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Shortlist for Early Works released

Three world-leading bidders have been shortlisted to deliver the first stage of works on the biggest public transport infrastructure project in Australia.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan has announced the bidders selected for the next phase of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project Early Works package tender process:

  • CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors)
  • John Holland KBR JV – comprising John Holland Group and KBR, Inc (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root)
  • Lend Lease Coleman Rail JV – comprising Lend Lease Engineering and Coleman Rail Pty Ltd

The shortlisting follows a rigorous Expression of Interest process undertaken by Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA), which delivered a high standard of responses from companies around the world.

The Early Works package will deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in critical works to prepare key sites for the start of major construction on Melbourne Metro Rail in 2018.

The works include the relocation and protection of underground services such as gas, sewer and water mains, the relocation of trees and other road features, and the design and construction of access shafts.

See the Minister's media release.