The METRONET WA Railcar Program family has grown with three new apprentices joining the team following completion of the ALSTOM Aboriginal 10-week pre-employment program earlier this year.
The METRONET Noongar Reference Group has been announced as a finalist in the 2023 NAIDOC National Week - Caring for Country and Culture Award for their collaborative work identifying Noongar place names for new stations across METRONET projects.
The Noongar Place Names Initiative acknowledges the traditional and ongoing connection of Noongar people to Country, and celebrates and promotes multiple facets of Noongar culture, customs and values across METRONET projects through language.
After extensive research, literature review and consultation, METRONET is pleased to announce the Noongar place names for Alkimos and Eglinton stations.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to work on these huge projects and there’s plenty to learn. The best part of my work is doing different things every day and working outdoors.”
Travelling on one of the new METRONET C-series railcars when they’re zipping across Perth’s rail network in the near future will be pretty cool, but being able to say you were involved in building them is even cooler.
The METRONET team took part in the Kambarang Festival, hosted by the City of Armadale’s Champion Centre, sharing project information and employment opportunities with the community.
Aboriginal businesses and employees play a key role in delivering the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project and Arra Solutions is one of the latest companies to come on board.
METRONET celebrated NAIDOC Week by engaging in activities, listening to presentations, and attending performances that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
To mark National Reconciliation Week and Sorry Day at METRONET, we engaged in learning opportunities and activities to reflect on the significance of our shared histories, cultures, and achievements.
Mandjoogoordap – ‘meeting place of the heart’. This is just one of 14 Noongar names identified in Stage 1 of the Noongar Place Names Initiative.
What’s in a name? What does it tell us about a person or place? In Noongar language, the name Yanchep refers to the ‘native flax or bulrush reed’ commonly found in wetlands throughout the area.
Aboriginal engagement plays a key role in the Lakelands Station Project, with a focus on building relationships that leave a legacy for years to come.
With around $6 million worth of onsite services awarded to Aboriginal businesses since 2020, and over 48 jobs created for Aboriginal employees, the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension project is exceeding targets.
Noongar man, Daniel Dzubiel is right on track to achieve his career goals after joining the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension Project as an Environmental Undergraduate through the CareerTrackers internship program.
An exciting new partnership on the METRONET Lakelands Station project is improving the project’s ability to engage with Aboriginal businesses and employees.