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Extensive soil testing and geotechnical works will begin in the next few months in preparation for Melbourne Metro 1, a new underground rail tunnel linking Dynon to Domain providing a major increase in capacity for the suburban rail network.
Public Transport Minister Martin Pakula said the release of a Geotechnical Services tender would lead to a number of studies examining the soil and ground conditions to pave the way for the design of the tunnel and underground stations.
“Melbourne Metro 1 will be able to carry an additional 12,000 passengers every hour during peak periods and increase access to train services in the inner city with five new stations to be constructed,” Mr Pakula said.
“In addition, AECOM has been awarded to undertake important planning and environmental assessments for the project.
“And as the project moves forward I am also announcing today the establishment of a Community Reference Group to invite local residents to help shape the direction of the project and ensure new stations integrate with the existing urban environment.
“The Community Reference Group for the Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel is the next step in an ongoing consultation process, ensuring that communities affected by the project have the opportunity to participate in its development.”
“The local community has shown an overwhelming support for this new project, with 93 per cent of survey respondents supporting this new underground rail link,” Mr Pakula said.
“More than 92 per cent of respondents to the survey support a new station under Grattan Street at Parkville, an important research, health care, and education precinct.
“With the provision of a significant upgrade in public transport service, there is enormous potential for this area to increase its standing as an internationally recognised learning and research precinct.
“The recent stakeholder consultation and establishment of the Community Reference Group is a demonstration of the Government’s commitment to engaging early with local communities. The project is also working closely with other key stakeholders including the City of Melbourne and City of Port Phillip.”
Melbourne Metro is a rail tunnel linking Dynon in the west to St Kilda Road, intersecting the CBD. With proposed underground stops connecting to Melbourne Central and Flinders Street, it will give people from all lines an easy interchange point to access new stations at Arden Street in North Melbourne, Parkville, and St Kilda Road near Domain.
The Community Reference Group terms of reference and details of how to nominate as a community representative are available at http://www.transport.vic.gov.au/melbournemetro or by calling 1800 078 387. Nominations close on 20 December, 2010.
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