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Victorian government appoints bosses for rail priority projects

The Victorian government has appointed heads of the agencies charged with delivering two of its biggest election promises.

Evan Tattersall has been appointed CEO of the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority and Kevin Devlin the CEO of the Level Crossing Removal Authority.

The creation of the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority and Level Crossing Removal Authority was announced in February, with $40 million “fast-tracked” to the former and $100 million to the latter.

According to the government, both CEOs have “decades of experience in the construction industry in the public and private sectors”.

Tattersall has worked on infrastructure projects including the Craigieburn Electrification Project, Southern Cross Station redevelopment, Western Ring Road, the Multipurpose Venue Sports Stadium and, most recently, the $4 billion Regional Rail Link project.

Devlin has been a senior manager on developments including the Geelong Ring Road, Pakenham Bypass, Hallam Bypass, Middleborough Road Rail Grade Separation and the West Gate Bridge Strengthening Project. Most recently he worked at Baulderstone delivering major water projects, and was executive project director at the Linking Melbourne Authority.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said she was “thrilled that we have secured two exceptional executives to lead the delivery of Melbourne Metro and the Level Crossing Removal Project”.

“Their experience will be invaluable in planning and delivering the multi-billion transport infrastructure our state needs,” she said.

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