Economic recovery and more to be discussed at Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference

Megan Cusack courtesy of Expotrade Australia

As we begin to approach a level of post-COVID normalcy, infrastructure projects are supercharging the sector and creating jobs across the board.

Covering everything from regional rail upgrades and progress on the Metro Tunnel to port expansions and highway developments, the Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference provides the chance to gain valuable industry insights and access exclusive job opportunities.

Taking place on the 16th and 17th June 2021 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference will bring together key industry stakeholders and transport sector heavyweights for two full days of informative presentations, insightful panel discussions and hours of networking with peers and experts.

After a welcome address from the Hon. Tim Pallas, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Relations and Minister for Industrial Relations, the conference will open with a presentation from Dr Jonathan Spear. As CEO of Infrastructure Victoria, Jonathan will speak on the problem areas of Melbourne’s transport network as well as the potential benefits and drawbacks of paid usage schemes.

Covering Melbourne’s largest and most impressive rail project in 50 years, Damian Brizzi from Rail Projects Victoria will deliver the latest updates on the massive Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project. Damian will speak on the details of the project, what’s next in the process and the significant impacts on travel we can expect upon completion.

A panel discussion delving into the challenge of prioritising key projects will feature Marion Terrill of Grattan Institute, Professor Majid Sarvi of University of Melbourne, Rachel Dapiran of Victorian Planning Authority and independent transport planner William McDougall. The panel will discuss the complicated problems linked to population growth and how to best select projects that will facilitate and support the growth of the economy whilst maintaining the comfort of the community.

Opening day two of the conference, another panel featuring Jennifer Kaye of Level Crossing Removal Project, Mandi Davidson of RPS, Megan Cusack of Melbourne Airport Rail Link, Romina Cavallo of RPS and Trent Woodberry of Major Road Projects Victoria. The panellists will share their thoughts on the role of the community in the delivery of major projects, as well as the importance of clear communication when keeping the community well engaged.

From ARTC, Ed Walker will provide an in-depth overview of the North East Rail Line Upgrade and the Victorian segment of the Inland Rail project, connecting Tottenham and Albury. This presentation will delve into the improvements we can expect from the projects, the latest updates on project delivery and updated timelines.

Covering topics ranging from optimal project planning and strategic transport development to overviews of some of the most high-budget, influential transport projects in the State, the Victorian Transport Infrastructure is a must-attend for industry stakeholders and investors within the sector.

The Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference will be held on the 16th and 17th of June, 2021 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. For more information, please visit:

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