Above: A cross section of the audience at our latest Melbourne lunch.
Evan Tattersall, the man responsible for the delivery of Melbourne's $10.9 billion Metro Tunnel, was our special guest at an industry lunch at Leonda by the Yarra this month.
Sponsored by RA patron, Atus Traffic, the lunch brought together over 140 industry leaders for an update on the city-shaping project, which will deliver two nine-kilometre rail tunnels from South Kensington to South Yarra via the CBD, as well as five new underground stations. The line will run from the north-west to the south-east and combine the Sunbury Line with the Cranbourne/Pakenham Line.
The first major contract for the project was last month awarded to RA member, John Holland. The $324 million works package includes the excavation of huge open shafts adjacent to Swanston Street to enable the underground construction of the two new city stations.
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.
Right: Melbourne Metro Authority CEO, Evan Tattersall, scoping out the delivery and procurement strategy to RA members.