2023 CCF Road Sector Breakfast

CCF Victoria are hosting this year's Road Sector breakfast event. This event will provide attendees great insight into the pipelines of works for major Road Sector projects within Victoria. This event is particularly relevant to contractors serving, or looking to enter the Road Sector.

2023 CCF Victoria Road Sector Breakfast

Guest Speakers:

William Tieppo
Deputy Secretary (Network Design and Integration Group) – Department of Transport & Planning

Since starting at the Department of Transport in 2017, William has set up and led the Network Design and Integration Group, leading the development and delivery of Victoria’s largest ever rollingstock procurement program and the development and co-ordination of Victoria’s “Big Build”, ensuring integration of the investments within the Victorian transport network.

William also leads other critical functions within the department including the Engineering and Assets division, Rail Planning as well as the departments’ Property division.

He is also the Victorian member of the Austroads Board which works across states to ensure the harmonisation and continuing improvement of our road networks in Australia.

David Hallett
Chief Executive Officer – Institute of Public Works Engineering Victoria (IPWEA Vic)

David Hallett is CEO of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia’s Victorian Division whose members represent 80% of Victorian Councils, which manage 80% of the state’s road network. David leads IPWEA Victoria’s stakeholder engagement, member service and professional development agenda with a focus on environmental sustainability, prudent asset management and best-practice engineering service for the benefit of Victorian communities.


Paul Simionato
NHVR Director of Compliance Southern Region

Paul joined the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) in September 2016 and currently is the Director Southern Region (Operations).  He currently manages on-road heavy vehicle compliance and enforcement activities in SA, Victoria, and Tasmania.   Paul has 30 years’ legal experience in a combination of areas, including law enforcement with SA Police, predominately in criminal prosecutions.  Before taking up a position with the NHVR, he was a prosecutor with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.   His previous experience in the legal profession, have included a partnership in a law firm predominately specialising in criminal law, regulatory law, and disciplinary matters.

He spent two years as manager of prosecutions, investigations, and litigation with the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure, leading reforms in the taxi industry.   Paul is a current disciplinary tribunal member for the South Australian Passenger Transport Committee and Certified Practising Accountants (Australia).   With his extensive experience in the legal profession, he is committed and passionate about road safety and joins the NHVR with a Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.