Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Stage 2


Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

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Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Stage 2

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   


The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Credibly proposed
TYPE: Greenfield

Stage 2 of the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade will see a further upgrade of the Hurstbridge line following completion of Stage 1.

In August 2018, as part of its election campaign, the Victorian Government announced it would deliver Stage 2 of the Upgrade.

Stage 2 will comprise construction of a new station at Greensborough along with duplication of 4.5 kilometres of track between Greensborough and Montmorency (3 kilometres) and Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen (1.5 kilometres).

The project is included under the broader Hurstbridge Line capacity project, which Infrastructure Australia identifies as a Priority Initiative in its Infrastructure Priority List.

The 2019-20 Victorian Budget committed $530 million to the Hurstbridge Line Duplication Stage 2. Of the total amount, $21.5 million has been allocated over the forward estimates. This allocation will be used to progress project development, detailed design and pre-construction activities. 

The Government previously indicated construction would start in 2020.

Stage 1

Stage 1 of the Line Upgrade was procured through the Victorian Government's circa $6.9 billion Level Crossing Removal project. This package of works included:

-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, Jacobs and the Level Crossing Removal Agency in February 2017. Work commenced in March 2017 and was completed in mid-2018.

Last reviewed: 04/06/2019

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