New funding of $9.3 billion from. The Victorian Government is set to support the beginning of construction on the Suburban Rail Loop East project next year.
Construction on the new Arden Station, which will form part of the Metro Tunnel project, is progressing with work on the station arches set to be completed by the end of the year.
Melbourne's nine-kilometre-long twin Metro Tunnel project has been in the making for almost 30 million hours.
The Victorian Government has launched the first part of its Building Works package, which will provide $2.7 billion towards shovel-ready projects.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says construction — which continues under current stage three restrictions — will play a major role in the state's economic recovery post COVID-19.