VIC Transport Infrastructure Conference focuses on the $38 billion plan

By: Chris Smith

The Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference will be held from 11 – 12 May 2009 in Melbourne, Victoria will be focusing on

The Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference will be held from 11 – 12 May 2009 in
Melbourne, Victoria will be focusing on the Victoria Transport Plan which was released on December 8, 2008.

The Victorian Transport Plan provides a significant economic boost to the State now and into
the future – with new investment and thousands of direct and indirect jobs.

Premier John Brumby says the $38 billion plan to 2020 and beyond sets the clear goal: to deliver Victorians the best transport network in Australia.

Through a $38 billion investment, outlined in the plan, the Victorian Government will deliver:
  • more trains and trams,
  • more train tracks and stations,
  • better roads that are unclogged and
  • more transport choice in our suburbs and regions.

The plan sets out practical steps, being taken over the short, medium and long term to give Victorians a better transport system.

"Census data shows that from 2006 to 2036, Victoria will grow by 2.3 million people – 1.8 million extra people in Melbourne and around half a million people in regional Victoria," Brumby says.

The Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference 2009 is aimed at the public and private sectors and will cover key issues arising from the announcement of the plan including the delivery, funding and supply chain process.

Providing a high-level forum for discussion, debate and doing business, this conference will help contractors, developers, local government, PPP's, law firms; consultants along with others develop strategies for turning these plans and dreams into reality.

Top level executive speakers from both public and private sectors will present strategic analysis of the opportunities and challenges that will define this ambitious expansion for accelerating Victoria’s infrastructure development.

The announcement of major projects and policies will enable the conference's high level attendees to better examine and identify the business and investment opportunities that are taking shape in their industries. The conference will also assist attendees in the tendering process for these projects and match capabilities to projects.

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