FW: snippets, Mon.10.4.17
  Roderick Smith

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From: Roderick Smith [mailto:rodsmith@werple.net.au]
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170410M Melbourne 'Herald Sun':
- editorial, airport line.
- Swanston St tunnel.
- St Kilda Rd (Adele T).


Melbourne Express: Monday, April 10, 2017.
10.31 There are reports of debris falling from a building near Spencer
Street. Eastbound traffic has been affected.
9.25 Parts of St Kilda Road are still underwater. According to one commuter,
trams are "sardine packed".
- 8.53 Adele T: The waterside view from my sardine packed no 64 tram on St
Kilda Road from my roomy but scary, bottom tram step section.
9.11 The Sandringham line is back on track after flooding on the tracks at
Prahran but there are still delays of up to 15 minutes.
Trams in the area are overrun with commuters after buses replaced trains
from Elsternwick to Flinders Street.
One poor commuter has watched six packed trams drive past them at a stop on
Inkerman Street in St Kilda.
~8.40 or 9.03 Any extra trams? Two full capacity trams gone by inkerman stop
and didn't stop. About 30 people at the stop waiting?
7.21 Metro is asking commuters in Prahran and Ripponlea to use trams and
buses instead of trains.
7.17 Buses will replace trains between Elsternwick and Caulfield (flooding
over the lines at Prahran).
The Burke and Wills statue on the corner of Swanston and Collins streets has
been taken down ahead of Metro Tunnel works at City Square.
Explorers Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills crossed Australia from
Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1860-61.
5.59 Many roads around the city are underwater, with reports of people
getting caught in floodwater in their cars this morning. Parts of St Kilda
Road...are underwater.
The severe weather warning for Monday. Photo: Bureau of Meteorology.
Thousands of homes are without power and roads around Melbourne are flooded
after a severe storm lashed the state on Sunday.

Infrastructure Victoria:
CEO - Michel Masson: started his career at Deloitte before joining the
Bollore Group where he held various senior finance positions in the
transport and logistics division in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In
2005 he joined Keolis as head of Finance and Operations for the
International Division where he was responsible for leading public transport
operations in seven countries and held various non-executive director
positions in UK and German rail franchises.
Michel was appointed CEO of Yarra Trams in 2009 and helped lead the
development of Keolis Downer throughout Australia, before joining the
Calibre group in 2014 to create and lead its Transport Infrastructure
Michel is a graduate from the Harvard Business School (AMP), the EDHEC
Business School in France, and the Australian Institute of Company
Directors. He holds the Chartered Financial AnalystR (CFA) credential and is
a member of the US CFA Institute.
Michel became an Australian citizen in 2014.
Infrastructure Victoria is led by a board of seven members comprising four
members from the private or non-government sectors, and three from the
public sector.
* Jim Miller was an Executive Director at Macquarie Capital from 1994-2015,
with experience across a range of sectors, working with both government and
private sector clients. Jim has extensive experience in infrastructure
having worked in the areas of regulated assets, transport, energy, utilities
and resources and social infrastructure. He has both a Bachelor and Masters
of Economics from Macquarie University. He is currently the Deputy Chair of
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute
of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries Australia.
* Deputy Chair - Maria Wilton: is the Managing Director of Franklin
Templeton Investments Australia and is also a director of the Financial
Services Council of Australia and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Maria has previously held board roles with Melbourne Water, the Australian
Government Employees Superannuation Trust, Emergency Services and State
Super, and Victoria Legal Aid. She has a Bachelor of Economics from the
University of Tasmania and is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder,
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the
Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.
* Professor Margaret Gardner AO is the current President and Vice Chancellor
of Monash University. Prior to this, Margaret was the President and Vice
Chancellor of RMIT from April 2005 to August 2014. Margaret is currently the
chairperson of the Museum Victoria board, as well as a director of
Universities Australia and the Fulbright Commission Advisory board. She has
a first class honours degree in economics and a PhD from the University of
Sydney, as well as a Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship.
* Ann Sherry AO: is the Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Australia, the
leading cruise ship operator in Australia. Prior to this role, Ann was the
CEO of Westpac New Zealand, as well as the CEO of the Bank of Melbourne. Ann
has several non-executive roles including with ING Direct (Australia), The
Myer Family Company Holdings Pty Ltd, Australian Rugby Union and Jawun.
Other roles include the Chair of Safe Work Australia, Australian Indigenous
Education Foundation) and Deputy Chair of the Tourism & Transport Forum. She
also has extensive experience in the public sector, including as the First
Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in the Australia
Government. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of
Industrial Relations.
* Chris Eccles was appointed Secretary of Victoria's Department of Premier
and Cabinet in December 2014. As Secretary, Chris leads the department and
the Victorian Public Service in advising the Premier and the Government of
Victoria. Chris has extensive public sector experience, having been
Director-General of the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet
from 2011 to 2014, and Chief Executive of the South Australian Department of
the Premier and Cabinet from 2009 to 2011. He has also held leadership
positions at the ACT Chief Minister's department and with the Australian
National Training Authority. Prior to moving into the public sector, Chris
was an Associate Director with KPMG and then a foundation Director of the
consulting firm, Phillips KPA. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor
of Laws from the Australian National University.
* Adam Fennessy: has been Secretary of the Department of Environment, Land,
Water and Planning since January 2015. Adam leads the department in
protecting and enhancing Victoria's natural and built environment and
heritage. Adam has extensive public sector experience, having held senior
positions at government departments across a range of portfolios including
infrastructure, resources and environment. He is a member of the national
Senior Officials Committees for environment, water and planning. Adam is a
Victorian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and a
member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds a Bachelor
of Laws from Monash University.
* David Martine: has been the Secretary of the Department of Treasury and
Finance (DTF) since 2014. He leads the department in providing economic,
policy and service delivery advice to the Victorian Government. Prior to
joining DTF, David held a number of senior roles in the Commonwealth public
sector, most recently as Deputy Secretary Aged Care in the Department of
Social Services. He has also worked for the Commonwealth Treasury and was
Deputy Secretary, Budget Group in the Department of Finance and
Deregulation. He has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from Monash University
and a Master of Business Administration.

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