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Metro Tunnel

08 Aug 2018

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MetroHub opens its doors

Thousands of Victorian jobs seekers will train and up-skill as part of the state’s biggest-ever public transport project thanks to the launch of MetroHub – a one-stop-shop for jobs and training.

The centre, which is providing construction jobs and training for Metro Tunnel’s $6 billion tunnels and stations package, opened last month on St Kilda Rd near the future Anzac Station.

MetroHub is a partnership between Cross Yarra Partnership and Holmesglen Institute, based at the TAFE’s Southbank campus. It has an emphasis on opportunities for priority job seekers through partners like Holmesglen’s Skills and Jobs Centre, Whitelion, CareerSeekers and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

People seeking a job on the project can drop into MetroHub and register their interest or express their interest online via Seek.

Tradies, crane operators and tunnel boring machine crews will all be needed to build the Metro Tunnel, which will create nearly 7000 jobs, including positions for almost 800 apprentices, trainees and cadets.

The tunnels and stations package will create 5000 of those jobs, including providing a start for 500 apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets, who will study and train at MetroHub in programs designed for young people looking for a career in construction.

For more information on Metro Tunnel jobs, visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au

Construction update

Major construction work on the new Anzac Station under St Kilda Rd is progressing.

In August, d-wall construction and piling is expected to get underway which will support the excavation of the station box.

D-walls are thick concrete slabs that will be installed in the ground to form the permanent perimeter of the underground station box.

A bentonite plant was installed last month and will support the construction of d-walls up to a depth of 25 metres at the St Kilda Rd site. Bentonite is a type of clay commonly used in construction to support excavation.

As we continue these works, traffic changes will remain in place for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists. They include:

The service lane in front of 400 and 390 St Kilda Rd will remain closed until mid to late 2019;

Local access will be maintained for residents of 400 St Kilda Rd; and

Access to Albert Rd from Bowen Lane will be maintained.

Support

We appreciate your support while we undertake these vital works in the Domain precinct.

Please help us support local businesses affected by Metro Tunnel construction by continuing to visit them while works take place.

Visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au for more information about works in your area.

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