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About Rail Projects Victoria

Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) is the Victorian Government body responsible for the delivery of the Metro Tunnel Project, Regional Rail Revival, Melbourne Airport Rail, Suburban Rail Loop and the Western Rail Plan including fast rail between key regional cities.

RPV is responsible for all aspects of the projects including planning and development of a project reference design, site investigations, stakeholder engagement, planning approvals and procurement, through to construction delivery and project commissioning.

Delivering projects of this scale and complexity requires a blend of public sector and private sector experience and RPV is utilising both employees and contractors, with support from external expert advisors.

RPV has assembled a skilled team of highly experienced professionals from across the public and private sectors to ensure the objectives of its projects are achieved for the Victorian community.

Referral Authority

The Secretary to the Department of Transport is the determining referral authority under the Metro Tunnel Design and Development Overlay (DDO). Rail Projects Victoria is the project delivery team for the Metro Tunnel Project and acts on behalf of the Secretary in relation to referred applications under the DDO. Learn more about the DDO and the RPV referrals process.

Environment and sustainability policies

RPV is committed to achieving excellent environmental and sustainability outcomes throughout design, delivery and operation of all the projects by protecting natural resources and enhancing physical environments.

Protected disclosure

RPV is committed to the aims and objectives of the Protected Disclosures Act 2012. The organisation encourages and facilitates people making disclosures of improper conduct by public bodies or public sector employees, and protects persons who make those disclosures.