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Construction industry briefed on METRONET progress

More than 200 people from across the construction industry attended a briefing on current and future METRONET rail projects.

METRONET construction industry briefing


More than 200 people from across the construction industry attended a briefing on current and future METRONET rail projects, hosted by the Public Transport Authority.

Executive Director, Major Projects Ross Hamilton provided an overview and scope on the Bayswater Station Upgrade and Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal projects. 

Principal Project Director Kevin Guppy outlined the procurement method, confirming that Bayswater Station Upgrade will be a competitive alliance and the Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal project will be procured through two design and construction packages, one for rail and the other for the road and civic works.

Mr Guppy also outlined that a number of Consultancy Panels will be established in the coming months to support the PTA in delivering current and future METRONET rail projects.

The State Government is currently seeking contractors to upgrade the Bayswater Station, which will form the vital rail junction of the Forrestfield-Airport Link, the potential future Morley-Ellenbrook line and the existing Midland Line.

Work on the station upgrade is set to start in late 2019.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) for the project was released to market on April 11. Respondents must agree to the development of a Participation Plan, under the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy, during the Alliance Development Stage (AD Stage) of the tender process.

A tender for removal of the first level crossing at Denny Avenue in Kelmscott is about to be released, with construction to get underway later this year.

Early tender advice will be released ahead of all tenders going to market.

All procurement, including early tender advice, will be released on TendersWA.

Local businesses are encouraged to complete the Construction Capability Register, which will be provided to shortlisted bidders during the competitive tender phase and again after contract award.

This register does not guarantee work, but will help the successful tenderers in completing their WA Industry Participation Strategy and maximise the local skills, services and experience on offer.

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