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Day one, Wednesday 19th June 2019

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08:15 Registration and welcome coffee
08:50

Opening remarks from the Chair Toby Travanner

09:00

Industry welcome

Warren Sharpe OAM

NSW President

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) NSW

& Portfolio: Advocacy, Leadership and Brand

Eurobodalla Shire Council

 

09:10

VISION 2030: REDEFINING PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT IN A DYNAMIC, HYPER-CONNECTED AND DIGITAL WORLD

KEYNOTE: Delivering world-class infrastructure – key milestones and challenges

  • Building a better-connected NSW across cities, towns and regional areas
  • Delivering on a fully-integrated public works infrastructure
  • Integrating digital technologies with superconnected grids and hubs across cities, towns and regional areas
09:30

Climate change adaptation strategies – reducing Australia’s carbon footprint

  • Managing carbon emissions against a backdrop of climate volatility
  • What’s needed at the federal, state and local government levels
  • Current and future and scenarios and why prepare for a changing environment

Professor Deo Prasad, AO

Chief Executive Officer

Low Carbon Living CRC

UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SURVEYING DATA
10:00

Leveraging positioning technologies to manage operational and asset management costs, reduce waste and improve safety

  • Tracking new development in geospatial data and public access to information
  • Providing instant, reliable and accurate access to positioning and timing information, anytime and anytime
  • Embedding best-practice data management practices and data governance

Simon Costello

Branch Head

Geoscience Australia

10:30 Morning tea
11:00

Quantifying the benefits of surveying technology for infrastructure planning, design, and management

  • Utilising spatially interlinked database for environmental planning
  • Tracking and managing assets with real-time GIS data
  • Integrating GIS with community and professional engagement

Narelle Underwood

NSW Surveyor General & Director Survey Operations Spatial Services, ICT and Digital Government

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

ADVANCES IN ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY AND BENEFITS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
11:30

Tracking advances in robotics technology and what this means for public works

  • Smart cities offer a seductive vision of a world where everything runs on a smartphone. ‘Smart bins’ notify collection crews when these are full, or robots that collect rubbish from streets. With the pressures on infrastructure and services, will robots replace an army of workers? Could cities become ‘self-repairing?’ This talk explores the outlook for robotic process automation.

Prof Sarath Kopagoda

Vice President

Australian Robotics & Automation Association & Ambassador – NSW Smart Sensing Network

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

University of Technology

FUTURE OF MOBILITY-AS-A-SERVICE (MaaS): IMPACT ON PUBLIC WORKS, INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOCAL COUNCILS
12:00

NEW CASE STUDY: Mobility-as-a-service (MaaS): implications for public works, infrastructure, and local councils

• Ensuring planners adapt to MaaS to manage parking or alternative modes of transport

• Improving strategies to manage local congestion or housing design

• Teaming with MaaS providers to manage changing demand for mobile transport

Joshua Bridges 

Locations and Transportation Planner 

GoGet

GoGet is working with local councils around the update of MaaS. The NSW Council Partners include Bayside Council, City of Canada Bay, City of Ryde, City of Sydney, Inner West Council, Lane Cove Council, Mosman Council, North Sydney Council, Northern Beaches Council, Parramatta City Council, Randwick City Council, Warringah Council, Waverley Council, Willoughby City Council, and Woollahra Municipal Council. 

12:30 Lunch
13:30

KEYNOTE: Ensuring councils have the tools and support to invest in areas that matter to their communities

  • Assessing the potential of digital transformation at the grassroots
  • Helping local government gain broader control in planning decisions
  • Tracking public funding priorities and what matters at the local level

Linda Scott

Deputy Lord Mayor

City of Sydney & President Local Government NSW

EMERGING TRENDS FOR AUGMENTED REALITY
14:00

CASE STUDY: Using virtual reality and 3d animation to visualise designs

  • Benefits of virtual reality and 3d animation
  • How complex technology can be used by staff with limited IT capabilities
  • Integrating virtual reality and 3d animation into existing workflows
  • Limitations of technology

Daniel Kade

Operations Engineer, Assets and Roads

Wyndham City Council

DRONES AS A RESOURCE FOR ASSET MANAGEMENT
14:30

CASE STUDY: Assessing the potential of drone technology to manage council and public assets

