Victoria’s Big Build Boss Departs After Eight Years

21 February 2023

After eight years leading Victoria’s Big Build, Director General of the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority Corey Hannett has informed the Victorian Government of his decision to seek a new career challenge.

Since the election of the Andrews Labor Government in 2014, Mr Hannett has overseen an unprecedented construction blitz across the state.

Mr Hannett has led the Big Build as it grew from the removal of 50 level crossings to now 110 by 2030, the construction of the Metro Tunnel and a $100 billion pipeline of transport projects across Victoria, employing more than 50,000 workers.

Mr Hannett will be replaced by Kevin Devlin, currently CEO of the Level Crossing Removal Project.

Mr Devlin has worked alongside Mr Hannett on the delivery of Victoria’s Big Build over the past eight years and is uniquely placed to ensure the ongoing success of the program.

Mr Devlin will start as Director General following Mr Hannett’s departure in late March, allowing time for a seamless transition and the opportunity to move quickly to fill his role at the Level Crossing Removal project.

Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“Since we were elected in 2014, Corey has led the historic Big Build program of works that has transformed the state and created tens of thousands of jobs.”

“Corey’s passion for the sustainability of the construction sector, and the safety of workers on the ground, have been hallmarks of his leadership and I thank him and wish him, and his family well for the future.”

Quotes attributable to Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Jacinta Allan

“Since I first met Corey in December 2014, he has displayed a relentless drive for results that has been the cornerstone of the Big Build’s success.”

“Corey has built an amazing team with a strong culture of performance, professionalism and safety that is the envy of other States.”

Reviewed 21 February 2023

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