Victoria Opens EoI for Suburban Rail Loop Works
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Victoria Opens EoI for Suburban Rail Loop Works

Victoria’s Labor Government has opened Expressions of Interest for the biggest ever Initial and Early Works package on an infrastructure project in Australian

Victoria’s Labor Government has opened Expressions of Interest for the biggest ever Initial and Early Works package on an infrastructure project in Australian history. Minister for Suburban Rail Loop Ms Jacinta Allan announced that interested parties are being sought to deliver the first phase of construction on Stage One of the Labor Government’s state-shaping project.

The huge package of works will see roads and power supplies upgraded, new sub-stations built, utility relocations and protection, ground improvements, and sites across Melbourne’s south-east prepared to make way for massive Tunnel Boring Machines. After registering in the pre-qualification process, some of Australia’s leading construction companies have signalled interest in delivering this program of works, which will create up to 800 direct jobs, ahead of the creation of up to 20,000 jobs during the project’s major construction process.

The Suburban Rail Loop is a critical investment in Victoria’s long-term liveability, and will support Melbourne’s continued growth to a global city of up to nine million people by 2050. The project will connect Victorians to more services than ever before – whether they live in Melbourne’s suburbs or in the regions, the Suburban Rail Loop will cut travel times, make more areas accessible to everyone and allow people to work closer to where they live. Stage One will connect r growing health, education, retail and employment precincts in Melbourne’s south east between Cheltenham and Box Hill, via 26-kilometre twin underground rail tunnels. Future stages will see the line continue through Melbourne’s northern suburbs to Melbourne Airport and around to Werribee.

The proposed locations for the Stage One train stations include the starting point of the line near Southland, adjacent to Monash and Deakin universities, in the centre of Box Hill and Glen Waverley, and a major transport hub to be created north of Carinish Road, Clayton, connecting regional passengers to the Loop.

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