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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.

Gobble, gobbling up water saving ideas

Gobble, gobbling up water saving ideas

An innovative and sophisticated modular version of a pool blanket installed over turkey’s nests (also known as construction dams) is being used to reduce water use on the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line Project.

Local prefab…ulous

Local prefab…ulous

There’s nothing quite like planning ahead, and with 22 new stations being built across the METRONET Program, various materials are being prefabricated offsite to save time and support local manufacturers.

Community to inform final design for public space

Community to inform final design for public space

We’re building Perth’s first major elevated rail and creating great community space as part of the METRONET Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal Project.

Construction – just ‘give it a go’

Construction – just ‘give it a go’

She may not have known exactly what she wanted to do when finishing school but knowing what she didn’t want to do helped set Katherine Kay’s construction career in motion.

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.

NAIDOC Week at METRONET

NAIDOC Week at METRONET

METRONET celebrated NAIDOC Week by engaging in activities, listening to presentations, and attending performances that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

It's all about the art at New Bayswater Station

It's all about the art at New Bayswater Station

Seven local and Noongar artists with diverse backgrounds, experience and styles have been selected to create public art as part of the METRONET New Bayswater Station Project.

Abundant art in Kelmscott

Abundant art in Kelmscott

An array of public art has popped up in the Kelmscott Station Plaza and surrounding area in a nod to the nearby Darling Ranges, the local flora and fauna, and Noongar language and culture.

Stage 2 underway for specialist METRONET Trade Training Centre

Stage 2 underway for specialist METRONET Trade Training Centre

The $5.6 million specialist METRONET Trade Training Centre at North Metropolitan TAFE's Midland campus has entered the next phase, with works on the $4.6 million Stage 2 section underway.

The art of ‘Truck Vs Bridge’

The art of ‘Truck Vs Bridge’

We asked the people of Perth how they’d like to honour the notorious Bayswater Bridge that’s terrorised truck drivers and caused traffic mayhem for decades…and the results are in!

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.

National Reconciliation Week 2022 at METRONET

National Reconciliation Week 2022 at METRONET

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.

State Budget delivers METRONET investment

State Budget delivers METRONET investment

The State Budget has today delivered a $6 billion investment in METRONET over the next four years, with $2 billion to be spent in 2022-23, continuing Perth’s transformation.

Celebrating local at Kelmscott Fun Day

Celebrating local at Kelmscott Fun Day

Over 500 local community members came together on Sunday 1 May to celebrate the opening of the new Kelmscott Station Plaza, with festivities for all ages at the Celebrate Kelmscott Fun Day.

Noongar Place Names to be celebrated at future stations

Noongar Place Names to be celebrated at future stations

Mandjoogoordap – ‘meeting place of the heart’. This is just one of 14 Noongar names identified in Stage 1 of the Noongar Place Names Initiative.

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