Melbourne Airport Rail Link

Victorians are set to benefit from the long-awaited Melbourne Airport Rail Link with the Victorian and Commonwealth 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, with the total cost of the project estimated to be in the range of $8-13 billion.

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