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What To Expect | Western Australia Conference

The 2019 Western Australia Conference – 24th July 2019 | Subiaco, Perth

Coming together for Western Australia’s 2019 Infrastructure Sustainability Conference, local leaders and industry professionals will be taking a deep dive into projects that are excelling in sustainable planning, design, and construction.

In partnership with Jacobs, GHD, Main Roads WA, Boral, Ramboll and Vital, the conference will also have a focus on the circular economy, energy, waste, legislation and the innovations which are catapulting WA into the forefront as national leaders in infrastructure sustainability.

Richard Sellers, Director General of the Transport Portfolio, is the first keynote speaker and will be sharing an overview of some of the initiatives within the state’s impressive transport portfolio.

The Hornery Institute Chief Executive, Kate Meyrick, has a passion for transport infrastructure, and joins the keynote line-up.  Kate will explore the potential for stations and airports to be great places that contribute to quality of life in the cities they serve, driving their economic competitiveness and urban appeal.

Nicole Lockwood, chair of the Westport taskforce, will be providing an update into the planning of the ambitious project - an expansion of the infrastructure around Fremantle, Kwinana and Bunbury Ports in order to plan for capacity growth over the next 50-100 years.

The circular economy is a concept that no longer needs an introduction, and the WA Conference brings the best of the best - IKEA’s Dr Kate Ringval will share how the business is pulling out all stops to become a fully circular business. Joining Kate is Sustainability Victoria’s Matt Genever, Director of Resource Recovery at the statutory agency, whose mission is to drive resource circularity through new infrastructure.   

Former WA Waste Authority Chair Marcus Geisler will be unpacking the 2030 Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery strategy, a collective issue that requires a collective approach, the enormity of the opportunity, community expectation and step change transition.

Genvieve Daneel will also be sharing Jacobs’ insights into implementing the circular economy in precinct planning using Sydney Water as a case study. Jacobs have developed a prototype circular economy calculator which maps resource flows in planning.

It wouldn’t be an ISCA Conference without a session showcasing the phenomenal work that sustainability teams achieve on infrastructure projects. The best of Infrastructure Sustainability session lines up sustainability leaders from four projects – Bunbury Outer Ring, NorthLink WA, Ocean Reef Marina, and Melbourne’s Level Crossing Removal Project. Presentations will explore sustainability through planning, design, and construction. This is a great session for sustainability practitioners, engineers, students and those wishing to gain tips from projects successfully deploying the IS Rating Scheme.

Innovation is synonymous with sustainability – and the Innovation & Impacts workshop is a session designed for delegates to meet with suppliers, schemes and inventions designed to accelerate sustainability. Glass solar panels, hydrogen energy, driverless buses, sustainable asphalt and waste to energy are the topics covered in this interactive session.

The day closes with networking drinks to celebrate the launch of ISupply, in partnership with Vital. The ISupply Directory is ISCA’s latest digital innovation to connect suppliers of sustainable goods or services with infrastructure projects undergoing an IS Rating.

Tickets are now on sale for this event, suitable for anybody working in or studying construction, design or engineering, or anybody wishing to learn more about sustainability. Student tickets are also available – get in touch with for more information.

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