Delivering METRONET and connecting our State

This Budget includes $13.8 billion on port, road, rail and transport infrastructure that will support economic growth and jobs through facilitating trade, reducing congestion and better connecting our State.

This includes the METRONET program of works, which comprises 18 projects that are delivering a world-class public transport system, supporting thousands of local jobs and opportunities for local businesses.

  • $4.8 billion investment in METRONET over the forward estimates, supported by $2.9 billion in funding from the Commonwealth. This Budget includes $254 million in additional State funding for METRONET infrastructure.
  • A total of 10 METRONET projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2024 including the Yanchep Rail Extension and Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
  • $373 million investment in our port facilities across the State, including delivery of the Dampier Bulk Handling Facility, plus upgrades to maintain capacity and resilience of infrastructure.
  • $116 million for Westport, including for early marine, civil and road works to transition container trade from Fremantle to Kwinana, unlocking future trade opportunities and economic capacity.
  • $240 million for key freight routes including the Brooking Channel Bridge, Bunbury Outer Ring Road, Albany Ring Road, and improvements to Great Northern Highway in the Kimberley and the Pilbara.
  • $65 million to extend the Regional Airfare Zone Cap scheme, which has so far delivered more than a quarter of a million capped airfares for regional residents.
  • $38 million to replace the Congdon Street Bridge in Swanbourne, which will increase safety and capacity for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • $19 million to revamp Jetty One at Barrack Square, improving the tourism precinct and supporting charter operations on the Swan River.
  • $29 million for upgrades to airstrips in regional centres and Aboriginal remote communities.
  • $10 million to permanently expand routes for the Red and Blue CAT Buses.
  • $10 million to expand school zone speed limits to all warden controlled crossings.
  • $2 million to plan for an expansion of Swan River ferry services using locally-built ferries.


Delivering METRONET

Morley-Ellenbrook Line

21km of new rail with five new stations at Morley, Noranda, Malaga, Whiteman Park and Ellenbrook. Works complete in late 2024.

New Bayswater Station

New elevated four-platform station to service the Midland, Airport and Morley-Ellenbrook Lines. Completed in April 2024.

Armadale Line Transformation

Removal of six level crossings and constuction of five new elevated stations between Victoria Park and Canning. Works complete in 2025.

Byford Rail Extension

8km of new rail, seven level crossings removed, a new station at Byford and a new elevated station at Armadale as part of the Armadale Line Transformation. Works complete in 2025.

Thornlie-Cockburn Link

17.5km of new rail and new train stations at Nicholson Road and Ranford Road. Works complete in 2025.

Yanchep Rail Extension

14.5km of new rail with three new stations at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep. Opening on 15 July 2024.

New Midland Station

A new state-of-the-art train station in Midland’s town centre, including 800 parking bays. Works complete in 2025.

Airport Line

8.5km of new rail with new stations at Redcliffe, Perth Airport and High Wycombe. Opened in October 2022.

WA Railcar Program

246 new passenger railcars being locally built and manufactured in WA. First new train entered service in April 2024.

METRONET also includes:

Denny Ave Level Crossing Removal, Greenwood Station Multi-Storey Car Park, High Capacity Signalling, Caledonian Ave Level Crossing Removal, Canning Bridge Bus Interchange, Lakelands Station, Mandurah Multi-Storey Car Park, Morrison Road Level Crossing Removal and the WA Railcar Facility.

Page reviewed 9 May 2024