The Victorian government will inject $1 billion into road and rail projects for Melbourne suburbs Lyndhurst, Cranbourne West and Lynbrook.
The new designs will incorporate the heritage-listed stations at Cheltenham and Mentone and a third track will be installed at Cheltenham station.
Recruitment is underway for six trainee drivers to operate the tunnel boring machines that will dig the Metro Tunnel.
Geotechnical drilling is underway for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link, as preliminary planning works ramp up.
Clay waste from Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Parkville Station project will be converted into new bricks for residential construction.