27 July 2015 - Aurecon forms part of an Alliance recently named as the preferred contractor to remove four of Melbourne’s level crossings as part of the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project.
The Victorian Government selected Aurecon, together with Alliance partners Leighton Contractors and Hyder Consulting, to continue working toward delivering level crossing removals at four of Melbourne’s priority sites that include Blackburn Road in Blackburn, Heatherdale Road in Mitcham, and Main and Furlong roads in St Albans. The Alliance will also include VicRoads, Public Transport Victoria and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM). The project will be overseen by the Level Crossing Removal Authority.
The 480 million dollar package of works will see rail lines lowered under the road at each of the locations and new stations built at St Albans, Ginifer and Heatherdale, which will include relocating the train platforms to below street level.
Aurecon will draw expertise from teams across Infrastructure and Built Environment to provide a full package of engineering services. This includes rail, civil, bridges and station design and support throughout the entire construction life cycle.
Project Leader, Georgina Mahony said, “This is a very important achievement for Aurecon that exemplifies the high level of dedication and collaboration between our team and Alliance partners. We were able to effectively work with our partners to fully understand the needs of the Client which in turn allowed us to successfully respond with innovative, cost effective solutions that will provide quality outcomes”.
The project is anticipated to be complete by 2018, with works beginning at the Furlong Road and Main Road locations in coming months.
The project is part of the Victorian Government’s coordinated program to remove 50 level crossings in Melbourne, improving safety, reducing congestion and enabling more frequent train services.