Plan, strategise and deliver at major Victorian infrastructure conference

Attendees at the Victorian Major Projects Conference will soon meet with stakeholders responsible for some of the largest, job-creating infrastructure developments currently in the state pipeline.

On November 27-28, the conference celebrates its 10th edition with an array of presentations by public and private experts responsible for planning, delivering and maintaining major projects designed for use by a rapidly growing state.

Many of the projects discussed will form part of Infrastructure Victoria’s updated 30-year strategy. Taking into account the various growth and change occurring state-wide, the strategy’s ambitious re-working centres around how Victoria can better integrate land use planning and infrastructure planning, while providing clearer infrastructure priorities for Victoria.

Michael Masson, Chief Executive Officer at Infrastructure Victoria will expand upon these themes at the conference.

He will explore how the infrastructure sector, public and private, can make the most of Victoria’s current and future population growth by delivering projects in a smarter manner, capitalising on the potential of regional Victoria, and ensuring the right infrastructure projects are planned and delivered in the right locales.

Effective planning is also at the forefront of the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA)’s current strategic plan.

Chief Executive of VPA Stuart Moseley will present on the intricacies of planning for population growth within Victoria. From connected green communities and efficient urban renewal, to extending approaches to regional settings, planning priorities for Victoria are diverse, broad and set to create additional opportunities for the infrastructure sector.

Opportunities will be highlighted after the announcements of large-scale rail projects set to transform Victoria’s entire rail network, from the suburbs to the regions.

The $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival Program is set to upgrade every regional passenger line within Victoria, in an effort to keep up with shifting travel needs. Mark Havryluk, Director of Regional Rail Revival at Rail Projects Victoria will provide key updates on the roll-out of the program, which will create over 1000 jobs.

Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop is also set to be showcased at the conference, by Executive Director at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Adele McCarthy.

With the state government recently confirming the establishment of a Suburban Rail Loop Authority, tasked to deliver the project with community and council consultation, McCarthy’s speech will allow industry to understand how their expertise will come in handy during the roll-out of the Loop.

From strategizing and planning to regional project delivery and community consultation, delivering infrastructure ready to assist with Victoria’s growing population is a task rife with opportunities and complexities.

The 10th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference will incorporate each facet into two full days, providing attendees with exclusive information designed to help businesses maximise their work within the state’s booming sector.

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