Victoria's infrastructure outlook

Victoria's infrastructure outlook

Aug 19

How can Victoria better use existing infrastructure, manage demand, and plan innovatively for new infrastructure?
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Michel Masson, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Victoria
Martine Letts, Chief Executive Officer, Committee for Melbourne
Sophia Hamblin Wang, Chief Operating Officer, Mineral Carbonation International

Event Overview

On 19 August, Infrastructure Victoria will present the state’s updated 30-year infrastructure strategy to parliament. It aims to help Victoria address existing infrastructure pressures, emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic and be prepared for the future.

The integrated, cross-sector strategy is the culmination of years of work and makes recommendations to help achieve Victoria’s long-term objectives including enhancing productivity, building resilience, responding to climate change and meeting the social and economic needs of Victorians.

We welcome Infrastructure Victoria CEO Michel Masson and a panel of industry experts to talk about future infrastructure priorities across all sectors including transport, health, environment, technology, education, energy, water, justice and community services.
Livestream start times:
SA/NT: 12.30pm
WA: 11:00am

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Meet the keynote speaker

Michel Masson
Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Victoria

In 2016, Michel joined Infrastructure Victoria as the inaugural CEO. He was previously CEO of Yarra Trams and helped lead the development of Keolis Downer throughout Australia. Prior to this, Michel led public transport operations in seven countries as head of Finance and Operations for Keolis’ International Division. In 2017, Michel was awarded an Honourary Doctorate in Technology from Swinburne University in recognition of his contribution to shaping infrastructure in Victoria.

Meet the panel

Martine Letts
Chief Executive Officer, Committee for Melbourne

Martine joined the Committee for Melbourne in March 2016 after serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) where she led the development of the organisation’s national strategy. With extensive experience in government, the non-profit and international policy sectors, Martine has high-level expertise in public policy development, formulation and promotion in Australia and internationally. She has specialised in strategic and operational planning, stakeholder management and organisational change management. 

Sophia Hamblin Wang
Chief Operating Officer, Mineral Carbonation International

Sophia is a carbon technologist, circular economy expert, speaker, university lecturer and diversity advocate. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Mineral Carbonation International, a technology platform that transforms CO2 into building materials and other valuable industrial products. She is Co-Founding Director of CO2 Value Australia, a member of the Australian Capital Territory Climate Change Council, and a board member of the Climate Ready Initiative. Sophia is also a Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School.
Additional participants to be confirmed.

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