As Australia’s fastest growing state and home to the world’s most liveable city, the State of Victoria is planning for the future with one of Australia’s largest infrastructure pipelines. The Victorian Government’s investment in infrastructure is set to soar in 2019-2020 with A$107 billion worth of projects commencing or underway. At the centre of Victoria’s pipeline are city-shaping projects including the A$15.8 billion North East Link, A$13 billion Melbourne Airport Rail, and the A$6.6 billion removal of 25 level crossings.
Join us for an exclusive breakfast briefing with Mr Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer for Victoria, to hear more about Australia and the State of Victoria’s infrastructure pipeline, major projects and priorities, and opportunities for investors and companies.
We’ll also be hearing from Chris Dulake, Global Rail and Transit Leader at Mott MacDonald on the company’s perspective on entering and succeeding in the Australian market.
Mr Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer for Victoria, Government of Victoria
Mr Tim Pallas MP, is the Treasurer for Victoria and also holds the portfolios of Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Industrial Relations in the Andrews Labor Government. The Treasurer previously served as the Minister for Roads and Ports and later Minister for Major Projects under the previous Labor Government in Victoria. The Treasurer also served as the Minister for Resources in the Andrews Labor Government from October 2017 until the 2018 election. The Treasurer was elected to the Victorian Parliament in 2006 and is the State Member for Werribee.
The Treasurer has worked hard for Victoria’s local communities, delivering a record increase in the Victorian Government’s infrastructure spend across schools, hospitals, roads and public transport. Victorian Government infrastructure investment is expected to average $13.4 billion over the next four years, and this includes more than $4 billion being spent on upgrades to arterial road PPPs in Melbourne’s suburbs, in addition to almost $1 billion per annum being spent upgrading schools and building new schools across Victoria. He has also overseen the successful $9.7 billion lease of the Port of Melbourne and the $2.86 billion lease of Victoria’s Land Titles and Registry Office.
As the Minister for Major Projects, Mr Pallas has been responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects including the $A5.5 billion M1 upgrade, $A4 million Geelong Ring Road development, and the $A205 million Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre upgrade.
Chris Dulake FREng FICE, Global Rail and Transit Leader, Mott MacDonald
Chris is a Civil Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has worked in the construction industry for 33 years and is currently Global Rail and Transit Leader at Mott MacDonald. In this role he leads Mott MacDonald’s UK and international rail and transit project teams engaging with transport clients from a base in Mott MacDonald’s London, Fleet Place office. Since joining he has been involved in Sydney Metro, Melbourne Metro, Geelong Rapid Rail and Brisbane Cross River Rail.
Chris was previously Engineering Director for HS2 Phase 1, having moved from the role of Chief Engineer for the Crossrail Programme, where he provided functional leadership to HS2 Phase 1 engineers and was Lead Engineer for the project.