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Victoria’s rail industry is a hive of activity – with new projects and phases being set in motion all the time. This list is our guide to rail opportunities happening across the state, as well as national projects of interest.
Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel Project
Location: Melbourne Project Manager: PTV Project Owner: Melbourne Metro Rail Authority Budget: $11.3 Billion Phase: Commenced – Estimated Completion 2026 Jobs Created: Unspecified How to Apply: http://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/about-the-project/jobs
The Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel will completely transform Melbourne’s current rail services. Five new stations (Arden, CBD North, CBD South, Domain and Parkville) will take pressure off Flinders Street and the City Loop, creating a brand-new, upgraded loop. These stations will be utilised by different lines on new routes that will be created in future.
Flinders Street Station Upgrade and Repainting Project
Location: Flinders Street Station, Melbourne Project Manager: PTV Project Owner: Victorian Government Budget: $100 Million Phase: Commenced – estimated completion 2018 Jobs Created: Unspecified How to Apply: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/about-ptv/employment/
UPDATE: Melbourne Airport Rail Link Project
Location Melbourne, VIC. Project Manager To be announced Project Owner To be announced Budget $3.6 billion Stage Publicly announced Commencement 2016 Jobs Up to an estimated 23,000 jobs by 2033
The State Government of Victoria have committed to the planning and building of a new airport rail link in its upcoming state budget after almost a decade of debate.
Melbourne Airport is located in Victoria, Australia. It is one of Australia’s major international entry points and caters for over 28 million air passengers each year.
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Location Rosanna Station – North East Melbourne Suburbs Project Manager Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) Budget $140 million inclusive Phase Community Consultation – View to begin in 2017 Jobs 200+ How to Apply http://au.indeed.com/Rail-jobs-in-Melbourne-VIC and https://au.jora.com/Level-Crossing-Rail-jobs
The bottleneck of the intersection at Lower Plenty Road and Rosanna Road will be eased by the long-awaited upgrade of the Hurstbridge line at Rosanna station. A duplicate track between Rosanna and Hurstbridge will increase efficiency and lower waiting times for trains on the line. As a result, a complete station rebuild will also increase commuter comfort.
Upgrade of Ballarat Line
Location Melbourne’s outer west through to Ballarat Project Manager Evan Tattersall Project Owner Melbourne Metro Rail Authority Budget $518 Million Phase Approved Jobs Created To be advised beyond 2016 Timeframe Begins 2017, Expected finish 2019 How to Apply https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au and https://corporate.vline.com.au/careers
The amount of people using the Ballarat line to get from Melton into the city has more than doubled in the past ten years. Hence the urgency of this project. With duplication of the line from Deer Park to Melton increasing reliability and timing of the current network. This also creates the possibility for Melton to become electrified in future, thus creating an all new line on the Melbourne Metro.
Regional Network Development Plan (RNDP)
Location Regional Victoria – Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour, Traralgon and surrounding areas Project Manager James Flintoft Project Owner Regional Development Victoria (RDV) Budget $1.3 Billion Phase In planning stage Jobs Created To be advised beyond 2016 Timeframe Commences 2017 – Expected finish 2037 How to Apply https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au
After receiving feedback from over 1700 surveys undertaken across the state, the best way to deliver reliable services for regional areas was devised. This project includes the increasing of train services to many different areas all over regional Victoria.