The Western Australian Government has announced the successful company to lead engineering and planning for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, part of the METRONET project.
Perth-based consultancy Arup has been chosen to work with the METRONET team to investigate and plan the early stages of the rail project.
The team will undertake the options analysis and design work required for the project, as part of developing a business case.
According to the state government, once the business case has been finalised and a preferred option is confirmed, work will begin to develop the concept designs to inform a final government investment decision, enabling the project to move into procurement and delivery.
The work undertaken will include route option analysis; preliminary land use investigations; planning and concept designs, including any grade separations, stations and surrounding precincts.
“Initial planning and early community consultation for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line have taken place, so we have now entered a far more detailed planning phase,” Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said in a statement.
“We recently revealed concept plans for the Bayswater Station upgrade, which will start construction next year and form the first stage of works for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line,” she said.
“The awarding of these tenders will allow the project team to progress developing the necessary business cases for the proposed projects so Government can assess the best outcome for the community.”
A tender for similar work on the Karnup Station project has also been awarded to GHD Pty Ltd.
The Western Australian Government said a tender for the new Midland Station and Midland Line Extension to Bellevue will also be awarded soon.