With infrastructure stimulus around the world likely to trigger stronger global demand for most commodities, the mining industry’s contribution will only grow. However, this is dependent on mining’s ability to better manage their licence to operate, and on investment in digital and technology solutions to boost productivity.
Meanwhile, the transport industry is already being reframed through rapid advancements in technology. Organisations that tap into the potential of data and analytics, AI and automation will shape future mobility for the benefit of both individuals and the transport network, whether through autonomous vehicles or the use of data and on-demand solutions.
Transport is also shifting towards decarbonisation. By 2050, the percentage of low or zero emission vehicles in the Australian fleet is forecast to reach 60% — up from under 1% today.
With the NSW government setting a target of zero emissions by 2050, Elizabeth Mildwater, Deputy Secretary, Greater Sydney, Transport for NSW says her organisation is now moving towards green energy generally and transforming to a zero emissions fleet.
Talking about economic recovery in her interview for the Reframe Your Future Series, Mildwater acknowledges the role of government, including the importance of maintaining a pipeline of projects.