METRONET




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METRONET
METRONET - Byford Extension
METRONET - Morley to Ellenbrook line
METRONET - Rolling Stock procurement
METRONET - Thornlie to Cockburn line
METRONET - Yanchep Rail Extension
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

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.

Credibly proposed

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.   

Announced

The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

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.

Recently closed

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:

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million


STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $2.945bn AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: WA, Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement, Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

METRONET was the WA State Government's headline transport election commitment at the 2017 WA State election. First proposed in 2013, when funded the project will significantly expand Perth's current heavy rail network. The $2.95 billion first stage of METRONET taken to the 2017 State election will involve almost 60 kilometres of new track through:

- construction of a new rail line to Morley and Ellenbrook;
- construction of the Thornlie to Cockburn line, the first section of a circle line intersecting all existing and proposed METRONET first stage rail lines;
- extension of the Joondalup line to Yanchep; and
- extension of the Armadale line to Byford;

The first stage also includes the under-construction Forrestfield – Airport rail link, which is expected to open in 2020, as well as station upgrades, improved signalling on the Midland line and the removal of four level crossings across the Armadale, Midland and Fremantle lines.

The WA Government has also indicated the first stage will include planning work for an inner suburb light rail system.

Rolling stock for METRONET has been proposed to be at least 50 per cent manufactured locally as part of the project.

As part of the 2017-18 State Budget, $1.34 billion has been allocated over the next four years to start work on stage one METRONET priority projects.

In the 2017 - 18 Federal Budget, the Government announced that $792 million would be allocated towards METRONET, which would be sourced from the reallocated $1.2 billion Federal commitment to the now cancelled Perth Freight Link. METRONET's Federal funding is subject to a positive assessment of its business cases by Infrastructure Australia (IA).

In the 2018-19 Federal Budget, the Federal Government allocated a further $1.05 billion towards the project in the next 10 years, however details of the funding profile and commencement date are not provided in the Budget.

IA identifies "Perth rail network capacity" as a near term (0-5 years) Priority Initiative in its Infrastructure Priority List.

Separately, in February 2018 the WA Government released a design tender for a new rail operations control centre, which would likely assist in the operation of the planned Automatic Train Control signalling system. The Government committed $7.4 million over two years toward planning for the new system.



Last reviewed: 03/04/2018

METRONET - Byford Extension


PROJECT
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Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 METRONET - Byford Extension

STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $491M AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: WA,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

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 7.5 kilometre Byford Extension of the Armadale line is estimated to cost $291 million.

The 2017-18 WA Budget confirmed the Public Transport Authority will spend $2.1 million across 2017-18 and 2018-19 to undertake planning for the extension.

The Federal Government allocated $241 million towards the line as part of the $1.05 billion funding allocation for METRONET in the 2018-19 Budget, however details of the funding profile and commencement date are not provided in the Budget.

The project is in the Preliminary Planning stage.



Last reviewed: 10/05/2018

METRONET - Morley to Ellenbrook line


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 METRONET - Morley to Ellenbrook line

STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $1bn AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: WA,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

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, however details of the funding profile and commencement date are not provided in the Budget.

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: 10/05/2018

METRONET - Rolling Stock procurement


PROJECT
PIPELINE
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Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 METRONET - Rolling Stock procurement

STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $1.6bn AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: WA
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Other,Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

METRONET was the WA Government's headline transport election commitment at the 2017 WA state election. First proposed in 2013, the project will significantly expand Perth's current heavy rail network.

As part of the WA Government's 15 year railcar strategy, a total of 246 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) railcars will be delivered through the circa $1.6 billion contract to service METRONET Stage 1 projects and the wider Perth rail network. The new railcars will be six-car sets, which provide additional passenger capacity compared to the three-car sets currently in operation. In addition, the contract will also see the replacement of the Australind diesel fleet.

The first 102 EMU railcars will be procured to provide for METRONET Stage 1 projects and will be delivered progressively over 2021-2024 as follows:

The railcars are expected to be delivered progressively over 2021-2024 as follows:

- 36 cars in 2021 before the Thornlie-Cockburn line and Joondalup line extension to Yanchep opens;
- 30 cars in 2022;
- 30 cars in 2023; and
- 6 cars in 2024.

The remaining 144 EMU railcars will be delivered between 2023 and 2028 to replace the A-series fleet, which first entered service in 1992.

The WA Government has also placed a target of at least 50 per cent local content for the manufacture of the railcars, with assembly and whole life maintenance to be undertaken in WA.

The 2017-18 WA State Budget confirmed $322.7 million will be spent between 2017-18 and 2020-21 (and a further $185.5 million beyond the forward estimates period) to procure the new railcars.

An industry briefing explaining the procurement process and local content requirements for the railcars was hosted by the WA Government held on 26 October 2017.

In April 2018 prequalification tenders were released for the design, construction and maintenance of the EMU railcars along operation and maintenance of EMU assembly and maintenance facilities. Tenders are due by 7 June, with up to three respondents shortlisted for the Request for Tender (RFT) stage. The RFT will be issued in July and due in December 2018, with contract award scheduled for March 2019.



Last reviewed: 08/05/2018

METRONET - Thornlie to Cockburn line


PROJECT
PIPELINE
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Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 METRONET - Thornlie to Cockburn line

STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $535.8M AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: WA
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

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 17.5 kilometre Thornlie to Cockburn line is the first section of the proposed METRONET Circle Line.

The project is expected to include:

- circa three kilometre rail duplication between Beckenham and Thornlie stations;
- 14.5 kilometre rail extension to connect Thornlie and Cockburn Central stations;
- relocation of circa 11 kilometres of freight lines; and
- new stations at Nicholson Road and Ranford Road, including park and ride facilities and bus interchanges.

The 2017-18 WA State Budget confirmed $423 million will be spent between 2017-18 and 2020-21 (and a further $112.8 million in 2021-22) to extend the Thornlie rail line to Cockburn. A Project Definition Plan is scheduled to be completed by early 2018.

The WA Government has scheduled construction to commence in 2019, with completion expected in 2021



Last reviewed: 18/12/2017

METRONET - Yanchep Rail Extension


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 METRONET - Yanchep Rail Extension

STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $520.2M AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: WA
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

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 13.8 kilometre Joondalup Line extension to Yanchep will see three new stations built at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep.

The 2017-18 WA State Budget confirmed the Public Transport Authority will invest $440.8 million over the period 2017-18 to 2020-21 (and a further $79.4 million in 2021-22) to extend the northern suburbs rail line to Yanchep. The cost includes the construction of the three new stations with bus interchanges and park and ride facilities.

The WA Government has indicated the Project Definition Plan will be finalised in early 2018, with scheduled construction to commence in 2019 and be completed in 2021.

Infrastructure Australia identifies "Perth CBD - north corridor capacity" as a near term (0-5 years) High Priority Initiative in its Infrastructure Priority List.



Last reviewed: 03/04/2018

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