Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference new dates announced

The Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference new dates have been announced as October 7-8, after the event had to be postponed from an earlier August timeline due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference returns for its 12th year to explore the transport projects regenerating Victoria.

With $80 billion dedicated to transport infrastructure by the Victorian Government, the sector is set to function as a major piece of the State’s COVID recovery puzzle. Boosting employment and bolstering confidence in the industry, this massive investment is set to revitalise the transport system and improve the way Victorians move.

Covering everything from rail projects to port expansions and roads, the Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference is a must-attend for those seeking industry insights and new opportunities within the infrastructure space.

On 4-5 August 2021, the Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for two full days of keynote presentations, panel discussions and valuable networking sessions with hundreds of peers and industry experts.

The conference brings together key stakeholders and professionals from both private and public sectors, providing a rare opportunity to mix with a wide range of players involved in the delivery of major infrastructure projects.

Opening the conference, The Hon. Jacinta Allan, Minister for Transport Infrastructure and Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop, will speak broadly on the Victorian project pipeline and the initiatives that are driving our post-COVID recovery.

This will be followed by Caryn Anderson from Port of Melbourne discussing the importance of bolstering Victoria’s port capabilities to support the economy and provide social prosperity for Victorians.

Dr Jonathan Spear, CEO of Infrastructure Victoria, will discusses the complex idea of network pricing and the potential solutions to the problem areas in Melbourne’s transport network.

On the regional front, Mark Havryluk from Rail Projects Victoria will share the details of the $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival Program and the range of opportunities the initiative has generated.

Following this with a Melbourne perspective, Damian Brizzi from Rail Projects Victoria will delve into the Metro Tunnel Project and provide insights into the city’s biggest rail project in 50 years.

To speak on the Sunbury Line Upgrade, Colin Craney from CPB Contractors will present the latest updates on the $2.1 billion project and give an in-depth overview of the process and benefits.

Rounding out day one, a panel discussion featuring Owain Emslie from Grattan Institute, Rachel Dapiran of Victorian Planning Authority and independent transport planner William McDougall will explore the complex process of prioritising infrastructure projects based on costs, environmental feasibility, economic value and impact on the community.

Opening day two, a panel featuring Jennifer Kaye of the 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 will discuss the community’s role in the delivery of major projects and the challenges that can arise during engagement.

From ARTC, Ed Walker will provide the latest updates on the highly anticipated North East Rail Line Upgrade as well as the Victorian section of the massive Inland Rail project. An overview of the project timeline and expected benefits will be covered at length, along with the latest news on project delivery.

The Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference will be held on 7 and 8 October 2021 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. For more information, please visit here.


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