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Melbourne Metro Rail


Major work to begin next year

Construction company John Holland has been awarded the first major Metro Tunnel contract.

The contract includes excavating massive shafts in the centre of Melbourne as part of preparations for the tunnel and the new underground stations in the CBD.

Work on the stations shafts will begin next year, following the conclusion of Environment Effects Statement (EES) process currently underway and formal planning approval for the project.

Artist impression of a shaft built under an acoustic shed between Melbourne City Baths and RMIT

Metro Tunnel to benefit jobs and economy

Jobs and Economy

The Metro Tunnel will boost job opportunities not only for Victoria but also nationwide.

Economy-wide modelling demonstrates that the Metro Tunnel is expected to create approximately 4,700 jobs nationwide at the peak of construction.

Watch our video to learn more.

Works in your area

We are carrying out works across the alignment to gather further information about ground and environmental conditions to ensure that we have the best, most up-to-date information available to plan and build Melbourne Metro.

See the Works in your area page for details of works planned and underway.

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You can contact us through our online feedback form or by phone on 1800 551 927 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).


Find out about the career opportunities with Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, including our Graduate Program.

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