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Infrastructure Delivery: Time for a Reset

The infrastructure sector is currently experiencing some massive challenges and is in urgent need of reform regarding how major projects are delivered.

About this course

This course seeks to explore these challenges from a practitioner lens and considers the different perspectives of government, contractors, operators and investors in forging solutions across the entire lifecycle.

Course structure

The course will be delivered in either online, face-to-face or blended modes, to allow those who are unable to attend face-to-face to participate in the course. Participants can choose to complete the ten x three-hour sessions (30 hours total) in any combination of these modes.

Proposed Topics

  • How is the government seeking to reform infrastructure delivery?
  • What are the challenges facing the infrastructure pipeline and how can they be fixed?
  • How can we create a sustainable construction sector?
  • What is the future role of private finance in infrastructure from a developer’s perspective?
  • How can project management of megaprojects be improved?
  • Risk allocation and PPPs: is it broken and can it be fixed?
  • Precincts and integrated station developments
  • Investing in infrastructure projects: does it generate value?
  • Do we need to tweak or reset the model?
  • Success stories and some lessons to be learnt.

Overview of teaching activities

  • Weekly lectures delivered by Martin Locke, supplemented by guest lecturers from public and private sectors, including Sonya Campbell - Head of Infrastructure and Structured Finance Unit, NSW Treasury; Infrastructure Australia and investment companies
  • Group discussions
  • Real case studies.

Learning outcomes

As a result of undertaking this course, participants will benefit via:

  • Contribution towards an in-depth understanding of the massive challenges faced by the infrastructure sector in Australia and the need for its reform regarding how major projects are delivered
  • Increased capabilities to apply critical thinking in assessing the contrasting perspectives of investors, contractors and the community around decision-making on how infrastructure projects can be delivered to create value for money.



  • Familiarity with infrastructure projects and related development concepts is preferable.


Full price:

  • $2,500 (GST free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 


A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni 

A discount of 15% is available to members of:

  • Project Management Institute (Sydney Chapter) (PMI)
  • Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Australian Contractors Association (ACA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Roads Australia, as well as
  • UTS postgraduate students of DAB.

Please contact the team at with your student number or applicable membership details to obtain your discount voucher code. 

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Who is this course for?

This course will benefit those with a familiarity of infrastructure projects and related development concepts, and is suitable for:

  • Public sector infrastructure specialists
  • Government officials (relevant personnel)
  • Investors in infrastructure projects
  • Infrastructure developers and financiers
  • Managers of infrastructure projects
  • Project and construction management consultancy officers
  • Management personnel of major contracting firms.

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