Level Crossing Removal




PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Caulfield to Dandenong Package
Hurstbridge Rail Line upgrade
North West Program Alliance
Western Program Alliance
Level Crossing Removal
Remaining Crossing Removals
Southern Program Alliance
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STATUS: Under procurement
VALUE: $6.9bn AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Alliance, Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The Victorian Government's circa $6.9 billion Level Crossing Removal project will see the removal of 50 of Melbourne's most dangerous and congested level crossings by 2022, with 28 of these expected to be removed by the end of 2018.

Construction has already commenced on a number of the crossings with planning and early consultation underway for the delivery of remaining packages of work. The project is being overseen by the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA).

Works packages awarded include:

- Caulfield to Dandenong ($1.6 billion);
- Bentleigh, Ormond, Mckinnon and Glen Iris ($524 million);
- Furlong Main ($480 million);
- Hurstbridge line upgrade ($395 million);
- Bayswater Project ($177 million);
- North West Program Alliance; and
- Western Program Alliance.

Level Crossing removals at Melton Highway ($46 million) and Thompson Road ($175 million) are delivered by VIC Roads on behalf of LXRA.

Works yet to be awarded include:

- Southern Program Alliance; and
- eight remaining level crossings.

The Victorian Government has brought forward funding of $846 million into the Budget forecasts to accelerate projects in the Level Crossing Removal Programme. The Budget notes $1.17 billion has been allocated to the Programme in 2017-18, with $3.76 billion remaining to expend towards completion in 2022-23.

Project History

Caulfield to Dandenong Package

The $1.6 billion Caulfield to Dandenong package will deliver:

- removal of nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong in Melbourne’s south‐eastern suburbs
- five new stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park;
- new and upgraded rail infrastructure in the corridor including power and signalling upgrades; and
- a new train depot and maintenance facility in Pakenham East.

Project works are being undertaken under an Alliance contract by CPB Contractors, Lendlease, WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, Aurecon, LXRA and Metro Trains Melbourne. The project is due to be completed in 2018.

Bentleigh, Ormond, McKinnon and Glen Iris Package

This package of works, valued at $524 million, involves the removal of level crossings and station rebuilds at Centre Road in Bentleigh, North Road in Ormond, McKinnon Road in McKinnon and Burke Road in Glen Iris. The package was awarded to a John Holland - KBR consortium in May 2015.

Furlong Main

This package of works, valued at $480 million, involves the removal of level crossings at Blackburn Road in Blackburn, Heatherdale Road in Mitcham, and Furlong and Main roads in St Albans. The package was awarded to an alliance comprising CPB Contractors, Aurecon and Acardis in September 2015. Removal of the four level crossings was completed in 2017.

Bayswater

The $177 million works to remove level crossings at Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road in Bayswater were completed by an alliance comprising Laing O'Rourke, Fulton Hogan and AECOM in 2017.


Caulfield to Dandenong Package


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Caulfield to Dandenong Package

STATUS: Recently closed
VALUE: $1.6bn AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The Victorian Government's circa $6.9 billion Level Crossing Removal project will see the removal of 50 of Melbourne's most dangerous and congested level crossings by 2022, with 28 of these expected to be removed by the end of 2018. The project has been divided into a number of packages across the city.

The $1.6 billion Caulfield to Dandenong package will deliver:

- removal of nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong in Melbourne’s south‐eastern suburbs
- five new stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park;
- new and upgraded rail infrastructure in the corridor including power and signalling upgrades; and
- a new train depot and maintenance facility in Pakenham East.

Project works are being undertaken under an Alliance contract by CPB Contractors, Lendlease, WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, Aurecon, LXRA and Metro Trains Melbourne.

The project is due to be completed in 2018.


Hurstbridge Rail Line upgrade


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Hurstbridge Rail Line upgrade

STATUS: Recently closed
VALUE: $395M AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The Victorian Government's circa $6.9 billion Level Crossing Removal project will see the removal of 50 of Melbourne's most dangerous and congested level crossings by 2022, with at least 20 of these removed by 2018. The project has been divided into a number of packages across the city.

This package of works will include:

- the duplication of the 1.2 kilometre line between Heidelberg and Rosanna;
- the duplication of the Burgundy Street bridge and the Darebin Street tunnel;
- a new Rosanna Station; and
- removal of level crossings at Grange Road and Lower Plently Road

The construction contract was awarded to an alliance comprised of Laing O'Rourke, Fulton Hogan and Jacobs in February 2017. Work commenced in March 2017, with completion scheduled for 2019.


North West Program Alliance


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 North West Program Alliance

STATUS: Recently closed
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Alliance
TYPE: Greenfield

The Victorian Government's circa $6.9 billion Level Crossing Removal project will see the removal of 50 of Melbourne's most dangerous and congested level crossings by 2022, with 28 of these expected to be removed by the end of 2018. The project has been divided into a number of packages across the city.

