WEST GATE TUNNEL

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PROJECT DETAILS

  • Value: A$6.7 B

  • Contract: PPP via Market-led Proposal

  • Parties: State Government of Victoria & Transurban

  • Contractor: CPB John Holland JV

  • Operator: Transurban

  • Status: Under Construction

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

  • 6.8 kilometres of new tunnels

  • two additional lanes in each direction on the West Gate Freeway

  • new ramps for trucks carrying dangerous goods

  • a new bridge over the Maribyrnong River

  • an elevated freeway with connections to the Port, CityLink and City

  • major new cycling and walking paths and open space

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • reduce peak travel time by up to 20 minutes

  • take around 28,000 vehicles off West Gate Bridge

  • remove more than 9,000 trucks from local streets a day

  • create 6,000 new jobs

  • offer more than 14 kilometres of new cycling and walking paths

  • provide close to nine hectares of open space

KEY SERVICES PROVIDED

  • concept design development and technical oversight

  • commercial and legal negotiation

  • transaction and financial close management

  • equity raising

  • procurement management strategy

  • stakeholder and communications management strategy

  • Executive, Board and investor reports and updates

Once completed, this new 17 kilometre toll-road, including 6.8 kilometres of tunnel, will improve connections between Melbourne’s west, the city centre, and Melbourne’s major ports.

Business commencing August 2020

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