Rail project key to post-COVID economic recovery

ICN WA is working with a consortium led by Laing O’Rourke to identify local capability for the $700m METRONET Morley to Ellenbrook line.

According to Premier Mark McGowan, the project will create 6500 local jobs including 3600 in direct construction.

“This is a major step forward for this project, which will transform Perth’s growing north-eastern suburbs and benefit the local and surrounding communities,” he said.

“Now more than ever, big infrastructure projects like METRONET’s Morley-Ellenbrook Line are imperative to WA’s COVID-19 economic recovery as they create a pipeline of work and support thousands of jobs.”

The project will include designing, constructing and commissioning 21 kilometres of rail track from Bayswater, up the middle of Tonkin Highway, through land north of Marshall Road, along the western side of Drumpellier Drive, finishing in the Ellenbrook town centre.

The scope includes delivering rail systems that support the network, bulk earthworks and retaining structures, structures, grade separations, road and drainage.

Early works have started on the new Bayswater station and Tonkin Gap project, with a further five new stations are set to be built at Morley, Noranda, Malaga, Whiteman Park and Ellenbrook.

There is also a station planned for Bennett Springs East, as population grows, and development progresses in the area.

To support industry participation objectives, and to maximise opportunities for local business, the consortium is seeking early engagement through ICN Gateway

Western Australian companies interested in the project are encouraged to submit an expression of interest.

To find out more, go to the METRONET project Gateway page.