14 May 2024

Ballarat Showcase

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Start Date: 14 May 2024

Start Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Location: The Goods Shed, 200 Lydiard Street North, Soldiers Hill, VIC 3350

We trust you enjoyed the event as much as we did! We hope the presentations were informative and engaging for you.
As promised, we have attached the slides from the event for your reference. Please feel free to review them at your convenience.

Kindly find the slides here: Ballarat Showcase

Why attend?

  • Hear from major projects across the state that are looking to utilise the expertise of regional suppliers.
  • Learn how to connect to and win work in these and other projects across the state.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Understanding the value of social procurement.



Project: Ballarat Base Hospital (Stage 3)
The Victorian Government is investing $595 million to redevelop and expand the Ballarat Base Hospital. The redevelopment will deliver a new emergency department, a women and children’s hub, state-of-the-art theatre suite and an extra 100 inpatient and short stay beds. A new and expanded critical care floor will bring together operating theatres, procedure rooms, an expanded intensive care unit, endoscopy suites and consulting rooms. This will deliver capacity for an additional 4,000 surgeries every year. Once completed, the upgraded hospital will have the capacity to treat at least 18,000 more emergency patients and an extra 14,500 inpatients per year.
Built has been appointed to deliver the final stage of the massive $595 million Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment. This stage will deliver the new multi-level tower which features a new ground-floor emergency department, a women’s and children’s hub, a world-class theatre suite and an extra 100 inpatient and short-stay beds.

Project: Eureka Sports Precinct
Development Victoria is looking forward to delivering a range of important upgrades at Eureka Stadium and the wider Eureka Sports Precinct as part of the Victorian Government’s Regional Sports Infrastructure Program.
The project was formally announced by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos in April 2024, giving the community their first glimpse of artist’s renders for the Precinct based on early schematic designs.
The upgrades will include 5,000 new permanent seats within the stadium, a new athletics track and better accessibility across the Eureka Sports Precinct.
The upgrades will boost local jobs, businesses and attract more visitors to the Ballarat region, with works set to begin later this year.

The Expression of Interest for a Head Contractor to deliver the Eureka Sports Precinct upgrades was released in early April, with details on this procurement process available through the Buying for Victoria website.

Project: Suburban Rail Loop Linewide package
The Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) will deliver a 90km orbital rail line, starting with a segment from Cheltenham to Box Hill (stage 1). The bidding for the SRL East Linewide Alliance Work Package G is underway, with UrbanLeap—comprising Gamuda Engineering, Keolis Downer, Siemens, AECOM, GHD, Hyundai Rotem, and Downer Rail—preparing a detailed proposal. Awarding of this vital contract is anticipated in 2025, with procurement extending into 2030.

SRL East Linewide Alliance Work Package G covers essential rail network systems, including rail and linewide systems, Rolling Stock, network control including CBTC signalling, the Southern Stabling Yard, and an Emergency Support Facility, ensuring seamless integration and high-standard operations and maintenance.
UrbanLeap is committed to local engagement, aligning with the Local Jobs First Policy and the Victorian Social Procurement Framework. We’re organising market engagement events across Victoria, inviting current and potential suppliers from the Ballarat region and beyond.
This is your opportunity to explore involvement in SRL East Linewide Alliance Work Package G. Register now for a chance to contribute to this transformative project and discover potential collaborations within the UrbanLeap supply chain. Further information is available here.

Matt Whittle, Senior Project Manager, Built

Matt brings determination and reliability to his role at Built in addition to 19 years’ industry experience. He has an extensive knowledge of new build and fitout projects in operating environments, and highly-technical civil projects with complex building services including demanding commissioning and certification requirements. Accordingly, he continuously strives to mitigate risk while also seeking out opportunities for improved outcomes on each project he manages. Matt has extensive experience in delivering critical health infrastructure across Victoria including Sunshine Private Hospital, St John Of God Hospital Berwick, Austin Health – Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre and Sunshine Hospital, Western Health Infrastructure Upgrade. He has strong communication skills and a sound background in problem-solving, planning and organising. Through his collaborative and communicative approach, he works closely with clients, liaising with them on critical issues as they arise and on day-to-day operations on site. Matt is also an effective leader, influencing others to innovate and to exceed expectations across all critical project objectives.

Paul Bucci, Senior Project Manager, Development Victoria

Paul is a Senior Project Manager working with Development Victoria. He is commercially focussed with over 10 years experience in the civil and construction industry, delivering both large and small scale infrastructure projects such as Geelong Port and numerous sporting facilities throughout the state.

Dafydd Roberts, Director & Principal Consultant, UrbanLeap

Dafydd Roberts is an expert in the employment, education, training and not-for-profit sectors, Dafydd provides in-depth and highly nuanced advice to enhance organisational success.

His expertise in new market development, supply-chain management, social procurement, public private partnerships, joint ventures and outcome-based contracting enables him to develop innovative solutions for clients in both the public and private sector. Recent project include  : Nyaal Banyul Geelong Convention and Event Centre & Queensland Train Manufacturing Program Drawing on global experience in the infrastructure assets industry in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Australia, Dafydd provides critical expertise in the areas of strategy, collaboration and business operations.

He has successfully advised on the design, commissioning and management of innovative education, employment and training ventures in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe, securing multimillion-dollar contracts and demonstrating impact to win scale funding from both government and private investment. Dafydd is adept at engaging diverse stakeholders and developing collaborative approaches to complex problems. He stewards an extensive network of industry relationships across a range of sectors that enables i-exchange to deliver accelerated results and facilitate long-term strategic partnerships for our clients.

Kelli Moran, Executive Manager Economic Growth, City of BallaratKelli is the Executive Manager Economic Growth for the City of Ballarat, overseeing a portfolio including economic development and investment facilitation, along with other services and strategies contributing to the growth of Ballarat.

Kelli has spent her 30-year career working in all three tiers of Government, in areas including mental health, drug treatment and youth justice service commissioning and local government management.

Kelli has been working in the local government sector for the past 12 years, and has found her current role, back in her home city of Ballarat, the most exciting and rewarding of all.

Lucretia de Jong, Founder & CEO, Societal Outome Solutions (SOS) – A certified Social Enterprise

Lucretia is a globally recognised leader delivering social procurement advisory, reporting, auditing compliance, social innovation, and project implementation. As a subject matter expert in social procurement & ESG, SOS’s social mission, is to identify, innovate and support the implementation of meaningful and sustainable social procurement for all social benefit suppliers. Building capability of all stakeholders through socially equitable and commercially viable opportunities.

Moana Weir, Local Jobs First Commissioner, Local Jobs First

Moana Weir is the Local Jobs First Commissioner. As Local Jobs First Commissioner Moana works closely with government and industry to strengthen the participation of local industry and workers through Victorian Government procurement to support the delivery of economic and social benefits for Victorians.

Moana has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive and officer in ASX listed technology companies including SEEK and REA (realestate.com.au), and across a range of industries including health as an executive at Bupa. She is an experienced lawyer and has also led businesses, including as the Acting MD of Bupa Dental.

In addition, Moana is an experienced non executive director for over 10 years. She was the Chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission in Victoria for 5 years until March 2022. She is also a member of the People and Culture Committee for Movember, a global mens’ health charity.



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