Melbourne Airport Rail Link

The Victorian Government is developing a detailed business case for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link, having selected the Sunshine route as its preferred option.

This decision is consistent with the recommendation of the 2012 Public Transport Victoria study.

The strategic appraisal found the Sunshine route would perform better than the Maribyrnong, Flemington and Craigieburn options because it had superior connections to Melbourne through its integration with the Metro Tunnel and to regional Victoria through an upgraded Sunshine interchange

Stakeholder consultation, detailed technical development and planning, including investigation into economic, social and environmental impacts is underway.

This work will help inform the appropriate planning and approval processes to enable the project to be built.

A full business case is expected to be finished in 2019-20.

Construction is set to begin by the end of 2022.