- Major tender awarded to progress detailed planning for METRONET
- Consultant team led by ARUP Pty Ltd chosen to assist with route options, engineering and planning for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line
- Tender award follows community survey and forum held in Ellenbrook in March
- Applications now open for Morley-Ellenbrook Line business case development tender
A tender for engineering and planning for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line has now been awarded, while applications are now open to help develop a business case for the vital METRONET project.
Perth-based consultancy group ARUP has been chosen to work with the METRONET team to investigate and plan the early stages of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line project.
The team including ARUP, Roberts Day and Ernst and Young brings together a wide range of skills to support the METRONET team in undertaking the options analysis and design work required for the project, as part of developing a robust business case.
Once the business case has been finalised and a preferred option is confirmed, work will begin to develop the concept designs to inform a final government investment decision, enabling the project to move into procurement and delivery.
To ensure the project represents the best outcome for local communities, the work undertaken will include route option analysis; preliminary land use investigations; planning and concept designs, including any grade separations, stations and surrounding precincts.
This work will be a key input into the wider economic analysis and business case development work, which will be contracted separately in the coming months.
A tender for similar work on the Karnup Station project has also been awarded to GHD Pty Ltd. Meanwhile, a tender for the new Midland Station and Midland Line Extension to Bellevue will be awarded soon.
Local businesses are encouraged to bid for future works related to the METRONET program via http://www.tenders.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Initial planning and early community consultation for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line have taken place, so we have now entered a far more detailed planning phase.
"We recently revealed concept plans for the Bayswater Station upgrade, which will start construction next year and form the first stage of works for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
"The awarding of these tenders will allow the project team to progress developing the necessary business cases for the proposed projects so Government can assess the best outcome for the community."
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