Brookfield Multiplex

Midwest Rail Joint Venture - WA, Australasia

Brookfield Multiplex E+I in conjunction with joint venture partners NRW and Laing O’Rourke is undertaking engineering and construction works on the MidWest Rail Upgrade project for client Brookfield Rail.

Brookfield Rail, a member of the global Brookfield Asset Management organisation, operates over 5,100km of critical rail infrastructure throughout the southern half of Western Australia, under a long term lease with the State Government.

As manager of the extensive network, Brookfield Rail is undertaking one of the largest investment programs to occur in the last 40 years, which will underpin the significant increase intonnes transported on the network in the MidWest region. Totalling over AUD$500 Million, these upgrades involve:

· Construction of a new dual gauge line between Morawa and Mullewa

· Upgrading the existing line between Mullewa and Geraldton Port.

Brookfield Multiplex E+I’s role, providing engineering and construction works for a section of the overall upgrade, is vital to regenerate the existing rail infrastructure, enabling the rail network to meet increasing demands from the resources sector now and into the future. The project is due for completion in mid 2012.