The Djilang Alliance has today been awarded the contract to deliver the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication project.
The alliance brings together construction and design experts McConnell Dowell, Downer, Arup and WSP, who have formed the team to help deliver more frequent and reliable services and better stations for passengers on Victoria’s busiest regional rail line.
The South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication will include around 8 kilometres of track duplication and elevated rail bridges to replace level crossings at Fyans Street and the Surf Coast Highway, as well as signalling upgrades.
South Geelong and Marshall stations will both be upgraded and will feature new station buildings, landscaped forecourts, second platforms and accessible pedestrian overpasses.
Early works are progressing, including the relocation of a Barwon Water pipeline, with major construction to follow later this year and a target completion date of late-2024.
The local community and passengers can expect to see construction crews around Marshall Station over the coming months, as the Alliance’s first site compound starts to take shape.
The project forms part of the Victorian and Australian governments’ investment of more than $1 billion in rail upgrades between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds and is part of the Regional Rail Revival program.
Ewan Henderson, Djilang Alliance General Manager say “We know how important this project is for the people of Geelong, and our team is very proud to work hand in hand with the local community and Rail Projects Victoria, to provide these important infrastructure upgrades for current and future generations."