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Preconstruction works, including geotechnical drilling programme, completed for Melbourne Metro rail tunnel to run between Dynon in the west and St Kilda Road near Domain to serve central business district. Planned construction period 2012-2018. Project review of station locations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain to be conducted after Victorian State election 27.11.2010. Visit www.transport.vic.gov.au. 47/10.


The Melbourne Metro Rail Project, including  9 km rail tunnels and 5 new underground stations, is currently in the planning and pre-construction phase. Potential private sector partners are invited to formally register their interest in tendering for packages of work with Melbourne Metro Rail Authority at http://mmrailproject.vic.gov.au/about-the-project/tenders-and-service-providers. Click here for ROI (Registration Of Interest) form and send it by email to MMRA-Procurement@ecodev.vic.gov.au for processing. 48/15.


CPB Contractors formerly Leighton Contractors, John Holland KBR a Joint Venture comprising of John Holland Group and KBR Inc. formerly Kellogg Brown & Root. Lend Lease Coleman Rail a joint venture comprising of Lend Lease Engineering and Coleman Rail Pty Ltd are the three selected bidders for the next phase of the tender process for Melbourne Metro Rail Early Works.

The Early Works package will deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in critical works to prepare key sites for the start of major construction on Melbourne Metro Rail in 2018. The works include the relocation and protection of underground services such as gas, sewer and water mains, the removal of trees, relocation of road features, and the design and construction of access shafts.

Shortlisted bidders will be requested to submit a formal proposal with a contract award in mid-2016. Construction activities will commence soon after. Visit http://mmrailproject.vic.gov.au/about-the-project/news/shortlist-for-early-works-released.  08/16.


The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) is inviting expressions of interest (EOI), with a deadline of the 09.06.2016, for the $6 billion Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership (PPP).  The PPP will deliver the largest package of works on Australia’s biggest public transport project, including two 9 km rail tunnels. These tunnels will run through the heart of Melbourne and there will be three new underground stations at Arden, Parkville and Domain, and two new city stations directly connected to Flinders Street and Melbourne Central. The new Metro Tunnel will give the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines their own tunnel through the CBD, which will free up space in the Loop to run more trains in and out of the City. Early works begin next year, with the major construction delivered through this package to start in 2018, and the project set to create 3,700 jobs.

For further information e-mail PPP@melbournemetro.vic.gov.au and visit https://www.tenders.vic.gov.au/tenders/tender/display/tender-details.do?id=7801&action=display-tender-details and http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/multi-billion-dollar-metro-tunnel-out-to-market/.  Ref.n. EOI 20648. 21/16.


John Holland from Melbourne has won the contract to deliver the EUR218.16m (AUD324m) early works package for Melbourne Metro, including excavating massive shafts in the centre of Melbourne as part of preparations for the tunnel and five new underground stations. The contract will involve excavation of huge open shafts up to 35m deep and adjacent to Swanston Street to enable the underground construction of the two new city stations built as part of the EUR7.33 billion (AUD10.9b) project.

Excavation of the Central Business District (CBD) North Station will involve 2 shafts – at Franklin and A’Beckett Street – which will be covered by massive acoustic sheds to reduce noise for neighbouring residents and offices. Construction of CBD South will involve the partial demolition of the carparkunderneath City Square. Other works in the package include the relocation and protection of up to 100 utilities, including gas, power and telecommunications services, and the 120 year old brick main sewer line under the Domain interchange. These works will start within weeks, with work on the stations shafts to begin next year, following the conclusion of Environment Effects Statement (EES) process which is currently underway and formal planning approval for the project. Visitwww.melbournemetro.vic.gov.auhttp://www.premier.vic.gov.au andhttp://www.johnholland.com.au. 26/16.

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The consortium Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) comprising of Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital has been selected to build the Metro Tunnel and five new underground stations at Melbourne. Early works are well underway, with major construction on the tunnel and stations expected to start next year. Visit http://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/about-the-project/news/station-designs and http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/the-metro-tunnel-more-jobs-more-stations-more-trains/. 29/17.


The consortium RIA (Rail Infrastructure Alliance) comprising John Holland (a subsidiary of Chinese firm CCCG), CPB Contractors (part of CIMIC Group, whose parent company is German construction firm Hochtief) and AECOM (the American multinational engineering and design firm) has been selected as the preferred bidders to build the Metro Tunnel entrances in Kensington and South Yarra at Melbourne: 9 km of twin tunnels beneath the CBD, in an effort to ease congestion on the City Circle and surrounding lines.

CPB Contractors and John Holland are equal construction partners in the contract, and AECOM is the design partner. The $1 billion works package will include cut and cover and tunnelling works at the eastern and western tunnel entrances to connect the new rail tunnel to the existing network, along with additional selected station upgrades, tunnel, track and signalling works along the Sunbury and Dandenong lines.

Site preparations ahead of portal construction will commence later this year, with most RIA works expected to be finished in line with the completion of the tunnels and stations, by the end of 2025. Click au/32 for tunnelbuilder archive. Visit https://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au, https://www.aecom.com, https://www.cpbcon.com.au and http://www.johnholland.com.au.  29/18.

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