We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
The Victorian Government has given the green light to progress the detailed Business Case for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link, having selected the Sunshine Route as its preferred route.
This decision is consistent with the recommendation of the 2012 Public Transport Victoria study.
The Strategic Appraisal found that the Sunshine Route performs better than the Maribyrnong, Flemington and Craigieburn options.
Compared to the other options, the Sunshine Route provides:
- Superior connections to more areas of Melbourne through its integration with the Metro Tunnel
- Superior connections to regional Victoria through an upgraded Sunshine interchange
- Earlier deliverability at a lower cost Combined Relative Benefit and Deliverability.
The selection of the Sunshine Route enables the following next steps:
- Progress the development of the detailed Business Case for the Sunshine Route
- Start stakeholder engagement to help inform the Business Case
- Commence detailed planning and development including investigation of economic, social and environmental impacts
- Determine the required statutory approval processes to enable the delivery of the MARL.
The Business Case will be completed by 2020 and will assess station and procurement options, value capture and creation opportunities, and economic analysis of the recommended solution. Construction is set to begin in 2022 and will take up to nine years to complete.
The full Melbourne Airport Rail Link Business Case will be completed by 2020.
Stakeholder consultation, detailed technical planning and development including investigation of economic, social and environmental impacts will now commence.This will help inform the appropriate planning and approval processes to enable the delivery of the project. Stay updated about the progress of the Airport Rail Link by registering for email updates.
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
4 kms of Barwon Heads Road between Settlement Road and Reserve Road will be duplicated, and investigating the potential for duplicating a further 6 kms from Reserve Road to Lower Duneed Road
Beaufort Rail Bridge Strengthening
We're increasing the bridge's capacity and extending its life for future generations
Cranbourne Line Duplication
Doubling services on the Cranbourne line with trains every 10 minutes during peak
Fast Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a fast rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing bottlenecks on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
M80 Ring Road Upgrade
We’re making Melbourne’s freeway network safer and less congested by upgrading the M80 Ring Road from the Princes Freeway to the Greensborough Highway.
North East Link
Victoria's biggest road project - connecting the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network 356231
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
South Gippsland Highway - Koonwarra
Realigning the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Sunbury Line Upgrade
The Sunbury Line Upgrade will enable more modern trains to run more often on the line, creating room for 113,000 more passengers every week
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
West Gate Tunnel
A vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge to free up traffic and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west
Upgrading Western Victoria's key transport corridor, making journeys safer and quicker.