The future wellbeing of Wales and the role of infrastructure

6 Nov
6 November 2019, 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Arup Hub, Pier Head Street, Cardiff CF10 4QP

The Welsh Infrastructure Alliance (WIA) draws together like-minded organisations representing over 600 member companies and over 10,000 individual members from across the infrastructure sector. The Alliance sees itself as a source of advice and potential solutions to enable the delivery of “world class” infrastructure in Wales to drive our future wellbeing as a nation.

As supporters of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales (NICW) and campaigners for its establishment by the Welsh Government we are keen to see it develop its role in advising Ministers of Wales’ future infrastructure needs. With this in mind we have prepared a short report which we have presented to the Chair of the Commission which offers some initial thoughts across a range of infrastructure “sub-sectors” and is designed to stimulate dialogue both within the Commission and between the Commission and stakeholders with an interest in the infrastructure sector. We hope that it demonstrates the broad range of infrastructure knowledge across the Alliance partners and our ability to provide expert advice. It sets out, in simple terms, the current environment, some of the challenges faced within each “sub-sector” and the opportunities to meet future needs.

We will be holding debates in south and north Wales, on the 6th and 14th of November respectively, for stakeholders to discuss the contents of the report and to advise on future priorities. If you would like to register your interest for one or both of these debates please contact CECA Wales.

In the meantime, we welcome any comments on the report.