Matt Longland

Chief Executive at Sydney Trains
Matt Longland

Matt was appointed as the Chief Executive of Sydney Trains in June 2021. In this role, Matt has accountability for more than 11,000 staff in the delivery of safe, reliable and efficient passenger rail services across Australis’s largest city, as well as the management and maintenance of rolling stock, stations and rail network infrastructure. At Sydney Trains, Matt is focussed on leading the recovery from COVID impacts, while delivering a significant program of new investment – with a stronger focus on technology, integrated planning and resilient service delivery. Matt has more than 20 years’ experience working in the transport sector, in various roles across strategy, planning, capital investment programming, and project and service delivery. Most recently, Matt was the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland, where he was accountable for the delivery of passenger transport services across all modes in Queensland as the head of TransLink. Matt has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Urban and Regional Planning and has completed an Executive Master of Business Administration at the Australian Graduate School of Management. Outside of work, Matt is a keen runner and currently training for his fifth marathon.

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AusRAIL Custom Stand Venue guidelines

All temporary structures will be professionally designed, structurally sound and will contain reasonable provision for:

  • Safety of persons to be accommodated in the event of fire including means of egress
  • Prevention of fire
  • Suppression of fire
  • Patrons must give consideration for wheelchair access to the Stand (NCC – Section D3.3) The reduction of the existing level of fire protection is not permissible.

Designers and builders have an obligation to design and construct to these principles and any relevant standards or legislation while meeting the special needs of their client. Parts of these principles include:

  • Stands over 18m2 where roofing is fitted must have a “Smoke Detection Device” and have a fire extinguisher installed. The recommended material for the roofing is “shark tooth” type material that allows water penetration from sprinklers and fire cannon.
  • Audience chairs within a temporary structure must be secured in groups of not less than 4 and not more than 16. Maximum seats in each row must not exceed 8 where there is an aisle at one end only or 16 where there are aisles on both sides of the row. (NCC NSW H101.11.1).