Bayswater Station Upgrade

Bayswater Station Upgrade


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Bayswater Station will undergo a major upgrade and become a key METRONET precinct with the Midland Line, Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook Line connections giving people the choice of travelling to the Airport, Swan Valley tourist region, the CBD and beyond.

While this complex project marks the first part of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, it also looks to balance priorities identified during stakeholder and community consultation (from March 2018), such as improving connections across the railway, allowing for increased bus services to the station, improving cycling and pedestrian movements, and creating a rail bridge and station that fits within and compliments the town centre.


Project Features

The Bayswater Station Upgrade will include:

  • Constructing a new four-platform station, with passenger amenities and long enough to accommodate six-car trains, on a higher rail bridge over King William-Coode streets. This requires removing all passenger parking along Whatley Crescent
  • Building an elevated Principal Shared Path along the Whatley Crescent side of the rail bridge
  • Additional rail infrastructure between Bayswater and Meltham stations
  • Upgrading the pedestrian underpass at Leake Street
  • Whatley Crescent-Beechboro Road South connection under the railway, and surrounding road works, such as reconfiguring the King William Street-Whatley Crescent intersection and reducing Whatley Crescent to two lanes (one in each direction) through the town centre
  • Hamilton Street public space that follows the area’s natural geography for pedestrian connections from lowered a Whatley Crescent to Hamilton Street 
  • Removing Coode Street-Railway Parade signalised intersection and reconfiguring the King William Street-Whatley Crescent intersection to introduce pedestrian priorities
  • Two station entrances to reduce passengers crossing roads and provide alternative emergency exits 
  • Integrating bus services with the local road network without requiring buses to turn in residential streets or operate from a large bus interchange within the town centre
  • Additional parking at Meltham and Ashfield stations.
As the design progresses work will continue to address community concerns such as traffic through the town centre, pedestrian connections and uses for the public space.

The City of Bayswater is developing a parking strategy for the broader town centre.


MEL Bayswater artist representation


Environment

Vegetation

The Bayswater Station Upgrade will aim to reduce impact to trees . However, removing some is unavoidable. Many trees are unable to be relocated because the species is unlikely to survive, the tree is of ill health or cost implications. The PTA will work with City of Bayswater to revegetate the area with more trees than are removed.

More information on the impacts to the surrounding trees will be provided once a contractor is on board and further design work has been complete.

Kurrajong Tree
Acknowledging the importance of the Kurrajong tree to the local community, the project team, in partnership with the City of Bayswater, will relocate it to the decommissioned playground in Bert Wright Park, a short 200m down the road. 

For over 80 years the Kurrajong tree has lived on the corner of Coode Street and Whatley Crescent where it currently sits being closely monitored for its upcoming move day in December.

For more information about the Kurrajong tree relocation watch our video below, or view the fact sheet.

Community

Recognising the important role Bayswater Station has plays in the town centre, this is the most extensive community engagement ever undertaken for the redevelopment of a train station in Perth.

We thank the hundreds  of community members who have taken the time to talk to us; there will continue to be opportunities to speak with the project team as part of ongoing activities to ensure a robust outcome for the community.

Construction: Community Advisory Group – 2019
For the construction phase, a new Community Advisory Group (CAG) was formed to act as a sounding board regarding the look and feel of the new station and public spaces, as well as impacts throughout the construction phase.

The Community Advisory Group members were selected from the applicants to ensure representation of a range of demographics, geographics, interests, opinions and experience. The Community Advisry group members are:

Damien Hassan - Resident, Michael Cornwall - Resident, Clare Chamberlain - Resident, Julie Osyka - Resident, Georgia Kennedy - Resident, Ben Dellar - Resident, Jarrad Oakley - Resident, David Lee - Baysie Rollers, Tessa Hopkins - Bayswater Deserves Better, Kevin Kidd - Future Bayswater, Lynn Deering - Bayswater Historical Society, Greg Da Rui - Bayswater Village Retailers Trade Association, Riaan Stassen - City of Bayswater
The METRONET team will work with the CAG in the design development and construction phase of the project. Below are the minutes of the meetings to date.

Meeting 1 – April 29, 2019 – minutes
Meeting 2 – June 27, 2019 – minutes

Meeting 3 - August 13, 2019 - minutes



Concept Design: Community Advisory Group – 2018
Throughout the early design phase the team worked with a City of Bayswater Community Advisory Group to capture feedback on the design work as it progressed.

Below are the minutes of these meetings.

Meeting 1 – June 11, 2018 – minutes 
Meeting 2 – July 9, 2018 – minutes
Meeting 3 – September 25, 2018 – minutes
Meeting 4 – October 29, 2018 – minutes

METRONET East Redvelopment Area

DevelopmentWA, formerly the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is extending its Midland Redevelopment Area to include Bayswater. This non-contiguous redevelopment area will become METRONET East and complements and builds on the significant State Government investment in this area.
 
Bayswater will benefit from the redevelopment authority model as it combines a number of functions within a single agency – from master planning, to development, sales, project marketing, place activation and development control.
 
DevelopmentWA will prepare a project vision to inform the intended outcomes in these areas and establish a new a planning framework to guide future development and determine development applications.

Download fact sheet
View Frequently Asked Questions
MRA Website

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Latest News

Bayswater Station Upgrade tracking forward

Bayswater Station Upgrade tracking forward

In preparation for major works to start on the construction of the Bayswater Station Upgrade, Westforce Construction have been awarded the contract to design and build two new car parks at Meltham and Ashfield stations.

What a Show!

What a Show!

METRONET made its debut at the 2019 Perth Royal Show giving show goers a glimpse inside the Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnels and information on all other projects.

Early works to commence on Bayswater Station Upgrade

Early works to commence on Bayswater Station Upgrade

A $1 million tender to create a new cable route along the rail corridor between Meltham and Bayswater has been released. 

The major feat happening beneath your feet!

The major feat happening beneath your feet!

Come and see us at this year's Perth Royal Show. We'll be in the Robinson Pavilion at Stands 23 & 24. 

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