The McGowan Government is seeking companies to deliver the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook line which is expected to support thousands of local jobs.
The State Government released the Request for Proposal (RFP) to the market on January 16, for the Morley-Ellenbrook line.
The main contract consists of the design, construction and the commission of the 21 kilometres of rail track from Bayswater to Tonkin Highway, through land north of Marshall Road, along the western side of Drumpellier Drive (formerly New Lord Street) and finish in the Ellenbrook town centre.
The contractors will be responsible for delivering five train stations along the route - Ellenbrook, Whiteman, Malaga, Noranda and Morley.
Part of the project will have provision for a sixth station at Bennett Springs East.
The scope of works will also include the bulk earthworks and retaining, structures, grade separations, roads and drainage.
The successful bidder – shortlisted from the two best submissions – will be required to demonstrate its ability to deliver the project.
The main contract is expected to be announced later this year, with construction to start in 2021.
Premier Mark McGowan said the project was a great opportunity for local businesses.
"My Government's number one priority is local jobs - major METRONET infrastructure projects like the Morley-Ellenbrook Line will create thousands of local opportunities as well as improving public transport options across our suburbs,” he said.
"This year alone we will have an unprecedented six METRONET projects underway, creating thousands of local jobs and opportunities for local businesses.”