Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Improving connectivity to Port of Melbourne - Business Case

Funding Program:Major Project Business Case
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2022 - Mid 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$15,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$7,500,000
Local Council/Shire:Brimbank City Council,City of Maribyrnong,Melbourne City Council (City of Melbourne),Melton City Council

Project Description

This project will support development of a business case for improving connectivity to Port of Melbourne, including between the Port and the future Interstate Intermodal Terminals.


  • Improved freight productivity and access to freight gateways
  • Improved connectivity between people with jobs and services, and goods with markets
  • Improved freight rail services
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability


The Australian Government has committed $7.5 million towards the project.


The business case is expected to commence mid 2022 and be completed by mid 2024.

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Project details last updated: 8/04/2022