Transport: Keynote address by Jacinta Allan MP

Transport: Keynote address by Jacinta Allan MP

Aug 25
Victorian Minister for Public Transport will discuss new investment and emerging approaches to enhance the state's transport network. With new priority projects and significant investment in public transport, join CEDA for insights into the government's longer-term vision.


The Hon. Jacinta Allan MP, Victorian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
Joe Langley, Technical Director, AECOM
Jim Waller, Executive General Manager, Australian Operations, McConnell Dowell

Event overview

The 2015/16 budget included a number of investments in Victoria’s public transport system, including:

  • $1.5 billion over four years to begin work on Melbourne Metro
  • $2 billion to order new trains and trams; and 
  • $2.4 billion over four years to remove level crossings

In light of these announcements, CEDA welcomes the Victorian Minister for Public Transport, the Hon. Jacinta Allan, who will speak about the funding and implementation of major projects, transport policy, and other strategies to improve the efficiency and productivity of the network.

Meet the speakers

The Hon. Jacinta Allan MP
Victorian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

Jacinta Allan was elected as the Member for Bendigo East in September 1999 at the age of 25, making her the youngest woman to ever be elected to the Victorian Parliament. From 2006 to 2010 Jacinta served as the Minister for Regional and Rural Development and was responsible for continuing the Brumby Labor Government's successful economic development strategies for regional Victoria. She also served as Minister for Industry and Trade and Minister for Skills, Education Services and Employment.

Joe Langley
Technical Director, AECOM

Over the past 35 years, Joe has held technical and leadership roles in urban and infrastructure planning and property development firms in Australia and the United States. He specialises in strategies and programs that leverage infrastructure investment to achieve broad city-shaping outcomes, including high-quality urban renewal, improved public transport, affordable housing and economic growth. Joe recently authored Value Capture Roadmap, which highlights opportunities and challenges to the introduction of value capture funding methods in Australia.

Meet the chair

Jim Waller
Executive General Manager, Australian Operations, McConnell Dowell

Jim joined McConnell Dowell as Executive General Manager of Australian Operations in December 2014, leading a national construction business with an average annual turnover of approximately $1.5 billion. Jim’s career spans 31 years and has included corporate leadership roles and direct involvement in numerous complex multi-disciplined infrastructure projects throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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