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, Acting Chief Executive 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 how Major Road Projects Victoria is partnering with industry to address current challenges facing the transport infrastructure sector in Victoria, as well providing an overview of the pipeline of projects.
Andrew Williams, Director, Business Strategy, Major Road Projects Victoria
Melbourne’s Biggest Rail Project in 50 Years
Damian Brizzi, Package Director, 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, Project Director, Acciona Geotech
Transport Planning that Inspires Places People Love
In recent years we’ve seen a profound and accelerated shift in people’s hearts and minds around the need for a deep affinity with the places in which we live. Our communities have higher expectations of liveability, and an increasingly strong desire for places and spaces that they love.
As such, the human story anchored in place-making must be front of mind when we plan, design and deliver transport networks. With the transport infrastructure ecosystem becoming more complex, we need to ask how are we contributing to social and cultural life? How are we empowering local communities? How can streets, roads and transit corridors perform multiple functions and become attractive destinations in their own right?
At GHD, we have adopted a human-centric transformational approach that honours engineering and embraces ‘loveability’. We recognise that transport projects are so much more than linear corridors; they’re connected precincts with unlimited potential. This presentation will outline our thinking, with some real-life examples of our approach.
Mikel Alonso, Transport Market Leader - Australia, GHD
Powering the Future of Mobility through Hydrogen
Dr. Fiona Simon, CEO, Australia Hydrogen Council.
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 Director, Rail Network Alliance
Echuca-Moama Bridge Project
Jointly funded by the Australian, Victorian and NSW Governments, the $323.7m investment will connect the Murray Valley Highway and Warren Street at Echuca with the Cobb Highway at Perricoota Road in Moama, making it quicker and easier to travel across the Campaspe and Murray Rivers.
Part of the largest infrastructure project in northern Victoria, Stages 1 – 3 will be delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria, with Stage 4 to be delivered by NSW Roads and Maritime Services.
Major works began on Stage 3 in early 2020 with the project expected to be completed by mid-2022.
Tony Carecos, Director, Delivery, Major Road Projects Victoria
Identifying and Prioritising Key Transport Infrastructure Projects
Marion Terrill, Transport and Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute
Rachel Dapiran, Executive Director, Infrastructure, Strategy & Planning, Victorian Planning Authority
William McDougall, Independent Transport Planner, Victoria
NETWORKING & DRINKS
Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts,
Engaging Communities in the Delivery of Major Projects
Jennifer Kaye, Director Strategic Communications, Level Crossing Removal Project
Laura Stewart, General Manager (NSW, ACT, QLD) - Insights, RPS
Mandi Davidson, National Lead – Communications and Engagement, RPS
Megan Cusack, Deputy Director Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Melbourne Airport Rail Link (Rail Projects Victoria)
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
How to Navigate Digital Transformation in Transport Infrastructure and the Exponential Rise of the Role of Data Within It
Brian Dargan, Technical Director Digital Transformation APNA, Mott MacDonald
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.
ARTC: Inland Rail and the North East Rail Line Upgrade
Ed Walker, General Manager Victorian Projects, ARTC
Modernising Outer-Suburban and Regional Network Availability.
Bernadette George, Strategic Planner, Mildura Rural City Council
Nicola Ward, National Research and Policy Lead, National Growth Areas Alliance
Peter Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Transport Association
Liveable Cities in the Post-COVID Era – A Public Transport Network for Everyone
Dr Tony Morton, President, Public Transport Users Association
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