This Seminar on the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP) was organised by RTPI Cymru on behalf of the Regeneration Skills Collective Wales (RSCW). RSCW is a network of six professional institutions in Wales established in 2004, committed to the delivery of integrated and sustainable regeneration (CIH Cymru, ICE Wales, LIW, RICS Wales, RSAW and RTPI Cymru). The Seminar, held at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay, was chaired by Roisin Willmott, National Director for RTPI Cymru.
Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance and Leader of the House, Welsh Government, gave the key note speech highlighting the importance of public and private professional skills needed to deliver infrastructure in Wales. The Minister explained that the WIIP demonstrates the Welsh Government's committment to growth and jobs. The WIIP can be downloaded from the Welsh Government's website. The Minister highlighted the need to keep the WIIP a living document and it will be updated six monthly.
The next update of the WIIP is due to be published on 27 November.
The presentations from the seminar are availbale to download below:
The financial challenge: the potential for new financial models and delivery structures – Professor Gerry Holtham
Delivery at the local level: New forms of collaboration - Steve Thomas CBE, Chief Executive, Welsh Local Government Association
Infrastructure investment in Wales: The spatial planning context – Lesley Punter, Chair RTPI Cymru Policy and Research Forum
The needs of the transport infrastructure: the economic case – Geoff Ogden, Atkins and Chair of ICE Wales
Greening the grey: benefiting from a green infrastructure – Mary O'Connor, Associate Director, WYG Planning & Design Mary made reference to a Landscape Institute leaflet on Green Infrastructure.
WIIP: Key issues in relation to regeneration - Kath Palmer, Deputy Director Homes and Places, Welsh Government