To support our vision of a well-connected Perth, three overarching strategies have been developed and embedded into the program of works – Gnarla Biddi Aboriginal Engagement Strategy, Public Art Strategy and Sustainability Strategy.

Each strategy has distinct outcomes and they all work toward supporting the future of placemaking, bolstering community identity, building local capability through training and employment opportunities, and ensuring procurement opportunities for local people and businesses. These strategies focus on creating a legacy beyond the new infrastructure by reflecting what matters to local communities and promoting new ways of working. They drive cultural change within government and industry and extend beyond transport infrastructure as they are also incorporated in the precincts around each station as they are planned.


With our program of works, we are creating a sustainable legacy by embedding environmental, social and economic principles and practices in how each project is planned and delivered.

The Sustainability Strategy applies these high-level principles by providing framework for transport infrastructure and station precinct projects throughout the planning, procurement, design and construction phases.

The Strategy aligns with local, national and international regulations, initiatives and schemes, ensuring industry best practices are followed. 

Read the Sustainability Strategy and the Sustainability Strategy Summary.


Public Art

Public art plays an important role providing social, economic and environmental benefits.

Our Public Art Strategy will ensure the program’s legacy of transformative transport infrastructure and contribute to the unique identity of each station and precinct.

The program-wide approach will guide public art delivery, drawing inspiration from Perth’s Aboriginal and local culture, history, landscape and place. Artists will develop projects by responding to the theme of 'Our Pathways' while referencing Connections and Place.

Guiding principles

The Strategy is to be used by everyone involved or interested in the development and commissioning of public art for METRONET.

Read the Public Art Strategy and the Public Art Strategy Summary.


Gnarla Biddi Aboriginal Engagement Strategy

The Gnarla Biddi (Our Pathways) Strategy is our long-term commitment to embed genuine engagement with the Aboriginal community across our program of works.

In December 2018, the strategy was endorsed by the Whadjuk and Gnaala Karla Booja Working Parties and renamed ‘Gnarla Biddi’ to reflect the ongoing pathways and connections the projects are creating throughout Perth.

Read the Gnarla Biddi Strategy and the Gnarla Biddi Strategy Summary.

The Gnarla Biddi Strategy is supported by a framework of five engagement streams, which allow for cultural, business, job and land access outcomes for the Aboriginal community. The streams are:

  • Noongar Cultural Recognition
  • Noongar Cultural Input into Place Making
  • Aboriginal Procurement
  • Aboriginal Employment
  • Land Access and Sites Management

If you are a registered Aboriginal business, or more than 50 per cent Aboriginal-owned, we encourage you to complete our Construction Business Register to have your business listed as interested in METRONET work opportunities.

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