The NEWest Alliance, a partnership between CPB Contractors and Downer, will deliver the Yanchep Rail Extension and the Thornlie to Cockburn Link components of Perth’s METRONET rail project.
The contract is worth around $423 million and is funded by the Western Australian and Federal Governments.
The Yanchep Rail Extension will see the Joondalup line north from Butler extended to Yanchep and will involve the construction of three new stations to support the area’s growing population.
The Thornlie to Cockburn Link aims to connect the Mandurah and Armadale lines and will involve the construction of two new stations. This will provide Perth’s first cross line connection and aims to improve public transport services to the city’s southern suburbs.
Downer Managing Director and CEO Grant Fenn said Downer has a long and successful history of safely delivering transport infrastructure projects around the country.
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“We are pleased that our expertise in the design and construction of heavy rail, tracks, stations and rail bridges has been recognised,” 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.”
CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said its construction company CPB Contractors has a strong and experienced team in Western Australia, which will ensure the safe and efficient delivery of the METRONET program.
CPB Contractors Managing Director Juan Santamaria said, “CPB Contractors looks forward to working closely with the West Australian Government to safely deliver this landmark public transport project for the people of Perth.”
Full passenger services are expected to commence on the Yanchep Rail Extension in mid-2022 and the Thornlie to Cockburn Link in mid-2023.