The Metro Tunnel Project will create a new end-to-end rail line from Sunbury to Cranbourne / Pakenham, with high capacity trains and signalling and five new underground stations.

As part of the project, the Rail Infrastructure Alliance is building the western entrance to the Metro Tunnel in Kensington (Western Portal).

The alliance is seeking an amendment to its existing Western Portal Development Plan to progress construction of rail services buildings to deliver vital communications and signalling infrastructure for the Metro Tunnel.

The proposed amendment also includes:

  • minor landscaping and design changes along Childers Street
  • addition of a small area of Childers Street east of South Kensington station into the Development Plan area to enable access to the rail corridor for maintenance as required
  • flood plain management / protection alongside rail corridor
  • editorial updates to reflect proposed amendments

The proposed Development Plan amendment was available for comment from Monday 4 May 2020 to Monday 25 May 2020.

Next steps

The Rail Infrastructure Alliance will consider feedback provided during public display and include all community and stakeholder comments as part of a consultation report which summarises and responds to submissions made.

This report will be provided to the Minister for Planning when he receives a copy of the draft amendment for consideration. We will respond to all submissions as part of this process.

The Minister for Planning must approve proposed amendments to the RIA Western Portal Development Plan before the draft changes can be implemented.

The draft amendments to the Western Portal Development Plan pertain to the updates listed above. They do not affect current and ongoing works that have existing planning approval.

Collection notice

Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) collects your personal information (name, email and address) through this form for the purposes of better understanding the community and stakeholder feedback to the proposed ammendments and to allow for follow up communications to address raised concerns.

We will not disclose your personal information without your consent, except where required to do so by law. If you do not wish to provide your personal information we will not be able to provide follow up responses to your feedback if required. You can also provide feedback via our 1800 number if you do not wish to provide an email address.

You may contact us to request access to your personal information, or for other concerns regarding the privacy of your personal information by calling 1800 105 105 or via the Metro Tunnel contact form. For further details please see the Metro Tunnel privacy statement.