Metronet Morley Ellenbrook Line – MELConnx

As Perth’s single largest investment in public transport, METRONET will transform the way people commute and connect.  It will create jobs and business opportunities and stimulate local communities and economic development to assist communities to thrive. The METRONET vision is for a well-connected Perth with more transport, housing and employment choices.

In delivering METRONET, the WA Government has considered peoples’ requirements for work, living and recreation within future urban centres with a train station at the heart.

As Perth grows, so does the need for rail infrastructure and METRONET is a critical element of the State Government’s infrastructure agenda. The Morley-Ellenbrook Line (MEL) Project will improve connectivity between the north east metropolitan area and the rest of the city and unlock economic development in these local community areas.

The Morley Ellenbrook Line aims to deliver 21km of rail infrastructure and ancillary works to support operational passenger rail between Bayswater and Ellenbrook. The project includes design and delivery of 5 stations including inter-modal bus and rail, with parking and associated roadworks at Morley, Noranda, Malaga, Whiteman Park and Ellenbrook stations, and ancillary works at the Bayswater Station. As shown in Figure below (click to enlarge).

Project Opportunities:

The Project’s packaging concept includes all works required to incorporate the new railway to Ellenbrook, and tie into the existing network including the associated road, utilities and other required works to interface with adjacent works and contracts. Transport infrastructure works for the Project include:

  • A 21km rail line spurring from the Midland Line east of Bayswater Station, travelling north in the Tonkin Highway median, east through land north of Marshall Road and north on the west side of Drumpellier Road to Ellenbrook
  • Stations at Morley, Noranda, Malaga, Whiteman Park and Ellenbrook with future-proofing for a station at Bennett Springs East
  • Parking and bus interchanges/facilities at stations
  • Significant grade separations at key road crossings
  • Principal shared paths for walking and cycling access along the rail line
  • Track and associated infrastructure to connect to the existing Midland Line
  • Road and bridge reconfiguration works
  • Integration across the packages of works and other nearby project

To support the Project’s industry participation objectives, MELconnx are seeking early engagement with local businesses in order to maximise opportunities for local industry and Aboriginal businesses. We are inviting expressions of interest from Western Australian companies interested in supplying to or in participating in this project. If shortlisted for the next stage, MELconnx will use the information from this expression of interest to assist in engaging with local suppliers for execution of the project works.


Commencing on site in Q4 2021 and completion 2024


You can register your intertest in the project by sending an email to the link in the Contact Details on this page.


Code of Conduct:

Please note Laing O’Rourke has a zero tolerance culture for any kind of dishonest or unethical conduct and is committed to operating in a manner consistent with the laws of the jurisdictions in which it operates, including anti-bribery and anti-corruption legislation. The Tenderer’s attention is drawn to the Laing O’Rourke Code of Conduct.

Building Code:

The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 applies to the building work associated with this project. By submitting an expression of interest in, or tender for, this project, you will become subject to the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.

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