President’s Address: April 2022 Newsletter

Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of YTP’s quarterly newsletter. I hope you enjoyed learning more about YTP, our Committee members and the wide world of transport and are looking forward to another update! As always, I would like to thank our industry partners, the Aurecon Jacobs and Mott MacDonald Joint Venture, the Victorian Department of Transport (DoT) and Metro Trains Melbourne, for their continued support. 

Since our inaugural newsletter release in January, the YTP Committee has been adjusting to a return to face to face events after a disrupted start to the year. It was fantastic to catchup with our members again in person at the 8th Annual Barefoot Bowls in March! Check out this quarter’s events recap to read more about the evening. The committee is busy planning events throughout the rest of the year and a reminder that YTP events are free to attend. 

The team also attended the annual Monash Institute of Railway Technology (mIRT) Dr Stephen Marich lecture in Railway Engineering delivered by Prof Buddhima Intharatna on Geotechnical considerations in the railway. It was a fascinating technical event to learn about the research being undertaken in conjunction with the rail industry as there is increased demands in passenger and heavy haul rail. 

Also in this edition, in celebration of International Women’s Day this month, the committee brings to you the journey’s and achievements of some fantastic leaders in the transport industry in a quick fire 3 questions feature here. Special thanks to Jo Dougan, Georgina Mahony and Rachel Harding for their time in answering and providing some great advice and leadership lessons for the next generation of female leaders coming through. 

 For this quarter’s ‘A Day in the life of’ interview, get to know Courtney Dunn from MTR and learn about some of the fascinating work she is doing on Sydney Metro as a Project Engineer. 

 Finally, I thank our members for their continued support of YTP as without your engagement, we cannot do what we do. Our inbox is always open, so please get in touch if you have any suggestions on how we can improve articles or if you would like to contribute. Happy reading!