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event Next event: 25 - 26 May 2017 | Sheraton, Melbourne

For Specialists dealing with infrastructure

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne for the 3rd National Infrastructure Conference.

Investment in infrastructure is critical for maintaining living standards and creating the conditions in which our economy can continue to grow. Governments in Australia are increasingly looking to the private sector to develop and maintain roads, ports, pipelines, power and other essential infrastructure assets.

Our conference program covers many issues that are relevant to our industry, including privatisation issues, debt/equity rules/Division 855/Division 6C interaction, applying anti-avoidance rules to staples, social infrastructure update, gifted assets, valuation and FIRB rules. Jeremy Hirschhorn of the ATO and Darren Anderson from BIS Oxford Economics will deliver key note addresses.

In addition, the conference dinner at the Sheraton will provide ample opportunities to catch up with colleagues from professional firms, corporates and the ATO.

The National Infrastructure Conference is the only conference focused entirely on tax issues affecting infrastructure - can you afford to miss it?

Session Highlights

Privatisations Panel Discussion

Panel members:
James Beeston
Australian Taxation Office

Jeremy Hirschhorn, CTA
Australian Taxation Office

Gina Maio

Facilitated by:
Steven Economides, CTA

This session will be a discussion between the ATO and equity investors focusing on current issues which will include:

  • - Value allocation, in particular the differences in views on RAB and market value
  • - Gearing across the staple and the different circumstances that lead to different gearing levels
  • - Upstream gearing and the ATO’s views on associate equity rules
  • - Margins on cross staple loans and their interaction with the AMIT rules
  • - Tax deeds
  • - Interaction with FIRB
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  • 10 CPD hours
  • 2 day event
  • 10 Sessions
  • 22 industry experts
  • Many networking opportunities including a Conference Dinner

Keynote Speakers

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Jeremy Hirschhorn, CTA

Australian Taxation Office

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Darren Anderson

BIS Oxford Economics

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Michael D’Ascenzo



Sheraton, Melbourne

The Sheraton Melbourne Hotel is a luxury 5 star hotel located at the Paris end of Little Collins Street. Here guests can immerse themselves in the city’s famed laneway culture, with many vibrant bars, award-winning restaurants and excellent shops within walking distance. There is also a rooftop bar where you can have a drink and unwind after the day’s sessions.

Address: 27 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Tel: +61 3 9290 1000

Website: Sheraton website



To book accommodation at the conference venue, please email or call 07 3854 1611 and mention that you are a delegate at the conference. Alternatively, browse other options and book online through Ozaccom. Room rates are quoted on per room, per night basis (inclusive of GST).

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Full registration

Registration deadlineMember price New-member price* Non-member price
Early bird – 21 April $1,495 incl GST $1,795 incl GST $1,795 incl GST
Standard $1,635 incl GST $1,935 incl GST $1,935 incl GST

*Save on the non-member price and become a member of The Tax Institute today. The new member registration fee entitles you to affiliate membership ending on 30 June 2018.

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Value Adviser Associates

Value Adviser Associates

Interested in raising your company's profile?

Find out more about our business partner opportunities by contacting Wayne Flekser on 02 82230064 or email us for further details.


For further information about the event please contact us on 03 9603 2000 or email us.

The Tax Institute CPD Event App

The Tax Institute understands the impact that an event of this nature has on the environment, especially when printing delegate materials. We are excited to announce that The Tax Institute has launched a fantastic new event app. This app is easy to use and contains program information, materials (technical papers and slides), evaluation forms and more. We encourage all delegates to download the app on their phone or tablet prior to this event. Once the materials are available, an email will be sent to delegates with access details (approximately five days before the event).

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