Transport, Roads and Ports

The 2023-24 Budget continues our record investment in infrastructure across Western Australia, ensuring we are creating a pipeline of activity for our construction industry, supporting local jobs and delivering major projects for WA’s future.

As part of this, we are investing an additional $2.5 billion in road and rail infrastructure this Budget, jointly funded with the Commonwealth.

A further $1.7 billion will be invested to deliver our METRONET program of works, with total investment of $5.9 billion over the next four years.

Following the completion of Lakelands Station in June, the year ahead will see delivery across the METRONET program accelerate, with the completion of the southern concourse of the new Bayswater Station and the new Yanchep Rail Extension. In addition, the first C-series trains, built and manufactured here in Western Australia, will enter into passenger service on the Joondalup and Mandurah lines.

We are also continuing investment in our critical port infrastructure to support Western Australia’s role as the engine room of the nation.

Planning is continuing on the transformational Westport project, with $370.9 million to be invested over the next four years.

At a glance:

  • $250 million for procurement of electric buses and infrastructure, progressing our public transport network to a cleaner, greener future.
  • $195 million for the METRONET High Capacity Signalling program to increase capacity and efficiency of our rail network.
  • $175 million to continue the Regional Road Safety Program for safety treatments on roads across WA that reduce the risk and severity of crashes.
  • $136 million for essential projects that will increase port capacity and diversify exports. This includes technology investments at the Southern Ports, expansion of wharf facilities at the Port of Broome to support export of mineral sands, and important works to improve safety and reduce the risk of shutdowns.

  • Delivering METRONET, Connecting Perth

    Building 72 kilometres of new rail, with 23 new stations, and creating more transport, housing and employment choices.

    Yanchep Rail Extension

    14.5km extension with stations at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep. Completion due end of 2023, with services commencing in the new year.

    Greenwood Station Multi-Storey Car Park

    Contract out for tender, to deliver 700 additional car bays.

    Morley-Ellenbrook Line

    New 21km line with stations at Morley, Noranda, Malaga, Whiteman Park and Ellenbrook. Completion expected end of 2024.

    High Capacity Signalling

    Upgrades to the rail network’s signalling and control systems to allow more trains, more often.

    Caledonian Avenue Level Crossing Removal

    Completed in 2022, improving safety and upgrading local roads.

    New Midland Station

    The centrepiece of a revitalised Midland, in an improved location. Completion expected in 2025.

    New Bayswater Station

    Creating a new precinct, connecting three rail lines. Completion of first platforms due 2023, with additional bridge and platforms in 2024 as part of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.

    Airport Line

    Opened in October 2022, with three new stations. Connecting Perth to the airport by rail and out to High Wycombe.

    Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal

    Transformational elevated Armadale Line project, including six level crossing removals and five new train stations built.

    Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal

    Completed in 2021, improving safety, reducing congestion and helping revitalise the local area.

    Byford Rail Extension

    New 8km extension of the Armadale Line, including a new elevated Armadale Station and the removal of seven level crossings. Works underway.

    Thornlie-Cockburn Link

    First east-west connection with stations at Nicholson and Ranford roads in Canning Vale. Completion expected in 2025.

    WA Railcar Program

    246 new C-series railcars manufactured locally. First new railcars undergoing dynamic testing with entry into passenger service late 2023.

    Karnup Station

    Future station on the Mandurah Line.

    Lakelands Station

    New station on the Mandurah Line to open in June 2023.

    Mandurah Station Multi-Storey Car Park

    Opened in 2021, delivering 782 new bays.

    Images courtesy of METRONET and Main Roads.
    Page reviewed 11 May 2023