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New authority to deliver major Victorian infrastructure projects

The authority says its formation presents a great opportunity to help deliver infrastructure projects across the state

A new authority in Victoria has been announced to help deliver major transport infrastructure projects in the state. 

The Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) will combine with the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) to form the Victorian Infrastructure Delivery Authority (VIDA). 

VIDA will be overseen by director-general Kevin Devlin and become responsible for the delivery of more than 200 projects, including the Metro Tunnel, North East Link and level crossing removals. 

“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us to join the transport infrastructure program and share our collective expertise under one united infrastructure delivery agency,” VHBA CEO Megan Bourke-O’Neil says. 

Under the changes, Rail Projects Victoria will become the Metro Tunnel Project while the Regional Rail Revival and Melbourne Airport Rail will transfer to Victoria’s Level Crossing Removal Project. 

Victorian transport infrastructure minister Danny Pearson will continue to oversee the delivery of transport infrastructure. 

Devlin says the formation presents a great opportunity for both organisations to use their experience and skills to deliver major transport and health infrastructure projects in Victoria. 

“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,” Devlin says. 

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