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Hannett gives RA members heads up on level crossing and Melbourne Metro projects

Above: Guests take in the presentation from Corey Hannett. 

Co-ordinator General of Victoria's Major Transport Infrastructure Program, Corey Hannett, provided RA members with a comprehensive briefing on the level crossing removal and Metro Rail projects at this month's industry lunch in Melbourne.

Sponsored by Altus Traffic, the lunch brought together over 100 industry and government leaders to focus on the biggest projects on Victoria's immediate transport infrastructure horizon.

The Victorian Government has allocated $2.4 billion in its 2015-16 budget to remove at least 20 level crossings by 2018. These sites form the basis of a long-term strategic plan being developed to remove 50 level crossings by 2022.

Meantime, the $9-11 billion Melbourne Metro, currently in the planning stages, will deliver two two nine-kilometre rail tunnels from South Kensington to South Yarra, travelling underneath Swanston Street in the CBD, as part of a new Sunbury to Cranbourne/Pakenham line. Five new underground stations are also planned, as well as two new train/tram interchanges.

As Co-ordinator General, Corey has oversight of the projects and was keen to discuss with RA members the opportunities for private sector engagement in both projects.

Above right: David Moran from John Holland Group asks a question at the lunch.

Upcoming Roads Australia events

POLICY | Land Freight Productivity Workshop (Perth)


The third in our national series of Land Freight Productivity Workshops takes us to Perth, where we'll focus on how emerging technologies can optimise productivity in the WA freight network.  A not-to-be missed event for anyone in the freight space.

Proudly supported by Main Roads WA

Register Now Thursday December 3 2015
12:00 till 15:45

RA Single Table Luncheon with Brendan Flynn (Melbourne)


Infrastructure Victoria Special Advisor Brendan Flynn is our special guest at this single table lunch that will focus on the role and activities of this new independent organisation charged with identifying and prioritising the State's infrastructure needs.

Proudly sponsored by Advisian 


Register Now Friday December 4 2015
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Minister Peter Chandler (Darwin)


We're delighted to welcome back Minister Peter Chandler to join the Top End's road industry leaders at this stellar networking event.

Proudly sponsored by BMD

Register Now Wednesday December 9 2015
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Premier Weatherill (Adelaide)


South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill is our special guest speaker at the 2015 Adelaide Annual lunch.

Proudly Sponsored by Aurecon

Register Now Tuesday December 15 2015
12:00 till 14:30

RA Annual Luncheon with Minister Allan (Melbourne)


It's our great pleasure to welcome Public Transport Minister, Jacinta Allan, as our special guest at one of the biggest events on our Melbourne calendar.

Proudly sponsored by Laing O'Rourke

Register Now Thursday December 17 2015
12:00 till 14:30

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