As rail asset and land owners, we are an integral player in the delivery of Victoria’s major transport projects.
We have adopted a program management approach, known as the Major Transport Initiatives Program, to deal with the interface between VicTrack and the projects in a coordinated way.
Our roles and responsibilities as part of these projects are as follows:
Projects delivered by Rail Projects Victoria
Our telecommunications role includes helping to shape the requirements of the projects to make sure they align with our standards and requirements for the future.
We are also undertaking works around our existing telecommunications infrastructure, including proving underground services, relocating and replacing services, carrying out site surveys and inspections to ensure assets are protected, and preparing construction specifications.
Our land management responsibilities include enabling projects to access railway land and advising on environmental land management requirements.
We are also working with Rail Projects Victoria to support VicTrack leaseholders when projects affect land they occupy.
As the Metro Tunnel progresses, our role will include extending and upgrading the VicTrack telecommunications network.
Projects delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Authority
We have a key role to play in the Level Crossing Removal Project throughout the planning and construction phase at each site.
Pre-construction, we ensure that telecommunications specifications meet our standards and requirements for the future. We also help the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) to decide on the best design for each level crossing removal, by providing information on the location of assets and other infrastructure.
Once construction begins, we work on the ground to reroute and install telecommunications cables and network transmission equipment for the project.
As land managers, we enable the project to access rail land and advise on environmental land management requirements.
We work with the LXRA to support VicTrack leaseholders when land they occupy is required by the project.
We also supported the LXRA with their delivery of the Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade and the Mernda Rail Extension Project, by providing telecommunications and land management support.
West Gate Tunnel Project and North East Link Project
We are working closely with government, councils and other transport agencies on the projects.
We are also working with VicTrack leaseholders and partner agencies when works have an impact on VicTrack land.
Flinders Street Station Project
The Flinders Street Station Project is led by Development Victoria.
We sit on the Project Steering Committee, alongside other relevant stakeholders including the Department of Transport (DoT), Development Victoria and Public Transport Victoria (PTV).
We also sit on the project working group, which supports the steering committee and provides regular oversight, direction and coordination of activities.