This year’s 8th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference has an agenda featuring the projects that will play important roles in the state’s future. From new suburbs, to mixed-use developments and roadworks, the Conference covers it.
Held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, on 28th and 29th November, the Conference brings together CEOs, directors, project managers, operators, consultants and investors to learn more about what infrastructure projects are planned and currently occurring in the state.
The Hon. Jacinta Allan MP will return to brief attendees with an overview of what’s happening in the state.
David Brown, General Manager of Business Development at Development Victoria, will give an overview of what the company has planned for the state. These will include both metropolitan projects, such as development in the Docklands, the Melbourne Park update and upgrading of Flinders Street Station; and regional projects, such as the Revitalisation of Central Dandenong Plan and the Ballarat West Employment Zone. Brown’s presentation will include updates, timelines and what benefits these projects can bring.
Danielle Green, Labor Member for Yan Yean, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism & Major Events, will discuss the two newly commissioned residential suburbs in Victoria’s north – Donnybrook and Woodstock. Once fully developed in 30 years, the area will encompass 17,000 homes, 2100 jobs, six government and four non-government schools, five town centres and 46 hectares of parkland. Green will further explain these project outlines.
David Clements, Program Director Major Projects Victoria from Transurban, will present on the $5.5 billion project the West Gate Tunnel. Aims of the project include removing 9000 trucks form residential roads, reduced traffic congestions between the west and the CBD, create 6000 jobs during construction, inject $11 billion into the Victorian economy and ultimately provide a faster and safer journey for drivers. Clements’ presentation will include also the latest updates from the project.
Paul Byrne, Executive Director Planning, Infrastructure and Technical, Victorian Planning Authority; Nicola Ward, Manager City Planning, The City of Casey; and Richard Tomlinson, Professor, Urban Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Melbourne University will feature on a specialist panel. The discussion will focus on the planning for the increasing needs of residential infrastructure due to rapid population growth. Estimations see Victoria’s population rise from 6.1 million to 7.7 million by 2031, a 42 per cent growth.
Julian Lyngcoln, Executive Director Planning Implementation Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, will also be discussing a major regional project. Lyngcoln’s presentation will outline the proposed implementation of the Victorian Government’s 10-year Revitalisation of Central Geelong Plan. To be carried out over 10 years, the plan includes a new 1000 seat convention centre, a hotel and free commercial use of the Deakin University waterfront car park site. Lyngcoln will outline what the key aims within the initiative.
Andrew Mackenzie, Director of Buchan Group, will present on the company’s latest venture, the M-City Project. Set to be the largest mixed-use development site out of the CBD in Victoria, M-City will include more than 460 dwellings including 180 plus serviced apartments and 225 plus hotels rooms. It will have 10 floors including a retail section, outdoor dining, rooftop gardens and other facilities. Mackenzie will discuss the latest updates regarding the $1 billion project’s architectural features.
Other major and infrastructure projects include the education infrastructure boom, tourism infrastructure planning, improving project performance as a facility manager, the Melbourne Square Project, the Harbour Town Revitalisation Project, the Victorian Value Creation and Capture Framework, The Metro Tunnel project, Victoria’s Renewable Action Plan and more.
At the 8th Annual Major Projects Conference 2017, 28-29 November at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, senior level executives from the industry will convene to hear Victorian major projects updates and plans, and how these will lead the state into its next phase.
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