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Two METRONET construction contracts awarded

Construction on a range of Queensland rail infrastructure projects worth $305 million are estimated to support more than 1150 regional jobs, according to the State Government.

The Western Australian Government has awarded contracts to remove the Denny Avenue level crossing and to deliver the Bayswater Station upgrade.

The Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) was awarded the contract to design and build the new METRONET Bayswater Station, with Decmil also selected to be a contributor to the works.

The $253 million contract’s scope of works includes designing and building a new four-platform station, including all associated track, signalling, civil, drainage and overhead line works.

It will also build a rail turnback for the Forrestfield-Airport Link, a new bridge at King William Street and Coode Street, and will make provision to support a connection to the Morley-Ellenbrook line.

Bayswater Station is expected to be a major transport hub linking the Midland Line to the future Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley Ellenbrook Line.

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Construction of the station is expected to support more than 350 jobs and assist in the state’s COVID-19 economic recovery.

Downer EDI was awarded the contract for the Denny Avenue level crossing removal contract by building a rail-over-road underpass at Davis Road.

It will also complete civic infrastructure works that will focus on revitalising the Kelmscott town centre, tree planting and other landscaping works.

Denny Avenue is the first of up to eight level crossings to be removed under METRONET.

Early works on the project began last year with geotechnical testing, demolition of buildings and removal of a number of Railway Avenue trees.

WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said this year we have six METRONET projects underway, creating thousands of local jobs and creating opportunities for local businesses.

“The METRONET Bayswater Station upgrade and Denny Avenue level crossing removal projects, combined with construction of other nearby major projects like the Tonkin Gap and Morley-Ellenbrook Line, will help support the WA economy through some tough times ahead,” Saffioti said.

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