VIC Major Projects Conference 2017

28-29 November 2017
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Conference Agenda

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Day 1 - 28th November 2017
07:50 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:20

Ministerial Address

Hon. Jacinta Allan MP, Minister for Public Transport, Minister for Major Projects, Victoria

Hon. Jacinta Allan MP
09:20 - 09:50

Speed networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other conference attendees.

09:50 - 10:20

Development Victoria’s Urban Renewal Projects

Development Victoria will deliver key precinct development projects throughout the State. Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Anderson, will give an overview on current projects including the revitalisation of central Dandenong, the ongoing development of the Docklands, the Ballarat West Employment Zone and important civic projects such as Melbourne Park and the Flinders Street Station redevelopment. This presentation will feature an overview of the projects, updates, timelines and benefits.

Simon Wilson, General Manager Precincts, Development Victoria

Simon Wilson
10:20 - 10:40

Revitalising Central Geelong Plan

The action plan aims to transform central Geelong into a magnet for new jobs and growth. The 10-year agenda of iniatives include the preparation of a masterplan for a 1000-seat convention centre, a hotel and complementary commercial uses on the Deakin University waterfront car park site.

  • Key proposed infrastructure projects

Julian Lyngcoln, Executive Director Planning Implementation, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

Julian Lyngcoln
10:40 - 11:10


11:10 - 11:30

Address by Bronze Sponsor

11:30 - 11:50

Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan
The State Government’s recently released plan invests $149 million in funding to deliver more reliable, renewable and affordable energy for the state. Initiatives include over $48 million for renewable energy certificate purchasing, $25 million to deploy grid-scale battery storage facilities in the west of Victoria by summer 2018 and $15.8 million for smart software system, battery and solar storage microgrid initiatives.

Benjamin White, Director - Renewable Energy Strategy, Insight & Investment, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Benjamin White
11:50 - 12:20

Health Infrastructure Projects

The Victorian Government has committed $2.9 billion into the health sector. Key projects include $162.7 million upgrade to the Northern Hospital, $69.8 million upgrade at the Austin and Royal Melbourne Hospital and $63.2 million to upgrade the emergency department at the Monash Medical Centre.

12:20 - 12:40

West Gate Tunnel Project

The $5.5 billion project will provide quicker, safer journeys and remove 9,000  trucks from residential streets. An alternative to the West Gate Bridge, the project includes two additional lanes, ramps, a tunnel and a new bridge.  Upon completion in 2022, the project is expected to reduce peak travel time from the west to the CBD, generate 6,000 new jobs and provide an $11 billion boost to the Victorian economy.

  • Project updates

David Clements, Program Director Major Projects Victoria, Transurban

David Clements
12:40 - 13:40


13:40 - 14:20

Panel Discussion

14:20 - 14:40

Frankston Revitalisation Projects

Frankston’s city centre will see over $420 million worth of current public and private investment. Key projects include the $70.5 million Chisholm Frankston upgrade, $150 million Skye/Overton Road level crossing and the $40 million Frankston Private Hospital investment. Other Projects include hotel developments, road upgrades and station precinct developments.

*Dennis Hovenden, Chief Executive Officer, Frankston City Council

14:40 - 15:00

Melbourne Quarter Project

Construction has begun on the $2.5 billion project that will accommodate approximately 10,000 workers and 3,000 residents. The project will also create around 15,000 construction jobs over the life of the six to eight year project. The project is the largest mixed-use urban regeneration development in central Melbourne in more than a decade and will function as an active commercial, residential and retail destination.

  • Project Updates and timelines

Brian Herlihy, Project Director, Lendlease

Brian Herlihy
15:00 - 15:20

East Werribee Employment Precinct

The East Werribee precinct is the largest undeveloped surplus State Government land in metropolitan Melbourne. A new commercial development with a town centre, health and learning precinct, enterprise and business precinct are planned for the 775 hectare precinct.

