News Date: 15 May 2017
Major works in Arden are underway with construction crews today knocking over an old refuelling shed – the first of dozens of buildings that will be demolished to make way for the Metro Tunnel and five new underground stations.
Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan in Arden today to mark the major milestone in the $11 billion project.
The Metro Tunnel is the biggest public transport project in the country, it’s fully funded in the Victorian Budget and remains Infrastructure Australia’s highest priority.
The demolition of the old refuelling shed begins Arden’s transformation from a decaying industrial precinct to a brand new suburb on the edge of the CBD.
Over the next 30 years, Arden will become home to 25,000 residents and more than 43,000 jobs, directly connected to the train network by a new underground station built by the Metro Tunnel project.
Premier Daniel Andrews spoke of the significant enabling works, saying that it’s just what Victoria deserves.
“We are getting on with building the Metro Tunnel because Victorians deserve a world class train network where trains come so often you can throw away the timetable.
“This massive project will see dozens of buildings demolished across Melbourne, making way for the new Metro Tunnel and underground stations.”
Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessey has recently openedthe new, $1.1 million Pakenham Ambulance Branch, located on Main Street Pakenham.
Construction is underway on a new state-of-the-art Victoria Police headquarters in Melbourne’s CBD..
Construction has officially begun on the $250 million North Queensland Stadium after a recent sod turning ceremony.
A new rest area providing parking for up to 20 B-doubles is now open on the Hume Highway at Murlo, near Mullengandra in southern New South Wales.
The Western Australian State Government has confirmed $1.8 million in funding will be available for the upcoming Waroona Housing Options Village project thanks to a $1.67 million grant from the Australian Government.