Victoria Transport Infrastructure Summit Agenda

Vision 2026: Building Victoria’s transport infrastructure




  • The role of the Surveyor-General under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act
  • The importance of Crown boundaries in relation to the major infrastructure projects
  • Management of crown land at the conclusion of major projects
  • A regulators perspective to the major infrastructure projects


  • Get up to date on the latest urban and infrastructure planning in Greater Melbourne 
  • Better understand the link between transport and land use planning
  • Learn about Victoria’s opportunity to leverage major transport investment




Victoria’s Big Build: Major projects


  • Fleets to support Victoria’s big build 
  • Local content and supply chain development initiatives 
  • Designing future rolling stock for suitability with Victoria’s network


  • Improve safety, value and efficiency outcomes in Victoria’s transport network
  • Deliver integrated transport solutions with innovation and technology
  • Boost operational efficiency and project delivery timelines


  • Improve productivity and collaboration across all level crossing removal projects
  • Transfer technology through all stages of a project 
  • Reduce cost and project delivery time with total design reuse   



  • Improve rail service frequency within the community
  • Boost community safety
  • Makes space for improved public transport connections between bus and rail services.


  • Improve travel times and ease congestion in Melbourne’s south east, providing safer, more reliable journeys 
  • Get up to date on project planning and construction 


  • Deliver the best value for money on catalytic transport projects
  • Consider alternative investment options to manage demand and leverage existing assets
  • Understand major projects are being prioritised


Round table 1: Mitigating workforce risk through diversity and inclusion 
Celeste Young, Collaborative Research Fellow, Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University 
Round table 2: Security and Safety First, But There’s So Much More: Using metadata for security, safety, operations and business intelligence
Syd Anthony, National Business Development Manager, Bosch Security & Safety Systems
Round table 3: Incorporating cycle infrastructure into Victoria’s Big Build Projects 
Craig Richards, CEO, Bicycle Network


Future-proofing transport in Victoria


  • Understand the impact the accessibility has on workplace productivity;
  • Possible Transport Mode Prioritization
  • Use emerging technologies to improve productivity


  • Learn how cities and commuters respond to urban congestion in Victoria
  • Find out how to facilitate the natural adaptations that people make 
  • Prepare for Victoria’s population growth of 110,000+ per annum


Citizen experience and community resilience during transport development


  • Understanding how improved transport systems support urban resilience
  • Prepare for urban growth and densification in Victoria
  • Future-proof urban and regional transport in line with Victoria’s growth vision


  • Prioritise transport infrastructure projects and understand which projects to build and when
  • Implement the Transport Integration Act requirements
  • Ensure citizen liveability and mobility in the changing face of urban transport
  • Unpack the foremost concerns for local communities regarding transport project rollout 




  • Develop awareness about interacting safely with vulnerable road users
  • Maintain maximum traffic circulation during big build projects
  • Minimise critical community impact on mobility during key construction and development phases


  • Maximise the utilisation of infrastructure assets, both existing and new
  • Ensure delivery of the service plan to maximise passenger outcome and experience
  • Learn lessons from case from projects such as the RRL in Victoria 

Transport infrastructure lessons learned from Australia and New Zealand


  • Meeting transport needs for a population of 8-10 million 
  • Examining projects such as North East Link in Melbourne’s transport planning and Transport Integration Act framework


  • Facilitate load shift through the city 
  • Rethink car parking in new high density developments 


  • Save over 54 kilometres of parking across Australia with shared mobility solutions
  • Learn about the impact of car share services and shared mobility on Australia’s traffic networks




  • The underlying rationale for non-radial transit is sound …..but is SRL the right solution?
  • Success factors and land use implications for Orbital/Cross-Suburban Systems
  • Coverage and travel options: Will SRL take pressure off the radial heavy rail network and the need for MM2?


  • Replace aging infrastructure to deliver a safer, more secure, more efficient and more reliable network 
  • Get up to date on VicTrack's progress towards transforming its current telecommunications infrastructure 


  • Achieve more efficient and reliable journey times
  • Increase customer satisfaction, modal shift to public transport, operating cost savings, and increased network resilience
  • Improve people movement efficiencies by improving high-occupancy vehicle movements


  • Facilitate sharing of knowledge and practical experience between agencies
  • Research best practice and innovative solutions for next-generation network management
  • Develop nationally consistent approaches for network operations, freight management, mobility and transport customers