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Rail Projects Victoria To Farewell Evan Tattersall

06 September 2022

Rail Projects Victoria Chief Executive Officer Evan Tattersall has announced he will be stepping down at the end of the year following a long and distinguished career in the construction industry.

Evan has been CEO of Rail Projects Victoria for the past seven and a half years and has successfully overseen an enormous portfolio of work including the Metro Tunnel, Regional Rail Revival program and Melbourne Airport Rail.

Evan’s leadership has been pivotal in the delivery of the Metro Tunnel, one of the biggest transport infrastructure projects in the nation’s history, delivering capacity for half a million peak hour passengers each week and due to be completed in 2025 a year ahead of schedule.

Evan has overseen the project through planning, procurement, and construction to a point where twin nine-kilometre tunnels have been dug, construction of five new underground stations is well progressed and testing is underway on a new high-capacity signalling system.

Once complete, the Metro Tunnel will untangle the City Loop, providing rail access to Parkville’s world-leading medical and research precinct and the St Kilda Road employment precinct for the first time and creating capacity for half a million additional passengers per week across the rail network.

The Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) will work over the coming months to appoint a replacement CEO to ensure Rail Projects Victoria continues to thrive and deliver its significant program of work for the Victorian community.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan

“I’d like to thank Evan Tattersall for the tremendous contribution he has made overseeing state shaping transport projects including the Metro Tunnel, upgrading every regional rail line in Victoria and Melbourne Airport Rail.”

“Evan has been a tremendous leader - delivering stronger transport connections for communities across Victoria and developing the next generation of rail construction industry leaders. I wish Evan and his family all the very best for the future”

Reviewed 06 September 2022

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