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Contract awarded for new tram facility construction

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A contract has now been finalised for works on a new tram maintenance and stabling facility in Melbourne which forms part of the State Government’s $100 billion transport infrastructure investment.

The contract has been awarded to a construction alliance led by John Holland Group and will include works on the new facility in Maidstone.

This new facility will be the new home for the latest fleet of modern and accessible Next Generation Trams that will roll out first in the western suburbs from 2025. It will be used to maintain, clean and store the next generation trams.

The designs for this new facility have already been released and include sustainable infrastructure such as energy efficient LED lights, the use of recycled plastic materials during construction and new rainwater tanks which will harvest 80 megalitres annually to wash the trams.


 

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Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said the new facility would support the development of safer and more efficient public transport options.

“Our Next Generation Trams will keep passengers moving across Melbourne’s west and now we’re getting on with works to build this new facility in Maidstone – which will keep our modern tram fleet running safely and reliably,” Carroll said.

Early works on the facility are now underway, including site preparations ahead of major works later this year.

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