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Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Rail
Australian Government Contribution:$2,713,100,000
Corridor:Perth Urban

Project Description

METRONET is an integrated transport and land use framework that will support growth of the Perth metropolitan region over the next 50 to 100 years. The Australian Government is funding a number of METRONET projects:

  • Forrestfield-Airport Link
  • Yanchep Rail Extension
  • Thornlie-Cockburn Link
  • Morley-Ellenbrook Line
  • Byford Extension
  • Midland Station
  • Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal
  • Hamilton Street / Wharf Street Grade Separations and Elevation of Associated Stations
  • High Capacity Signalling
  • Business Case Development
  • Lakelands Station Business Case
  • Bellevue Depot Relocation


Integrated and effective public transport:

  • ensure forecast population-driven increases in travel demand are met

Change travel behaviours and decrease private vehicle use:

  • improving transport network resilience by providing alternative options

Improve housing diversity:

  • support growth of vibrant urban centres through integrated transport and land use planning

Jobs and business opportunities:

  • provide jobs during project delivery and encourage long term opportunities for new businesses to grow


The Australian Government has committed $2.7 billion towards METRONET.



METRONET projects are under construction.

Further information is available on the METRONET website:

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Project details last updated: 17/05/2021