Western Rail Plan




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Western Rail Plan
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

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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: Prospective pipeline
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The Western Rail Plan sets out the future rail projects that Victoria needs for a high capacity rail network.

Planning is needed for three major connected projects:

  • two new electrified metro lines to Melton and Wyndham Vale to separate them from the Ballarat and Geelong lines
  • additional tracks between Sunshine and the CBD, and
  • the potential full electrification of the Geelong and Ballarat lines and procurement of new rollingstock

 

The 2019-20 Victorian Budget provides an additional $100 million to complete planning and design works to deliver full separation of regional and metro services on the Geelong and Ballarat lines, as committed during the 2018 State election campaign. The works are required to deliver two new electrified metro lines to Melton and Wyndham Vale, with the Wyndham Vale line potentially becoming the western section of the Suburban Rail Loop.

This is on top of the $50 million allocated in the 2018-19 Budget for faster rail to Geelong. Business case development is expected to begin in 2019. Staging of projects under the Western Rail Plan is to be considered alongside the Melbourne Airport Rail Link business case, which is due in 2020.



Last reviewed: 04/06/2019

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