We do need to have better infrastructure. Here the problem is we couldn’t really refurbish and build upon what we had, we had to put more in. Look at Asia –what Asia did was not build infrastructure based on how much they were going to recoup. In Singapore, you can travel into the CBD before 7.15 or 7.45 constantly.
They are not recouping capital expenditure through tickets; it’s about moving people around because of the cost on business and the costs on the wider community by not getting there, says Nick Deeks from WT Partnership.
Nick Deeks has 39 years of experience in the property and construction industries, 13 years in the UK and the past 26 years of which are in Australia. Established the National Infrastructure Group in 2002 which has been instrumental in the building of our capability across the sector and is the Founding Director of WT Sustainability. Nick was appointed the Managing Director of WT Australia in 2013 and joint Chairman of WT International in 2015. Nick continues to drive the strategic direction of the Australian business and is passionate about business transformation and change within the building and construction industry. Nicks commitment to the topic sees him speak at many industry forums and events to share his knowledge and embrace new learnings.