Paul Byrne, Lead Director, Greenfields, Victorian Planning Authority

Paul Byrne
15:20 - 15:50


15:50 - 16:10

Victoria’s Plan for Value Creation and Capture

As governments are exploring more efficient ways of funding critical transport infrastructure projects, the value capture mechanism provides opportunities and challenges for the Australian infrastructure sector. The Victorian Government's recently released ‘Victorian Value Creation and Capture Framework’ , highlights the increased interest of the funding mechanism in both the public and private sector.

Paul Kenny, Partner, Sector Leader - Government, Allens

Paul Kenny
16:10 - 16:30

One Queensbridge Hotel Project

The new 90-storey hotel and apartment complex will be built by casino operator Crown Melbourne. The $1.75 billion development will be Australia’s tallest tower at 323 metres high. The development also includes upgrades to Queensbrigde Square and Sandbrige Rail Bridge.

16:30 - 16:35


16:35 - 17:35


Day 2 - 29th November 2017
08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10


09:10 - 09:40

Speed Networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other conference attendees.

09:40 - 10:00

Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year Strategy
Infrastructure Victoria's 30-year strategy examines Victoria's short, medium and long-term infrastructure needs and priorities. The plan has outlined 137 recommendations responding to emerging needs and pressures across Victoria.

Michel Masson, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Victoria

Michel Masson
10:00 - 10:20

The Metro Tunnel Project
The biggest public transport project the city has seen in 35 years is expected to free up space in the City Loop to run more trains, more often, across the network. The $10.9 billion Metro Tunnel Project is expected to be operational by 2026.

  • Project Updates and Timelines

Peter Wilkinson, Director of Delivery and Development, Melbourne Metro Rail Authority

Peter Wilkinson
10:20 - 10:50

Harbour Town Revitalisation Project
The $150 million redevelopment includes a new cinema, shopping precinct along with a rebrand to District Docklands. The revitalisation, that includes the additions of international retailer H&M and Woolworths, aims to bring more tourists and shoppers into the area.

Alton Abrahams, Principal, AsheMorgan

Alton Abrahams
10:50 - 11:20


11:20 - 11:40

Melbourne Park Redevelopment

Currently in stage 2 and stage 3, the significant Melbourne Park redevelopment aims to cater to the growing popularity of the Australian Open and secure the future of the event in Melbourne. The $338 million second stage of the development includes a new pedestrian bridge and the refurbishment of Rod Laver Arena. The $271.55 million third stage includes the creation of a new multi-purpose 5,000 seat sunken show court and a central terrace with a new elevated outdoor public space.

  • Project Updates and timelines

James Evans, General Manager, Civil Projects, Development Victoria

James Evans
11:40 - 12:00

Ministerial Address

12:00 - 12:20

Future Melbourne 2026 Plan

Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor, City of Melbourne

Robert Doyle
12:20 - 12:40

Stawell Windfarm Expansion Project

A $565 million expansion will make the Stawell farm the world’s first ever protected crop farm completely powered by renewable energy. 1300 jobs are expected to be created during construction, while 270 jobs during operation.

*Tracey Henderson, Head of Operations & Corporate Services, Nectar Farms

12:40 - 13:40


13:40 - 14:00

Tourism Infrastructure Projects

With the visitor Economy contributing over $23 billion to the Victoria’s gross State Product, growing this sector has become a priority for the state. The Visitor Economy Strategy highlights the need for new investments in facilities and infrastructure to increase a destination’s capacity to attract new visitors. The newly formed Visit Victoria’s Chief Executive Officier Peter Bingeman will give an overview on major projects and initiatives such as the $101 million allocated for the new Regional Tourism Infrastructure fund.

Peter Bingeman, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Victoria

Peter Bingeman
14:00 - 14:30

West Melbourne Waterfront Revitalisation Precinct
The $500 million project will cover over 2.8 hectares including over 250 metres of prime frontage to the Maribyrnong River. The project aims to transform the area into mixed-use development and world-class waterfront precinct.

14:30 - 15:00

Refreshed Infrastructure plan

15:00 - 15:05


15:05 - 15:35


Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

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28-29 November 2017

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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