WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28, 2019
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Against the backdrop of a $14.2 billion infrastructure investment by the state government, the upcoming 10th edition of the flagship Victorian Major Projects Conference will provide plenty of important breakthroughs for businesses seeking to maximise their work within Victoria.
Centred around Building Victoria’s Future, this year’s conference showcases projects aimed at addressing the state’s increasingly growing population while supporting its economy and job prospects.
The upcoming Suburban Rail Loop, set to connect Melbourne’s “middle” suburbs with the inclusion of new train stations and connecting railway lines to existing stations, will be profiled by Adele McCarthy.
As Executive Director of the project, McCarthy will explore how the newly established Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions will support the delivery of the $50 billion underground rail network, while widening job prospects for engineers, constructors, designers, architects, major property developers, rail operators, among other sectors.
Joining McCarthy from the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions will be Emily Mottram, Executive Director – Precinct Design.
Mottram is set to present on the Fishermans Bend urban renewal project, which is set to house approximately 80,000 residents and employ 80,000 people by 2050.
The Fishermans Bend Draft Framework will be unpacked by Mottram, which has been supported by evidence-based reports, plans and strategies, with engagement from community members and other key stakeholders.
To ensure the world-class delivery of this suite of major projects being rolled out across Victoria, a Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS) has been established to ensure a more consistent, integrated and repeatable approach is taken to creating and maximising Victorian asset investments.
VDAS was developed Victorian Chief Engineer Dr Collette Burke, who is attending the conference to present on how the strategy will help establish best-practice standards across major project delivery and maintenance, state and sector-wide.
In addition to VDAS, independent advisory body Infrastructure Victoria has been developed to prepare a 30-year infrastructure strategy for the state, while directly engaging government on key matters and publishing original research on issues related to infrastructure development to support a growing Victoria.
Infrastructure Victoria Chief Executive Officer Michael Masson will further explore Infrastructure Victoria’s view on infrastructure-related options and impacts, while assessing the current pipeline of major projects and analysing where Victoria’s priorities should lie.
The 10th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference is held on the 27-28 November in Melbourne, and features two days of expert keynote presentations, panel discussions and networking sessions, geared towards maximising attendees’ exposure to public and private stakeholders responsible for shaping the state’s infrastructure boom.
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