Sydney's Rail Future Summit 2014

Driven by population growth, employment in Sydney is expected to increase from its current level of 2.1 million workers to 2.6 million by 2013. This growth is placing pressure on a rail system already struggling to cope with current demand from years of under investment, and with congestion already costing our economy around $5.1 billion each year, the NSW Government has been decisive in its response with two major rail projects set to transform Sydney’s transport network. 

Sydney’s Rail Future Summit will focus on the on-going development of the North West Rail Link and the $1.6 billion plan to replace all buses in George Street with light rail which will extend to the South East Suburbs. Featuring presentations from stakeholders from both the public and private sectors tasked with the development of these major infrastructure projects, together with Australian and International rail thought leaders, the summit will examine the following key areas:

  • Rail infrastructure development, urban regeneration and land-use planning
  • The main causes of project delays and actions to overcome
  • Utilising BIM based design processes in rail infrastructure projects
  • Developing lean construction principles on major rail infrastructure projects
  • Contractual requirements and changes in project scope
  • Consortia project risk during the planning and construction of rail infrastructure
  • Early scoping studies for light rail projects
  • The integration of rail traffic management systems and train control systems into rail networks
  • And many more...
If networking with International and Australian rail experts, and key public and private sector stakeholders tasked with taking forward Sydney’s Rail Future is a priority for you, then this summit is not to be missed.

Your expert speaker panel led by:

  • David Chandler, Construction Edge (Chair)
  • Philip Purdy, Technical Director Light Rail, AECOM
  • Dr Richard Sharp, Principal, Arup
  • Ian Barnes, Program Manager, Network Rail UK
  • Terry Lee-Williams, City Access and Transport Executive Manager, City of Sydney
  • Marton Marosszeky, Chair, Lean Construction Institute Australia
  • Jason Ward, Communications and Stakeholder Director, GoldLinQ
  • Pierre Antoine-Benatar, Bids and Strategy Director Transport Systems, Thales Australia
  • Peter Papantonuiou, Project Director, Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project
  • Dr Tim Williams, CEO, Committee for Sydney
  • Stephen Luke, APNA Regional practice Leader Transport/Urban Planning & LRT, Mott MacDonald
  • Chris Johnson, Chief Executive, Urban Taskforce
  • Garry Glazebrook, Research Director, Institute of Sustainable Futures
  • David Leonard, Principal Consultant, GHD
  • Phil Mumford, CEO, GoldLinQ
  • Oskar Stadler, Swiss Rail Expert
  • David Gray, Transport Planning Manager, Parramatta City Council

Who will you meet at Sydney’s Rail Future 2014?

  • Project Directors
  • Heads of Major Projects
  • Heads of Light Rail
  • Transport Policy Managers
  • Transport Planning Managers
  • Network System Planners
  • Light Rail and Rapid Transit
  • Rail/Light Rail Technical Directors
  • Structural/Civil Engineers
  • Commissioning Managers


  • Government – Federal, State and Local
  • Transport Authorities
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Transport Planning
  • Urban Developers

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