Key Projects

Light Rail

Acland Street Tram Terminus

Client: Yarra Trams

Value: $10.1 million AUD

Acland Street terminus upgrade is part of the Victorian Governments Route 96 Project that will see safety improvements, stop optimisation and enhanced DDA compliance along the entire route. The platform upgrade along Route 96 is coupled with the Governments $807.6M low floor tram procurement program that will see 70 new E Class trams in placed in operation. The Acland Street Terminus upgrade project has seen Public Transport Victoria partnering with Yarra Trams, City of Port Phillip and VicRoads to deliver a terminus and streetscape upgrade that will greatly improve amenity within the area.

Touch Projects played an integral part in the entire project lifecycle encompassing project scoping, business case development, design development, procurement and project implementation. This landmark project was delivered whilst delicately dealing with a very sensitive and vocal community landscape.

Public Transport

Multi Depot Bus Redevelopment

Client: Transdev Melbourne

Value: undisclosed

Transdev is a leading Public Transport provider throughout Australia, and in partnership with Public Transport Victoria they identified the need to replace several of their ageing bus depots across Melbourne.

New depot sites were strategically identified in Heatherton, Sunshine West and Thomastown and with the assistance of dedicated team of designers and developers, new and modernised bus depots have been built. Each site comprises of new administration and operations building, driver amenities, maintenance workshops, refuelling & bus wash facilities.

Touch Projects was engaged as the Independent Certifier for these three new bus depots to ensure that construction was as per agreed designs, outstanding variations where swiftly resolved, periodic quality reviews and final quality signoff. All three depots were completed within the tight timeframes and approved budgets.

Light Rail

Preston Workshops Redevelopment

Client: Yarra Trams

Value: $190 million AUD

The Preston Workshops Redevelopment Project was the largest tram depot redevelopment ever undertaken in Australia and was delivered over four stages. Funded by Public Transport Victoria, the original workshops on the 18 acre site on St Georges Road were transformed into a state-of-the-art facility to support the heavy maintenance of existing tram fleets in addition to the new generation E-Class trams. Two iconic heritage buildings within the site were modernised and tastefully converted into new depot facilities for up 220 drivers.

Touch Projects were engaged to manage two of the key stages of this landmark project that included managing the design consultants and all stakeholders as designs evolved, drove the tender evaluation stage, project managed the construction through to handover to Line Operations

Project History

Light Rail

ClientProject DescriptionLocation
Yarra TramsRoute 58 upgrade projectEntire route 58, Melbourne
ACT GovernmentCanberra Light Rail (Stage 2)South Yarra, VIC
Yarra TramsSouth Yarra Station tramstop upgrade projectEntire route 58, Melbourne
Transport for NSWParramatta Light Rail projectSydney, NSW
Yarra TramsWilliam Street (CBD) track and platform upgradesCBD, Melbourne
Yarra TramsRoute 96 ProjectEntire Route 96
Yarra TramsPreston Workshops RedevelopmentPreston
Yarra TramsSouthbank Depot RedevelopmentSouth Melbourne
Yarra TramsMaintenance Facility Upgrade Project - 5 DepotsVarious
Lend LeaseCollins Street light Rail ExtensionDocklands


ClientProject DescriptionLocation
Dept of State Growth (Tasmania)Stakeholder and comms support for various road and highway upgrade projectsState-wide, Tasmania
Transport Accident Commission (Vic)Undertake Road Infrastructure Audits for the Road Safety ProgramPrinces Fwy – Melbourne to Geelong, Vic
Dept of Transport (Vic)Development of Point Cook Road & Dunnings Road intersection upgradePoint Cook, Vic
Dept of Transport (Vic)Manage the development of the Active Transport Business CaseState-wide, Vic
VicRoadsDevelopment of Palmers Rd Business CasePoint Cook, Vic
Transport Accident Commission (Vic)PMO Lead for SSRIP ProgramState-wide, Vic
VicRoadsDevelopment of project brief for the signalisation of Gap Road & Horne Street intersectionSunbury, Vic
VicRoadsDevelopment of project brief for intersection improvements of the Ballarat & Christies Roads intersectionCaroline Springs, Vic
VicRoadsDevelopment of Palmers Rd Business CasePoint Cook, Vic
VicRoadsDevelopment of project brief for the signalisation of Gap Road & Horne Street intersectionSunbury, Vic
VicRoadsDevelopment of project brief for intersection improvements of the Ballarat & Christies Roads intersectionCaroline Springs, Vic

