Cimic joint venture awarded Perth rail contract

An Australian joint venture of Cimic subsidiary CPB Contractors and Downer has been awarded roles on western Australia’s Metronet rail system in Perth.

The NEWest Alliance will work on:

  • Yanchep Rail Extension, a 14.5km extension for the Joondalup Line, with new stations to be built at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep;
  • Thornlie-Cockburn Link, which will fill a 14.5km gap in Perth’s eastern rail corridor by connecting the Mandurah and Armadale lines, with two new stations at Ranford Road and Nicholson Road, and upgrades at Thornlie and Cockburn Central stations.

Work on the two projects will create an estimated 3,000 jobs and, when operational, will improve access for residents of Perth’s northern and southern suburbs.

Michael Wright, Cimic chief executive, said: "CIMIC Group continues to make a strong contribution to major projects across Australia through our diverse skills and wide geographic reach.

"Our construction company CPB Contractors has a long track record in western Australia in both infrastructure and resources and will work hard to leverage this experience on the Metronet project.

"As Australia’s leading provider of rail infrastructure, we’re committed to working closely with the western Australian Government and local communities to safely deliver this key component of Perth’s public transport system."

Work on NEWest Alliance’s contract will begin this year and is due to be completed in 2023.

Images courtesy of NEWest Alliance and Metronet

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