Contracts to build Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project have been awarded to a Lendlease, John Holland, Bouygues, Capella Capital Consortium
Today, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced that the final contracts to deliver the $6 billion tunnels and stations package had been signed. The contracts to deliver this massive project have been awarded to the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP)- a consortium lead by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Consortium and Capella Capital.
This is the biggest contract ever awarded in the history of Victorian public transport. Having these contracts signed now paves the way for major construction to begin next year.
Along with the $6 billion contracts awarded to build the tunnels and stations, the Victorian Government has also awarded a $1.1 billion contract to CPB Contractors and Bombardier transportation roll-out of high capacity signalling in the Metro Tunnel.
This signalling will allow trains to run more closely together, meaning services can run more often. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews hopes this will create a ‘turn-up and go’ train network in Melbourne.
It is expected that the $11 billion Metro Tunnel project will create nearly 7000 jobs for Victorians, including 500 apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets.
The Metro Tunnel is expected to be completed in 2026