  • From pilot to project roll-out: timelines and adoption
  • Clarifying policy and legislative requirements
  • Delivering benefits across all departments
  • Capturing still images and video footage for planning
  • Assessing more advanced integration with remote sensing, analytics, and operations

Guy Thomas

Strategic Recreations Planner

Ku-ring-gai Council

Eileen Rawlinson

Administration Officer – Urban Design

Ku-ring-gai Council

15:00 Afternoon tea
STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE CITY PLANNING AND SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
15:30

CASE STUDY: Tackling growing pressure on cities and regional hubs to advance and grow

  • Managing the pressures on cities to advance and grow in a dynamic and fast-changing environment
  • Addressing population growth and strains on infrastructure and resources
  • Building infrastructure that adapts to the evolving needs of the citizen

Greg Conkey OAM

Mayor

City of Wagga Wagga

16:00

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Building the backbone of smart infrastructure

  • How will future technologies evolve to support public works?
  • Which platforms are working and why?
  • What are the technologies-of-choice and how do these deliver tangible benefits?
  • What’s needed to boost collaboration between government, higher education and industry?

Moderator

Mike Cush

Project Director, Transport

Cardno

Panellists

Professor Michael Blumenstein

Associate Dean, Research Strategy & Management, Faculty of Engineering & IT

University of Technology Sydney

Linda Scott

Deputy Lord Mayor

City of Sydney

& President

Local Government NSW

Greg Conkey OAM

Mayor

City of Wagga Wagga

Amanda Rose

Western Sydney Advisory

Sue Weatherley

Director, City Strategy and Innovation

Georges River Council

16:30

CASE STUDY: How to save time using smart and predictive parking’

  • Deep Dive into Smart Parking Canberra, lessons identified anddeployment challenges
  • Evaluation of Smart Parking’s impact on reducing travel times, congestion and emissions
  • Using data analytics to confirm ‘whats happening, better understand why its happening and to predict it happening’ to improve UX

Roger Rooney

Senior Project Manager, Smart Parking

ACT Government

17:00

Mapping advances in emerging technologies – report-card from higher education

  • How will future technologies evolve to support public works?
  • Which platforms are working and why?
  • What are the technologies-of-choice and how do these deliver tangible benefits?
  • What’s needed to boost collaboration between government, higher education and industry?

Professor Michael Blumenstein

Associate Dean, Research Strategy & Management, Faculty of Engineering & IT

University of Technology Sydney

17:30 Closing remarks from the chair and close of the conference
18:30   NETWORKING DINNER

 

 

Day two, Thursday 20th June 2019
DAY TWO Wednesday 20th June 2019
08:30 Welcome coffee
08:50 Opening remarks from the Chair Toby Travanner
09:00

Welcome remarks

John Roydhouse

Chief Executive Officer

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) NSW

FUTURE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES
09:10

KEYNOTE: Developing a nationally-consistent electric vehicle (EV) strategy and managing the transition

  • Establishing national EV targets for light passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles and metropolitan buses
  • Clarifying the implications for local councils and planning for public works
  • Mapping the roadmap for charging plans across cities, and regional hubs

Australian Greens Senator Janet Rice

Senator for Victoria

& Member Select Committee on Electric Vehicles

LOCAL GOVERNMENT DRIVES HIGH-TECH INNOVATION
09:30

CASE STUDY: Engaging in reality: practical experiences with VR in local government

  • Developing platforms to support citywide VR systems
  • Taking a modulated approach to sharing the big picture
  • Enabling citizens to participate in VR as co-travellers
  • Using VR to drive service improvement, digital twin adoption, and investment

Sean Audain

City Innovation Lead

Wellington City Council (NZ)

10:00

CASE STUDY: Building the digital blueprint for smart cities: lessons from the frontline

  • Defining strategies to deliver on smart city leadership
  • The outlook for digital innovation at the grassroots
  • Setting and meeting benchmarks to deliver on projects
  • Leveraging innovation to address real issues and improve the lives of residents

Petrhyce Donovan

Digital Innovation (Smart Cities) Program Manager

City of Canterbury Bankstown

10:30 Morning tea
11:00

CASE STUDY: Wollongong City Council: moving towards innovation

This session will be a panel discussion where a number of Wollongong City Council professionals will share their stories of embracing innovation in their fields, including domestic waste reduction, environmental sustainability of council buildings, stormwater management, Smart Cities and regional collaboration.

