Rail Projects Victoria (RPV)


Rail Infrastructure Alliance. A multi-disciplinary rail project, one of three major packages on the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project. RIA’s scope is to deliver the tunnel portals for the tunnel, as well as all the modifications required on track, civil, overhead electrification, conventional signaling and CSR between Pakenham and Sunbury – a 100km long work front. The project has significant interfaces with the other 2 Metro tunnel packages (Tunnel & Stations PPP and Rail Systems Alliance), and as such, it has been identified and important emphasis has been put on the integration part of the projects, in order to deliver the outcome of a seamless, fully functioning end-to-end Melbourne Metro Tunnel operation.

Key team members supported the Metro Gateway – a John Holland / CPB / Aecom consortium through a dual TOC bid, in which Metro Gateway was successful and are now in delivery.

Key Transport and Strategy team members fulfilled the roles of and provided services in the following:

  • The role of Integration Manager involved setting up the interface framework for RIA to align with the RPV guidelines. As highlighted above, as the integration of the 3 metro packages were of such importance, this integration role on the RIA bid was therefore critical to the success of the bid. Interface tools such as Interface Control Documents (ICDs), Critical Interface Milestones (CIMs), System Breakdown Structure (SBS) and Interface specifications were developed with all relevant interface projects, such as the other Melbourne Metro packages (RSA and CYP), CTD, HCMT.
  • Developing staging / constructability / occupation regime in conjunction with delivery managers was an important part of articulating a well-coordinated bid. This included conducting a bottom – up, as well a top – down approach to construction methodology, design (final and temp works), quantities, productivity rates, resource planning and occupation impact.
  • Commercial review of the PAA and advice on the commercial framework also proved valuable, to enable an efficient delivery vehicle.