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Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR) – Early Works Package

Relocating more than 100 utility assets along the rail corridor to clear the way for the future MAR line

  • $10B

    Funding

  • 30

    Minute Ride to CBD

  • Melbourne, Victoria

    Melbourne, Victoria

Linking Melbourne Airport with Victoria’s existing rail networks

For the first time, Melbourne Airport will be linked to Victoria’s existing metropolitan and regional rail networks through a heavy rail line, the Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR)—a crucial piece of transport infrastructure that will help meet the demands of Victoria’s growing population.

As principal design consultant on the early works package, we’re relocating more than 100 utility assets along the rail corridor to clear the path for the future MAR line. This involves managing project, scope, technical, and safety requirements across a range of designers and stakeholders. We’re using innovative technology to develop a utilities digital twin model with clash detection and model attribution, and we’re providing technical design, geotechnical, environmental, construction consultancy support, and survey management services.

Monitoring survey data and consolidating everything into the digital twin will help to de-risk any future MAR works, and will be handed over to the client at completion. When live, the MAR will provide passengers with a 10-minute turn-up-and-go service from Melbourne Airport and a 30-minute journey to the central business district (CBD), connecting communities to local and international travel.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Rail Projects Victoria
  • MTIA
Partners
  • Laing O’Rourke
Meet Our Team

Nick O'Connell, Project Management Lead/Principal Engineer - Utilities Lead

My focus is to drive team-engineered and innovative solutions with integrity and simplicity.
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Stuart Paice, Digital Innovation Lead

I enjoy challenging projects where innovation and technologies can be developed to improve deliverable outcomes for the team and the client.

Nick Lawson, Geospatial Group Leader (Melbourne)

Land, its tenure and existing conditions are the basis for development and modernization. A competent survey sets up a successful project.
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Chamith Wickramaratne, Group Leader, Geotechnical

I am passionate about sustainability in geotechnical design using industry software to optimize design solutions.
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Damien Demunck, Team Leader, Sustainability and Environmental Management/Practice Leader

Being curious has opened my mind to the world of sustainable solutions that meet the needs of future generations and sustain our planet.
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Matthew Hall, Team Lead, Terrestrial Ecology (VIC)

Raising the general level of environmental literacy within the wider community is essential for our future.
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Brendan McDermott, Principal Environmental Scientist, Team Leader

I enjoy leading a team of passionate scientists, helping them develop skills in small and major technical projects across Australia.
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Nick O'Connell

Project Management Lead/Principal Engineer - Utilities Lead

Stuart Paice

Digital Innovation Lead

Nick Lawson

Geospatial Group Leader (Melbourne)

Chamith Wickramaratne

Group Leader, Geotechnical

Damien Demunck

Team Leader, Sustainability and Environmental Management/Practice Leader

Matthew Hall

Team Lead, Terrestrial Ecology (VIC)

Brendan McDermott

Principal Environmental Scientist, Team Leader

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