Mike Dowd Manager

Infrastructure Strategy and Planning

Wollongong City Council

Martin Parmenter

Buildings & Facilities Planning Manager

Wollongong City Council

Chris Brown

Waste Projects Coordinator

Wollongong City Council

Deanne Heidrich

Business Development Manager

Wollongong City Council

11:30

Evolution of sewage treatment and the role that technology plays

  • Developments in sewage treatment
  • Impact of new technology on sewage treatment
  • Recycling water – from waste to the tap

Hendrik van Rhijn

Director – Water & Wastewater Management Public Works Advisory

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

12:00

CASE STUDY: Creating new ways to imagine, plan and build cities, transport, and infrastructure

  • Building infrastructure that is fluid and adapts to changing demand
  • Delivering on best-practice blueprints across regions and hubs
  • Adapting to innovative technologies in a smart city context
  • Staying alert to innovation, and digital disruption

Nick Cleary

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Consolidate Land and Rail Australia (CLARA)

12:30 Lunch
13:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: Laying the foundations for fully-integrated public works and engineering infrastructure

  • How will technology disrupt our infrastructure thinking?
  • What do we mean by disruptive technology innovation?
  • Can technology impact on the way people use services?
  • In planning for a new world, how do we seize new opportunities?

Panellists

Councillor Craig Chung

City of Sydney

Petrhyce Donovan

Digital Innovation (Smart Cities) Program Manager

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Mike Dowd

Manager, Infrastructure Strategy and Planning

Wollongong City Council

Nick Cleary

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Consolidate Land and Rail Australia (CLARA)

FUTURE TRENDS FOR ROBOTICS
14:00

CASE STUDY: The brave new world of robotics and benefits for public works

  • Quantifying the benefits of robotics for public works
  • Gleaning lessons from higher education trials and project roll-outs
  • Tracking R&D into robotics including industry and government collaboration

Michael Milford

Professor of Robotics

Queensland University of Technology

14:30

NEW PRESENTATION: INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

Ashley Brinson

Co-Director NSW Chief Scientist & Engineers

Circular Economy Innovation Network   

15:00 Afternoon tea
15:30

Panel Discussion: Public works technology on a ‘shoe-string’ budget – what works and why

  • Facing tight budgets and pressured cities, how do public works departments still pick up garbage and recyclables, repair potholes, and maintain other services?
  • Why creatively use technology to improve services in an affordable way?
  • What’s the potential of mobile asset tracking or GPS to manage services?
  • Can we integrate smartphones or tablets as tracking tools?

Moderator

Inu Rana

Senior Business Advisor, LaunchPad Innovation Program

University of Western Sydney

& Author Manufacturing 4.0: Cracking the Code Panellists

Sean Audain

City Innovation Lead

Wellington City Council

Michael Milford

Professor of Robotics

Queensland University of Technology

Daniel Kade

Operations Engineer, Assets and Roads

Wyndham City Council

William Barton

Executive Manager

City of Canterbury Bankstown

BUILDING THE INDUSTRY’S SKILLS SET
16:10

Addressing the rapidly changing demand in skills

  • Tackling the talent gap among workers for operational and technological skills
  • Building the knowledge base for advanced analytical skills
  • Meeting demand for digital talent across government, industry, and academia

Inu Rana

Senior Business Advisor, LaunchPad Innovation Program

University of Western Sydney

& Author

Manufacturing 4.0: Cracking the Code

16:40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17:10

Applying data science to public works and infrastructure projects

  • Tapping into data science to manage operational and maintenance costs
  • Using artificial intelligence as a resource for civil engineers
  • Integrating machine learning with engineering platforms
  • Leveraging cloud-hosted data analytics to manage defects

Amanda Siqueira

Founder

Vapar

NEW CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

17:40 Closing remarks from the chair and end of the conference