Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project Agreement

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Rail Infrastructure Work on eastern and western portals, including the construction of cutting and roofing tunnels, dismantling structures, site redevelopment and redevelopment, and reorientation of existing lines. A PPP model promotes innovation, best practices and optimal value for money for the project. In an “availability PPP,” the government makes regular payments to the private party to make the asset “available” for use. For this package, this means making available the tunnel and stations for public transport and Victorians. RPV is responsible for all aspects of projects, including the design and development of a reference project, site studies, stakeholder engagement, planning approvals and public procurement, including project implementation and operation. The State Library Station OSD is developed by a joint venture between John Holland and Scape, an innovative provider of student housing. The development will be a mixed-use project, including student housing and other housing near RMIT University, as well as co-work and educational institutions, retailers and other complementary institutions. Coffey offers specialized geotechnical and hydrogeological services for the project. These include additional geotechnical studies and tests to establish definitive geotechnical interpretation reports that inform the detailed station and tunnel project. It will also help select tunnellers and build stations under Swanston Street. Coffey will also implement an extensive program of hydrogeological groundwater drilling and study studies to support the planning and installation of groundwater controls throughout the project. A multi-billion dollar public-private partnership (PPP) includes the design and construction of two nine-kilometre-long tunnels and five metro stations, private financing and the provision of maintenance and other services during operating life. The project is led by Rail Projects Victoria (formerly the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority).

Work began in 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2026. The $6 billion public-private partnership (PPP) is the largest construction package for the metro tunnel and will provide the 9 kilometres of double tunnels under the CBD and the five new metro stations. The PPP availability contract with Cross Yarra Partnership – consisting of Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital – was concluded in December 2017. “This is an important and exciting project and we are extremely proud to be working with Cross Yarra Partnership,” said Urs Meyerhans, CEO of Coffey. The project will be delivered in five separate plant sets, including: main tunnel construction, five metro stations, station development, mechanical and electrical systems and specific maintenance services for the infrastructure provided by the package and commercial opportunities at the new stations. Work on PPP packet tunnels and stations began in 2018. The Railway Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) will work on tunnel entrances to the east and west, including the construction of Decut and Cover tunnels, dismantling structures and the reorganization and reorientation of existing lines to connect the new metro tracks to the existing surface network. The Metro Tunnel will be Victoria`s largest public transportation project to date, and the Cross Yarra Partnership will provide two nine-kilometre tunnels and five new subway stations in North Melbourne (Arden), Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac. Rail system and rail infrastructure packages are purchased through separate competitive alliance procedures, in which direct price competition is assessed with non-cheap criteria.