Geoffrey Rayner, Linking Melbourne Authority

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Geoffrey Rayner, Linking Melbourne Authority

  1. 1. u East West Link Major Road Projects Conference 11 March 2014
  2. 2. CITYLINK EASTLINK PENINSULA LINK EAST WEST LINK LEGEND EAST WEST LINK CITYLINK EASTLINK PENINSULA LINK Dandenong Bypass Ringwood Bypass Melbourne’s PPP Road Projects
  3. 3. East West Link • Background • Reference design • Planning process • Procurement model
  4. 4. East West Link 2008 Sir Rod Eddington’s East West Link Needs Assessment report: “ . . major new investment is needed to ensure that Melbourne has a reliable, flexible, efficient and fully connected transport network, that not only supports future transport demand, but also makes a contribution to Melbourne’s future success.” Investing in Transport East West Link Needs Assessment Page 16
  5. 5. East West Link alignment Regional Rail Link (under construction) Melbourne Metro alignment Dandenong Rail Corridor Melbourne’s transport initiatives CBD M3 M1 M80
  6. 6. East West Link • 18km road and tunnel connection - Eastern Freeway to Western Ring Road • Eastern Section (Stage One) - Eastern Freeway to CityLink
  7. 7. Eastern Section - Options
  8. 8. Eastern Section • Overall length – 9.6km • Hoddle St to CityLink - 5.1km • Twin 3 lane tunnels - 4.4km • Extensive 2 lane viaducts - CityLink connections • Interchanges at Hoddle St and Elliott Ave
  9. 9. Hoddle St Interchange
  10. 10. Tunnel Cross-Section
  11. 11. Elliot Ave Interchange
  12. 12. CityLink Interchange
  13. 13. East West Link benefits • Improves Victoria’s productivity & competitiveness • New cross city connection – an alternative to M1 • Direct employment during construction • Urban renewal/public amenity opportunities • Facilitates public transport enhancements • Improved network capacity/reliability
  14. 14. East West Link benefits – Traffic
  15. 15. Background to the Planning Process • Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 • Project Declaration (December 2012) • LMA appointed project proponent (March 2013) • Scoping Directions (May 2013) • EPBC Act decision - not a controlled action • Comprehensive Impact Statement (CIS) completed - 14 technical studies - Public consultation - Statutory exhibition (31 October to 12 December 2013)
  16. 16. CIS Technical studies • Flora & fauna • Surface water • Groundwater • Contamination • Land use planning • Air quality • Greenhouse gas • Vibration • Noise • Aboriginal post settlement heritage • Traffic & transport • Landscape and urban form • Social impact assessments • Business impacts 14 technical studies:
  17. 17. Assessment Process • Planning Panels Victoria appointed Assessment Committee • Terms of Reference issued • Statutory Notification of CIS to over 10,000 properties • Public hearing early-March to mid-April 2014 • Minister for Planning decision expected mid-2014
  18. 18. Procurement model • One procurement package • Fully committed funding from the State • Availability PPP • Toll collection to be procured separately
  19. 19. Availability PPP
  20. 20. Activity Date Industry briefing 6 June 2013 Release of reference design 16 July 2013 Expression of Interest (EOI) issued 18 July 2013 EOI shortlist announced 30 September 2013 Release of Request for Proposal (RFP) 31 October 2013 Closing date for RFP responses April 2014 Contract award Q3/4 2014 Construction commencement Q4 2014 Key dates
  21. 21. East West Link Bidding Parties • East West Connect - Acciona, Bouygues, Capella Capital, LendLease • Inner Link Group - Cintra/Ferrovial Agroman, Ghella, Macquarie Capital, REST, Samsung, Transfield Services, • Momentum Infrastructure - Dragados, Iridium, John Holland, Leighton Contractors, The Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ
  22. 22. Conclusion • A nation building project • State’s highest road infrastructure priority • Whole-of-government approach • Innovation and value-for-money outcomes • Meeting program milestones

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