North East Rail Line Upgrade




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North East Rail Line Upgrade
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

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Recently closed

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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: Recently closed
VALUE: $235M AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: Commonwealth, VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The North East Rail Line connects Melbourne to Albury/Wodonga via 316 kilometres of track.

The North East Rail Line upgrade project will improve the performance of the line from an Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) freight standard to that of a 'Victorian Passenger Class 2' level allowing for faster and more reliable passenger service. Rail Projects Victoria is providing oversight on behalf of the Victorian Government through the Regional Rail Revival program.

The $235 million rail line upgrade project will include track grinding, drainage upgrades, track improvements at level crossings, bridge upgrades and new ballast along the entire line.

The ARTC secured full Federal Funding for the $235 million project in October 2018.

The ARTC called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the project in March 2019 with submissions closing in May 2019.

On 9 December 2019, John Holland were awarded the contract. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2021.

On 8 January 2020, Infrastructure Australia concluded its evaluation of the Upgrade, determining it wouldn't be added to IA's Infrastructure Priority List at this stage.



Last reviewed: 31/01/2020

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