Metro Tunnel


The Victorian Government is planning and the building Metro Tunnel which will start transforming Melbourne’s rail network into an international-style metro system to increase the capacity, reliability and efficiency of train lines serving Melbourne’s growth areas.

The project will deliver two nine-kilometre rail tunnels from South Kensington to South Yarra and new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain.

The Project is currently in the planning and development phase, and as such, the Authority needs to find out more about the ground conditions beneath Melbourne.

The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority is undertaking a range of site investigations between South Kensington and South Yarra, including the CBD, to support the development of a project design and inform the planning process.

Night Works for Water Main Truncation, South Yarra - May 2017

Metro-Tunnel-Night-Works-for-South-Yarra.pdf(PDF, 642KB)

Metro Tunnel Community Information Session - April 2017

Invitation to Community Information Session(PDF, 2MB)

Minister for Planning's Assessment - December 2016

In December 2016, the Minister for Planning released his Assessment under the Environment Effects Act 1978, which concludes the Environment Effects Statement (EES) process for this project.  The Assessment has been provided to statutory decision-makers to inform approval decisions on this project, including for planning scheme amendments under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

If you have difficulty in accessing the documents above, please email or call 8392 5503 during normal business hours.

Geotechnical investigations Powell Street, South Yarra - November 2016

Geotechnical-investigations-Powell-Street-South-Yarra(PDF, 2MB)

Eastern Portal Service Investigation - October 2016

Works-Notification-Eastern-Portal-Service-Investigation(PDF, 2MB)

Geotechnical Investigation Caroline Street - September 2016 

Geotechnical-investigation-Caroline-Street(PDF, 2MB)

Cultural Heritage Investigation South Yarra Siding - September 2016

Cultural heritage investigation South Yarra siding notification(PDF, 2MB)

Continuous surface wave testing Arthur St South Yarra - July 2016

Surface Wave testing Arthur St Sth Yarra notification(PDF, 2MB) 

Continuous surface wave testing South Yarra Siding Reserve - June 2016

Surface wave testing South Yarra Siding Reserve notification(PDF, 2MB)

Geotechnical investigations 23 William St, South Yarra - June 2016

Geotechnical investigations 23 William Street Notification(PDF, 194KB)

Vibration testing Osborne St, South Yarra - 17 and 20 June 2016

Melbourne Metro Rail Works Notification 14 June(PDF, 2MB)

Ground monitoring point installation - 18 May to 15 June 2016

Melbourne Metro Rail Works Notification.(PDF, 415KB)

Geotechnical investigations - June 2016

Melbourne Metro Rail Works Notification(PDF, 4MB).

Cultural heritage investigations - March 2016

On Tuesday 8 March the Authority will undertake cultural heritage investigations in South Yarra Siding Reserve. Investigation activities will include, setting up a temporary work site barrier, digging a number of shallow pits, sifting the soil for Aboriginal heritage items and backfilling the pits to reinstate the area.

The works will take place between 7am and 6pm and are expected to be low-impact with minor noise and dust produced.

Ground surface survey - February 2016

Between 4 February – 19 February the Authority is undertaking ground surface surveys at South Yarra Siding Reserve, South Yarra. The ground surface survey will occur between the hours of 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

More information

To find out more about Metro Tunnel and register for future updates:


Phone: 1800 551 927

Twitter: @metrotunnelvic


Mail: Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, PO Box 4509, Melbourne, VIC 3001