Downer, as part of the NEWest Alliance, has reached contractual close to deliver the Yanchep Rail Extension and the Thornlie – Cockburn Link components of Perth’s METRONET.
The alliance-style contract, delivered in partnership with CPB Contractors, will generate revenue of approximately $423 million to Downer. The project is funded by the Western Australian and Australian governments.
Downer Managing Director and CEO, Grant Fenn, said Downer has a long and successful history of safely delivering transport infrastructure projects around the country.
“We are pleased that our expertise in the design and construction of heavy rail, tracks, stations and rail bridges has been recognised,” Mr Fenn said.
“We look forward to working with our partner, CPB Contractors, to deliver this important and landmark METRONET project for the government and the people of Perth. “
The Yanchep Rail Extension (YRE) extends the Joondalup line north from Butler to Yanchep and involves the construction of three new stations to support the area’s growing population.
The Thornlie – Cockburn Link (TCL) connects the Mandurah and Armadale lines and involves the construction of two new stations to provide Perth’s first cross line connection and improved public transport services to the city’s southern suburbs.
Full passenger services are expected to commence on YRE in mid-2022 and TCL in mid-2023.