Southwest Metropolitan Railway - Perth to Mandurah

Southwest Metropolitan Railway, WA

This $400 million project was a joint venture between John Holland, Macmahon Contractors and Multiplex Constructions. The joint venture was responsible for the design and construction of a new operational urban electric railway from Perth to Mandurah in Western Australia.

This included the construction of 77 kilometres of double track and a new Mandurah Railcar Depot; modifications and improvements to existing road networks to accommodate SSR between Glen Iris and Mandurah; and design and construction of 25KV traction power system signalling system and communication system, including upgrading of the overall SCADA control system.

Other key deliverables consisted of bulk earthworks, formation works, construction of thirteen bridges, cut and cover of two tunnels, construction of two underpasses, 390,000 m2 of road works, installation of overhead traction equipment, traction power supply and modification to the existing rail yards.

Applying a highly collaborative approach to project management, the joint venture successfully delivered the project on time, with minimal disruptions to surrounding residents and businesses.

Key Awards:

  • Best Civil Engineering Structure, 2008 Master Builders-BankWest Excellence in Construction Awards