Picking Up the Pace on Renewable Energy Construction

The Society of Construction Law (Australia) and Corrs Chambers Westgarth invite you to join us for a discussion in person in Brisbane.



FTI Consulting’s Emma Fishburn and Tommy Wakefield-Smith will lead the discussion.



Emma Fishburn                                                  Tommy Wakefield-Smith

Managing Director - FTI Consulting     Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting


With every Australian government setting ambitious targets to transition their energy sector to support a low emissions economy, speed is critical in getting new renewable energy projects from a concept to fully operational. We know that we need to pick up the pace across the different phases of project development, from planning and approvals through to commissioning to meet these targets. Making sure that the construction phase of the project runs smoothly to enable on time completion is a significant piece of the puzzle. This discussion will focus on the past, present and future of renewable energy construction, the risks and issues being faced in this phase of projects, and the practical solutions that could be put in place to mitigate risks and issues.

Registration begins : 5:30pm

Event commences : 6:00pm

Networking drinks : 7:00pm


Please note this event will be in person only and will not be recorded.


Location of Event:

The event will be hosted by Corrs Chambers Westgarth at their Brisbane offices 

Level 42, 111 Eagle Street

Brisbane Queensland 4000


Cost of Event

This event is free of charge for SoCLA members (you must be logged in when registering and tick the $0 event fee box towards the bottom of the registration page).

Non-members - $49.50. Please click on the link below to register for this event.

About our Speakers

Emma Fishburn has over 14 years’ experience advising businesses, governments, investors, and market bodies across the electricity supply chain. Emma specialises in helping clients strategically position to capture opportunities and respond to challenges emerging in electricity markets.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Emma held senior roles within government, energy market bodies and consulting firms. Emma’s skills and expertise include energy market strategy and market analysis, industry and market reform, regulatory and economic advice, and commercial advisory.

Tommy Wakefield-Smith is a civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience on engineering and construction projects across Australia, Middle East, UK and South-Africa, in the resources, rail, energy and construction sectors.

Tommy started in construction working for main Contractors, has implemented national planning improvement programmes for two of the UK’s largest engineering firms and held lead planning roles on multi $bn projects with EPC firms Bechtel and Parsons Brinckerhoff. 

Tommy has testified numerous times as an expert in project planning, programming and the analysis of delay and disruption, acted as expert determiner, and been ‘dual cross examined’.

More information is available on the flyer below.


July 25th, 2024 from  5:30 PM AEST to  9:00 PM AEST
Event Fee(s)
Picking Up the Pace $ 49.50 (includes GST of $ 4.50)
Events: additional fields
City Brisbane
State or location QLD
Flyer SoCLA_event_flyer_Brisbane_25_07_2024.pdf