The request for proposal (RFP) process has begun for the Midland Station relocation project.
Part of the Metronet suite of works, the project will involve decommissioning and demolising the existing Midland Station and the construction of a new station between Helena Street and Cale Street.
The project will be procured through an alliance model.
The relocated station will enable a connection to the new Bellevue Depot and railcar assembly facility, where Perth’s new fleet of railcars will be constructed and maintained. Extensions to the rail network will also allow for future extensions of the Midland line.
The new station will also better connect the public transport network with the Midland Gate Shopping Centre and Midland Health Campus, said WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.
“For many years now we have focused on reinvigorating Midland into a thriving commercial and residential centre, and a new Midland Station will be a big part of that,” she said.
New forecourts will be constructed and the relocated station will allow for future mixed-use developments. The level crossing at Helena Street will be removed and replaced with a new crossing at Cale Street.
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the project would boost the local economy.
“We are seeing activity ramp up at a time when WA needs infrastructure spending to boost the economy and create jobs as we come out of COVID-19.”
Local federal Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt said the new station would enable connections for the wider community.
“The new station will make it easier for people coming from the hills and foothills to access the rail line,” Wyatt said.
“This will make a big difference for all members of our community, especially those who use public transport to get to work or school.”
Local businesses are invited to register on the projects’ Construction Businesses Register to be on the list of potential local suppliers provided to the successful contractor.