The preferred alliance to construct both the Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link is NEWest Alliance.
The announcement was made at an event to mark the start of early works for the Yanchep Rail Extension.
Made up of CPB Contractors and Downer, NEWest Alliance will work closely with the Public Transport Authority to progress the designs and construction schedule once the contract is signed next month.
Together the projects are set to create 3000 jobs and once operational will give residents of the northern and southern suburbs greater access to employment and training, entertainment and recreation hubs.
The Yanchep Rail Extension will add 14.5km to the existing Joondalup Line, with stations at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep. With early works already underway, construction will commence next year, and the first trains are expected to be running in 2022.
The Thornlie-Cockburn Link will close a 14.5km gap in the eastern rail corridor by linking communities between the Mandurah and Armadale lines. Stations will be built at Ranford Road and Nicholson Road in Canning Vale, and significant upgrades made to both Thornlie and Cockburn Central stations. Early works on the project will begin later this year.
If you're a local business looking be involved, complete our Construction Business Register for your details to be passed onto the Alliance. Jobs on the projects will be advertised directly through the Alliance.
For more information visit the Yanchep Rail Extension or Thornlie-Cockburn Link project pages.