The Western Australian government is calling on the construction industry to demonstrate its ability to deliver key projects under the METRONET public transport program.
An online survey is now open to the construction industry to provide government an understanding of the capability of the market to deliver the rail projects.
Stage one of the rail program will deliver about 72 kilometres of new passenger rail and up to 18 new stations, and 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
- Removing level crossings on the Armadale and Midland lines
“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,” transport minister Rita Saffioti said.
“The McGowan government is seeking to maximise local jobs in all its projects and has already held a railcar industry construction briefing.”
The survey can be completed here.