The Metro Tunnel is currently in the planning and development stage. The project will undergo a well-tested, robust and transparent planning assessment process.
Environment Effects Statement
The Metro Tunnel EES is an integrated assessment of the potential environmental, social, economic and planning impacts of the project, and the approach to managing these impacts.
Following seven weeks of public hearings, a joint Inquiry / Advisory Committee is now reviewing the EES and draft Planning Scheme Amendment, public submissions, and will prepare a report for the Minister for Planning on the environmental effects of the Project. Find out more about planning approvals.
A number of different construction techniques will be used to successfully deliver a project as large and complex as the Metro Tunnel.
Learning from other projects
We are reaching out to some of the biggest rail infrastructure projects in the world to look at innovative ways to manage complex construction in urban areas.
The Metro Tunnel shares a number of similar challenges and opportunities with major international projects, particularly in the engineering, constructability and community relations spaces.
We aim to achieve excellent environmental, social and economic outcomes across all phases of the project in order to deliver an integrated project that connects the community in an environmentally sustainable manner. View our Sustainability Vision.
The alignment for the Metro Tunnel is currently being refined as part of our planning and design process. Some property acquisition will be required. See the Project Alignment page for more details.
Site investigations are progressing at a number of sites along the alignment between Kensington and South Yarra to gather further information about ground and environmental conditions. Find out about the types of investigations we've undertaken.