An Advanced Tender Notice for a Melbourne Airport Rail Early Works Package is now live, inviting contractors to pre-qualify for the next stage in a Managing Contractor procurement model to deliver essential first works.

The Early Works Package will primarily comprise of utility relocation and protection works along the Melbourne Airport Rail Link alignment. 

Work is continuing to finalise the utility works required, but at this stage approximately 250 utilities have been identified as likely needing to be modified/relocated or protected.

Completing early works such as utility relocation and protection is a method that has already been successfully used on other major transport infrastructure projects, such as the Metro Tunnel, paving the way for new infrastructure to be built.

The utility relocation and protection work will be completed in a way that aims to minimise impacts to people’s day-to-day lives, ensuring a seamless transition between old and new utility locations.

Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) invites interested parties with the requisite experience, capability and capacity for delivery of the Early Works Package to complete the pre qualification document.

Construction for early works is targeted to start next year, subject to all relevant approvals.

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