Major Contract

Melbourne Metro Tunnel - Rail Infrastructure Alliance

Under Delivery
Melbourne Metro Tunnel - Rail Infrastructure Alliance

The Rail Infrastructure Alliance is the final major package of works for Melbourne Metro and will involve:

  • 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
2018 Construction Commencement
2025 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
Shortlist: Consortium comprising CPB Contractors, John Holland, and AECOM; 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 (EOIs) for the package.
Sep 2017 EOIs closed for the package.
Dec 2017 The Victorian Government announced a shortlist of two consortia for the project.
Jun 2018 Victorian Government announced the CPB John Holland 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