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Public Transport Victoria

Existing Infrastructure Condition Assessments and Technical Reports

In 2011, the Victorian Government Department of Transport (now Public Transport Victoria) committed to examining the feasibility of returning passenger rail services between Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo. This was known as the Rail Revival study. The scope of the feasibility study required a team of specialists to provide planning, social and economic related assessments and technical reports on the condition of existing infrastructure.

As part of this multi-disciplinary team, Macutex was engaged to conduct condition audits on existing station buildings and associated site assets with the objectives of:

  • ¬†Increasing overall understanding of the existing condition of assets and the extent of possible remedial works required to enable the site to be reactivated and operated as a functioning passenger service station;
  • Identifying key asset condition related issues associated with reactivating each station as the basis for assessing risks, opportunities and priorities across the Geelong to Bendigo rail corridor; and
  • Identifying what relevant further investigations were required as the basis for any subsequent detailed planning, assessment and design activities.

The stations were reviewed against appropriate railway, building and disability standards with consideration to the historical features of the buildings.

More recently Macutex has been engaged by engineering and infrastructure advisors Aurecon to undertake a number of asset assessment and data collection programs on behalf of PTV including an asset condition register of MYKI equipment as part of the contract re-tendering process, and condition assessment of Flinders Street Station.