Metro Tunnel RIA

Contract type
Design and construct
Victorian Government
  • Rail
  • Roads
2018 to 2025

Changing the way Melbourne moves

CPB Contractors, as part of the Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA), has been awarded a $1 billion package of works by the Victorian Government in support of the $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project.

The Alliance consists of CPB Contractors and John Holland, with AECOM as the design partner, as well as project owner Rail Projects Victoria and rail franchisee Metro Trains Melbourne, of which CIMIC Group company UGL represents 20%.

Revenue to CPB Contractors for the design and construct contract is approximately $400 million.

Construction commenced in late 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2025.

Through our in-house engineering business, EIC Activities, we are providing expert insights into all geotechnical and civil engineering challenges and providing solutions that will ensure a cost-effective construction program.

Around 1,000 people will work on the RIA package, including almost 100 apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets.

The RIA started preparatory works, including geotechnical, service and site investigations, at Kensington, South Yarra and West Footscray, ahead of construction of the western and eastern tunnel entrances that will connect with new stations at North Melbourne (near Arden Street), Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac.

This package of works will also deliver a turnback and new platform at West Footscray Station, as well as track enhancements near Hawksburn Station.

This is the second package of Metro Tunnel works to be delivered by CPB Contractors, following the award of a $1 billion design and construct contract as part of the Rail Systems Alliance (RSA) in December 2017.

CPB Contractors acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of theKulin Nation as the traditional and continuing custodians of the lands on which the Metro Tunnel RIA project will be delivered.

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