technology & architecture. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronised in the calendar.

Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd

Suite 1, Level 1, 2 Brandon Park Drive
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150 Australia
Tel: +613-95450360 Fax: +613-95450320
Email: info@expotrade.net.au

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release WA Major Projects Conference concludes successfully here

News-ID: 332359 • Views: 520

More Releases from Expotrade

10-24-2018 | Arts & Culture
Expotrade
Fostering the Effective Convergence of Light, Space and Design
For the first time ever, Expotrade has diverted from its usual format to bring together the best minds in the lighting, interior design, and architecture fields at the inaugural 2019 Light•Space•Design summit. With plenty of technological and societal shifts rapidly impacting the lighting industry, the summit intends to start a conversation about how best to tackle the practice of architectural lighting design against the backdrop of these changes. Creating human-centric, appropriately-lit spaces
The Major Infrastructure Projects Set to Transform the ACT’s Future
Expotrade are thrilled to announce that the ACT Major Projects Conference is returning on the 28th and 29th of August, to showcase some of the territory’s largest and most vital infrastructure projects currently underway, many of which are thanks to the Government’s $2.9 billion investment in the Territory’s Infrastructure Investment Program. The conference will provide key updates on these projects, in an effort to explore not only how infrastructure can positively
Cross Yarra Partnership aims to create sustainable stations
The Victorian Government has finally settled on contractors and designs for the $11-billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel project. The consortium responsible for the project development, known as The Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP), will be made up of world-class construction and tunneling contractors including, Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital. Lendlease has previously worked with the Victorian Government on the East West Link, until the project was cancelled in
Lighting Melbourne City - 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year
Along with its long-running standing as the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne has claimed the title as the 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year, conferred by the Intelligent Community Forum. Smart lighting plays a crucial role in the city’s smart-enabled landscape with more works now underway to futureproof Melbourne’s lighting domain. Since his presentation at the Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2016, Ironbark Sustainability’s Business Manager Alexi Lynch has seen

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Australia

Australia – A Dataforce insight
Australia, the land of the Ute (Pickup), Cyber Cars (Dealer volume demos), Novated leasing and annual registrations of around 1.1 million new cars has now become one of the latest markets to enter our portfolio. We are putting together a series of articles to hopefully give some fresh Dataforce insights into the Australian market place, with a firm eye on the True Fleet channel. With a constantly expanding population and
StoreWALL Launches into Australia
Expand and organise your space with wall-mounted storage solutions from StoreWALL. StoreWALL is a premium wall-mounted storage system for home and business. The range covers wall panels, hooks, baskets, bins, brackets and shelves. Everything you need to efficiently organise and store items in the home or commercial space. With superior materials and construction, our products are built to last. Plus, you won’t find a system that’s easier to install. StoreWALL systems
Coffee in Australia
ReportsWeb.com has announced the addition of the “Coffee in Australia” The report focuses on global major leading industry players with information such as company profiles, product picture and specification. Influenced by the strong café culture in Australia, consumers are increasingly interested in the origins and tastes of their coffee products. Consumers ask more questions about where their coffee is from and this is reflected in the strategic plans of large companies.
Agrochemicals Market in Australia
ReportsWorldwide has announced the addition of a new report title Australia: Agrochemicals: Market Intelligence (2016-2021) to its growing collection of premium market research reports. The report “Australia: Agrochemicals: Market Intelligence (2016-2021)” provides market intelligence on the different market segments, based on type, active ingredient, formulation, crop, and pest. Market size and forecast (2016-2021) has been provided in terms of both, value (000 USD) and volume (000 KG) in the report. A
Cheese in Australia
Australian consumption of cheese remains buoyant with increasing demand for better quality cheese and a move away from processed cheese. In particular, cheese retail value grew 2% in current terms in 2016, up from 1% in 2015. Positive research, in recent years, on the benefits of dairy fats also contributed to increasing demand for full fat cheese. Demand for cheese was also partly fuelled by Australian consumers enjoying cheese, especially
Australia – An Innovative Agenda?
Australia’s government tightens foreign investment laws for housing and land and introduces a National Innovation and Science Agenda to encourage innovation in business and schools. The second half of 2015 saw significant changes to Australia’s foreign investment framework come into effect, along with the government making an innovation statement which committed $1 billion over the next four years to foster and develop new ideas and new businesses in Australia. To near