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Infrastructure Delivery: Time for a Reset



07 September


Mixed (online and in-person)


10 wks


10 x 3 hrs

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Martin Locke

Martin Locke
Infrastructure finance specialist

Martin is an infrastructure finance specialist with over 30 years of experience. He has closed high profile PPPs including the Lane Cove Tunnel, Gold Coast Rapid Transit and Royal North Shore Hospital Redevel- opment. He was formerly a partner of PwC, having led the infrastructure advisory practice in Sydney 12+ years and an investment banker with the Deutsche Morgan Grenfell group, focusing on infrastructure project financing. He's worked in Singapore, Sydney, London and Johannesburg.

Martin has established an independent private consultancy - Lidunian Partners and has a portfolio of consulting and non-executive director roles. His clients have included Cushman & Wakefield, DIF, TransGrid, Infrastructure Australia, NSW Government and Sydney Metro. He is an Adjunct Professor at UNSW and the University of Sydney Business School, council member of the International Project Finance Association, accredited gateway reviewer, member of the Infrastructure NSW panel and Infrastructure Australia’s strategic advisory panel. Martin runs infrastructure financing courses at UNSW and the University of Sydney as well as delivering professional training seminars.

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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. 


Discounts are available for this course as follows:

  • 50% discount for more than 5 enrolments from the same organisation.
  • 15% discount 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
    • UTS Alumni, Students and Staff

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

How to obtain your discount voucher code

  • Please contact the team at support@open.uts.edu.au with your details of group enrolments or details of professional membership to obtain your discount voucher code. Note that group enrolments will not be validated until the minimum number of criteria enrolments have been received.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

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.

Book a session

Thu 07 Sep 2023 -
Thu 16 Nov 2023
Expert: Martin Locke
  • UTS – Venue TBC
  • Mixed (online and in-person)
  • 10 sessions, 30 hours total

Enrolments close at 11.59pm, Thursday 24 August 2023 (AEST). 

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UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.