Contract to deliver new METRONET Midland Station officially awarded

Monica Gameng   |   March 20, 2022
Midland Station (cr: METRONET)

A new major milestone has been reached on the new METRONET Midland Station project in Western Australia with the award of a $246.7 million design and construction contract. 

The multi-million-dollar contract has been awarded to the Midland Junction Alliance, comprising of McConnell Dowell Constructors, Georgiou Group, Arcadis Australia and BG&E. 

“The Morrison Government has committed $3.3 billion to METRONET projects – including $157.5 million for the new Midland Station – which will play an important role in supporting the growth of Perth. 

“Working in close partnership with the WA Government, we are getting on with the job of delivering critical infrastructure projects that improve public transport connections and congestion for communities across Perth, and provide a boost to local jobs and the economy,” Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher MP said. 

Scope of works under this contract includes the delivery of a new three-platform face station between Helena and Cale streets along with the decommissioning and demolition of the existing 53-year-old station. 

The project will also deliver a 12-stand bus interchange, a new multi-storey car park that has more than 600 bays, a north-south pedestrian overpass, passenger toilets, eight lifts, stairs, a kiosk as well as secure parking for 96 bicycles. 

The new Midland Station is going to be built closer to the CBD to provide better access between the station and important areas such as the Midland Health Centre and Midland Gate Shopping Centre. 

“Coupled with DevelopmentWA’s wider METRONET East precinct plans, the new Midland Station project will help create a more vibrant and connected Midland town centre that residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy,” State Member for Midland Michelle Roberts MLA said. 

Once up and running, the new METRONET station is expected to cater to 3,300 passenger boardings each day and is projected to increase to 3,700 by 2031. 

Early works on the Midland Station project will commence later this year. 

“As a more modern facility built closer to the hustle and bustle of the Midland CBD, the new Midland Station will be a brilliant entry statement for those visiting the area for work, shopping, school or just to enjoy one of the most history-rich areas in metropolitan Perth. 

“The Midland area is the home of railcar manufacturing and we returned local railcar jobs to the area last year when we opened our METRONET Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Assembly Facility – I can’t wait to see this new station start construction,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said. 

 

Full project features include: 

  • Relocating Midland Station to the east of its existing location and demolition of the existing Midland Station building 
  • New 12-stand bus interchange and multi-storey car park with more than 600 bays at the location of the former Midland Station 
  • Cale Street level crossing by extending the existing Cale Street south to Yelverton Drive 
  • Closing Helena Street level crossing to create new public spaces and safe connections between the bus interchange and station 
  • A 24/7 publicly accessible pedestrian overpass to connect the north and south sides of the rail corridor and provide access to all platforms during station operations 
  • More than 1 kilometre shared path along the northern side of the rail corridor, connecting to the existing cycling network at Morrison Road and Lloyd Street 
  • 1.7 kilometres of new dual track connecting into the new Bellevue Depot 

The new METRONET Midland Station project is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments on a 50:50 basis. 

“Working with our community to fight for vital infrastructure projects, big and small, is some of the most important work I do as your local MP. The Morrison Government continues to deliver on crucial infrastructure projects across our local area. 

“This is part of the Australian Government’s plan to build a stronger, more resilient local community right here in Hasluck,” Federal Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt MP said. 

Source: Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts; Government of Western Australia – Media Statements; METRONET (1, 2

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