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Today METRONET Stage One came one step closer to becoming a reality with $1.05 billion committed in the 2018-19 Commonwealth Budget.
The Turnbull and McGowan Governments are jointly committed to delivering METRONET, which will create thousands of jobs, stimulate economic growth and help commuters to get home more quickly and safely.
This Commonwealth funding commitment is on top of the $490 million towards the Forrestfield-Airport Link funded through the 2016 GST top-up payment. This brings the Federal funding towards METRONET at more than $1.84 billion, and is split across:
The Federal and WA Governments will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding to negotiate a Perth City Deal over the next twelve months.
The City Deal is designed to leverage the transformative investment in METRONET to deliver city shaping reforms in the areas of land use planning, housing release and affordable housing and smart infrastructure.
Work is continuing to progress on the planning of METRONET Stage One projects. Recently a number of tenders were awarded to support the METRONET Office in thoroughly completing the early planning and investigations for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, Karnup Station and Midland Station projects.