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Metro Tunnel

Planning

The Metro Tunnel has been assessed through a well-tested, robust and transparent planning assessment process and construction is now underway.

Statutory assessment and approvals

Statutory assessment and approvals

The Metro Tunnel has received statutory assessment and approvals including an completed Environment Effects Statement process.

Planning approvals

Planning approvals

Find out about the planning approvals processes and details of Development Plans, Early Works Plans and the Environment Management Framework.

Pre-planning advice

Pre-planning advice

A Design and Development Overlay requires people undertaking building works near the Metro Tunnel alignment to seek advice. Apply for pre-planning advice.

Design strategies and plans

Design strategies and plans

The Metro Tunnel will enhance Melbourne's reputation for design excellence in its urban design, architecture, landscape and integrated cultural activations.