Final proposals to build one of the most significant public transport projects in the state of Victoria are in, from three consortia of Australia’s largest construction contractors.
Final bids are in on billion-dollar project
Final proposals to build one of the most significant public transport projects in the state of Victoria are in, from three consortia of Australia’s largest construction contractors. Acting Premier Jacinta Allan recently announced that the final bids for the AUD $6 billion Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership (PPP) are now being assessed by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority.
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Building of the nine-kilometre Metro Tunnel and five new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain is expected to create thousands of new construction and engineering jobs in Victoria.
The contract will be awarded by the end 2017, with building of the Tunnels and Stations package commencing in 2018. The three companies shortlisted for the project are:
- Continuum Victoria– comprising ACCIONA Infrastructure, Ferrovial Agroman, Honeywell, Downer EDI and Plenary Origination
- Cross Yarra Partnership– comprising Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital
- Moving Melbourne Together– comprising Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, Ghella, Salini Impregilo, Serco and Macquarie Capital
Preparation underway for Melbourne’s new great railway
The groundwork has begun on the extension of the South Morang line to Mernda. Over the next few weeks, construction workers will prepare the rail corridor for construction to commence later this year.
The AUD $600 million Mernda Rail Extension will build 8 kilometres of new track and 3 new stations, which is expected to be operational by 2019. The project will create up to 1,200 new construction jobs in Melbourne and a further 1,800 for local industries.
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