METRONET - Morley to Ellenbrook line
Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.
The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).
Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.
ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:
Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
METRONET was the WA Government's headline transport election commitment at the 2017 state election. First proposed in 2013, the project will significantly expand Perth's current heavy rail network.
The proposed 21 kilometre Morley and Ellenbrook line will spur off the existing Midland line near Bayswater station and include new stations at Morley, Noranda, Malaga, Bennett Springs, Whiteman and Ellenbrook. The estimated cost of the Morley and Ellenbrook line is $863 million
The 2017-18 WA Budget confirmed the Public Transport Authority will spend $20 million across 2017-18 and 2018-19 to undertake planning for the Morley-Ellenbrook rail line.
The Federal Government allocated $500 million towards the line as part of the $1.05 billion funding allocation towards METRONET the in 2018-19 Budget. The funding will be provided between FY2018-19 and FY2023-24.
On 26 October 2017 a tender for the concept planning for the line was released. The successful tenderer will work with the WA Government on the Options Study Analysis for the project. A pre-requisite briefing session was held on 8 November 2017 for prospective tenderers. The tender closed on 7 December 2017. A team of ARUP, Roberts Day and EY were awarded the contract in April 2018.
A community information session was held on 22 March 2018 by the WA Government to discuss the results of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line community survey.
The project is in the Preliminary Planning stage.
Last reviewed: 29/05/2018