Major Contract

Level Crossing Removal – North Eastern Program Alliance

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Level Crossing Removal – North Eastern Program Alliance

North Eastern Program Alliance (NEPA) is one of the four ongoing program Alliances established by Victoria’s Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) (previously, Level Crossing Removal Authority) to deliver the Level Crossing Removal Program.

At its establishment, the Alliance comprised:

  • Fulton Hogan
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Jacobs, and
  • Metro Trains Melbourn (MTM) as the network operator.

Subsequently, the North Eastern Program Alliance split into the following two formations: 

South Eastern Program Alliance (SEPA), comprising:

  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Jacobs, and
  • Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM).

Metropolitan Roads Project Alliance (MRPA), comprising:

  • Fulton Hogan, and
  • Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM).

These two Alliances remain a single legal entity under its original alliance contract (NEPA).

MTIA has allocated all level crossing removal sites, and incorporated rail upgrades to one of the four original program alliances, with formal contract awards occurring incrementally, subject to ongoing performance and provision of detailed works proposals and costings.

In the case of North Eastern Program Alliances, level crossing removals and other rail upgrades allocated to the initial alliance, and its subsequent formations, are summarised below.

- North Eastern Program Alliance 

Operational:

  • Grange Road, Alphington
  • Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna 
  • Heidelberg to Rosanna duplication
  • Rosanna Station.

Above package of work was delivered as Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Stage One.

- South Eastern Program Alliance (SEPA):

Operational:

  • Toorak Road, Kooyong 
  • Manchester Road, Mooroolbark 
  • Maroondah Highway, Lilydale 
  • Hallam Road, Hallam 
  • New Merinda Park Station

Under Delivery:

  • Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert 
  • Union Road, Surrey Hills
  • Coolstore Road, Croydon 
  • Dublin Road, Ringwood East
  • Lynbrook to Cranbourne duplication
  • New Ringwoord East Station
  • New Croydon Station
  • Lynbrook Station expansion.

Operational:

  • Bedford Road, Ringwood

Lynbrook to Cranbourne rail duplication, New Merinda Park Station and the car park expansion at Lynbrook Station were awarded as part of Cranbourne Cranbourne Line Upgrade (Package B).

- Metropolitan Roads Project Alliance (MRPA):

Operational:

Under Delivery: 

The MRPA will also remove a crossing at Brunt St and construct a new bridge. 

  • Cardinia Road, Pakenham
  • Evans Road, Lyndhurst
  • Clyde Road, Berwick 
  • South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong 
  • Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer 
  • Robinsons Road, Deer Park 
  • Camms Road, Cranbourne 
  • Station Street, Beaconsfield 
  • Brunt Road, Beaconsfield
  • Calder Park Drive, Calder Park 

Key Dates

Feb 2017 Contract Award: Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Stage One
2017 Construction Commencement
Jun 2019 Contract Award: Toorak Road, Kooyong
Jul 2019 Contract Award: Evans Road, Lyndhurst
Oct 2019 Contract Award: Cardinia Road, Pakenham
Dec 2019 Contract Award: Clyde Road, Berwick
Dec 2019 Contract Award: Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway
Mar 2020 Contract Award: Cranbourne Line Upgrade (Package B)
Mar 2020 Contract Award: South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong
Dec 2020 Contract Award: Hallam Road and Hallam Station
Jan 2021 Contract Award: Fitzgerald and Robinsons roads
Jul 2021 Contract Award: Station Street, Brunt Road, Calder Park Drive
Jul 2021 Contract Award: Coolstore, Dublin and Bedford roads
Aug 2021 Contract Award: Union and Mont Albert Road
Dec 2025 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA), Victoria
Successful Tenderer: North Eastern Program Alliance, comprising Fulton Hogan, Laing O’Rouke, Jacobs, and Metro Trains Melbourn (MTM).
Related contracts:
Cardinia Road, Pakenham
Successful Tenderer - Metropolitan Roads Project Alliance

Clyde Road, Berwick
Successful Tenderer - Metropolitan Roads Project Alliance

Cranbourne Line Upgrade Package B
Successful Tenderer - South Eastern Program Alliance

Evans Road, Lyndhurst
Successful Tenderer - Metropolitan Roads Project Alliance

Fitzgerald and Robinsons roads
Successful Tenderer - Metropolitan Roads Project Alliance

Hallam Road and Hallam Station
Successful Tenderer - South Eastern Program Alliance

Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Stage One
Successful Tenderer - North Eastern Program Alliance

Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway
Successful Tenderer - South Eastern Program Alliance

South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong
Successful Tenderer - Metropolitan Roads Project Alliance

Toorak Road, Kooyong
Successful Tenderer - South Eastern Program Alliance

Union Road, Mont Albert Road and Surrey Hills Station
Successful Tenderer - South Eastern Program Alliance

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2017 The Victorian Government awarded a $395 million contract to the NEPA for Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Stage One. Work within the package involved duplication of 1.2 kilometre section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna on the Hurstbridge Line. Work also included removal of level crossings on Grange Road in Alphington and Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna in addition to building a new station at Rosanna.
2018 To maximise the expertise of the construction partners, the North Eastern Program Alliance (NEPA) split into NEPA Rail and NEPA Road in 2018.
2019 NEPA Rail and NEPA Road changed their names to the South Eastern Program Alliance (SEPA) and the Metropolitan Roads Project Alliance (MRPA) respectively.
Jun 2019 The Victorian Government awarded an $89 million contract to the SEPA for Toorak Road level crossing removal.
Jul 2019 The Victorian Government awarded a $54 million contract to the MRPA for Evans Road level crossing removal.
Oct 2019 The Victorian Government awarded an $80 million contract to the MRPA for Cardinia Road level crossing removal.
Dec 2019 The Victorian Government awarded a $166 million contract to the MRPA for Clyde Road level crossing removal.
Dec 2019 The Victorian Government awarded a $496 million contract to the SEPA for Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway level crossing removals.
Mar 2020 The Victorian Government awarded two contracts worth a combined $679 million contract for the Cranbourne Line Upgrade. Package B of the upgrade was awarded to the SEPA. Package B covers Lynbrook to Cranbourne rail duplication, New Merinda Park Station and the car park expansion at Lynbrook Station.
Mar 2020 The Victorian Government awarded a $98 million contract to the MRPA for South Gippsland Highway level crossing removal.
Dec 2020 The Victorian Government awarded a $248 million contract to the SEPA for Hallam Road level crossing removal and Hallam Station construction.
Jan 2021 The Victorian Government awarded a $234 million contract to the MRPA for Fitzgerald and Robinsons roads level crossing removals.
Jul 2021 The Victorian Government announced an additional 10 level crossings would be removed, with three awarded to the Metropolitan Roads Program Alliance and three to the South Eastern Program Alliance.
Aug 2021 The Victorian Government awarded a $631 million contract to SEPA for the Union Road and Mont Albert Road level crossing removals on the Lilydale-Belgrave Line, and construction of a new Surrey Hills Station.
Oct 2022 The Victorian Government awarded a $66 million contract to the Metropolitan Roads Project Alliance to remove another level crossing at Brunt Road, Beaconsfield, and the construct a new road bridge.
Mar 2024 The Victorian Government announced the completion of the Bedford Road level crossing removal in Ringwood.
Apr 2024 The Victorian Government announced the completion of the Brunt Road level crossing removal in Beaconsfield.