About 25 per cent of transport infrastructure projects in Australia end up costing taxpayers more than the government expected when construction started. Is this just a consequence of the inherent uncertainty of complex large projects, or are governments failing to drive a hard enough bargain on our behalf?
In this special Grattan Institute webinar, our panel of experts will identify ways taxpayers could get better value from major transport projects. Why have we entered an era of megaprojects? Are governments adapting their practices to this new era?
Please join this lively, informative online discussion. And please join in by sending us your questions when you register, or live during the event.
Date: 11 August
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Bede Noonan - CEO, ACCIONA Geotech
Marion Terrill - Transport and Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute
Chris Lock - Independent Director, McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited
Owen Hayford - Principal, Infralegal
Matt Wade- Senior reporter and columnist, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age