Major Contract

Melbourne Airport Rail – Maribyrnong River Bridge Package

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Melbourne Airport Rail – Maribyrnong River Bridge Package

The Maribyrnong River Bridge Package of the Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR) comprises the delivery of a new elevated twin-track rail crossing to the west of existing Albion Viaduct, comprising:

  • a north approach structure, approximately 48 metres in length
  • a new Maribyrnong River Viaduct, approximately 456 metres in length and 50 metres above ground level at its highest point
  • a new South Approach Structure, approximately 48 metres in length
  • associated earthworks
  • drainage work
  • lineside fencing, and
  • maintenance access.

Key Dates

Jun 2021 Project Announcement
Aug 2021 ROIs Open
Sep 2021 EOIs Open
Oct 2021 EOIs Close
2022 RFP Open
Jul 2022 RFP Close
2022 Contract Award
Dec 2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2026 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Rail Projects Victoria (RPV)
Related contracts:
Commercial Advisers
Successful Tenderer - KPMG

Cost Estimators
Successful Tenderer - Turner and Townsend

Legal Advisers
Successful Tenderer - Minter Ellison, Clayton Utz and Herbert Smith Freehills

Probity Adviser
Successful Tenderer - O’Connor Marsden and Associates

Probity Auditor
Successful Tenderer - Pitcher Partners

Technical, Planning and Engagement Adviser
Successful Tenderer - Aurecon Jacobs Mott MacDonald (AJM) Joint Venture

PROJECT HISTORY

Jun 2021 Along with the beginning of Expression of Interest process for the Sunshine to Albion Package, Rail Projects Victoria announced its intention to deliver MAR through a total of six major works packages. This included the Maribyrnong River Bridge Package. Rail Projects Victoria noted that this packaging structure was subject to scope changes and realignments. In particular, Rail Projects Victoria indicated it was exploring the potential for Maribyrnong River Bridge to be delivered as part of the Corridor Package.
Jun 2021 Second phase of consultation began for Melbourne Airport Rail, closing on 6 September. Community feedback was sought on the bridge over the Maribyrnong River Valley.
Aug 2021 The Victorian Government commenced procurement for Maribyrnong River Bridge Package by opening the pre-qualification process, closing on 22 September. Expression of Interest process was expected to commence by September for the pre-qualified respondents.
Sep 2021 Rail Projects Victoria commenced the EOI process for the Maribyrnong River Bridge Package, closing on 19 October. RPV also announced the package will be delivered using an Incentivised Target Cost (ITC) procurement model.
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement | Unconfirmed |
Location
Victoria |
Resources
Project website
Melbourne Airport Rail
Media releases
2021/09/14