Sudath Amaratunga | Technical Manager Precincts and infrastructure
Transport for New South Wales Ltd | Australia

Sudath Amaratunga, Technical Manager Precincts and infrastructure, Transport for New South Wales Ltd

Sudath is a member of the Australian Senior Public Service with valuable experience in Major construction, Infrastructure development and Business operations and Management. He is working as a Senior Rail Professional for the unique Precincts and Infrastructure Group of TfNSW.
Sudath Graduated from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka specialising in Civil Engineering and is a Chartered Civil Engineer. He started his career as a Civil Engineer in the Department of Buildings Sri Lanka . He played a key role in more than 10 major projects in designs and project management during this period. Sudath joined DFCC Bank, Sri Lanka later on and gained experience in every aspect of Project financing. He managed a finance portfolio exceeding 300 million Rs during this period.
On completing his MBA (Finance & Marketing) from UTS Sydney, he joined Maga Engineering, Sri Lanka as the Senior Manager (Operations & Business Development) and provided the business development leadership to make Maga the leader in the construction industry.
Sudath joined Ceylinco Group of companies, Sri Lanka as the General Manager/CEO of The Finance Property Developers and Ceylinco Prosperity companies and managed an investment portfolio of 200 million Rs with sustainable profits. The companies he managed were well known for delivering quality luxury houses.
Sudath migrated to Australia in 2002 and started his career as an Asset Manger of Burger King Restaurant chain setting up new restaurants and managing operations. He joined the Rail Industry in 2004 as a Design Engineer in RailCorp, the leading Rail operator of NSW. He managed the Macdonaldtown stabling yard project and the rail procurement project during this period.


Middle East Rail 2018 day 1 @ 14:20

Panel: Building stations as destinations: transit oriented eco-design and development

  •     Integrating stations into communities: supporting surrounding land uses for retail, residential and mixed use 
  •     Analysing connections and passenger flows both inside and outside station hubs
  •     Exploring multimodality design that enhances livability, preserves performance, manages flow, prioritises soft transit modes, while reducing impact on environment
  •     Rethinking patterns and optimising transit oriented development
  •     Evaluating examples of smart, competitive cities of the future, in action today
  •     Forging partnerships with cities and major urban areas to lay groundwork for projects

Middle East Rail 2018 day 1 @ 15:20

Enabling smart cities with transit oriented development (TOD)

  •     TOD project delivery: integration of smart transport with smart, mixed-use city infrastructure
  •     Innovating product, solution and service to inspire public transport use
  •     Rehabilitating urban land space while increasing transport capacity
  •     Optimising and monetising facilities: equipment, stations and non-rail real estate
  •     Achieving industrial, commercial and social performance through TOD

Middle East Rail 2018 day 2 @ 14:20

Panel: Modern rail financing in complex markets

  •     Comparing sustainability of current financial frameworks from international rail markets
  •     Investing in technology and asset capabilities: balancing knock on effects to the bottom line
  •     Running under asset-light models: benefits and risks
  •     Revising financial models as markets and demands become increasingly complex 

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