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Major construction commences on $330m METRONET New Midland Station

July 27, 2023

Major construction has started on the METRONET New Midland Station project, a cutting-edge train station in the center of Midland, Western Australia, after development authority was granted last month. The modern three-platform station near Midland Town Centre would improve connectivity to Midland Gate Shopping Centre and Health Campus. Premier Roger Cook praised the government’s investment in public transport infrastructure, including the New Midland Station, which focuses on Midland’s future and preserves the area’s rail heritage. The project includes platforms, a pedestrian overpass, a 12-stand bus interchange, a multi-story car park, a 1-kilometer shared path, a kiosk, bike shelters, and operations …

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$13.6 billion invested into the WA Transport budget for the next four years!

May 16, 2023

Western Australia’s 2023-24 Budget has been announced, showcasing $13.6 billion worth of investment over the next four years in transport infrastructure, including 23 new train stations. The budget will include $5.9 billion for the government’s transformational METRONET program, including delivery of: Morley-Ellenbrook Line, with $620 million invested New Bayswater Station, with $83 million invested Yanchep Rail Extension, with $318 million invested Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal, with $467 million invested Thornlie-Cockburn Link, with $220 million invested Byford Rail Extension, with $333 million invested 23 new train stations Removal of 16 level crossings 72km of new rail The investment in the …

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1.53 million people were employed in Western Australia during March, including the highest ever level of full-time employment.

April 14, 2023

New jobs data from the ABS for March 2023 show WA’s economy remains strong. A record 1.53 million Western Australians were employed in March, including the highest ever level of full-time employment. The strong result has been underpinned by women finding full-time employment growing by more than 10% over the past 12 months – a terrific result. And WA’s unemployment rate fell to 3.4% in March 2023 – the second lowest of the States, while our labour force participation rate remains the highest of the States at 69.1%. Source: Link

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$100M Southern Hemisphere’s Largest Wave Park to generate new local jobs in Perth.

March 21, 2023

The $100 million proposal includes a surfing lagoon (with over 25 different kinds of waves), a boutique surf hotel, a health and wellness centre, a beach club, restaurants and more – just 20 minutes’ drive from the CBD. Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority chairman has announced that the surf park project will not be a risk to the local environment and will not require any further assessment. The project is still waiting on final regulatory approvals but is expected to start construction in 2023 and be open to the public late in 2025. Global wave park developer Aventuur has been …

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$6 billion allocated to WA’s METRONET program

May 18, 2022

Western Australia’s METRONET program of works will continue delivering projects that will transform Perth as well as support and create jobs as the State Government allocates $6 billion through 2022-23 State Budget. This significant funding injection will progress different METRONET projects over the next four years, including new projects such as the Morrison Road Level Crossing Removal in Midland and the Canning Bridge Bus Interchange. Key milestones for METRONET in 2022-23 include:  About 20,000 passenger trips per day when the Forrestfield-Airport Link is completed, providing quick and easy access to Perth Airport and the eastern suburbs The first C-series train …

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Federal Budget Boost For Western Australian Infrastructure

March 30, 2022

With over $2.1 billion committed to the state’s infrastructure pipeline, Western Australia continues to benefit from the Morrison-Joyce Government’s record infrastructure investment. As part of the governments plan for a stronger future, it continues to invest in projects that create jobs, keep commuters and freight safe and moving and drive economic growth. The government’s national rolling 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline will continue to increase from $110 billion to over $120 billion. Key new projects funded in Western Australia in the 2022–23 Budget include: 145 million for the Thomas Road – Dual Carriageway – South Western Highway to Tonkin Highway and …

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Perth to get $4.3b dry dock facility in Henderson defence precinct

March 16, 2022

The federal government has committed around $4.3 billion for a new dry dock facility in Perth. The project is expected to support 500 jobs during the peak of construction and 2000 when it’s built. It would be the country’s second dry dock which would be used to build and maintain large ships. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the project would turn the Henderson maritime precinct into a “world-class building powerhouse”. He also stated that this is a vote of confidence towards Western Australia’s shipbuilding capabilities, training, jobs, and economy. Pledged to work with the Western Australian government, the Commonwealth aims …

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$678m funding injection to get more works underway on Outback Way

February 23, 2022

With plans of providing upgrades on Australia’s longest shortcut, the Federal Government is said to invest an additional $678 million. Some parts in Queensland and Western Australia are still unsealed and are substandard, and they funding commitment is said to seal these remaining sections. They plan for a strong economy across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Their investment locks in a pipeline of works that will drive investment in regional Australia and boost economies from Winton to Laverton. Sealing the entire 2,720 kilometers of Outback Way will slash travel times for freight and tourists while providing residents along …

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Fortescue unveils plans for 5.4 GW project in Australia

February 14, 2022

The Multibillion-dollar Uaroo Renewable Energy Hub project is on the way as Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) filed the environmental documents with the West Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The renewable energy hub is set to built near the coastal town of Onslaw and 170 km west of the Eliwana mine site. Plans for the energy hub are set to be released for public comment by the EPA. The project aims to construct and operate a renewable energy hub comprising an enormous 3.33GW solar farm and a 2.04 GW wind farm spread across approximately 10,000 hectares. This also includes a battery …

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Work starts on Metronet’s Ellenbrook train station in Western Australia

February 7, 2022

The proposed Ellenbrook train station on the Metronet Morley-Ellenbrook Line has kicked-off. The first stage of the project includes bulk earthworks, in-ground services and station footings installation, structural works, facades and interior. The new Ellenbrook Station, which is in the heart of the town center, aims to offer quick and easy transport services to over 46,000 residents in and around the suburb, which will reduce the public transport travel time by fifty percent. The Ellenbrook train station is one of the five stations planned to be built as part of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line. The Other four stations include Whiteman Park, …

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