Inland Rail Project

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Thursday, 25 November 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Zoom Webinar , Online, VIC CIA



The Inland Rail project, from Melbourne to Brisbane, will provide regional businesses with transformational opportunities by providing improved connectivity between producers and markets while also taking large amounts of freight off roads.

Come and hear about the Victorian section from Melbourne to Albury, and also about the recently completed upgrade to the north-east rail line. 

Our speakers are Dinesh Batra and Matthew Hart, Project Directors with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).

The Carrington Hotel
505 Wyndham Street
Shepparton  VIC  3630

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Dinesh Batra

Matthew Hart
Project Director - North East Rail Line Upgrade Project (NERL)


Dinesh Batra (ARTC - Project Director – Tottenham to Albury)
Dinesh joined the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) in 2017 and is Inland Rail’s Project Director for the Tottenham to Albury project. Dinesh is a project management professional with more than 23 years’ experience in rail infrastructure in Australia and internationally.
Dinesh leads a team of engineering, design and delivery experts, guiding them through the complex project management, planning, engineering, scope and construction requirements to upgrade the 305km of existing rail corridor between metropolitan Melbourne and the Victoria-New South Wales border.

Prior to joining ARTC, Dinesh was Senior Project Manager – Rail and Infrastructure Works with Interface Rail Engineering, working on projects including Victoria’s Regional Rail Link, level crossing works and removals, and track condition assessments.
Dinesh’s international experience includes his work as a Structural Engineer on the Dubai Metro Red and Green lines in the United Arab Emirates and as a Section Engineer for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in India.

Topic Title
Inland Rail Tottenham to Albury Project

About this Presentation
Dinesh Batra will be presenting on the Tottenham to Albury Inland Rail project, which is the Victorian section of the broader Inland Rail program stretching from Melbourne up to Brisbane. Dinesh will outline what the Inland Rail project is, then go into detail about stage 1 of the Tottenham to Albury project, which will see works to 12 project sites from Beveridge to Albury. He will also highlight opportunities for businesses to get involved with the project, including some statistics relating to the concrete industry.  

Matthew Hart, Project Director – North East Rail Line Upgrade Project
Matthew is a Civil Engineer, having completed a bachelor degree from Adelaide University in 1994. After spending some years working throughout South East Asia, Matthew returned to Adelaide and commenced a project management role with ARTC. He has since undertaken project management and operational management roles throughout the breadth of ARTC’s interstate rail network. In recent times, he has specialised in the upgrade of the Brownfield rail corridors, combining his knowledge of rail with a passion for delivering quality track upgrades to improve rails’ standing as a transport mode of choice.

Topic Title
North East Rail Line Upgrade Project

About this Presentation
The North East Rail Line Upgrade Project works are being undertaken on the Melbourne to Albury corridor of the ARTC network in Victoria. The project involves the delivery of significant track upgrade works to improve the performance of passenger rail services on the corridor. The scope includes bridge deck replacements, level crossing renewals, mudhole removal and track lifting along with minor signalling upgrades.  With the track upgrades nearing completion, the works are an important precursor to the Inland Rail works on the same rail corridor.




The webinar will run from 2.00pm to approx. 3.00pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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Times for all States:

NSW/QLD/VIC/TAS/ACT 2.00pm to 3.00pm (AEST)
SA/NT 1.30pm to 2.30pm
WA  12.00pm to 1.00pm


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