Major Contract

Sunshine to Albion Package

Under Procurement
Sunshine to Albion Package

The Sunshine to Albion Package (SAP) of the Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR) comprises works in and around Sunshine and Albion stations, including the construction of elevated twin tracks between Sunshine and Albion Junction. 

The full scope of work under the package comprises:

  • a new viaduct over bridges on Ballarat Road, St Albans Road and Stony Creek
  •  modifications to Andersons Road rail underbridge
  • works between Sunshine Station and the Albion to Jacana Freight Corridor 
  • upgrades to Sunshine Station
  • upgrades to Albion Station
  • relocation and implementation of rail systems
  • modifications to existing substations
  • diversion, relocation and protection of existing utilities, and
  • connection of the Principal Bicycle Network and the Strategic Cycling Corridor.

Key Dates

Jan 2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Apr 2022 EOIs Open


Procuring Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
Procurement note: From April 2021, pre-qualified registrants were expected to participate in Expression of Interest (EOI) process. RPV noted that EOIs would be followed by a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) for two shortlisted candidates.


Mar 2021 The Victorian Government released concept designs for the Maribyrnong River Rail Bridge and the twin track, viaduct section between Sunshine and the Albion Junction. The viaduct section is to be delivered as part of the SAP.
Apr 2021 Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) opened registrations for the Expression of Interest (EOI) process for the Sunshine to Albion Package. Pre-qualified registrants were expected to participate in the EOI process from late April, with a procurement briefing to be held in May. Two shortlisted bidders from the EOI process would would then participate in the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase.
Procurement approach
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Victoria | National |
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Melbourne Airport Rail
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