Skip to main content
Metro Tunnel

Planning

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

Planning approvals

Planning approvals

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

Upgrades to the rail network

Upgrades to the rail network

To take full advantage of the extra capacity on the rail network created by the Metro Tunnel and its new High Capacity Metro Trains, a range of upgrades will take place on the Sunbury, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

Planning Scheme Amendments

Planning Scheme Amendments

Changes to Planning Schemes have been introduced for the Metro Tunnel, including an overlay that requires permits for development near the new infrastructure.

Environment Effects Statement

Environment Effects Statement

Our Environment Effects Statement (EES) was prepared that assessed the potential environmental, social, economic and planning impacts of the project, and the approach to managing these impacts.

Project alignment

Project alignment

The Metro Tunnel alignment will run beneath the Melbourne CBD from Kensington to South Yarra between.

Sustainability

Sustainability

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.

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.

Learning from other projects

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.

<