Cross Yarra Partnership

Metro Tunnel Activation Strategy and Ongoing Place Management

Enhancing liveability around Victoria's largest construction project

The Metro Tunnel Project is building two nine-kilometre train tunnels, linking the Sunbury rail line in the north-west and the Cranbourne and Pakenham rail lines in the south-east, untangling the City Loop to allow more trains to run more often across Melbourne. It also includes five new underground train stations, which will allow Melburnians to access many of the city’s iconic destinations by train for the first time.


The Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) is the party delivering the Metro Tunnel Project on behalf of Rail Projects Victoria.


Running alongside the Project is the Metro Tunnel Creative Program featuring activities and events designed and led by a team of designers, curators, and place managers dedicated to enhancing city life alongside the construction of Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project. 


In order to enhance the liveability of places surrounding construction sites, The Space Agency is working with CYP to create pockets of respite, creativity, and activation.