Series VPRS 12990
Project Records, Melbourne Underground Railway Loop
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Date Range: Series ? 1957 - ? 1982
  Series in Custody ? 1957 - 1982
  Contents 1870 - 1982
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
? 1957 - 1965 Railway Construction Branch, Board of Land and Works VA 690
1965 - 1980 Railway Construction Board VA 691
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
2014 - cont Public Transport Victoria VA 4968
2015 - cont Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VA 5034
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  • How to use the Records
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  • Function / Content
    This is an artificially created series comprising records created by the Railway Construction Branch of the Board of Land and Works VA 690, Railway Construction Board VA 691 and the Railway Construction and Property Board VA 615 relating to the Melbourne Underground Railway Loop (MURL) construction project.

    The Railway Construction Branch of the Board of Land and Works VA 690 was named as the Constructing Authority in the City of Melbourne Underground Railway Construction Act 1960, (No 6652) and proceeded with investigation and planning of the loop.

    Prior to the establishment of the Melbourne Underground Loop Authority in 1971, VA 2987, considerable planning for the loop was carried out by the Railway Construction Branch of the Board of Land and Works VA 690, the Railway Construction Board, (R.C.B.) VA 691 and the Railway Construction and Property Board VA 615.

    The Melbourne Underground Loop Authority MURLA was responsible for supervising and coordinating the planning, financing and construction of the Melbourne rail loop. For records of the Authority refer to inventory of series for VA 2987, MURLA.

    This series comprises:

    - Engineer's Progress Certificates, prepared by the Supervising Engineer, signed by the contractor and the Supervising Engineer, and submitted to MURLA for payment.

    - Contract Documents, General Conditions of Contract.

    - Reports on geological investigations

    - Construction Photos

    - Subject Files


    The registered files, ie., General Files and Works files originally located within this group of records at the Public Transport Corporation's Secondary Storage were processed as VPRS 425/P2 Inward Registered Correspondence, Annual Single Number System.

  • Recordkeeping System
    This is an artificially created series

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1972 - 1980 Closed 12
P0002 1971 - 1980 Closed 8
P0003 1968 - 1981 Open 1
P0004 1975 - 1979 Closed 1
P0005 1961 - 1974 Closed 2
P0006 1967 - 1982 Closed 1
P0007 1957 - 1971 Open 1
P0008 1967 - 1971 Closed 4
P0009 1870 - 1977 Open 2
P0010 1965 - 1971 Closed 1
P0011 1970 - 1974 Closed 4
P0012 1964 - 1979 Closed 1
P0013 1962 - 1971 Open 2
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