Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum

Building closer ties: preparing for Australia's infrastructure boom

February 20-22, 2017
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Australian government's AU$50 billion infrastructure program will drive major development in passenger rail, tunneling, and airports over the next few years. Pundits say it will be an even bigger economic boom than mining was in 2013. However, the Australian government needs advanced engineering and program management experience to make it happen.

"At this rate of growth, and with the project pipeline estimated in the billions, Australia simply doesn't have the engineering capacity to meet the demand,” explains David Moran, Hatch’s managing director of Infrastructure in Australia-Asia.

For decades, we've been successfully delivering complex industrial projects in the resources and energy sectors in Australia. Now, aligning with the Canadian government's Global Commerce Strategy that has identified Australia as a priority market, we're boosting our local presence to lead the development of major infrastructure projects, too.

John Bianchini, Hatch's CEO, will be part of the conversation at this year's Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum. He'll be joined by key federal, provincial, and state cabinet ministers—150 leaders from public and private sectors in Canada and Australia—to talk about delivering high-performance projects and strengthening ties and knowledge-sharing between the two nations.

From alternative funding models to international tunneling experience and a strong history of investing in Australia, Hatch is ready to help.