Melbourne Airport Rail Link

Victorians are set to benefit from the long-awaited Melbourne Airport Rail Link - with the Victorian and Federal governments formally signing off on the project on 14 March 2019.

The missing link will connect communities and give Victorians choice – delivering a new super-hub at Sunshine, reducing congestion on the freeway to the airport and unlocking capacity for the growing population in Melbourne’s north-west. 

The business case will be delivered by 2020 and will assess station and procurement options, value capture and creation opportunities and economic analysis.  

A reference group will also be established to consult with community, industry and local government representatives.  

The Victorian and Federal governments have committed up to $5 billion each to deliver the missing link.

The total project cost is estimated to be in the range of $8 billion to $13 billion.

Construction will take up to nine years and is due to commence in 2022.