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The 10th Annual South Australian Major Projects Conference is taking place in Adelaide this year as the state invests in key infrastructure projects in the education, defence and transport sectors.
A new school in Adelaide will be the state’s first vertical school, in close proximity to the Park Lands, Universities, the Botanic Gardens and the Zoo, among other key Adelaide attractions along North Terrace. Turner and Townsend Thinc, Associate Director, Nathan Hawkes profiles the project which builds on the government’s infrastructure investment to create a forecasted 200 new jobs for SA.
Retailer AGL is building the world’s largest Virtual Power Plant (VPP) by increasing storage capacity of solar batteries installed across Adelaide. The $20 million power plant is a public-private investment between AGL and the federal Australian Renewable Energy Agency. AGL Executive General Manger in New Energy, Elisabeth Brinton addresses the benefits of the VPP project to both customers and the electricity market.
The flagship Future Submarine Program (SEA1000) is expected to form the backbone of defence in Australia, delivering an affordable and sustainable submarine capability of critical strategic importance to the nation’s maritime security planning. Defence SA Chief Executive Andy Keough will illuminate developments on the Future Submarines program.
Works on Adelaide Airport see the airport revitalised with a $50 million, 165-room hotel expansion, creating approximately 350 jobs during construction. By 2044 the terminal’s size is expected to triple to accommodate a growing international market. Executive General Manager, Planning and Infrastructure, Adelaide Airport, Vince Scanlon, profiles these developments which will enhance Adelaide Airport’s standing as a major infrastructure and economic asset in South Australia.
Alongside traditional major projects such as the Northern Connector Project and the Adelaide Festival Plaza Redevelopment, the Conference will also profile smart ICT in Infrastructure, smart city initiatives and driverless car technology.