Work With Purpose

Monday November 22, 2021

The Importance of Infrastructure

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on Australia. House prices have gone up, offices have moved to home, school has become virtual and let’s not forget the great toilet paper crisis of 2020.

Government agencies, across jurisdictions, have been working hard to embrace this impact and plan how to best respond moving forward. Infrastructure is no stranger to this. Spanning from transport, to city and regional development, to communications, the pandemic has certainly reshaped the future of this vital sector.

In this latest episode we are joined by Alison Playford, Director-General at Transport Canberra and City Services and Dr Rachel Bacon, Deputy Secretary of Regional, Cities and Territories at the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. Listen as they chat with guest host, Michael Sanese, Senior Manager at PwC and IPAA ACT Future Leaders Committee member, about:

  • Australia’s infrastructure landscape.
  • COVID-19 recovery plans.
  • Managing supply and demand.
  • Working across jurisdictions.
  • Leading in a crisis.

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  • Alison Playford image
    Alison Playford

    Director-General at Transport Canberra and City Services

  • Dr Rachel Bacon image
    Dr Rachel Bacon

    IPAA ACT Councillor
    Deputy Secretary
    Public Sector Reform
    Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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