Public Transport

ClientProject DescriptionLocation
Public Transport VictoriaFlinders Street Station - Fare Gate Augmentation ProgramFlinders Street Station
Transport Ticketing AuthorityMyki ticketing system - implementation on TramsMetro wide
Transport Ticketing AuthorityMyki ticketing system - implementation on Metro busesMetro wide
Regional Rail Link AuthorityFootscray Station - design & implementation of ticketing systemsFootscray Station
Regional Rail Link AuthoritySunshine Station - design & implementation of ticketing systemsSunshine Station

Water Infrastructure

ClientProject DescriptionLocation
Parks Victoria/Wannon WaterConstruction of 10klm waste water and Wilson Promontory, Victoria
EnetechHume Dam Gates Rectification Works Albury, NSW
Melbourne WaterMelbourne Water - 12 small disinfection plants Melbourne
National Parks VictoriaTidal River sewerage infrastructure works Wilsons Promontry, Victoria
Lord Howe Island ManagementLord Howe Island sewerage scheme feasibility study Lord Howe Island
Sydney Water CorporationRouse Hill Sewerage Treatments Plant Sydney, NSW

Local Government

ClientProject DescriptionLocation
City of MorelandConduct formal assessment of completed projectMoreland, Melbourne
Yarra Ranges CouncilSport, Recreation & Trails Planning Services Yarra Ranges, Victoria
City of BallaratProject Management of Minor Works panelBallarat, Victoria
Lismore City CouncilProject Management, Capital WorksLismore, NSW
Blacktown City CouncilProject Planning & Development, Project Management ServicesBlacktown, Sydney
City of Greater BendigoDevelopment of Project Management SystemBendigo, Vic
City of BallaratBallarat Civic Centre strategic development adviceBallarat, Vic
Shire of NillumbikVET projects for Edendale Farm and Living & Learning ElthamEltham, Vic
City of Greater BendigoHargreaves Mall Development; post-mortem assessmentBendigo, Vic

Leisure and Tourism

ClientProject DescriptionLocation
City of Port PhillipsWest Beach Pavilion upgradePort Melbourne, Vic
City of WhittleseaThomastown Recreation & Aquatic CentreThomastown, Vic
Maroondah City CouncilMaroondah District Aquatic CentreRingwood, Vic
Parks VictoriaWilsons Prom Light Station Project. Asbestos abatement program, wastewater treatment plant, rain water reticulation upgradeWilson Promontory, Victoria
Parks VictoriaTwelve Apostles, sticks lookout projectTwelve Apostles, Victoria
City of WyndhamVarious sporting fields and associated lighting and landscaping worksWerribee, Victoria
Parks VictoriaGrampians Peak Trails projectGrampians, Victoria
Parks VictoriaPort Campbell Creek Pedestrian Bridge + walkPort Campbell, Victoria


ClientProject DescriptionLocation
University of MelbourneConstruction of New Educational Centre Parkville, Melbourne
Monash UniversityConstruction of North 1 Car Park 4-Level Vertical ExtensionClayton, Melbourne
Brighton Grammar SchoolBrighton Grammar SchoolBrighton, Vic
Panel Tech IndustriesBerwick Secondary CollegeBerwick, Vic
Panel Tech IndustriesPort Phillip Specialists School Port Melbourne, Vic
Ruyton Girls SchoolRuyton Girls SchoolKew, Vic
Overnewton Anglican Community CollegeOvernewton Anglican Community CollegeKeilor, Vic

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