Creating jobs through the National Rail Action Plan

02 Aug 2023
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Creating jobs through the National Rail Action Plan

02 Aug 2023
About the speaker
  • Sandra McKay
    Sandra McKay
    Executive Leader Facilitated Reform at National Transport Commission (NTC)
    Sandra McKay joined the NTC in February 2020 and is responsible for the facilitated reform portfolio, which includes the safety program, partnerships, the National Rail Action Plan, and the communications and engagement functions. She has made a career out of navigating complex policy environments, having worked at senior policy and executive roles across transport, the environment and health sectors. A Walkley Award winning journalist in her early career and the first female transport reporter at The Age, she went on to advise governments and private sector on sustainability, health, renewable energy and transport reform. For 10 years, she headed her own strategic consultancy before re-joining the public sector in Victoria where she was Executive Director, Strategic Communications and Engagement at the Department of Transport.

Key takeaways

Australia is in a deep job shortage with regards to rail

Government is investing $155 billion nationwide to modernize our national rail system

The harmonization plan aims to create common standards in rail operations and manufacturing, creating more jobs across the country