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9 March 2020
Airport Central Station in Perth has reached 70 percent completion. This milestone comes as the above ground works begin. The majority so far have been underground with significant excavation involved to build the three-level railway hub. The next stage is the construction of the roof structure.
The first girders of the 137-tonne roof structure are being craned into place. The steel girders have been fabricated locally by naval base company Pacific Industrial Co.
Construction of the roof structure is expected to take three months. The design includes special sheeting that will be installed to help to reduce glare for pilots flying in and out of Perth Airport.
To connect the new station with Perth Airport Terminals 1 and 2, a 280m Skybridge is undergoing construction and near completion. The bridge will feature travelators and information screens.
The second tunnel boring machine on the project, TBM Sandy, is due to reach Bayswater Junction in the middle of 2020 and her arrival will mark the end of tunnelling on the project.
Premier Mark McGowan said, “About 2,000 jobs have been created on this project alone, with more than 700 people currently employed, and 70 jobs created as part of the Skybridge project.”
“We are getting on with building METRONET and this year alone will have six major projects under construction.”
The $1.86 billion project is jointly funded by the federal and state governments.
The airport is expected to be operational in late 2021, the Forrestfield-Airport Link will provide a 20-minute direct route between the eastern foothills and the CBD as well as the wider public transport network, via the airport.