Future Perth Breakfast Series - METRONET

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Frasers Function Centre
Fraser Avenue Kings Park, West Perth WA 6005


Our 2020 year is starting with a -not to be missed- Industry Breakfast Briefing on the recently announced METRONET NEWest Preferred Alliance with DOWNER/CPB JV; arguably one of the most eagerly anticipated infrastructure project tenders on the 2019 calendar!


CIA Members & WA Branch Sponsors $75.00 CIA Student Members & CIA Retired Members $55.00 Non-Members $95.00


Anthony Kannis
Managing Director - METRONET

Gary Mclaughlin
Project Director - NEWest Alliance


Presenting will be METRONET Managing Director, Anthony Kannis and  Gary Mclaughlin, Project Director,  NEWest Alliance, providing details of the $845.5m combined projects and the opportunities this brings to the market and timeline in which the contract will be delivered.
This project represents a significant pipeline of work in 2020/21 to the local industry and it will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from the alliance contractor directly and an update on the broader METRONET Projects.

Following a significant period of working in a number of State Government central agencies, mainly in infrastructure investment, Anthony joined Western Australian Treasury in January 1996. Here he provided strategic advice to the Government on infrastructure prioritisation and investment, in addition to the general resourcing requirements of public sector agencies.

He was instrumental in establishing and operating the Public Private Partnerships Support Unit which, in partnership with the Office of Strategic Projects, progressed a number of major projects.
Anthony was appointed to the Board of Infrastructure Australia in May 2008 and was Deputy Chairman of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation from April 2009 until May 2013.  He was also a member of the WA Planning Commission’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee.

In October 2013, Anthony was appointed as WA Police Executive Director to lead the agency’s corporate related functions. During this time he was a significant contributor to the Frontline 2020 reform program which, amongst a number of operational changes, made significant improvements to WA Police’s corporate operations, including governance, introducing a centralised business management model and attracting a number of highly skilled public servants.

Anthony commenced with METRONET in June 2017.  As Managing Director his role is to lead his team, which consists of officers from the Departments of Transport; Planning, Lands and Heritage; and Communities, the Public Transport Authority and DevelopmentWA.
The team has the responsibility to:

  • undertake the initial planning and development of projects to investment decision;
  • maintain an overall program timeline and budget;
  • monitor and report on progress to the METRONET Taskforce;
  • manage the METRONET Special Purpose Account;
  • manage communications for the program; and
  • provide administrative support to the Taskforce and associated steering committees


Gary is the Alliancel Manager of the NEWest Alliance, leading a multidisciplinary team with the Public Transport Authority to deliver over $1.2 billion of works as part of METRONET.  A leading director of complex major projects, Gary brings over 25 years’ experience in construction, infrastructure and utilities both in the UK and Australia. Across the two projects, NEWest will deliver 30km of new dual passenger rail, 5 new stations and 3 station modifications as well as 14km of principal shared path, laying the foundation for a more connected city and better opportunities for the people of Perth.
A skilful communicator, Gary is known for his ability to motivate multidisciplinary teams to strive for efficiency, innovation and value for money.  Passionate about industry leading practices, Gary hopes to drive opportunity in the rail sector through traineeships, capacity building and Aboriginal participation and deliver world class infrastructure for WA.


7.00am   Registration Commences  
7.15am   Presentations and Breakfast
9.00am   Finish

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