Melbourne Metro Tunnel




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Melbourne Metro Tunnel
Melbourne Metro Tunnel - Wider Network Enhancements
STATUS

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.   

Announced

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:

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

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


STATUS: Under procurement
VALUE: $11.031bn AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Alliance, Confirmed PPP
TYPE: Greenfield

The Melbourne Metro Project will deliver a new rail line across Melbourne CBD, featuring two nine-kilometre tunnels and five new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain. The project will route trains independently from the City Loop, and increase capacity on Melbourne's train network. Sixty five new high capacity metro trains will run on the line.

The project will be delivered as five separate works packages, including:

  • early works
  • tunnel and stations works
  • rail infrastructure works
  • rail system works, and
  • wider network enhancement works.

 

The project is being led by Rail Projects Victoria (formerly the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority). Works commenced in 2017 and are expected to be completed by 2026.

In January 2017, Infrastructure Australia added the Melboure Metro Tunnel project to the Infrastructure Priority List as a High Priority Project.

John Holland was appointed Managing Contractor for the $324 million early works contract in June 2016. Early works on the Project received formal planning approval in April 2017.

In March 2018, a draft Planning Scheme Amendment to enable works along the Sunbury, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines was released for public comment, with comments due by 21 April. The Planning Scheme Amendment was approved in June 2018. 



Last reviewed: 19/10/2020

Melbourne Metro Tunnel - Wider Network Enhancements


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Melbourne Metro Tunnel - Wider Network Enhancements

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project will deliver a new rail line across Melbourne CBD, featuring two nine-kilometre tunnels and five new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain. The project will be delivered as five separate works packages.

The Wider Network Enhancements package involves works required across the existing above ground rail network, including track modifications, station upgrades, and signalling system upgrades.

Rail Projects Victoria have indicated that procurement of this package will be conducted on a ‘case by case’ basis, enabling smaller components to be procured separately.



Last reviewed: 19/10/2020

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