The future of Australia’s infrastructure is a topic of immense economic and public policy importance. I congratulate the AFR for organising this conference – and I welcome the opportunity to speak at it.
I would like to start by congratulating the organisers of this very important conference about Western Sydney.
Earlier this week I had the privilege of participating in the opening event for the Frederickton to Eungai section of the Pacific Highway – 26 kilometres of high quality dual carriageway with a speed limit of 110 kilometres.
The Australia Britain Chamber of Commerce works to foster the very special commercial relationship between our two countries.
Congratulations to Sydney Business Chamber Western Sydney and Parramatta Council for organising today’s forum.
The discussion about the prospects for improved rail connections between the Sydney and Parramatta CBDs and the new Western Sydney Airport is a very important one.
The Australian Logistics Council Annual Dinner is a very important event for a very important industry – and so I am delighted to be able to join you tonight.
Let me congratulate you on the range of issues you are covering in your 2016 Forum – of which tonight’s dinner forms part.
It is a pleasure to be here in Brisbane at this important Infrastructure Partnerships Australia lunch – marking the issue of the 15 Year Australian Infrastructure Plan.
I am very pleased to be here at the John Grill Centre at Sydney University for the official launch of the Better Infrastructure Initiative.