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QMCA Breakfast Event
March 22 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
QMCA City Deals Networking Breakfast – Special Event
QMCA has long advocated for City Deals and, in particular, the one that is taking shape for South-East Queensland.
A SEQ City Deal promises to be the glue that binds together overarching infrastructure and development strategies for one of Australia’s fastest growing and most interconnected regions. In essence, a City Deal will provide improved visibility around the planning and delivery of a pipeline of major projects that will underpin the needs of the population that call our region home, enabling all levels of Government to commit to a plan and funding for major projects.
Join QMCA and event partner, Robert Walters
, at our special City Deals breakfast event on Friday 22 March 2019 at 7.00am at the Victoria Park Function Centre where you will hear from our keynote speakers on the need for a City Deal and what investors look for when considering the financial opportunities for infrastructure investment. From Queensland Treasury, Matt Collins, will discuss the need for a City Deal for South-East Queensland and from Cbus, Alex Miller, will talk about the role for super funds in major Queensland infrastructure projects.
This special event is not to be missed and will provide significant insight into the potential opportunities and benefits associated with securing a City Deal for the region and for businesses within the contracting, construction and development sectors.
Robert Walters is a global recruitment firm, with 56 offices across 30 countries. In Queensland, Robert Walters has been partnering with major projects for 15 years across mining, oil &gas, civil infrastructure and utilities with specialist consultants in each sector. Robert Walters has recently joined QMCA to strengthen its partnership with the industry and contribute to the continuing success of the Queensland market. Robert Walters recognises the importance of a competitive, collaborative infrastructure market and is proud to support many of QMCA’s members as they deliver the next generation of major projects in Queensland. The recent City Deals announcement is an exciting development for SEQ and Robert Walters are pleased to sponsor this event with QMCA.
Matt Collins – General Manager
Cities Transformation Taskforce
Matt Collins commenced as General Manager of Queensland Treasury’s Cities Transformation Taskforce in April 2018. In this role, he is leading the Queensland Government’s cities agenda, with a particular focus on City Deals to boost prosperity, liveability and sustainability. City Deals bring together Federal, State and Local Governments to align planning, investment and governance to drive jobs, economic reform and urban renewal. Before commencing in this role, Matt served as Chief-of-Staff to Queensland’s Deputy Premier, where he worked across the Treasury, Infrastructure, Transport, Planning and Local Government portfolios. He has also worked in the private sector for Urbis and LandPartners, where he consulted to a range of major firms on planning, infrastructure and city-making. He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, as well as a degree in journalism and public policy.
Alex has extensive experience in infrastructure investment and finance, gained through a career spanning superannuation, advisory, project finance and government. Alex is currently Director – Infrastructure at Cbus, where his responsibilities include origination and execution of direct investments across various asset sub-classes, including Public Private Partnerships (“PPPs”) and renewables. He was previously a Project Director at KPMG’s Infrastructure and Projects Group and also worked as Director, Infrastructure and Energy Finance at BOS International. Alex previously held senior roles with EnergyAustralia, former US-based energy company Duke Energy International, HM Treasury in London and Queensland Treasury. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in economics.