The Metro Tunnel has been assessed through a well-tested, robust and transparent planning assessment process and construction is now underway.
Find out about our planning approvals processs and details of Development Plans, Early Works Plans and the Environment Management Framework.
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.
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.
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.
Planning Scheme Amendments
The Metro Tunnel alignment will run beneath the Melbourne CBD from Kensington to South Yarra between.
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
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.