ICE Presidential Address & Infrastructure Victoria presentation, Melbourne

11 August, 2016 | 17:45 - 20:00

ICE Presidential address from Sir John Armitt.
ICE Presidential address from Sir John Armitt.

About this event

Sir John Armitt's address will cover the themes for his Presidential year: 'Civil Engineering: Shaping ourselves and our world.' :- The need for civil engineers to keep questioning the "why" of what they do and for ICE itself to remain dynamic, flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the modern engineering world.

The politics of infrastructure and the Institution's role and responsibility in these debates; raising the profession's profile and reputation, and helping the Government stick to a long term strategy for infrastructure. Providing the local perspective, Mr Flynn will describe the purpose and work of Infrastructure Victoria, an independent statutory authority established to set long term plans for infrastructure development in Victoria.

The methods for assessing project priorities, and by whom, will be discussed together with role of the Authority in the political decision making process.

Please arrive for 5.45pm for 6.30pm presentation (light refreshments available).

Note: There is no charge for Address and Presentation (Registration is not necessary).

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Sir John Armitt

Sir John Armitt, currently President of ICE, is chairman of the National Express Group and City & Guilds, and Deputy Chairman of the Berkeley Group. He has long been associated with ICE, having first served on ICE's Council in 1989. He has held a number of important Chairs, including Chairman of the Management Committee, the International Committee and UK Regional Affairs Committee.

Mr Brendan Flynn is a Special Adviser at Infrastructure Victoria. Infrastructure Victoria's three key roles are to prepare a 30-year infrastructure strategy for Victoria, provide advice to the Victorian Government on infrastructure matters, and publish research on infrastructure related issues.