John Holland to deliver safer Melbourne rail and road network

John Holland, part of the North Western Program Alliance, will deliver the Reservoir level crossing removal project. The North Western Program Alliance is a partnership between John Holland, KBR, Metro Trains Melbourne and the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA).

The $232 million Reservoir project marks another win for the Alliance and follows closely on the heels of similar level crossing removal project successes at Skye/Overton Road, Camp Road, Buckley Street and the rebuild of Frankston Railway Station.

John Holland Executive General Manager Vic/SA/Tas and NZ, Trevor Hall, said the announcement represented a ringing endorsement of the North Western Program Alliance, established last year.

“We are proud to be delivering another level crossing removal project for the Victorian Government,” Mr Hall said.

North Western Program Alliance Manager Ben Ryan said the announcement is being celebrated by his Alliance colleagues.

“There’s genuine team spirit here and you could clearly sense that everyone is looking forward to delivering this project.

“Our purpose as an Alliance is all about making a difference and leaving a legacy for the community. In the case of the Reservoir level crossing, we’re keen to remove the hold-ups and improve safety,” Mr Ryan said.

It’s anticipated more than two hundred people will work on the project, with over ten per cent of site working hours to be delivered by apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets.

Work on the site is now underway, with the project scheduled for completion in 2020.