Unsupported browser

For a better experience, please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Cancer treatment concerns voiced over Melbourne Metro Tunnel work

Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has confirmed that it is currently holding talks with the Victorian state government and Melbourne Metro over tunnelling work planned close to its facility.

Peter Mac said in a statement that it is in discussions to ensure any vibration risks from construction of the Melbourne Metro Tunnel are fully understood and contingency plans are in place. The hospital said that work will not affect any current planned treatment as the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are not due to pass the facility for another year.

Vibrations from the TBMs are expected to affect the hospital, including highly sensitive equipment, for a nine day period according to the project’s environmental impact report.

“These discussions will ensure minimal impact on patient services once these works get underway,” said a hospital spokesperson. “The Metro Tunnel is a great opportunity to connect our state-of-the-art medical, research and education precinct to Melbourne’s train network.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.