Turner & Townsend awarded contract on Perth’s 72km rail project

UK based consultancy Turner & Townsend has landed a contract to provide a programme management office (PMO) for Perth’s most ambitious rail project.

The Metronet rail programme in Australia will see commuters benefit from approximately 72 kilometres of new passenger rail and up to 18 new stations. The programme will also turn more than 5,000 hectares of land around new stations to desirable places for investment in housing, jobs and services for growing communities.

Turner & Townsend has been appointed by the METRONET Office to bring extensive local and international transport and PMO experience.

The PMO will also support the Metronet Office on broader programme requirements including the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link.

Turner & Townsend has also been appointed by Public Transport Authority (PTA) to provide quantity surveying and cost estimation services for METRONET.

Commenting on the deal, Turner & Townsend managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Anooj Oodit, said: “The socio-economic development of the Western Australian region will be considerable. We look forward to playing a major part in delivering a safe, sustainable, cost effective and timely solution for Perth’s transport network.”

Matt Billingham, Western Australia managing director 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.”

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