Major Contract

Melbourne Metro Tunnel - Rail Infrastructure Alliance

Under Delivery
Melbourne Metro Tunnel - Rail Infrastructure Alliance

The Rail Infrastructure Alliance contract comprises the delivery of the tunnel extrances in South Yarra and Kensington. Major works include:

  • construction of track decline structures and tunnel cut and cover tunnelling at the eastern portal in South Yarra and the western portal in Kensington, and
  • reconfiguration and realignment of existing tracks, and modification of existing rail infrastructure such as signalling and overhead line equipment (OHLE) along the Sunbury to Cranbourne-Pakenham corridor.


Key Dates

Jul 2017 EOIs Open
Sep 2017 EOIs Close
Sep 2018 Contract Award
2018 Construction Commencement
2025 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
Shortlist: A consortium comprising CPB Contractors, John Holland, and AECOM; and a consortium comprising Laing O’Rourke, Kellogg Brown & Root and WSP.
Successful Tenderer: Consortium comprising John Holland, CPB Contractors and AECOM.


Jul 2017 Expressions of Interest for the Rail Infrastructure Package.
Dec 2017 The Victorian Government announced two consortia had been shortlisted for the project.
Jul 2018 Victorian Government announced a CPB, John Holland and AECOM consortium as the preferred bidder for the contract.
Sep 2018 Contractual close reached.
2018 Construction commenced.
Jun 2019 Development plans for the Metro Tunnel entrances, a new passenger platform, and the Western Turnback were approved by the Minister for Planning.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Alliance |
Victoria |
Tender notices
Expression of Interest