Agenda

08:20

08:40

08:50

SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY AND PLANNING

09:00

  • Overview of Victoria’s transport Infrastructure plans, goals, and priorities  
  • Adapting transport infrastructure to mitigate emissions and operate within a more efficient and sustainable climate, generating new industries and employment opportunities, and increasing overall liveability

09:20

  • Investigating the social, financial, and environmental feasibility to prioritise value for money projects that deliver the best outcomes 
  • Assessing how government and industry is collaborating and co-ordinating to address skills shortages and COVID-related supply chain disruptions
  • Navigating the path towards sustainable procurement within major projects, urban planning and operating within a circular economy  

10:00

  • Reforming standards and specifications to integrate the use of innovative products within construction
  • Optimising the use of recycled and reused materials to improve quality of construction and add value to the maintenance of infrastructure assets  
  • Cross-sectoral collaboration to share knowledge around effectively managing waste materials

10:30

10:40

CONNECTIVITY AND INTEGRATION OF TRANSPORT NETWORKS

11:10

  • About Transport 2050 – Quadrupling the rapid transit network with over 300km of new rapid transit  
  • Learn more about the Regional Transportation Strategy that outlines the transportation options that more convenient, reliable, affordable, safe, comfortable, and environmentally sustainable 
  • Promoting the use of electric and shared vehicles such as bikes, scooters, and cars 

11:40

  • Creating a resilient and adaptable public transport network that adheres to the significant changes to travel behaviours  
  • Considering future transport demands to influence design and planning of public transport systems 
  • Futureproof transport infrastructure to remain unscathed to unforeseeable disruptions for decades to come  

12:10

  • Interconnecting the different modes of transport harmoniously to maximise ease and efficiency for users in terms of time, cost, comfort, safety, accessibility and convenience 
  • Understanding the environmental benefits that interconnected modes present when compared to each mode operating independently 

12:40

WEIGHING OUT POTENTIAL RISK AGAINST GUARANTEED BENEFITS

01:40

02:10

02:40

03:10

Roundtable A: Public transport networking planning
Naomi Langdon,
Director, Bus and Tram Planning, Department of Transport  

Roundtable B: Embedding resilience across large-scale urban planning
Amanda Dodd, Manager Sustainable Environment, Whittlesea City Council  

Roundtable C: Project Case Study: Constructing Australia’s largest environmentally friendly road project – The Minta Reconophalt Project    
Matt Varcoe, Regional Project Manager, Stockland
 
Roundtable D: Project Case Study: Olderfleet – Lessons learnt from sustainable refurbishment and implementation of smart designs and innovative building features   
Natalie Crosby, Development Manager, Mirvac 
 

04:10

05:00

05:10

08:20

08:40

THE FUTURE OF METROPOLITAN AND REGIONAL VICTORIA

08:50

PEDALLING FORWARD

09:20

  • Delivering people-centric outcomes and catering to the end-user through effective community engagement strategies 
  • Creating safe, efficient and connected infrastructure to support sustainable mobility changes post-COVID 
  • Delivering active transport networks and public transport to accommodate the 20-minute neighbourhood

10:00

10:20

  • Ensuring Victoria meets the target of halving emissions by 2030 from which transport accounts for approximately 20%  
  • Using renewable hydrogen as a key part of the clean energy transitions in accordance with the Victorian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Plan 
  • Learn more about the $6.6 million Renewable Hydrogen Commercialisation Pathways Fund to support the 6 projects to utilise green hydrogen for real world applications 

10:30

11:00

11:10

  • Responding to demand growth in regional areas by enhancing transport systems 
  • Delivering best infrastructure and services possible to meet the needs of individual regions  
  • Improving connectivity and conditions for train passengers on their journeys  

MAKING ROADS SAFER, SMARTER AND FAIRER

11:40

12:10

01:10

01:40

Hear about the major road projects that are in the pipeline and currently underway that deliver a safer network for connected journeys to get Victorian’s home sooner and safer, whilst supporting economic recovery.

SMARTER, COST-EFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE

02:00

02:20

  • Using digital engineering to develop and maintain cost-effective, innovative, and value-adding assets for all Victorians  
  • Improving productivity and collaboration across government and industry for better project and community outcomes  

02:40

03:10

  • Allowing government, industry and the community to collaborate through shared open data, technology and algorithms to enhance real world outcomes  
  • Planning and modelling our liveable, sustainable and resilient future using data-driven digital innovation and intelligence before investments hit the ground

FREIGHT & PORTS

03:30

03:50

Hear how the Port of Melbourne is providing a solution that meets industry demands for increased transparency in rail access arrangements, better access and more capacity.

04:10

04:20