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Saturday September 22, 2018

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Melbourne Rail Works Unleash ‘Rat Plague’
Civil
Thursday November 9 2017

Melbourne Rail Works Unleash ‘Rat Plague’

A hidden swarm of rats has been unleashed on unsuspecting inner-Melbourne residents and workers as major underground tunnel works continue.

VIC:Government Defends ‘Dud’ Melbourne Tunnel
Infrastructure
Thursday August 17 2017

VIC:Government Defends ‘Dud’ Melbourne Tunnel

The Victorian government is standing by allegedly flawed modelling which it's using to underpin the planned $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel.

Melbourne Facing Pricey Road Options
Infrastructure
Thursday August 10 2017

Melbourne Facing Pricey Road Options

Only one of four proposed routes for Melbourne's "missing link" freeway has a price tag within the Victorian government's $10 billion cost estimate.

Sydney Tunnels Project ‘to Run $14b’
Infrastructure
Wednesday July 19 2017

Sydney Tunnels Project ‘to Run $14b’

A 14-kilometre tunnel tollway linking Sydney's northern beaches to the city could cost the same amount as Australia's largest road project, it's been revealed.

No Guarantee on Damage From Metro Tunnel
Architecture
Monday July 4 2016

No Guarantee on Damage From Metro Tunnel

Victoria can't yet guarantee heritage buildings will be protected during construction of the $11 billion metro rail tunnel.

Swiss Opens World’s Longest Rail Tunnel
Infrastructure
Thursday June 2 2016

Swiss Opens World’s Longest Rail Tunnel

Switzerland opens the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel through the heart of the Alps in an engineering marvel that stands as a symbol of European...

Tunnel Planned for Calgary LRT Green Line
Infrastructure
Thursday May 5 2016

Tunnel Planned for Calgary LRT Green Line

THE City of Calgary announced on April 18 that an underground alignment has emerged as the most viable option for the city centre section of the...

Sydney’s M4 Tunnel Approved
Civil
Monday February 15 2016

Sydney’s M4 Tunnel Approved

Construction will begin on Sydney's WestConnex within months after the NSW government approved the motorway plan.

Machines to Bore Twin Rail Tunnels Under the Yarra River
Infrastructure
Thursday August 6 2015

Machines to Bore Twin Rail Tunnels Under the Yarra River

Tunnel-boring machines will dig seven metres under Melbourne's Yarra River as part of the $11 billion Metro Rail project.

Civil
Mar 13 2018
New Harbour Tunnel to Create Toxic Plumes

Toxic sludge and heavy construction noise are likely to pollute inner western Sydney as work on the Western Harbour Tunnel gets underway, leaked government documents suggest.

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Civil
Feb 28 2018
Victoria's Metro Tunnel Construction Ahead Of Schedule

Victorian Government: Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project the Metro Tunnel is on track to open a year earlier than expected.

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Civil
Feb 22 2018
Dumping West Gate a Jobs Threat: Andrews

Dumping Melbourne's West Gate Tunnel toll road will destroy the economy and jobs, Premier Daniel Andrews says.

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Civil
Feb 1 2018
Victoria's West Gate Tunnel Works Underway

Work has begun on Victoria's controversial West Gate Tunnel, as it remains uncertain exactly who will foot the bill for the $6.7 billion project.

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Residential
Jan 11 2018
Melbourne Homes Battle Through Tunnel Dig

Hundreds of homes in Melbourne's inner-west could rattle for days at a time when boring machines start digging the city's $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel.

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Infrastructure
18 Dec, 2017
Melbourne Train Tunnel Tech to Rival Paris

Melbourne's new train tunnel will rival the underground networks of Paris and Hong Kong, with state-of-the-art signalling technology that can run trains every three minutes.

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Civil
13 Dec, 2017
West Gate Tunnel's $1.2 Billion Blow Out

The cost of the West Gate Tunnel project has blown out to $6.2 billion and the Victorian government wants motorists to pay tolls until 2045 to...

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