Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    METRONET team gauges industry capability

    11/12/2017 4:30 PM
    • Construction industry to provide information on ability to deliver key projects
    • Step toward release of tenders for Yanchep Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link
    • Local jobs a priority for METRONET program of works 

    The McGowan Government is asking construction companies for their input as it forges ahead with METRONET.


    An online survey will be open to the construction industry to ensure the Government has an understanding of the capability of the market to deliver METRONET projects.


    The survey, which closes on January 18, 2018, gives engineering and construction organisations an opportunity to provide feedback on their capabilities, experience and critical success factors to design, procure and deliver major transport infrastructure projects.


    METRONET is the long-term plan to connect our suburbs, reduce road congestion and meet Perth's future transport and planning needs.


    It also provides new opportunities for businesses to get involved in Perth's most ambitious program of rail projects. Stage One will deliver about 72 kilometres of new passenger rail and up to 18 new stations.


    The first stage includes:

    • Completing the Forrestfield-Airport Link;
    • Extending the Joondalup Line to Yanchep;
    • Linking Thornlie and Cockburn Central stations;
    • Planning and building the new Morley-Ellenbrook Line;
    • Extending the Armadale Line to Byford;
    • Relocating Midland Station and extending the Midland Line to Bellevue;
    • Building a new station at Karnup on the Mandurah Line; and
    • Removing level crossings on the Armadale and Midland lines. 

    The survey can be completed here.


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "This survey aims to make sure we know what industry is capable of delivering, so we can get on with the business of delivering METRONET to WA.


    "The McGowan Government is seeking to maximise local jobs in all its projects and has already held a railcar industry construction briefing."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500