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Serpentine pipeline upgrade complete

Water Corporation has completed work in Serpentine on a $12.5 million project to help upgrade the water supply in the Perth metropolitan area. The Serpentine Trunk Main is located about 50km from the Perth CBD and was constructed in the mid-1960’s to meet the needs of Perth’s expanding population. Water Corporation spokesperson, Clare Lugar, said […]

New Road Safety Commissioner for WA

Western Australian Minister for Road Safety, Michelle Roberts, has announced a new Road Safety Commissioner. Iain Cameron will take over the role from outgoing commissioner Kim Papalia. “Mr Cameron has very strong credentials in road safety which are recognised nationally and internationally,” Ms Roberts said. “He was instrumental in the development of the Towards Zero […]

Safety measures for Fremantle rail bridge

An underwater rock mound will be built in the north-eastern corner of Western Australia’s Fremantle Inner Harbour to provide the rail bridge with additional protection from ship impacts. The decision to install this barrier follows shipping incidents in 2011 and 2014. The underwater rock mound will provide additional protection for the north western section of […]

Contract awarded for final stage of Beadon Creek upgrade

A $595,000 contract has been awarded for road and drainage work at Beadon Creek Maritime Facility at Onslow in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, making vehicle and truck movements safer. Onslow-based company NTC Contracting was awarded the contract for the construction of a new turning circle, fuel access road and completion of a drainage […]

METRONET to design Belmont Station precinct

The METRONET team will be examining the best possible planning and land uses around the new Belmont Station on the Forrestfield-Airport Link  in Perth. Belmont Station will form the heart of METRONET’s first transport oriented development – a new high-density suburb with multi-storey apartments, businesses and vibrant community spaces. As part of this planning, the […]

First steps to develop former Shenton Park Hospital site

The historic site of Shenton Park Hospital in Perth is inviting expressions of interest from developers as part of the first steps towards being transformed into Montario Quarter, a contemporary inner city urban village with residential and retail precincts. Lands Minister Rita Saffioti has marked the start of construction and announced the sale of the […]

Perth Airport Central Station work underway

The Forrestfield-Airport Link is underway with an established construction site and work underway at the Airport Central Station. The Forrestfield-Airport Link project is closely aligned with Perth Airport’s redevelopment plans to consolidate the domestic and international airport terminals. Works have begun at the airport to construct the underground station box structure adjacent to the existing […]

Metro services to receive boost from August

The Victorian Government has announced 30 new Metro train services will be added at peak times every week from August 2017 in an effort to ease congestion. The new timetable will start on 27 August 2017, and add a new morning and evening peak services on the Craigieburn, Sunbury and Werribee lines. Victorian Minister for […]

Airport Link tunnel boring machine arrives

The first tunnel boring machine (TBM) for works on the Forrestfield-Airport Link has arrived in Perth, marking a major milestone in the delivery of the $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link.Key components of a 600-tonne tunnel boring machine have been delivered to the future Forrestfield Station, with operations set to begin once the machine has been assembled […]

Western Australia pushes for big slice of $10 billion National Rail Program

The McGowan Government will pursue rail infrastructure money through the National Rail Program in hopes of dedicating funding to Perth’s METRONET projects. “Now that the Federal Government has realised the importance of trains and public transport, it is time they get behind Western Australia’s plan for METRONET. “METRONET is a transformational project that will revitalise […]

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