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Training fast tracks life change

Training fast tracks life change

At the height of COVID-19 when planes stopped flying and cruise ships stopped sailing, 52 year old David Zaharopoulos found himself unemployed after 15 years in the travel industry.

Project schedules adjusted to suit current economic conditions

Project schedules adjusted to suit current economic conditions

Today’s State Budget delivered a $5.7 billion investment in 15 METRONET projects over the next four years, with $1.5 billion to be spent in 2021-22, creating and supporting thousands of local jobs.

Bridging travel for wildlife

Bridging travel for wildlife

Why did the bandicoot cross the rail? Because it was safe.

Grass trees in transition

Grass trees in transition

They have long, needle-like leaves and striking black trunks. Can you guess which Australian plant it is?

METRONET connects local communities to new stations

METRONET connects local communities to new stations

Following a review of the existing and planned cycling infrastructure as part of the Yanchep Rail Extension, the project will focus on connecting pedestrians and cyclists from local communities to the new stations.

Who wants to be an engineer?

Who wants to be an engineer?

What job lets you travel the world like a rock star or build life-sized Lego that even Brickman would envy? The (unexpected) answer - engineering!

Local supplier rising to the challenge

Local supplier rising to the challenge

Infrabuild Construction Solutions is just one of many local suppliers working on METRONET projects

Yanchep gets the go-ahead for ‘green’ limestone

Yanchep gets the go-ahead for ‘green’ limestone

The Yanchep Rail Extension was given the green light to recycle up to 200,000 tonnes of limestone – enough to fill nearly 45 Olympic-sized swimming pools!

Yanchep Rail Extension taking shape

Yanchep Rail Extension taking shape

If you could fly over the Yanchep Rail Extension you would see the station and bridges begin to take shape at both ends of the project.

Trainees are Infrastructure Ready

Trainees are Infrastructure Ready

After the State Government’s ‘Infrastructure Ready’ training program opened in October 2020, the first trainees are now out and about on various projects.

Bridges and blocks on Yanchep Rail Extension

Bridges and blocks on Yanchep Rail Extension

The first of 350,000 limestone blocks were laid just north of the future Alkimos Station to build approximately 20km of retaining walls.

Station themes embed connection to place

Station themes embed connection to place

Noongar cultural references are central to the overall design theme for the new Yanchep, Eglinton and Alkimos stations.

Eight months of milestones for Yanchep Rail Extension

Eight months of milestones for Yanchep Rail Extension

In the eight months since major works kicked off the Yanchep Rail Extension many a milestone has been achieved. 

Public art takes centre stage at Alkimos Central

Public art takes centre stage at Alkimos Central

A major new public artwork by Noongar artist Sharyn Egan has been unveiled, developed in collaboration with 150 local school children.

Local Aboriginal businesses delivering METRONET projects

Local Aboriginal businesses delivering METRONET projects

Contracts worth more than $7 million have been awarded to a diverse array of Aboriginal businesses across the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and Yanchep Rail Extension projects by NEWest Alliance. 

Going out with a bang

Going out with a bang

2019 was a huge year for METRONET with a number of major milestones had.

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