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South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Rail Upgrade Business Case

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:24 July 2017 - 10 May 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$4,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$1,000,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Greater Geelong
State:VIC

Project Description

The project investigated options to upgrade rail infrastructure between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds. This included duplicating the existing rail line, upgrading signalling, stations and bridges and removing level crossings. The project also considered future options to replace the existing rail tunnel from Geelong to South Geelong.

Benefits

The project developed a business case that determined the scope, cost, benefit and deliverability of each option. The business case will help inform future investment decisions between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds.

Funding

The cost of the business case was $4 million. The Australian Government contributed $1 million and the Victorian Government $3 million.

Timetable

The business case commenced on 24 July 2017 and was completed on 10 May 2018. The business case is currently being assessed by Infrastructure Australia.

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Project details last updated: 21/06/2018