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Accolades for environmental excellence across two METRONET projects

Accolades for environmental excellence across two METRONET projects

An outstanding commitment to environmental management on the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension Project and Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project has seen contractor NEWest Alliance win an Environmental Achievement award.

Preparations ramp up for Armadale Line Shutdown

Preparations ramp up for Armadale Line Shutdown

Preparations for the 18-month Armadale Line Shutdown are ramping up, with works on three new bus interchanges and 1.2 kilometres of priority bus lanes now underway, and road modifications along Albany Highway, Welshpool and Shepperton roads to begin next month.

State Budget delivers continued METRONET investment

State Budget delivers continued METRONET investment

Today’s State Budget has delivered continued investment in the transformational METRONET Program. 

Walls a hit in Thornlie

Walls a hit in Thornlie

A section of noise walls have been installed along the rail corridor in Thornlie and residents like what they see…and cannot hear.

Second life for project materials

Second life for project materials

Limestone blocks, steel reinforcement, concrete, ballast, plastic pipes and excavated material are all getting a second life as the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project works to build a more sustainable future by recycling and reusing where possible.

Preston has a lot to smile about

Preston has a lot to smile about

“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.” 

Shutdown scores a touchdown

Shutdown scores a touchdown

Work on the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project between Cockburn Central Station and the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel took a major step forward in January during the eight-day shutdown of the Mandurah Line. 

A bridge not too far

A bridge not too far

The new Ranford Road Bridge is taking shape and is due to be operational next year as part of the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project.

In bridges we truss

In bridges we truss

Following drilling to relocate BP’s Kewdale White Oil Line, the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project team has shifted its attention to building a bridge for the pipeline over the Canning River (Djarlgarra) in Thornlie.

Mandurah Line partial shutdown for new METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link

Mandurah Line partial shutdown for new METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link

The Mandurah Line will close between Aubin Grove and Elizabeth Quay stations from 26 December 2022 to 3 January 2023 for major works on the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link.

Aboriginal businesses play crucial role in project delivery

Aboriginal businesses play crucial role in project delivery

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.

Great walls in Thornlie

Great walls in Thornlie

Sustainably built noise walls are going up along a section of the rail corridor in Thornlie to reduce rail noise for nearby residents along the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project.

Final two major contracts awarded and Armadale Line Shut update

Final two major contracts awarded and Armadale Line Shut update

The 129-year-old Armadale Line’s transformation is another step closer with contracts awarded for the METRONET Byford Rail Extension and Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal projects.

Tee-riffic bridge beam installation complete for Thornlie-Cockburn Link

Tee-riffic bridge beam installation complete for Thornlie-Cockburn Link

The final three tee-roff bridge beams have been installed on the new Ranford Road Bridge for the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project.

From sheep shearing to construction

From sheep shearing to construction

It’s a big change to go from shearing sheep and collecting eggs in regional Western Australia to building in Perth, but it’s one Aboriginal trainee Bevan Yates has taken on with open arms.

Maintaining mussel strength in the Canning River (Djarlgarra)

Maintaining mussel strength in the Canning River (Djarlgarra)

A cluster of rare and environmentally threatened freshwater mussels has been carefully relocated from a section of the Canning River (Djarlgarra) for protection ahead of works on the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project.

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