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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

Environment Effects Statement

On public exhibition until 6 July 2016

Melbourne Metro is being assessed through an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process.

We have also prepared a draft Planning Scheme Amendment recommending changes to protect the tunnels, stations and associated infrastructure and guide future development in their vicinity.

View the Environment Effects Statement documents and how you can make a submission.

You can find out more information on air quality, early works, geology and ground conditions, heritage, natural environment, noise and vibration, traffic and transport, and urban design.

Community information sessions

Come along to the final information session of the current series.

Learn more about the project, speak with the technical experts who wrote the EES, find out how the new tunnels will be built and view concept designs.

Tuesday 28 June, 5-8pm

Seasons Botanic Gardens, 348 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Information sessions

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.

Contact us

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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