The Victorian state government is inviting expressions of interest for early works associated with the Melbourne Metro Rail project, including the relocation of essential services.
These critical works include the relocation and protection of several underground services including sewer and water mains, stormwater pipes and telecommunications cables. The government has estimated the early works package to be worth AU$300 million, with EOI applications closing on 23 December 2015. Melbourne Metro Rail has also released a video overview of the early works contract, which can be viewed below. The Melbourne Metro Rail project is a multi-billion network expansion and upgrade package that will see the construction of two 9 km tunnels and five new stations. Once completed it will allow the metro system to carry up to 20,000 extra passengers during peak periods. Major construction work is planned to commence in 2018. For further information visit the Melbourne Metro Rail project website.