Specialist team to spearhead Metronent


The State Government plans to remove level crossings on the Midland line. Picture: Bruce Hunt
The State Government plans to remove level crossings on the Midland line. Picture: Bruce Hunt

A SPECIALIST team of experts in transport planning, land development, town planning and value capture will form to deliver the State Government’s rail project Metronet.

Experienced public servant Anthony Kannis was formally appointed as the team’s project director recently to immediately begin work.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said Metronet was not only a transport plan but a blueprint for creating a network of well-connected activity centres across Perth.

She said the team would combine their expertise to achieve these outcomes and deliver on the Government’s plan to connect the city, reinvigorate suburbs, cut congestion and create thousands of jobs in the process.

The first stage of Metronet includes completing the Forrestfield-Airport Line by the end of 2020 as well as building the Yanchep extension and the Thornlie to Cockburn line by 2021.

The Morley-Ellenbrook Line will be finished by 2022 and the Byford extension by 2023.

The stage includes starting a program of removing level crossings on the Armadale, Fremantle and Midland lines and building new stations at Midland and Karnup.

It also include planning work for an inner suburb light rail system, improving bus services and circle routes and creating better synergies between cycling infrastructure and public transport.

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