The Infrastructure Association of Queensland’s (IAQ) event of the year is fast approaching, and it couldn’t come any quicker. The state is approaching a critical juncture, and as a result, the time for us to discuss how to realise Queensland’s infrastructure legacy in the coming decade is now.

Thankfully, the 2023 instalment of the IAQ Infrastructure Assembly, to be held at the Voco Brisbane City Centre on the 20th of October, will focus on exploring and answering this question. 

Do not miss the opportunity to hear from feature speakers like the Deputy Premier of Queensland, the Hon Dr Steven Miles, the CEO of Paralympics Australia, Catherine Clark, and the Director-General of the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Mike Kaiser.

The IAQ is incredibly excited to be able to offer such dynamic yet experienced group of feature speakers. 

Throughout the day, the speakers and many more of the state’s leading infrastructure professionals will discuss the challenges, opportunities and solutions for driving Queensland’s infrastructure legacy in relation to the energy transition, regional prosperity and development, and the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Assembly will bring together public and private sector stakeholders to discuss how to make Queensland a leader in economic growth, renewables and sustainable community building. 

IAQ CEO, Louise van Ristell, said,“The Assembly will be a forum where investors, operators, designers, advisors and policy makers can share knowledge, generate ideas and foster legacy outcomes”.

“Infrastructure professionals in Queensland have to make the right long-term strategic decisions now that will impact the state’s future generations”.

Simply put, the question of the event is: How do we leave a strong and enduring infrastructure legacy?

Answering this, Mrs Van Ristell said that Queensland must:

  1. Prioritise investments
  2. Ensure long-term liveability
  3. Decarbonise our economy
  4. Foster new jobs and industries
  5. Design and deliver resilient, future-fit infrastructure
  6. Deliver reliable and affordable access to water, energy, housing, education, mobility and health services
  7. Ensure that inclusion and diversity of cornerstones of the process
  8. Prepare to host the world’s greatest sporting event, the Games, in 2032

“The Assembly will explore all eight of these points from a range of interests and perspectives throughout the day’s sessions”.

Briefly, the format of the day is as follows: 

8.30 am Opening, Welcome to Country and Event Partner Keynote Speaker

Session 1 – Delivering the Games

Session 2 – Games Legacy

Session 3 – SEQ & Regional Queensland I: Sustainability for the Future

Session 4 – SEQ & Regional Queensland II: Connection and Liveability

Session 5 – Emerging Professionals in Infrastructure Queensland (EPIQ)

Session 6 – Energy I: Realising Queensland as an Energy Superpower

Session 7 – Energy II: Queensland Leaning into a Future Economy

Session 8 – Beyond 2032

4.45 pm Closing of the Event and Networking Drinks 

For more information on the timeline, sessions, ticketing and sponsorships, head to: https://nectarcc.eventsair.com/iaq-infrastructure-assembly-2023/.

Infrastructure Magazine is a media partner of the IAQ 2023 Infrastructure Assembly.

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