Allen Garner - State Government Victoria - Case Study: Project of the Year 2014 - The Regional Rail Link
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Allen Garner delivered the presentation at the 2014 Future of Infrastructure Conference. ...

Allen Garner delivered the presentation at the 2014 Future of Infrastructure Conference.

The Future of Infrastructure forum explored state and national challenges which impact the long term economic growth and future of infrastructure development in Australia at this time. It also addressed the latest proposals for changes within Australia's infrastructure.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/FutureofInfrastructure2014

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  • 1. Allen Garner Chief Executive Officer
  • 2. 2 Why Regional Rail Link is needed
  • 3. 3 Why Regional Rail Link is needed Growing population +438,000 by 2021 •+17,000 •Greater Bendigo •Ballarat •Whittlesea •Hume •Melton •Wyndham •Greater •Geelong •+16,000 •+55,000 •+41,000 •+71,000 •+38,000 •+93,000 •+107,000
  • 4. 4 Why Regional Rail Link is needed
  • 5. 5 Scope of Regional Rail Link
  • 6. 6 Increasing reliability and capacity • Creates capacity for an extra 23 metro services and 10 regional services during each morning and evening peak period • More trains, less delays • More efficient and predicable timetable • Less crowding on trains • More accessibility to and from regional centres • New communities get access to rail for the first time
  • 7. 7 Modern signalling system • Modification and upgrading of existing Metro and new V/Line train control systems – Improved signalling – More efficient running of services – Passenger information systems at the new stations – Separation of signalling system
  • 8. 8 Project benefits • Boosts investment in Melbourne’s west • Improves regional access • Creates modern transport hubs • Reduces GHG emissions • 45,000 cars off the road • Improves cycling connections • Enables future rail projects
  • 9. 9 Broader benefits • Urban renewal • Keeping Melbourne liveable • Social benefits – Health – Education – Employment – Accessibility
  • 10. 10 Keys to a strong start • Working out who’s who • Setting scope and technical requirements • Building a team • Informed client
  • 11. 11 Regional Rail Link Authority • Informed authority experienced in project management • Balance of industry and government experience • Integrated and cross agency approach • Focus on continuous improvement
  • 12. 12 Delivering Regional Rail Link RRLA has worked closely with: • DTPLI, DPC, DSE, DTF and Commonwealth • Public Transport Victoria, Growth Areas Authority, VicRoads • Metro Trains Melbourne, V/Line, VicTrack, ARTC • City of Melbourne, Brimbank City Council, Wyndham City Council, Maribyrnong City Council, Shire of Melton • City of Ballarat, City of Greater Geelong, City of Greater Bendigo
  • 13. 13 Delivering Regional Rail Link • 17,267 inductions • $3.3 billion expenditure to date • 13.5 million manhours in delivery of RRL to date • Approx. 6,000 people have directly or indirectly worked on the project • Approx. 178,000 sleepers and 119 kms of rail installed • More than 7,000 piles completed • Over 70 kilometres of conduit installed • 407 CCTV cameras installed • 40 bridges and grade separations constructed • 5 new or rebuilt stations
  • 14. 14 Work packages
  • 15. 15 Work packages
  • 16. 16 Success through collaboration • Collaboration with contractors, AROs, VicRoads, councils, government agencies, stakeholders and local community • Managing interfaces • Mitigating risk
  • 17. 17 Decision making • A balancing act • Timing • project objectives • Drivers: • Technical solution • Outcomes • Value for money • Community impacts • Consultation
  • 18. 18 Complexity of rail
  • 19. 19 Implementing • Sustainability Policy • Green Star rating system for railway stations • Changing the way we think of transport infrastructure
  • 20. 20 Success in delivery • RRLA role • Safety culture embedded in the culture of RRLA and work packages • Private sector engagement • Stakeholder engagement • Community engagement • Big ‘P’ vs small ‘p’
  • 21. 21 Nearing completion • Major construction coming to an end • Services to be introduced in three main stages • Provides benefits to some commuters sooner • Hand over to rail operators • Capturing insights
  • 22. 22 Stage 1: December 2013 • New platforms open at Southern Cross Station • New tracks used by Geelong trains
  • 23. 23 Stage 2: July 2014 • New dedicated tracks for V/Line trains from Sunshine to city • Benefits for regional and metropolitan passengers
  • 24. 24 Stage 3: Early 2015 • Services to start using the new alignment and stations • Separation of Geelong line from Werribee/Williamstown line
  • 25. 25 Conclusion