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Metro Tunnel

Project alignment

The alignment for the Metro Tunnel has been refined as part of the planning and design process. 

Refinements to the route have been made based on the findings of geotechnical and other site investigations, analysis of construction methods, and efforts to reduce potential impacts on existing properties.

Indicative alignment of the Metro Tunnel
Download a map showing the current indicative alignment (PDF, 4.5 MB)
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If you have any questions about this indicative alignment, please contact us.

Project designation area under the MTPF Act

On 13 January 2017, the Acting Minister for Planning designated the project area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009.

The project area is as shown in the plans below with reference LEGL./16-236 (sheets 1-20 inclusive)

The designation of the project area enables the project proponent (Secretary to Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources) to use the project delivery powers (including land acquisition) under the Act.

Property acquisition along the alignment

We have focused on minimising the number of properties required and on reducing the level of disruption during construction.

We have directly contacted property owners and tenants whose properties will be needed for the Metro Tunnel. Wherever possible, face-to-face or telephone conversations were conducted and letters have been sent. 

We will work closely, sensitively, and respectfully with all affected tenants and property owners throughout the acquisition process. We will also be engaging with people whose properties won't be required for the project, but will be affected by its construction.

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