Major Contract

METRONET - Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removals

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
METRONET - Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removals

To date, there are six level crossings nominated under the Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removals project. These are:

  • Hamilton Street in Cannington
  • Wharf Street in Cannington
  • William Street in Cannington
  • Mint Street in Carlisle
  • Oats Street in Carlisle, and
  • Welshpool Road in Welshpool

Additionally, the Government of Western Australia procured the removal of Denny Avenue level crossing as a separate package.

The six removals on the Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removals project has been split into two packages. 

Package One: Mint Street, Oats Street and Welshpool level crossing removals

Package Two: Hamilton Street, Wharf Street and William Street level crossing removals.

Package One work comprises of:

  • elevated rail line over Mint Street , Oats street and Welshpool Road
  • reconstruction of Carlisle and Oats Street stations as elevated stations
  • closure of Welshpool Road station, and
  • conversion of 3.8 hectares of rail corridor into public open space.

Package Two work comprises of: 

  • elevated rail solutions preferred at William Street and Wharf Street
  • road over rail or elavated rail solution at Hamilton Street, and
  • reconstruction of Queens Park and Beckenham Stations as elevated stations.

Key Dates

Sep 2019 EOIs Open
Oct 2020 RFP Open

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Public Transport Authority, Western Australia
Shortlist: Armadale Line Upgrade Alliance (ACCIONA/Coleman Rail, BMD Constructions, WSP and AECOM) and Elevate Alliance (Downer EDI, CPB Contractors, GHD, Aurecon and CareyMC).
Procurement note:

In September 2019, the Government of Western Australia indicated that the the successful bidder for Package One may be tasked with developing Package Two works.

Related contracts:
Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal
Successful Tenderer - Downer EDI

PROJECT HISTORY

2018 2018-19 WA State budget allocated $69 million towards Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal project.
May 2019 Expressions of Interest were called for Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal project.
May 2019 2019-20 WA Budget allocated $415 million towards Mint Street, Oats Street & Welshpool Road removals.
Sep 2019 WA Government announced split planning packages for Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removal project. Package One includes Mint Street, Oats Street and Welshpool Road level crossing removals, while Package Two includes Hamilton Street, Wharf Street and William Street.
Sep 2019 Three contractors were approached to provide tenders for Denny Avenue project. The contractors were Downer EDI, Decmil, and John Holland.
Dec 2019 Downer EDI were announced as the preferred bidder for the Rail Works Contract of Denny Avenue project.
Feb 2020 Downer EDI was also announced as the preferred bidder for the Road Works Contract.
May 2020 The design and construction contract for the Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal was awarded to Downer EDI.
Jun 2020 WA Government announced plans for the removal of six level crossings, including the construction of up to 2.8 kilometres of elevated rail and redevelopment of up to four stations.
Aug 2020 WA Government submitted the business case for Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removals to Infrastructure Australia.
Oct 2020 WA Government released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the removal of level crossings at Oats Street, Mint Street and Welshpool Road.
Dec 2020 Infrastructure Australia completed the evaluation for the business case submitted in August 2020, and decided not to list the project on Infrastructure Priority List at the time.
Jan 2021 WA Government shortlisted two bidders for the Stage One of the project – removal of level crossings at Oats Street, Mint Street and Welshpool Road. The shortlisted bidders are: Armadale Line Upgrade Alliance (ACCIONA/Coleman Rail, BMD Constructions, WSP and AECOM) and Elevate Alliance (Downer EDI, CPB Contractors, GHD, Aurecon and CareyMC).
May 2021 The Federal Government announced $238 million in new funding for Hamilton Street and Wharf Street level crossing removal and elevation of associated stations. A total of $475 million has been allocated to this part of the project.
Jul 2021 The WA Government announced the station locations along with the preferred option of a single-structure elevated rail solution. New elevated stations will be built at Carlisle, Oats Street, Queens Park, and Cannington.
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Alliance |
Location
Western Australia | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not listed
Resources
Infrastructure agency resources
Infrastructure Australia Project Evaluation Summary