- Major construction contracts awarded for Bayswater Station upgrade and Denny Avenue level crossing removal
- Projects will create and support local jobs and provide opportunities for local business
- Construction companies encouraged to register services on METRONET business register
- Major projects to assist in WA's post-pandemic economic recovery
- Six METRONET projects underway this year creating thousands of jobs
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti today announced the awarding of another two major METRONET project contracts, the Bayswater Station upgrade and the removal of the Denny Avenue level crossing.
Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) has been awarded the contract to design and build the new METRONET Bayswater Station project. Western Australian company Decmil will also be a contributor on the Bayswater project.
Meanwhile, Downer EDI has been awarded the contract to remove the Denny Avenue level crossing, unlocking hundreds of local jobs and economic activity.
As well as designing and building a new four-platform station and all associated track, signalling, civil, drainage and overhead line works, the Bayswater Alliance will build a rail turnback for the Forrestfield-Airport Link, a new bridge at King William Street/Coode Street and make provision to support a connection to the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
WA company Decmil credited its METRONET Bayswater Station involvement as a "significant boost to its order book" in an announcement to the ASX last month.
The METRONET project will transform Bayswater into a major transport hub linking the Midland Line to the future Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook Line. Early works on the project began late last year.
With a total project budget of $253 million, the new Bayswater Station project is set to support more than 350 jobs and assist in WA's COVID-19 economic recovery.
The Denny Avenue level crossing project - which will involve both rail and road components - will remove the Denny Avenue level crossing with a rail-over-road underpass at Davis Road.
The contract also includes a civic infrastructure component that will focus on revitalising the Kelmscott town centre, tree planting and other landscaping works.
Denny Avenue is the first of up to eight level crossings to be removed under METRONET.
Early works on the project began last year with geotechnical testing, demolition of buildings and removal of a number of Railway Avenue trees.
METRONET projects will be a key part of the economic recovery plan for the post-pandemic response.
With six METRONET projects underway this year alone, local businesses are encouraged to register their interest in tendering for METRONET works at http://www.metronet.wa.gov.au/industry-jobs#construction-business-register
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"In times like these it's important we continue to progress the projects that will provide work for local businesses and keep workers in their jobs. This will ultimately support the State's wider economy.
"This year alone we have six METRONET projects underway, creating thousands of local jobs and creating opportunities for local businesses.
"When complete, the new METRONET Bayswater Station will transform Bayswater into a major transport hub servicing the Midland Line, Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook Line, and a new station is integral to this.
"The METRONET Bayswater Station upgrade and Denny Avenue level crossing removal projects, combined with construction of other nearby major projects like the Tonkin Gap and Morley-Ellenbrook Line, will help support the WA economy through some tough times ahead."
Comments attributed to Maylands MLA Lisa Baker:
"The heritage precinct of Bayswater is ready to support the jobs and innovation the station redevelopment brings.
"This amazing project will see Bayswater become an integral transport hub for our State."
Comments attributed to Armadale MLA Tony Buti:
"This final step in the removal of the Denny Avenue level crossing is welcome news for motorists in the region.
"The revitalisation of the town centre is perfectly timed to bring a much needed boost to business confidence and employment opportunities."
Minister's office - 6552 5500
Artist impressions of the design for Bayswater Station can be found here