Hon. Jacinta Allan, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop, Victoria
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with other conference attendees.
Growing and Maintaining Port Capabilities to Support Victoria’s Economy
Caryn Anderson, Executive General Manager Port Growth and Planning, Port of Melbourne
Exploring Transport Network Pricing
Dr Jonathan Spear, Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Victoria
Modernising the Regional Network
Mark Havryluk, Director, Regional Rail Revival, Rail Projects Victoria
MORNING TEA BREAK
Road Project Updates – Improving Reliability and Safety Across the State
This presentation will explore major road projects currently underway and in the pipeline for the State of Victoria. Delivered by Director of Business Strategy, Andrew Williams, this keynote session will provide the latest in project updates.
Andrew Williams, Director, Business Strategy, Major Road Projects Victoria
Melbourne’s Biggest Rail Project in 50 Years
Damian Brizzi, Package Director, Rail Systems, Rail Infrastructure and Sunbury Line Upgrade Projects, Rail Projects Victoria
Fireside Chat: COVID-19 and the Victorian Transport Sector
Level Crossing Removal Project – Southern Program Alliance Innovating to Support Economic Return
Stephen Litterick, Senior Executive, Acciona Geotech
Transport Projects as a Catalyst for Great Placemaking Outcomes
We can all imagine a future where the demand for world-class public transport is far greater than anyone could have imagined in recent years. As Australian cities become denser and more urbanised, our communities have higher expectations of liveability. Great place-making is now front of mind when we plan, design and deliver transport infrastructure. The transport infrastructure ecosystem is becoming more complex than ever before.
A decade or two ago, public transport projects sometimes followed a delivery approach where complying with a ‘contract’ was an adequate outcome. Increasingly, our society expects transport projects to do more than move people around. They need to achieve a higher order of community outcomes. For example, the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) brings about greater safety and reliability but also a coordinated place-making approach across many locations.
Complex transport projects like LXRP require careful planning and collaborative and multidisciplinary professionals to develop robust procurement tactics. Implementing lessons from local and international urban transport projects is key to minimising risk, delivering return on investment and creating lasting community benefits.
Mikel Alonso, Transport Market Leader - Australia, GHD
AFTERNOON TEA BREAK
First Works Package on the Sunbury Line
The Sunbury Line Upgrade will deliver major track, power and station platform upgrades to enable High Capacity Metro Trains to run all the way from Sunbury to Cranbourne and Pakenham when the Metro Tunnel is operational in 2025.
These works are being delivered by the Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA), a partnership between CPB Contractors, John Holland, AECOM, Metro Trains Melbourne and Rail Projects Victoria.
RIA is working on the first two stages of the $2.1 billion project, delivering platform extensions, stabling upgrades and traction power upgrades along the western rail corridor to increase the capacity of and future proof the network.
Engineering Manager, Colin Craney is leading the project’s engineering, design and systems assurance teams working to develop and align technical solutions for the complex connection between the Sunbury Line Upgrade, the new Metro Tunnel and the existing operational surface level metropolitan rail network.
This involves managing the intricate interfaces between project requirements and stakeholder needs, successfully balancing the technical challenges of design with the realities of construction.
Colin Craney, Engineering Manager, CPB Contractors
Echuca-Moama Bridge Project
Tony Carecos, Director, Delivery, Major Road Projects Victoria
Identifying and Prioritising Key Transport Infrastructure Projects
Owain Emslie, Senior Associate, Grattan Institute
Rachel Dapiran, Executive Director, Infrastructure, Strategy & Planning, Victorian Planning Authority
William McDougall, Independent Transport Planner, Victoria
COCKTAIL NETWORKING FUNCTION
Engaging Communities in the Delivery of Major Projects
Jennifer Kaye, Director Strategic Communications, Level Crossing Removal Project
Mandi Davidson, National Lead – Communications and Engagement, RPS
Megan Cusack, Deputy Director Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Melbourne Airport Rail Link (Rail Projects Victoria)
Romina Cavallo, General Manager Strategic Development, RPS
Trent Woodberry, Director Strategic Communications, Major Road Projects Victoria
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other summit attendees.
MORNING TEA BREAK
The Use of Digital Engineering in Infrastructure Projects
We discuss how state governments are increasingly turning to digital engineering modelling to avoid an era of infrastructure overruns and avoidable contractual disputes with concerning outcomes.
Andrew Loh, Director of Infrastructure, Donald Cant Watts Corke (DCWC)
ARTC: Inland Rail and the North East Rail Line Upgrade
Ed Walker, General Manager Victorian Projects, ARTC
Liveable Cities in the Post-COVID Era – A Public Transport Network for Everyone
Dr Tony Morton, President, Public Transport Users Association
Modernising Outer-Suburban and Regional Network Availability.
Bernadette George, Strategic Planner, Mildura Rural City Council
Mark Dixon, Chief Executive Officer, City of Wodonga
Nicola Ward, National Research and Policy Lead, National Growth Areas Alliance
Peter Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Transport Association
Delivering Roads Across the Pipeline
Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd
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