The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorians a once-in-a-generation chance to make their mark on Melbourne by naming the five new underground stations to be built as part of the Metro Tunnel Project.
Victorians have until 22 October to submit their station name suggestions at metrotunnel.vic.gov.au
Major tunnelling works will begin under the city centre next year. Ahead of this work, Victorians will have the opportunity to name the new stations located at Arden, Parkville, Domain and under Swanston Street in the CBD.
All suggestions will be considered and ideas could draw on a range of elements, including geographic locations, local heritage and people who have made a significant historical contribution to Victorian life.
An advisory panel will assess all suggestions and submit a shortlist of names to the Government for consideration.
Winners will get an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Metro Tunnel worksites and the massive Tunnel Boring Machines, as well as an exclusive sneak peak of ‘their’ station just before it opens to the public.
Victorians have until 22 October to submit their station name suggestions at metrotunnel.vic.gov.au or at Metro Tunnel’s installation at the Melbourne Writers Festival at Federation Square, from 27 August to 3 September.