Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Government progress on Bellevue extension and Midland Station relocation project

    14/11/2017 2:00 PM
    • Tender released for concept planning for METRONET project
    • Part of the Government's commitment in the 2017-18 State Budget
    • Follows recent release of tender for planning and engineering services for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line  

    METRONET continues to forge ahead with the release of a key tender for work on the extension of the Midland Line to Bellevue and the relocation of Midland Station.


    This week the METRONET team released a tender for specialist consultants to get involved in the concept planning stages of the project.


    It involves the relocation of Midland Station to integrate with surrounding development and the ongoing revitalisation of the Midland Activity Centre, and extending the railway line to Bellevue to enhance access for the surrounding community.


    The work to be undertaken will include an options analysis, preliminary land use investigations, planning and concept designs, including any grade separations, stations and surrounding urban precincts.  This work will be supported by the successful tenderer. 


    Further tenders for other elements of METRONET will be released progressively over the next 12 months.


    Members of the public and interested stakeholders will soon be able to find out more about METRONET transport projects, land use planning and more at a new dedicated METRONET website.


    Meanwhile, local businesses are encouraged to bid for the works at http://www.tenders.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "This tender is part of the McGowan Government's commitment in the 2017-18 State Budget to plan for key METRONET priority projects, along with construction funding for the Thornlie-Cockburn Link, Yanchep Rail Extension and Forrestfield-Airport Link.


    "This project has been on the drawing board for many years but we are committed to making it a reality and this tender is the first step.


    "Extending the train line to Bellevue and relocating Midland Station means residents from the Swan region to the Hills and beyond will have improved access to the CBD, new stadium and more."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500