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AECOM awarded joint venture contract to deliver Rail Projects Victoria Technical Advisory Services for Geelong Fast Rail

MELBOURNE (April 13, 2022) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it has been awarded a contract, in a joint venture with GHD, to deliver Technical Advisory Services to Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) for the Geelong Fast Rail Project. AECOM GHD + (AGP) will provide technical advisory services covering Technical and Engineering, Communications and Community and Stakeholder Engagement. AGP is a joint venture between AECOM and GHD and has engaged Nation Partners, Grimshaw and Deutsche Bahn as key partners.

Jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State governments with $4 billion to date, Geelong Fast Rail will reduce travel times between Geelong and Melbourne’s CBD to around 50 minutes via major investments in the Werribee rail corridor. The Geelong Fast Rail contract continues a successful and long-standing alliance between AECOM and GHD. Since 2015, the two organizations have partnered to deliver technical advisory services for major Victorian transport infrastructure projects, including the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) and North East Link Project (NELP).

“Creating thriving, connected communities is core to AECOM’s purpose,” said Richard Barrett, AECOM’s regional chief executive, Australia New Zealand. “Geelong Fast Rail will continue the growth of Victoria’s integrated transit network, providing a fast, reliable and sustainable alternative to driving between Melbourne and Geelong. We are proud to partner with GHD and Rail Projects Victoria to bring this project to life.”

The Geelong Fast Rail project scope includes the development of infrastructure to facilitate improved train services to Geelong and the opportunity to support future staging of network investments. It is anticipated that stage 1 of the project will require the construction of a new express track for part of the Werribee rail corridor, consequential modifications to track and rail systems, station works and modification of traction power systems. Works to support future investment opportunities may also be identified and explored concurrently with stage 1. As well as providing Technical Advisory Services for the Geelong Fast Rail Project, the joint venture will also support RPV with the investigation, development and delivery of current and future projects.

About AECOM 

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.3 billion in fiscal year 2021. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Media Contact:
Kate Dunton
Director, Clients & Marketing, ANZ
+61 403 776 915
Kate.dunton@aecom.com

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