Forrestfield-Airport Link is a landmark transport project jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian governments. The new rail service to the eastern suburbs will enhance Perth's transport network, with three new stations at Belmont, Airport Central and Forrestfield.
On Saturday 13 May Transport Minister Rita Saffioti announced the arrival of our first tunnel boring machine.
Works are now underway across all four major construction sites to prepare for the start of tunnelling. At Forrestfield, our busiest site, excavation of the dive structure is progressing well and in the coming weeks will reach a depth of 14m.
Works are underway to ensure key support infrastructure is in place and ready for the first TBM to begin tunnelling in July this year. However, before the TBMs can start digging the 8kms of tunnels, they each need a name.
With the arrival of the tunnel boring machines and all four major construction sites becoming operational in 2017, this year will be our busiest yet.