Engineering, Passenger Rail

Victoria names pair to head new rail projects

Chief executives have been named for the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority and the Level Crossing Removal Authority by Victorian public transport minister, Jacinta Allan.

Evan Tattersall will head the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority.

The authority is charged with the construction of two 9km rail tunnels from South Kensington to South Yarra, as part of a new Sunbury to Cranbourne/Pakenham line, which will include five new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain.

Melbourne Metro Map - credit Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure, Victorian Government
Map of the proposed Melbourne Metro Rail Project alignment, and five underground stations. Photo: Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure, Victorian Government

Tattersall has worked on several other major infrastructure projects in Victoria in the past.

He worked on the Craigieburn Electrification Project, the Southern Cross Station redevelopment, the Western Ring Road Project, the Multipurpose Venue Sports Stadium (i.e. Hisense Arena), and most recently worked on the $4 billion Regional Rail Link.

Along with naming Tattersall as CEO of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project, minister for transport Jacinta Allan also named Kevin Devlin the chief executive of the Level Crossing Removal Authority.

Devlin has worked in senior positions at a number of major projects, including the Geelong Ring Road, the Pakenham Bypass, the Hallam Bypass, the Middleborough Road Rail Grade Separation and the West Gate Bridge Strengthening Project.

Most recently Devlin delivered major water projects for Baulderstone, and worked as the executive project director at the Linking Melbourne Authority.

The Level Crossing Removal Project aims to remove 50 of the ‘worst’ level crossings in Melbourne, to improve the safety of pedestrians, drivers and commuters.

The government hopes to remove 50 level crossings over the next eight years.

“I am thrilled that we have secured two exceptional executives to lead the delivery of Melbourne Metro and the Level Crossing Removal Project,” Allan said.

“Their experience will be invaluable in planning and delivering the multi-billion [dollar] transport infrastructure our state needs.”

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  1. 40 years ago I used to get dud tickets pushed into my hand …nothing much has changed it would seem?