Major Contract

Melbourne Airport Rail – Viaduct Package

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Melbourne Airport Rail – Viaduct Package

The Viaduct Package of the Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR) will deliver a viaduct commencing at Mercer Drive, continuing above the median strip of Airport Drive, towards Steele Creek North, and across the Western Ring Road.

The main scope of the package comprises the delivery of:

  • up to six kilometres of twin-track viaduct
  • overhead wiring system, wiring and structures
  • land clearing and minor civil works for supporting infrastructure
  • Combined Services Route (CSR)
  • utility services relocations
  • civil structures and grade separation
  • drainage, embankments and retaining walls, and
  • roadworks.

Key Dates

Jun 2021 Project Announcement
Nov 2021 EOIs Open

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Rail Projects Victoria (RPV)

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 Viaduct Package. Rail Projects Victoria noted that this packaging structure was subject to scope changes and realignments.
Jun 2021 Second phase of consultation began for Melbourne Airport Rail, closing on 6 September. Community feedback was sought on the bridge over the Western Ring Road (M80).
Sep 2021 RPV issued pre-qualification documents for the Viaduct Package of Melbourne Airport Rail, closing on 26 November. An Expression of Interest phase is expected to commence in October.
Nov 2021 Rail Projects Victoria commenced the Expression of Interest (EOI) process for the Viaduct Package, closing on 17 December.
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Victoria |
Resources
Project website
Melbourne Airport Rail
Media releases
2021/11/09