New Victorian infrastructure body

Major transport infrastructure projects are set to be delivered alongside health building projects in Victoria.

The Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) will come together with the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) to become the Victorian Infrastructure Delivery Authority (VIDA).

VIDA will be responsible for delivering the state’s transport infrastructure program as well as the health infrastructure program.

This work will include more than 200 projects such as the Metro Tunnel, North East Link, removing level crossings, new and upgraded hospitals in Footscray, Frankston and Warrnambool, and specialist programs such as the early parenting centres expansion and upgrade program.

The new structure allows the Department of Health to focus on delivering critical health services – like surgery and emergency care – while combining the skills and experience of both VHBA and the MTIA as project delivery specialists.

This change will create a bigger pool of skilled people that can work together across a diverse range of big projects, ensuring that operations are streamlined and efficient.

VIDA will be comprised of 4 project offices, Major Road Projects Victoria, Level Crossing Removal Project, the Metro Tunnel and the Victorian Health Building Authority, overseen by Director-General Kevin Devlin.

Under the changes, Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) will become the Metro Tunnel Project as they focus on testing and commissioning ahead of its opening in 2025, while the Regional Rail Revival and Melbourne Airport Rail will transfer to the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) to focus on project development and delivery.

Once the Metro Tunnel Project is complete, all rail projects will be brought into a single project office focused on delivering Victoria’s rail infrastructure.

Minister for Transport Infrastructure Danny Pearson will remain responsible for the delivery of transport infrastructure and Minister for Health Infrastructure Mary-Anne Thomas will remain responsible for the delivery of health infrastructure.

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