PROMINENT Queensland National Party MP Keith Pitt has been confirmed as a speaker at the upcoming Victorian Transport Association conference in Lorne.
Mr Pitt, the assistant minister to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, joins Victorian roads and ports minister Luke Donnellan and former state ports minister David Hodgett as speakers from the political class.
VTA chief executive Peter Anderson said it was terrific to have the federal government represented.
“We are especially pleased Assistant Minister Pitt – through his exposure to the transport and infrastructure portfolios the Deputy Prime Minister also has oversight of – will be able to update delegates on the Commonwealth’s infrastructure program,” Mr Anderson said.
“Infrastructure features prominently on the conference agenda, with the shadow Victorian roads minister David Hodgett also speaking, along with the CEOs of the three biggest infrastructure authorities in Victoria, being the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, the Western Distributor Authority, and the North East Link Authority.”
Minister Donnellan is to speak on day two of the conference.
“There is unprecedented infrastructure activity right across the Victorian and Commonwealth economies and we are pleased to have attracted such a high-profile group of speakers to address this important subject,” Mr Anderson said.
The conference starts this Sunday and ends on Tuesday March 20.