Panel Presentation

Sustainable Infrastructure for a ‘Thriving Nation’

Sustainable Infrastructure for a 'Thriving Nation'


What is sustainable infrastructure and why is it important for a nation’s competitiveness? We explore this question and more in a panel discussion with infrastructure leaders.

John Wagner
Wagner Corporation

John is the chairman of Wagner Corporation and a non-executive Director of ASX-listed Wagners, one of the leading construction materials producers in Australia.

Under his family’s leadership, Wagner Corporation entered the aviation market in 2014 through the development of Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport (WTB), the first greenfield public airport development in Australia in over 50 years and the first privately-funded airport in the country.

Constructed in under two years, it is billed as the country’s greenest airport due to the use of Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) which contributed to the project saving some 6,600 tonnes of CO² by using a geopolymer cement in place of conventional cement-based concrete.

He joins Urbanity to discuss the development of Wellcamp Airport and the importance of sustainable infrastructure in Australia’s future.

Ainsley Simpson
Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC)

Having joined the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC) in 2016, Ainsley works with industry to advance sustainable outcomes through the IS rating scheme – Australia and New Zealand’s only comprehensive rating system for evaluating economic, social and environmental performance of infrastructure.

Ainsley is committed to making a real impact in organisations that anchor in their core values, develop their people and support the advancement of women with leadership aspirations.

She joins Urbanity to discuss sustainable infrastructure and its contribution to a thriving nation.

Andrew Walsh
Executive General Manager

Andrew Walsh is the Executive General Manager for New Developments at nbn. Andrew’s New Developments team works with property developers across Australia to bring the value of the nbn network to hundreds of thousands of new lots, buildings and communities every year, and ensures the buyers and renters of these newly built properties are delighted with their nbn powered services. Previously, Andrew led nbn’s Wholesale Supply team, which is responsible for negotiating the terms on which nbn supplies its products and services to more than 150 retail service providers. Before joining nbn, Andrew was a leading telecoms, media and technology lawyer working across Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism), a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice. He is currently based in Brisbane, Queensland with his wife and twin boys.

Date & Time

Friday 05 August

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


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