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Sunday, December 15, 2019

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Industry briefing on Morley-Ellenbrook Line to encourage local content

  • Industry briefing for METRONET's Morley-Ellenbrook Line to be held on December 11
  • Opportunity for local businesses to learn about procurement process and hear updates on other key METRONET projects
  • Unprecedented level of public transport investment with six METRONET projects to be underway in 2020
  • McGowan Government has strong focus on use of local content and employment of local workers


An industry briefing on the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line will be held on December 11, allowing local businesses to hear about the project and find out more on the procurement process.
 
Attendees will hear important information about the scope of works, expectations and requirements, contract packages and future METRONET work, while also having the opportunity to informally network with other companies in attendance.
 
The Morley-Ellenbrook Line will add 21 kilometres of track from Bayswater Station to the Ellenbrook town centre with stations at Whiteman Park, Malaga, Noranda and Morley. Construction will start later this year with upgrades to Bayswater Station.
 
The industry briefing will also provide updates on other METRONET projects including the Thornlie-Cockburn Link, Yanchep Rail Extension and the Level Crossing Removal project.
 
NEWest Alliance was recently announced as the preferred proponent to deliver the Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link under an alliance contract and is expected to create 3,000 jobs over the life of the projects.
 
As with all Government contracts under the WA Jobs Act, tenderers will be required to produce a local participation plan to show how much local content will be used and how many local workers will be employed.
 
Next year alone, the McGowan Government will have six METRONET projects underway at once - it is an unprecedented level of rail related construction that our State has never seen before.
 
Seats to the briefing are limited and each business is strictly limited to four attendees. To register to attend, click here.
 
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
 
"My Government's number one priority is local jobs - major METRONET infrastructure projects like the Morley-Ellenbrook Line will create thousands of local opportunities as well as improving public transport options across our suburbs.  
 
"This industry briefing is important as it will give local businesses the opportunity to find out how they can best engage on these major METRONET projects.  
 
"More WA businesses working on METRONET means more local jobs and training opportunities for local workers."
 
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
 
"Next year we will have six major METRONET projects underway - an unprecedented level of rail related construction across our State.
 
"We want to get as many local businesses and workers employed on these projects as possible, which is why this industry briefing is so important.
 
"Businesses of all sizes that are eager to be involved in this project will benefit from the information provided at this industry briefing and I encourage anyone interested in this project to come along."
 
Premier's office - 6552 5000
Transport Minister's office - 6552 5500

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