Major Contract

METRONET - Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
METRONET - Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal

The project will see five level crossings removed and four new elevated stations constructed on the Inner Armadale Line. 

The project is being procured in two packages: 

The $415 million Oats Street Package includes: 

  • Level Crossing removals at Mint Street in Carlisle, Oats Street in Carlisle, and Welshpool Road in Welshpool
  • elevated stations constructed at Carlisle and Oats Street
  • closure of Welshpool Road station, and
  • conversion of 3.8 hectares of rail corridor into public open space, car parking and bus, pedestrian and cycling connections

The $475 Wharf Street Package includes:

  • Level Crossings removed at Hamilton Street in Cannington, and Wharf Street in Cannington
  • elevated stations constructed at Queens Park and Cannington
  • conversion of 2.5 hectares of rail corridor into public open space, car parking and bus, pedestrian and cycling connections

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

Key Dates

Sep 2019 EOIs Open
Oct 2020 RFP Open
2021 Expected Contract Award

Funding contributions

Federal Government
WA Government

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 the 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 The 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.
Jul 2021 The project name was changed to the Victoria Park Canning Level Crossing Removal project.
Sep 2021 The WA Government's 2021-22 Budget confirmed the $475 million in funding for the Wharf Street Package. The package is being funded on a 50:50 basis with the Federal Government.
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Alliance |
Location
Western Australia | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not listed
Resources
Infrastructure agency resources
Infrastructure Australia Project Evaluation Summary