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Retaining the way for rail

Retaining the way for rail

With the majority of the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension Project being built in a cutting below natural ground level, keeping earth back from the rail corridor is no small feat but one that’s achieved with more than 6kms of retaining walls.

Shaping up at Alkimos Station

Shaping up at Alkimos Station

The first platform walls have been lifted into place at Alkimos as the station takes shape along the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension Project.

Safety testing Yanchep's green bridges

Safety testing Yanchep's green bridges

The project team on the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension Project have been busy building and checking the three green bridges that are set to provide safe crossings for fauna in Yanchep.

Punt pays off for rail trainee

Punt pays off for rail trainee

Switching the polo shirt for hi-vis and a hard hat, ex youth worker Joel Wilkins took a punt on a job as a Trainee Operator in rail infrastructure almost a year ago and hasn’t looked back.

A greener way to retain

A greener way to retain

Close to 60,000! That’s the number of recycled blocks used so far to build the retaining walls along the rail corridor of the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension.

Public art in the pipeline

Public art in the pipeline

The place where you live has something special and unique about its identity formed by the local culture, history, landscape and people. One way we can express and celebrate this identity is through public art.

Yanchep Station – connecting to Country

Yanchep Station – connecting to Country

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. 

Sound check…1,2,3

Sound check…1,2,3

It’s no secret construction can be noisy at times, but you can be rest assured we’re committed to keeping the volume under control while constructing the new rail.

Aboriginal Employment and Procurement Targets Exceeded

Aboriginal Employment and Procurement Targets Exceeded

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.

Career Goals on Track for Aboriginal Intern

Career Goals on Track for Aboriginal Intern

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.

Sharing for sustainability

Sharing for sustainability

We’ve all shifted a wheelbarrow or two of soil around the garden but what do you do with hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of spare sand?

All stations go for Perth’s northern corridor

All stations go for Perth’s northern corridor

Work on all three stations on the METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension is now underway as foundation works begin on the Eglinton and Yanchep stations. 

Rain doesn’t dampen the METRONET spirit

Rain doesn’t dampen the METRONET spirit

Perth may have just experienced its wettest October in 50 years, but that hasn’t slowed down these METRONET projects!

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.

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