This package of works involves the removal of level crossings at Camp Road in Campbellfield, Skye/Overton Road in Frankston, and Buckley Street in Essendon, with work to start in 2017. The works will be delivered under a Program Alliance Model.

Under the Program Alliance Model, if these removals satisfy the performance criteria, the successful bidder will retain the contract to remove more – at Glenroy Road in Glenroy, Bell Street in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick.

The two shortlisted bidders for this package were announced in December 2016. They are a joint venture of John Holland and KBR, and a joint venture of CPB Contractors and Aurecon.

In May 2017, the Victorian Government announced that the John Holland and KBR joint venture had signed the contract for the program of works under the Program Alliance Model with Metro Trains Melbourne and the Level Crossing Removal Authority.

Construction at Camp Road and Skye/Overton Road is scheduled to commence by mid-2017, with both level crossings removals to be completed in 2018. This package of works is scheduled to be completed by 2022.


Remaining Crossing Removals


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Remaining Crossing Removals

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The Victorian Government's circa $6.9 billion Level Crossing Removal project will see the removal of 50 of Melbourne's most dangerous and congested level crossings by 2022, with at least 28 of these expected to be removed by the end of 2018. The project has been divided into a number of packages across the city. A number of packages are in various stages of development, from design through to completion and opening.

Remaining level crossing removals and associated works will be progressively tendered by the Level Crossing Removal Authority over the next 8 years. Several of these are currently under procurement while for others planning and early consultation is underway.


Southern Program Alliance


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Southern Program Alliance

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Alliance
TYPE: Greenfield

The Victorian Government's circa $6.9 billion Level Crossing Removal project will see the removal of 50 of Melbourne's most dangerous and congested level crossings by 2022, with at least 20 of these removed by 2018. The project has been divided into a number of packages across the city.

This package of works will includes eight level crossing removals along the Frankston Line. Level crossing are to be removed at:

- Charman/Park Road, Cheltenham;
- Balcombe Road, Mentone;
- Edithvale Road, Edithvale;
- Station Street/Bondi Road, Bonbeach;
- Station Street, Eel Race Road and Mascot Road, Carrum; and
- Seaford Road, Seaford.

In addition, new stations will be constructed at Bonbeach, Cheltenham, Mentone, Edithvale and Carrum, while the works in Carrum will include a new bridge to connect Station Street over the Patterson River, upgrades to Carrum Village, and the relocation of the Carrum train storage facility to a Kananook.

This will bring the total number of crossings removed on the Frankston Line to 11, with North Road, McKinnon Road and Centre Road level crossings already removed.

The Victorian Government called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) on 5 May 2017, which closed on 26 May 2017.

In July 2017 the Victorian Government announced two consortia had been shortlisted for the first package of works in Carrum and Seaford:

- CPB Contractors and Aurecon; and
- Lendlease, Acciona, Coleman Rail and WSP.

The works in Carrum and Seaford comprise four of the eight level crossing removals in the Southern Alliance Contract and will also include the new station and bridge at Carrum and the relocation of the Carrum train storage facility to Kananook.

Under the Program Alliance Model, if the successful tenderer satisfies the performance criteria on these works they will retain the contract to deliver the remainingworks in the Southern Program Alliance. The contract is expected to be awarded by December 2017.

Works are expected to begin in early to mid-2018, starting with the Seaford level crossing removal and the new bridge to connect Station Street over the Patterson River.


Western Program Alliance


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Western Program Alliance

STATUS: Recently closed
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Alliance
TYPE: Greenfield

The Victorian Government's circa $6.9 billion Level Crossing Removal project will see the removal of 50 of Melbourne's most dangerous and congested level crossings by 2022, with 28 of these expected to be removed by the end of 2018. The project has been divided into a number of packages across the city.

This Alliance will remove the Kororoit Creek Road crossing in Williamstown North and duplicate part of the Altona Loop to boost the reliability of services. The works will be delivered under a Program Alliance Model.

If these projects fulfil the performance criteria under the Program Alliance Model, the successful bidder will also remove Abbots Road level crossing in Dandenong South, the Aviation Road level crossing in Laverton, Ferguson Street crossing in Williamstown, and Cherry and Werribee Street crossings in Werribee.

The two shortlisted bidders were announced in December 2016. They are a joint venture of McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott McDonald, and a joint venture of Coleman Rail, Seymour Whyte and Arcadis Australia.

In May 2017, the Victorian Government announced that the McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott McDonald joint venture had signed the contract for the program of works under the Program Alliance Model with Metro Trains Melbourne and the Level Crossing Removal Authority.

Work on the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing and the Altona Loop duplication will begin in the coming months, with work on the Abbotts Road level crossing in Dandenong South also to start this year assuming compliance with performance measures.

Removal of the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.


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