Community Infrastructure Forum: Not just concrete & cranes

Location: Kindler Theatre, Queensland University of Technology. 8.30am-1.00pm, 24 June 2015


Rationale for the event and Preliminary program as advertised. Also see Flyer as advertised.  Also see Dr Geoff Edwards’ explanation of the background to the event.

Speaker bios and Program as delivered.

Speaker presentations

Summary of the presentations.

Dr Adrian Volders The Economic Value of Green.

Simon Warner Case Studies of Creating Value from Natural Assets.

Prof. John Quiggin Budgeting for Infrastructure: The Use and Misuse of Accounting.

Dr Scott Elaurant & Jennie Louise Politics, Finance and Transport Megaprojects in Australia – a substantive narrative paper; and powerpoint presentation. (Subsequently published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland).

Wally Wight Peak Oil or Peak Investment: What does it mean for energy security .

John Rush – Closing entertainment The Infrastructure Song.

Background Papers not presented on the day

Politics, funding and transport – Reform needed.  Dr Scott Elaurant & William McDougall: Politics, Funding and Transport – The Need for Systematic Reform.  Paper presented at the 2014 national conference of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management.

National public research infrastructure prepares for shutdown.  National Research Alliance: Open letter to the Prime Minister, 5 March 2015.

Cranes need solid ground.  Dr Geoff Edwards: Hard infrastructure depends upon soft and green forms.  Paper published in King’s Counsel Spring 2013.  Re-published here by kind permission of King & Co.