hireseeking is thrilled by the announcement of Melbourne’s long-awaited airport-to-city rail link. Both the Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government have each committed $5 billion to the project.
When the Melbourne Airport Rail Link is completed in 2029, passengers arriving at Melbourne Airport will be able to take trains to the heart of the CBD every 10 minutes.
Airport trains will run through the Metro Tunnel (which itself will be ready in 2025), meaning people on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines can get to the airport without changing trains, while Melbournians on other metro lines, will have just one interchange from their closest station.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said construction will begin in 2022 and will support up to 8000 jobs.
hireseeking welcomes this project as it brings opportunities for Victoria’s equipment hire suppliers. The demand for both machines and operators is a welcome boost to the state’s construction and plant hire community.