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Turner & Townsend wins major Australian rail job


Turner & Townsend has been appointed as programme managemer across landmark transportation programme works in Perth, Australia.

The first stage of the programme, known as Metronet, is set to deliver approximately 72km of new passenger rail and up to 18 new stations. The programme also aims to make more than 5,000ha of land around new stations available for investment in housing, jobs and services for growing communities.

Turner & Townsend will support the Metronet Office’s work on the Morley-Ellenbrook rail line, the Thornlie-Cockburn train line, and the Yanchep rail extension project.

Work on the new Morley-Ellenbrook line is underway. It will serve Perth’s north-east suburbs and create new communities through integrated station precincts.

The Thornlie-Cockburn Link will be Perth’s first east-west connection, while the Yanchep rail extension is a 14.5km project that will deliver the last proposed section of the Joondalup rail line from Butler to Yanchep in Perth.

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia also appointed Turner & Townsend to provide quantity surveying and cost estimating services for Metronet.

Turner & Townsend Australia and New Zealand managing director Anooj Oodit said: “We bring global transport experience, strong local knowledge and insights into international best practice into this important national infrastructure programme.”

Turner & Townsend Western Australia managing director Matt Billingham added: “The opportunity to work on transport developments of this scale in Western Australia is significant. The network will stimulate economic growth, provide employment opportunities, lay the groundwork for vibrant new communities and greatly improve the lives of the population living in Western Australia.

“Our PMO team brings the latest industry developments and lessons learned on legacy projects to the programme. They will be shared with Metronet and benefit the programme by creating an environment of continuous improvement, active engagement and a dynamic approach to project innovation across all known and unknown challenges, opportunities and interfaces.”


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