Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

    Forrestfield-Airport Link shortlist

    30/04/2015 12:00 AM
    • Three consortia short-listed to design and construct Forrestfield-Airport Link
    • Each consortium will be issued a Request for Proposal
    • $2 billion project will open up a new rail corridor to Perth's eastern suburbs

    Three consortia have been shortlisted to go to the next stage of the tender process to design and construct the $2 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link.


    They are:

    • JHL JV (John Holland and Leighton Contractors)
    • SI-NRW JV (Salini Impregilo and NRW)
    • Forrestfield Connect (ACCIONA Infrastructure, BAM International and Ferrovial Agroman).

    These consortia will now be invited to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the project.


    Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the Public Transport Authority (PTA) evaluated five proposals.


    "The level of interest in designing and constructing this transformational rail line to Perth's foothills via the Perth Airport has been high," Mr Nalder said.


    "The five proposals that were submitted were from leading national and international contractors, but only a maximum of three respondents can progress to the next stage."


    The PTA will now issue a formal RFP to the three short-listed proponents to develop fully costed proposals.


    The 8.5 kilometre rail extension branches off the Midland Line, just east of Bayswater Station. It will feature three stations, Airport West, Consolidated Airport and Forrestfield.


    A contract will be awarded to the successful bidder in mid-2016 with detailed design to begin soon after and construction starting in late 2016.


    The first train will operate along the line in 2020.


          Fact File

    • Construction to start late next year
    • The PTA has carried out a series of community information sessions for local residents along the planned rail route
    • Project will include parking for 3,000 cars shared between Airport West and Forrestfield stations

    Minister's office - 6552 6400