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Investment opportunities: METRONET


Two METRONET projects are moving to the next phase opening up for investment opportunities.

The Yanchep Rail Extension and  The Thornlie-Cockburn Link are now moving into the procurement phase with construction set to begin in 2019. 

METRONET is an integrated public transport and land use project, where the goal is to create communities where people want to work, study and live in and around Perth, Western Australia. 

The METRONET Office, with its partner agencies and stakeholders, has now completed early engineering design, environmental and ground analysis and land use planning to inform transport infrastructure design and construction requirements for two projects: the Yanchep Rail Extension and The Thornlie-Cockburn Link.

The projects are now moving into the procurement phase with construction set to begin in 2019. Recognising the potential savings that can be achieved, the projects will be delivered together by one contractor.

Overview: Yanchep Rail Extension

The Yanchep Rail Extension is a 14.5 kilometres project that will deliver the last proposed section of the Joondalup rail line from Butler to Yanchep, helping to support ongoing growth in the area, as well as reducing road congestion.

With stations planned at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep, early designs detail how the stations will fit within the planned development and still cater for passengers on day one of operations.

In the short-term, the Yanchep Extension Project will help develop activity centres by stimulating new employment opportunities in the Yanchep Strategic Metropolitan Centre and supporting higher density land use. In the long-term, the extension will help move the more than 150,000 future Yanchep-Two Rocks residents.

Click here to view a video of the project.

Overview: The Thornlie-Cockburn Link

The Thornlie-Cockburn Link will be Perth’s first east-west connection, making travel around the city by train more flexible and providing a higher level of public transport service to Perth’s southern suburbs.

Connecting the Mandurah and Armadale lines will open up new opportunities for longer term developments around the future Nicholson Road and Ranford Road stations.

The Thornlie-Cockburn Link will support growth and accessibility across the southern suburbs by providing direct access to employment, sporting and recreation opportunities at Canning Vale, Cannington Strategic Metropolitan Centre, Burswood Peninsula and the eastern CBD.

Click here to view a video of the project.

What’s next

In August the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and Yanchep Rail Extension Alliance tender will be released on TendersWA

The first phase will be an Expression of Interest and progress to a shortlisted competitive Target Outturn Cost process in early 2019.

In the next six to 12 months procurement will also begin for the Bayswater Station Upgrade and the Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal projects. Contract methods are yet to be finalised for these projects.

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Please contact Trade & Investment Manager Charlotta Andresson at 

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