WA Government seeks contractors for $415 level crossing removals

Request for proposals (RFP) have now opened on the $415 million Inner Armadale Line level crossing removal project.

Works will include the removal of three level crossings at Oats Street, Mint Street and Welshpool Road.

Elevated rail, which could span up to 2.8 kilometres over the three crossings, has already been chosen as a solution in the design phase. As a result the successful contractor must demonstrate how they will achieve good design outcomes for new public spaces underneath the rail line.

Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the crossing removals were targeted projects to deliver tangible benefits for the people of Perth.

“We are prioritising projects in Perth that will bust congestion but that are also going to drive the WA economy and deliver local jobs,” Tudge said. “These level crossings removals will do both.”

Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the removal of level crossings along the Inner Armadale Line was a key McGowan Government election commitment.

“METRONET is the largest public transport investment in Perth’s history and the RFP process gives contractors the opportunity to be involved in delivering these exciting projects,” she said.

Federal Member for Swan Steve Irons said he had been campaigning for the removal of the level crossings for years.

“I’m pleased we have been able to secure funding for this important project that will create and support local jobs,” he said.

“The opening of today’s Request for Proposals gives local contractors the opportunity to get involved with these works.”

It is hoped the elevated rail will provide more opportunities for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to safely cross the rail corridor.

The contract is expected to be awarded for this project in 2021.

The $415 million Inner Armadale Line level crossing removal is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments.

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