7 July 2015

Cars waiting at Centre Road level crossing

The Victorian Government has announced the shortlisted bidders for the package of works to remove nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong.

The successful bidders are:

  • Excelerate, a consortium including John Holland, Kellogg Brown and Root, McConnell Dowell Constructors and Jacobs, and
  • DNA, a consortium which includes Lend Lease Engineering, Leighton Contractors, Aurecon Australia and Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia.

The package will remove all nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong, rebuild four stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Clayton and Hughesdale, and roll out significant power and signalling upgrades.

As part of the process, each proponent will be required to demonstrate adherence to significant local content targets, including the use of local steel, and a workforce comprising 10 per cent apprentice-based employees.

The Request for Proposal for the Caulfield to Dandenong package of level crossing removals is expected in coming weeks.

Construction will begin in 2016, and all nine level crossing removals will be completed by 2018.

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