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InfraBuild’s Western Australian team powers massive infrastructure projects statewide

13 June 2023

InfraBuild’s Western Australian (WA) team is servicing some of the biggest public and private infrastructure projects across the state.

Our WA team is made up of 250 staff working across 15 locations, and includes two InfraBuild Reinforcing facilities and service brands including seven Midalia Steel sites, one Steelforce, five Steel Centres and one ARC brand. The businesses distribute structural steel, tubular products, merchant bar, reinforcing and mine mesh, reinforcing bar and prefab pile cages. 

InfraBuild WA State Manager, Michael Hurley, said everyone working as ‘One InfraBuild’ is the key to making the State’s diverse portfolio of brands and products work. 

“Despite having 15 locations including one in Karratha and two in Kalgoorlie, located 1500km and 600km respectively away from Perth, we overcome the distance with good communication and support each other as a team. We work as an integrated business on everything we do from safety to people development to the delivery of major projects,” Michael said. 

And InfraBuild’s WA team has no shortage of major projects on the go such as the Edith Cowan University development with Multiplex (image above) and the Pacific Industrial Company, with InfraBuild supplying over 4,000 tonnes of product covering pile cages, structural steel, welded beams and plate.  

Other projects include working with Civmec on the Western Range Mining expansion delivering 3,700 tonnes of structural steel as well as the Albemarle Lithium’s Kemerton Expansion Project near Bunbury, two hours south of Perth, supplying over 3,500 tonnes of reinforcing bar and mesh products. 

The biggest by far though is the Western Australian Government’s massive METRONET project, of which InfraBuild WA has managed to secure a decent piece of the pie. The project will see around 72 kilometres of new passenger rail lines installed and 23 new railway stations. 

On top of this, 8,000-plus hectares of land around the new stations are also being developed to create more places for people to live and work. Over the last 18 months, InfraBuild WA has supplied over 35,000 tonnes covering rail, processed bar, pile cages, structural steel and tubular products by using all business brands across the state.   

With METRONET being all about creating a sustainable and liveable Perth into the future, the project demonstrates our mission in action to build futures through sustainable steel. 

Completed contracts include supplying high-quality Australian-made steel for the $1.86 billion, 8.5km, three-station, Forrestfield-Airport Link project. In this project the state model supplied over 18.000 tonnes of reinforcing and structural steel for the rail link and train station build.  

The WA team are now working with NEWest Alliance on METRONET’s Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link Project to deliver 15,000 tonnes of reinforcing cages and processed bar. 

But they are not resting on its laurels, with plans over the next 12 months to assist each business to grow across regional WA, especially in the Pilbara and Goldfields regions. 

“The regional areas offer loads of growth opportunity working with the existing mining industry but also the emerging markets around green energy.” 

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