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Victoria announces new body to deliver major infrastructure projects

The Victorian Government has announced the formation of the Victorian Infrastructure Delivery Authority to deliver major transport and health infrastructure projects.

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Announced late last week in a press release, the Government said the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority would come together with the Victorian Health Building Authority to bring together “expert skillsets” to deliver some of the state’s “most crucial” projects. Under the reformation, the Victorian Infrastructure Delivery Authority (VIDA) will now be responsible for delivering the state’s transport infrastructure and health infrastructure programs that contains a pipeline of more than 200 projects. According to Director General for the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, Kevin Devlin, the combination of the two authorities’ assets will help enhance the delivery of major Victorian projects.

“This is a great opportunity to use our vast expertise and skills to deliver both major transport and health infrastructure projects together for the Victorian community,” he said. “As we continue to deliver an unprecedented infrastructure program and crucial health services, we’re evolving the way we work to best deliver projects that produce the best value and outcomes for Victorians.”

His comments were echoed by the CEO of the Victorian Health Building Authority, Megan Bourke-O’Neil, who praised the “incredibly exciting opportunity” for the two authorities to collaborate under “one united infrastructure delivery agency”.

“With a $15 billion health infrastructure project pipeline underway,” she said, “we remain focused on delivering world class healthcare, closer to home for all Victorians.”

VIDA will be comprised of four project offices: Major Road Projects Victoria, Level Crossing Removal Project, the Metro Tunnel, and the Victorian Health Building Authority, with all to be overseen by Devlin. Under the changes, Rail Projects Victoria will become the Metro Tunnel Project, while the Regional Rail Revival and Melbourne Airport Rail will transfer to the Level Crossing Removal Project to focus on project development and delivery.

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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