Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan opened the RoI application process which calls for expressions of interest from businesses, investors and constructors with experience in similar projects.
The process ‘Registration of interest’ (ROI) will seek the applications from interested parties to deliver the Melbourne Airport Rail Link.The RoI process will help the government assess the level of interest among potential private companies to develop the rail link, as well as evaluate their individual capabilities.
The airport rail link is expected to cost between $8 billion and $13 billion, with the remaining costs expected to be picked up by the private sector.
Allan said: “The search is on to find the best providers to develop a world-class airport rail link, that won’t only connect the CBD and the airport but deliver massive benefits to regional Victoria.”
Construction works for the rail link are scheduled to start in 2022.The project will also form the north-western section of the underground Suburban Rail Loop, a proposed rail network to connect all lines around the city’s suburbs.