The Victorian Government has announced plans to build what is is calling the “biggest transport project in Australian history”, a $50 billion underground rail loop to connect Melbourne’s suburbs and link the city’s train lines.
The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre, the Australasian Railway Association and Deakin University have partnered to develop a Smart Rail Route Map for Australia.
With Building Information Modelling increasingly used in construction and infrastructure project delivery, a Deakin construction expert is calling for Australia to introduce a common tertiary education strategy to meet future demand.
Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Project is planning to consider the incorporation of a biophilic approach to the design of its railway stations, inspired by nature. Dr. Phillip Roös from Deakin University explains how urban planners can learn from these kinds of designs.