Department of Transport

Department of Transport (DoT) RRL Web Site
This is the official Department of Transport RRL site. It has background information about the project, some maps for the track route and information on how you can make a submission regarding the project.

Indicative Track Alignment Maps (DoT)
View the latest maps showing the indicative positioning of the new RRL lines.

RRL Publications (DoT)

Publications and fact-sheets from the RRL project web site.

Direct RRL Contact Information

The main RRL Project contact number is: 1800 107 925
For RRL information in other than English:
  • Arabic               9280 0758
  • Cantonese       9280 0759
  • Croatian           9280 0760
  • Dinka                9280 0776
  • Greek                9280 0761
  • Italian                9280 0762
  • Macedonian    9280 0763
  • Mandarin         9280 0776
  • Vietnamese     9280 0769

Metro Trains

To assist in providing professional and timely communication for local residents during the period of the Regional Rail Link project, Metro has appointed a Stakeholder Communication Manager, Ms Donna Mongan. Donna will be working closely with the Regional Rail Link Authority and can provide all relevant information regarding works, whether they be directly related to the project or not.

Please feel free to contact Donna at any time via:
  • Email:
  • Office telephone: (03) 9610 5550
  • Mobile telephone: 0409 855 461

Department of Planning

Major Transport Projects Facilitation

The Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 (MTPF Act) came into operation on 1 November 2009. The Act aims to create a 'one stop shop' for assessment, approvals and delivery of major transport projects in Victoria. The Department of Planning and Community Development administers the integrated assessment and approvals processes under the Act on behalf of the Minister for Planning.


Environmental Law Online: Summary of Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act
This Act allows the Victorian Premier to recommend projects that are of economic, social or environmental significance to the Governor in Council that a project be declared a “major transport project”.

Below is the list of lawyers who have attended FFRR meeting.
Slater and Gordon
Ben and Carita supported residents for preparing submissions.
  - Roger Batrouney - 9689 7000 /
  - Ben Hardwick - 9602 6813 /
  - Carita Kazakoff - 9602 8617 /

Aitken Partners
Andrew has attended some meetings including the submission workshop.
  - Andrew Blogg  - 8600 6036 / 0413 154 511 / Fax 8600 6070
    For their brochure on compulsory acquisition, please click here
Rhodie and Tom have attended a meeting together with a property valuer.
  - Rhodie Anderson - 9321 7832 / 0419 350 506 / Fax 9321 7900
  - Tom Callander -

Community Groups

RRL Community Reference Group (CRG)
Contact our local community representative on this group, Mr Hugh Oates. Hugh is a resident of Buckley St and a member of the FFRR group (here's Hugh in the Maribyrnong Weekly).
  • Email: or
  • Mobile: 0413 591 342
Save Railway Place
Save Railway Place are a community action group fighting for responsible decision-making on the Regional Rail Link route through Footscray. They are campaigning for the government to choose a route for the Regional Rail Link that protects Footscray homes, communities, heritage and parklands.

Railway Links

Regional Rail Link - Wikipedia
A Wikipedia entry describing the RRL project, it's history, route and related controversies.

Rail Geelong Web Site - Footscray Station
Footscray is a major suburban station and junction on the suburban lines. It has four platforms on four tracks. One pair leads to Newport, while the other is for trains towards Sunshine. A pair of track also run under the station, part of the dual gauge freight lines from West Footscray to Dynon. 

Sydenham Line - Wikipedia
The Sydenham railway line is a suburban electric railway in Melbourne, Australia. It has 13 stations, in Metcard ticketing Zones 1 and 2. It is the electrified section of the Bendigo railway within metropolitan Melbourne.

Goods train and suburban trains through Middle Footscray station

Goods train heading away from Middle Footscray toward West Footscray station, past some of the houses earmarked for compulsory acquisition.