VIC Transport Infrastructure Conference 2019

1-2 May 2019
Melbourne Convention
& Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, Victoria

Level Crossing Removal Project at the 8th Annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference 2016

Posted On May 25, 2016

Level Crossing Removal Project at the 8th Annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference 2016

The Victorian Government is taking the lead in the advancement of transport infrastructure safety, with an ambitious plan to remove 50 of the state’s most dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne. Dubbed the Level Crossing Removal Project, The Victorian Government has already dedicated more than $2.4 billion as part of the Victorian Budget 2015-16, with more than 18 level crossing removals currently underway within the state.

In addition to the Level Crossing Removal Project, Victoria is implementing a wide variety of transport infrastructure projects, including the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project which has recently received an unprecedented $857 million as part of the Federal Budget 2016/17, as well as the Western Distributor Project, which includes the Monash Freeway Upgrade and upgrades to Webb Dock.

In discussion of the Level Crossing Removal Project and other prominent transport infrastructure projects, the 8th Annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference is being held at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre on the 15th & 16th of June, for transport infrastructure and construction representatives to share ideas and knowledge surrounding  Victoria’s growing transport infrastructure network.

Melbourne currently maintains 172 level crossings which have claimed 139 lives between 2002 and June 2012. General Manger of Public Policy, Brian Negus, will be presenting on the topic of Transport Infrastructure Priorities for Victoria at the conference. According to Negus as mentioned in a Crikey article, level crossings along the Dandenong line can be closed for up to 30-40 minutes per hour during the peak traffic hours, slowing traffic and delaying trains.

Attracting in excess of 200 delegates each year, the conference is expected to feature more than 20 key speakers from a wide range of sectors and industries, including Simon Thomas, Programme Director - Inland Rail, ARTC, who will be speaking on the Inland Rail Project. Evan Tattersall, Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, will be presenting on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project.

The $10.9 billion Metro Tunnel Project will create a new end-to-end rail line from Sunbury in the west to Cranbourne-Pakenham in the south-east, with high capacity trains and five new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and at Domain. In preparation for the arrival of the Melbourne Metro Tunnel, the Victorian Government has committed $875 million towards the order of 28 high capacity trains as part of the Victorian Budget 2016-17.                                                   

The conference will feature topics on the Sky Rail Project between Caulfield and Dandenong, the Monash Freeway Upgrade, Safe Road Infrastructure - An update on progress, the Murray Basin Rail Project, Ride Sharing, High Speed Rail for Australia - A Brief Discussion of Value and Funding, as well as on the Port of Melbourne Port Capacity Project.

The two day conference offers highly valuable networking opportunities for project managers, operators, contractors, consultants and investors, to learn about the state’s growing pipeline of transport infrastructure projects taking place within Victoria.

The 8th Annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Projects Conference is being held on the 15th & 16th of June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. 

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