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Roads Australia Event Details

RA Forum (Melbourne)

20/08/2019 09:00 to 20/08/2019 14:30

Venue: Peninsula (Maia Room)

Thanks to our presenters, sponsors, attendees and lunch speaker Minister Jacinta Allan for another great Melbourne Forum.

This year's Forum had a particular focus on two areas:

  • the upcoming pipeline of major transport infrastructure projects, with insights on the planning, procurement and delivery timetables from key agencies
  • mental health across the construction industry, and what we can all do to make a difference in our workplaces

A number of our speakers have kindly given us permission to share their presentations.  (Click on the speaker's name to download.)


Big Build: the construction industry outlook

  • Adrian Hart, BIS Oxford Economics

Big Projects: what’s down the track?

  • Ed Walker, GM - Victoria Projects, ARTC
  • Nicole Stoddart, Director Development - Suburban Rail Loop & Network Development, Rail Projects Victoria
  • Esther Warren, Director - Melbourne Airport Rail Link and Network Development, Dept of Transport
  • Ellery Salida, Principal and Transport Leads(Vic and SA), Advisian

Big People: creating mentally healthy work environments in the infrastructure sector

  • Chris Lockwood - CEO, Mates in Construction
  • Dan Reeve, Market Director - Transport ANZ, SMEC Australia
  • Jamie Vickers, Director - Teladoc Health and Best Doctors Australasia 
  • Joanne Gauci, Mental Health Navigator, Best Doctors

Big Horizons: have we got Victoria’s future mobility needs covered?

  • Andrew Kendall, User Centred Design Leader, Aurecon 
  • Noriko Wynn, Future Research Leader, Aurecon

Lunch Speaker

  • The Hon Jacinta Allan, Minister for Transport Infrastructure




The Hon. Jacinta Allan,  Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Jacinta 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. Prior to being appointed to her current role last November, Jacinta was Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Major Projects.

Before entering Parliament, Jacinta worked in the office of Steve Gibbons MP, Federal Member for Bendigo, and for two years prior to that she worked in the office of Neil O'Keefe, Federal Member for Burke, and the Commonwealth Department of Industrial Relations.

Jacinta was born and grew up in Bendigo and studied at St. Joseph's Primary School in Quarry Hill, and Catholic College Bendigo before completing her BA (Hon) at La Trobe University in Bendigo.



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