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  • Australian Built Environment delegation explores partnerships with India’s leading infrastructure companies

    Published on February 24, 2020

    A 25+ member Australian Built Environment delegation is currently in India as a part of Australia-India Business Exchange 2020 organised by The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Australian Government.

    The delegation will be meeting with India’s leading infrastructure companies across New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai between 24 – 28 February to explore partnership opportunities.

    The Australian Built Environment Delegation comprises of pedigree names with global experience like Leighton, Macquarie, Populous, Linfox and Woods Bagot that have significant expertise in urban infrastructure design and development.

    Australia – The ideal partner for Indian infrastructure companies

    As world leaders in design, engineering, innovative products and technology, the Australian building and construction industry is an ideal partner for India in developing projects at global standards and providing invaluable insights.

    Australia has significant expertise in

    • Master Planning and precinct planning
    • Innovative Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) engineering
    • Water capture, saving and storage systems
    • Insulation – including thermal mass regulation products
    • Building management systems
    • Sustainable building designs
    • Project management and technical services
    • Energy- efficient lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
    • Energy-efficient hot-water systems – including solar and heat-pump systems
    • Provision of recycled, low toxicity and modular building products for construction

    Speaking about the delegation, Mr Munish Sharma, Trade Commissioner, Australian Trade & Investment Commission, Australian Government said, “India’s built environment sector is expected to reach a market size of AUD 1.5 trillion by 2030, although in an increasingly competitive business landscape. AIB-X will focus on sectors where the fast-growing Indian economy creates significant new opportunities for Australian businesses and opens up prospects for collaboration between Australian and Indian businesses. Infrastructure and Built Environment is one such sector of focus.”

    He further stated that “India’s urban population will reach 590 million by 2030, representing the largest urban transformation of the 21st century. By then, cities will be contributing 75% to India’s GDP. In contrast, as a highly urbanised and liveable country, Australia has significant expertise in urban infrastructure design and development. Australian cities regularly feature at the top of most liveable cities list. Therefore, this collaboration will give insightful solutions to India in urban planning and developing smarter cities in the near future.”