Perth City Link Rail

Perth City Link, WA

The $360 million Perth City Link rail project was delivered as an alliance consisting of the Public Transport Authority, John Holland and GHD. 

The scope involved sinking a 600-metre section of the Fremantle rail line to reconnect the CBD with Northbridge, the construction of a new pedestrian underpass connecting Perth and Perth Underground stations, and major upgrades to Perth Station. 

The project was delivered in a challenging environment, building the new Fremantle rail line tunnel within 1.2 metres of the existing Joondalup Line rail tunnels.

Several key factors were critical to project success, including installing a comprehensive dewatering system, constant monitoring of nearby heritage-listed structures and existing rail infrastructure, a combination of different piling techniques to build strong foundations for future above-ground buildings, and a well implemented community relations plan.

The project was successfully delivered six months ahead of schedule and on budget.

Key Awards:

  • 2014 Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) – WA and National Winner, Government Partnerships Excellence Award
  • 2014 Australian Institute of Building (AIB) – WA and National Winner, Infrastructure
  • 2014 Master Builders Association (MBA) – WA Winner, Best Civil Engineering Works
  • 2014 Public Relations Institute of Australia – WA Winner and National Highly Commended, Issues Management and Crisis Communications
  • 2014 Public Relations Institute of Australia – WA and National Highly Commended, Community Relations
  • 2013 Concrete Institute of Australia – WA and National Winner, Concrete Awards for Excellence