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
The Metro Tunnel has received statutory assessment and approvals including an completed Environment Effects Statement process.
Find out about the planning approvals processes and details of Development Plans, Early Works Plans and the Environment Management Framework.
A Design and Development Overlay requires anyone undertaking building works near the Metro Tunnel alignment to seek approval from Rail Projects Victoria.
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.