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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.

Metro Tunnel Design and Development Overlay

A planning permit is required to undertake certain works in the vicinity of the Metro Tunnel alignment to protect the new infrastructure being delivered..

Referrals process

Find out the process to follow if you intend to construct a building or carry out works on land affected by Design and Development Overlays.

Pre-planning advice

If you intend to construct a building or carry out works on land affected by the Design and Development Overlay, we recommend that you seek advice from Rail Projects Victoria at an early stage by applying for pre-planning advice.

Useful links

These websites, reports and documents provide further information regarding the town planning requirements for the Metro Tunnel.