Melbourne Metro 2

Council is seeking the federal government to support the Melbourne Metro 2 (MM2) project and for the state government to bring forward the planning for MM2, with the plan to include the duplication of the Altona Loop and a link from Newport to Sunshine. Council is also seeking that MM2 be completed prior to building the outer suburban rail line.

Melbourne’s west is rapidly growing, with an increase of 27,600 people per year (ABS, 2017). In order to move community and resources effectively, MM2 is required.


Melbourne Metro 2 has the capacity to provide a direct and short service to Melbourne’s CBD from the western region. It will improve the capacity of the network and will deliver more frequent services. To further improve connections in the west, Council is calling for the duplication of the Altona Loop as well as a link from Newport to Sunshine via Altona North to cater for the growing community within the Altona North Development Site, Bradmills Development, and the Brooklyn Business Park.


These connections will strengthen the economy, providing greater access to jobs and services across the western region. The planning for this project needs to start now to ensure it aligns with future development and meets the population demand.


For more information read Council's Melbourne Metro 2 Advocacy Fact Sheet(PDF, 85KB)


See the proposed rail link route(PDF, 69KB)