Things are heating up on the project this month as we draw closer to the start of tunnelling. The first of our tunnel boring machines has arrived and is being assembled onsite at Forrestfield.
On Sunday 28 May Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti released artist impressions for Airport Central Station.
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.