Early works shortlist announcement
[Vision: Workmen on site - Jacinta Allan speaking with Glyn Davis]
Jacinta Allan - Minister for Public Transport
It was just 12 months ago that we stood here talking about the establishment of the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority.
[Vision: Melbourne Metro works signage and information]
And, in that time, as well as doing the Business Case work, there has been a significant amount of other work that has gone on to get the Melbourne Metro Rail Project moving as quickly as possible.
[Jacinta Allan speaking - slide showing shortlisted early works]
There are three short-listed alliances that have been put together as a result of EOI that was released a few months ago for the early works that are needed on this project.
- CPB Contractors
- John Holland KBR JV
- Lend Lease Coleman Rail JV
[Vision: Jacinta Allan talking with people - workmen on site]
We'll be finalising this process in mid-2016 so this early work can start in 2017.
[Jacinta Allan speaking]
Coming here this morning I think we all had to think about the ways that we got here.
[Vision: - Melbourne Metro Will result in a decrease of 20% crowding]
And, there's clearly no train access at the moment, but the public transport access to this precinct needs to be improved.
Glyn Davis - Vice Chancellor University of Melbourne
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We're delighted by the Melbourne Metro Project. Even before you take into account the hospitals and the wonderful medical research institutes, about 50,000 students study on any day at the University of Melbourne Campus, around 10,000 staff and contractors, that makes the campus alone the fifth largest city in Victoria.
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So, to have a train station on the campus that's bringing students, bringing staff here is just a fantastic resource.
[Glyn Davis speaking]
[Vision: Access to Parkville in 2031]
And, when you consider that by 2031 there's going to be around 45,000 people work in this major education, research hub, and health precinct.
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We just have to provide better access.
[Vision: Jacinta Allan and Glyn Davis discussion plan]
We'll work closely with Melbourne Metro and whichever of the contractors is selected over the next nearly a decade between and the conclusion of this wonderful project.
[Vision: Artist's impression of train at station - Glyn Davis speaking]
But, it will be a great city and a great institution because of this project.