BONUS EPISODE | Adrian & Janice – What’s your favourite type of infrastructure?
March 4, 2022
Regular listeners of the Inside Infrastructure Podcast will know the episode always ends by asking guests what their favourite piece of infrastructure is. In this bonus episode, Adrian and Janice turn the spotlight back on themselves and discuss what their favourite piece of infrastructure is.
#08 Sally Capp – on debunking the death of the city and how Melbourne can rebound from COVID
February 23, 2022
In the first episode of Inside Infrastructure for 2022, Adrian and Janice speak with Lord Mayor of Melbourne City Council Sally Capp about her journey to the top job, debunking the death of the city, rebounding from COVID, and how the Council is decarbonising Melbourne.
#07 Peter Achterstraat – on reigniting productivity in NSW
December 16, 2021
In the last episode of Inside Infrastructure for 2021, Adrian and Janice spoke with NSW Productivity Commissioner Peter Achterstraat about the origins of his family name, his love of tax, igniting a new productivity boom out of COVID, and how we reform the way pay and use infrastructure.
#06 Jacinta Allan – on Victoria’s Big Build and the state’s most complex infrastructure project
December 2, 2021
Adrian and Janice sit down with Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure and the Suburban Rail Loop, Jacinta Allan about her experience as Victoria’s longest serving female Minister, the major COVID challenges facing Victoria’s Big Build program, and the story behind one of the nation’s biggest and most complex rail projects, the Suburban Rail Loop.
#05 Minister Paul Fletcher – on the power of markets and the state the federation
November 5, 2021
Adrian and Janice sit down with Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher MP to discuss why he believes in the power of markets and the role for government intervention. The Minister also shares his reflections on the policy rationale behind the sale of Telstra, the next big capital phase for the NBN, and the state the federation.
#04 Roch Cheroux – unpacks our urban water system and how we can have a more resilient water system
October 6, 2021
Adrian and Janice interviewed Managing Director of Sydney Water Roch Cheroux to shed light on how our complex urban water system actually works, the state of urban water reform in Australia, and what we need to do to combat increased climate variability and drought.
#03 Deanne Stewart – on the infrastructure M&A boom and ESG investment in Australia.
September 1, 2021
Adrian and Janice sit down with Aware Super CEO Deanne Stewart to talk about her journey from Bathurst kid to Fulbright Scholar, how Australia’s infrastructure market competes internationally, the boom in infrastructure M&A, and the challenges and opportunities for ESG investment in Australia.
#02 Rebecca Wark – on leadership and the future of health
July 7, 2021
Adrian and Janice sit down with NSW Health Infrastructure CEO Rebecca Wark to talk leadership, building hospitals through COVID, and how technology and uncertainty is shaping the future of health services in Australia.
#01 Graeme Newton – on lessons from the 2011 QLD floods and building Brisbane’s new underground
June 9, 2021
Adrian and our new co-host Janice sit down with Cross River Rail Delivery Authority CEO Graeme Newton to talk about the lessons from the 2011 Queensland flood in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges of building Brisbane’s new underground beneath the Brisbane River and CBD, and what’s required to make Queensland’s 2032 Olympic Bid a success.
#20 Mike Mrdak AO – on 30 years in the public service and the new frontier for digital infrastructure
December 22, 2020
In the last episode for 2020, Adrian and Illya sit down with former Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts, Mike Mrdak AO to discuss his 30 year career in the public service, the infrastructure market reform agenda of the 1980s and 90s, and the evolution of the telco sector and new frontier for digital infrastructure investment.