West Gate Tunnel

West Gate Tunnel

The Victorian Government has awarded this contract to CPB Contractors and John Holland Joint Venture (CPBJHJV).

Details of the next stage can be found by clicking through Associated Opportunities section below.

The Victorian Government is partnering with Transurban to build the West Gate Tunnel Project.

The West Gate Tunnel will provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge and improve access to the Port of Melbourne.

It will also create 6000 jobs and deliver an $11 billion boost to Victoria's economy.

Key features include:

  • Widening the West Gate Freeway from 8 to 12 lanes between the M80 and Williamstown Road
  • A tunnel under Yarraville connecting to a bridge over the Maribynong River
  • An elevated road along Footscray Road with direct links to the Port of Melbourne, CityLink and the western edge of the CBD
  • The longest managed motorway network in Australia running from Geelong to Pakenham
  • New cycling and pedestrian paths including completion of the Federation Trail

The Victorian Government is committed to maximising the job and economic benefits generated by the project for local businesses.

By registering an expression of interest with ICN, businesses from Melbourne and Victoria have the opportunity to be considered for this major project.

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Local Content

The minimum level of local content for the Design and Construction of the Tunnel, Road Works and Elevated Structures set for this project is 89%.

The minimum level of local content for the supply and installation of the Electronic lane Use Management System set for this project is 82%.

Bidders will also be required to maximise the use of Local Steel.

Current Status

CPB Contractors John Holland JV have commenced Construction.

Construction is expected to start in early 2018 and the project complete and open to traffic in 2022.


  • Work Packages currently available to submit an EOI for are listed below.
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  • As ICN Victoria becomes engaged on individual Work Packages of the 'West Gate Tunnel Project', project specific EOIs may need to be submitted
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Project at a glance

VIC Australia
Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)

Contact Details

James Ewenson
Industry Advisor - Strategic Projects & Supply Chains
+61 417 101 740

Work Package
Full Scope EOI
Partial Scope EOI
Closed: 03 Jul 2017
Closed: 03 Jul 2017
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest are subject to change.

The West Gate Tunnel Project will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge, providing a much needed second river crossing facilitating quicker and safer journeys. It will provide an alternative route from the West Gate Freeway to the CBD and will slash congestion and travel times.

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