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.
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.
Why did the bandicoot cross the rail? Because it was safe.
They have long, needle-like leaves and striking black trunks. Can you guess which Australian plant it is?
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.
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!
Infrabuild Construction Solutions is just one of many local suppliers working on METRONET projects
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!
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.
After the State Government’s ‘Infrastructure Ready’ training program opened in October 2020, the first trainees are now out and about on various projects.
The first of 350,000 limestone blocks were laid just north of the future Alkimos Station to build approximately 20km of retaining walls.
Noongar cultural references are central to the overall design theme for the new Yanchep, Eglinton and Alkimos stations.
In the eight months since major works kicked off the Yanchep Rail Extension many a milestone has been achieved.
A major new public artwork by Noongar artist Sharyn Egan has been unveiled, developed in collaboration with 150 local school children.
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.
2019 was a huge year for METRONET with a number of major milestones had.