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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Media statements

Enabling legislation for METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line passes Parliament

  • Railway (METRONET) Amendment Bill 2019 passed by both houses of State Parliament
  • Process on track to provide the necessary legislative powers to build the planned 21km rail line to Ellenbrook with five new stations
  • Morley-Ellenbrook Line project started with early works at Bayswater Station in late 2019
  • Request for Proposal out for METRONET's Morley-Ellenbrook Line's main contract

TBM Grace completes Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnelling journey

  • First tunnel-boring machine breaks through at Bayswater dive structure
  • Arrival marks end of tunnelling for TBM Grace with TBM Sandy expected to finish in May
  • Major infrastructure works to build project's three new stations continue
  • Six METRONET projects to be underway in 2020, creating thousands of local jobs 

Preferred proponent chosen to deliver Denny Avenue road package

  • Downer EDI named preferred proponent for level crossing removal's road component
  • Second of two construction contracts, with Downer EDI also preferred for rail package
  • Community information sessions arranged for March 3 and March 7
  • Denny Avenue level crossing removal will make crossing safer and revitalise Kelmscott town centre

Thornlie-Cockburn Link gets environmental green light

  • Federal environmental approval granted for METRONET's Thornlie-Cockburn Link
  • All environmental approvals now received
  • Link will connect Cockburn Central and Thornlie stations with 14.5 kilometres of rail
  • Early works already underway at freeway connection and Karel Avenue bridge

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