A former CEO of Infrastructure Australia is joining the panel discussion at the Pain and Gain in Western Sydney breakfast seminar on Wednesday 20 March, sponsored by Deloitte.

His insights will be valuable as infrastructure spending is being boosted by both State and Federal governments (whoever wins the NSW and Federal elections) to offset the downturn in residential construction.

Additionally, our other keynote speaker on the ‘Future of Western Sydney’ is very familiar with local, State and Federal governments, govt agencies and the private sector organisations they interact with.

Their bios are in the event link here.

Speaking of infrastructure spending, you may have noticed the Chinese government has recently green-lighted major infrastructure building initiatives in transport and new cities to support the slowing economy.

This will be a boon to Australian resources exports and will also likely set a global benchmark for ‘speed to completion’ in terms of getting projects built. However financing, particularly ‘downstream financing,’ will remain an uncertainty in China.

Our other speakers on 20 March have particular expertise in financing and project developments in Western Sydney. They include the;

  • Exec. Director of a four-generation Australian family property and investment group.
  • Exec. Director of a non-bank lender that sources funding from UHNW Chinese clients predominantly via its Significant Investor Visa network.
  • Former Exec. GM of a prominent Western Sydney family development firm who was responsible for a planned $5 billion integrated business and residential community near Badgerys Creek.
  • CEO of a listed property development company who is finalising a $380 million sale of a Western Sydney site to a high-profile Chinese developer, and will be ‘cashed-up’ on completion.
  • MD of the Australian offshoot of one of China’s largest developers with a high-profile Parramatta development. (bios in the event link)

They will be joined by partners from Deloitte Private, which services around one third of the AFR 200 Rich list, so their insights will be quite unique on Western Sydney wealth.

I hope to see you next week with the rest of the 120+ senior delegates at Deloitte’s Parramatta office.