Engineering, Passenger Rail, Rail Supply

Metronet briefing held ahead of procurement phase

The Western Australian Government has briefed the construction industry on the first package of Metronet works in Perth, with presentations detailing the contract packages, expectations and requirements related to the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and Yanchep Rail Extension.

The two Metronet projects, recently submitted to Infrastructure Australia, are now moving into their procurement phase.

WA Premier Mark McGowan spoke to the over 300 company representatives at the briefing to outline the opportunities the projects presented to the construction industry.

“Our number one priority is WA jobs and the delivery of these Metronet projects is a good example of the State Government’s plans to boost our local economy and engage with Western Australian businesses,” McGowan said.

“We’re pressing ahead and implementing our job-creating commitments. Initiatives like the WA Industry Link are already underway and will make a huge difference to enable Western Australians to secure work on State Government projects.”

Major construction companies featured exhibits at the briefing, enabling local suppliers to promote their services.

The two projects are to be delivered together by one contractor through a Competitive Alliance contract.

As shortlisted companies move into the competitive pricing phase of the procurement process in August, the government will also establish a capability register, where local supply chains, companies and contractors will be able to log their services. The company awarded the contract will then receive the register to help establish suppliers prior to the beginning of construction.