On June 28 over 270 property professionals attended the second breakfast in the Property Council’s new Mining and Property series. The event focused on one of the most pertinent questions of the mining boom: Will the resources sector leave the rest of state’s economy in the dust?
Our speakers for the event; David Rynne, Chief Economist – Queensland Resources Council, Mark Burow, Managing Director – Rider Levett Bucknall and Ineke Read, Business Manager – Davidson Recruitment, focused on the increases in job creation, construction volume and infrastructure development that are being driven by the resources sector.
While the mining boom is currently spurring significant growth in the construction industry, our presenters made it clear that our current climate is not sustainable. The current figures are staggering; over $142 billion is planned for capital projects by 2020, requiring an additional 40,000 direct jobs, however Australia’s growing ‘sovereign risk’ reputation, attractive international options and skill shortages may put this growth in jeopardy.
Thanks must go to our speakers, as well as to our event sponsors Peabody Energy and supporting sponsor CapLand Real Estate Advisors for their support of the Mining and Property series.
Christopher Arthur - Thinc & Joseph Sweet - Arup
Chris Hopkins - Baulderstone & Priscilla Radice - Port of Brisbane
Simonne Baily - Baulderstone & Undine Sheldon - BVN Architects
Damian Winterburn - CapLand Real Estate Advisors
David Rynne - Queensland Resources Council
Ineke Read - Davidson Recruitment
Mark Burow - Rider Levett Bucknall
Mark Burow - Rider Levett Bucknall, Ineke Read - Davidson Recruitment, Jen Morgans - Peabody Energy Australia, Damian Winterburn - CapLand Real Estate Advisors, Kathy Mac Dermott - Property Council of Australia