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The Inaugural New Zealand IS Summit


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The inaugural Infrastructure Sustainability Summit ‘Enabling sustainability through infrastructure’ in Auckland on Thursday June 7, 2018.

ISCA are hosting their inaugural New Zealand one-day Infrastructure Sustainability summit. The summit will explore how infrastructure can deliver better social and environmental outcomes and the most important local issues for delivering resilient, sustainable infrastructure in New Zealand. One of ISCA’s founding members, Arup, are the platinum partners for this event with Downer Soletanche Bachy and Liberty Onesteel silver partners.

With an overarching theme of ‘Enabling sustainability through infrastructure’ our three key topics, developed with industry are;

  • Climate change resilience in infrastructure,
  • Sustainable regional investment and local communities
  • Innovation and digital technologies to drive sustainability

Learn about how the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Rating Scheme been implemented in more than $80billion worth of Australasian infrastructure. The IS Rating Scheme is currently mandated by almost all transport agencies in Australia and by New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project; City Rail Link.

Walk away with a deeper understanding of the economic, environmental and societal impacts realised from implementing the IS tool to the industry responsible for half of Australasia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Hear from exemplar case studies, government bodies and expert thought leaders on lessons learned, challenges and benefits of using the sustainable infrastructure.

In partnership with Liberty OneSteel, ISCA will also officially launch the latest version of the IS Rating Scheme, v2.0, the largest innovation in Australasian infrastructure sustainability standardisation tools to date.

This event is suitable for: infrastructure industry practitioners, contractors, sustainability managers, engineers as well as infrastructure investors, procurers, asset owners and key actors in the supply chain.


Confirmed speakers and topics at the summit:

  • A Keynote address by the Minister for Women, Health and Associate Minister for Transport the Hon, Julie Anne Genter.

  • Arup – will give a global framework perspective for infrastructure resilience.

  • Downer – The first renewable energy project to achieve an IS Rating, the Ararat wind farm is a fine example of how regional investment has benefitted a rural community.

  • Infrastructure New Zealand - Stephen Selwood will present Infrastructure New Zealand’s top ten policy recommendations to enable a step change in planning funding and delivering sustainable infrastructure in New Zealand.

  • Victorian Government: Level Crossing Removal Authority – Insights in how LXRA have implemented innovative technologies in the removal of Australian level crossings.

  • NZ Transport Agency– NZTA discuss their evaluation of rating tools and approach to implementation of assurance frameworks like the IS Rating Scheme for Transport Projects.

  • Tonkin + Taylor - The pathways approach to adaptation: Clifton to Tangoio coastal hazard strategy 2120.

  • Smart Cities Council ANZ–Envisioning a world where digital technology and intelligent design have been harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs.

  • Auckland Council – Sarah Sinclair will share insights into Auckland Council’s approach to climate resilience and coastal hazards.

  • City Rail Link – CRL’s engagement and collaboration with Mana Whenua in order to meet the demands of local communities in Auckland.

  • EKOS – Dr Sean Weaver offers an ecological perspective on how to combat the risk to infrastructure associated by climate change.

  • Thinkstep – Hydrogen; part of the puzzle for New Zealand’s transition to 100% renewable energy?

  • Cardno - Antony Cameron will explain how Cardno have helped deliver a resilient emergency water network for 400,000 residents in the Wellington region.

  • Watercare - Circular economy in the wastewater industry – Resource recovery and energy neutrality at Auckland’s wastewater treatment plants.

We'll be adding more speakers in the coming weeks - stay tuned.

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