2019 was a huge year for METRONET with a number of major milestones had.
It’s official – the contract with NEWest Alliance was signed today to build 32 kilometres of additional rail to Perth’s network, as early works started on the Thornlie-Cockburn Link.
One shovel done, a lot more to go with works starting on the Yanchep Rail Extension.
The preferred alliance to construct both the Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link is NEWest Alliance.
Did you know the State Government has considered building a rail line to Yanchep in as early as 1901?
The Yanchep Rail Extension is a forward-thinking project that invests in transport infrastructure first, with new communities growing around each of the three new stations.
METRONET made its debut at the 2019 Perth Royal Show giving show goers a glimpse inside the Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnels and information on all other projects.
Come and see us at this year's Perth Royal Show. We'll be in the Robinson Pavilion at Stands 23 & 24.
Since nominations opened in late May, over 250 community members applied to be part of one of four METRONET Project Community Reference Groups.
While the Yanchep Rail Extension awaits the appointment of its major contractor, our environmental team have been busy collecting seeds, from native flora within the rail corridor.
The Public Transport Authority as part of METRONET is establishing four Community Reference Groups (CRG’s) for the Thornlie-Cockburn Link, Yanchep Rail Extension and Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal projects.
Progress continues on the Yanchep Rail Extension as the Public Transport Authority (PTA) has submitted the Yanchep Rail Extension: Part 2 – Eglinton to Yanchep Public Environmental Review.
Another exciting milestone has been reached for the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and Yanchep Rail Extension with METROconnex and NEWest announced as the shortlisted consortia to build the two major METRONET projects.
National advisory body Infrastructure Australia has recognised three key METRONET projects as having national significance in its 2019 Infrastructure Priority List.
Recognising the different environmental values along the 14.5 kilometre Joondalup Line extension from Butler Station to Yanchep, the environmental assessments for the project were divided into two parts.