Bayswater Station

New Bayswater Station

The new Bayswater Station project will become a key METRONET precinct with the Midland Line, Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook Line connections, giving people the option to travel 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.

After a robust procurement process Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) were selected as the preferred proponent to design and construct the new Bayswater Station. 

The new Bayswater Station project will support more than 350 jobs. Any WA Government roles associated with the project are advertised on the WA Jobs Board. Project roles will be advertised through Coleman Rail.

 

Project Features

The new Bayswater Station project will include:

  • Constructing a new four-platform station - complete with passenger amenities and that is long enough to accommodate six-car trains - on a higher rail bridge over King William-Coode streets. This requires removing all passenger parking on Whatley Crescent
  • Additional rail infrastructure between Bayswater and Meltham stations
  • 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 a lowered 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 to 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
  • Upgrading the pedestrian underpass at Leake Street
  • Building an elevated Principal Shared Path along the Whatley Crescent side of the rail bridge
  • 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 has developed a parking strategy for the broader town centre.

MEL Bayswater artist representation


Environment

Vegetation

The new Bayswater Station project aims 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 due to cost implications. The Public Transport Authority will work with the City of Bayswater to revegetate the area with more trees than are removed.

More information on the impact to surrounding trees will be provided once further design work has been completed.

Kurrajong Tree

Acknowledging the importance of the Kurrajong tree to the local community, the project team, in partnership with the City of Bayswater relocated the tree on January 9, 2020 to Bert Wright Park.  We are happy to report the Kurrajong tree is thriving in its new home.

For more information about the Kurrajong tree relocation watch our video below, and to read about how we prepared the tree over six months view the fact sheet.

To see a video of the preparation and moving day check out our gallery.

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 great outcome for the community.

Keeping the community informed is a key project priority. Community members can stay up to date in a number of ways:

  • Register for project updates
  • Follow METRONET on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Join our dedicated project Facebook Group
  • Email info@metronet.wa.gov.au or call 9326 3666 with your queries


Construction: Community Advisory Group – 2019/2020
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 CAG members were selected from the applicants to ensure representation of a range of demographics, geographics, interests, opinions and experience. The Community Advisory 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, Alex Bray - 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
Meeting 4 – October 16, 2019 - minutes
Meeting 5 – November 20, 2019 - minutes
Meeting 6 - June 17, 2020 - minutes

Local businesses

Minimising construction impacts on business and residents is a high priority and will continue throughout the project.

The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) Small Business Friendly Projects program has a number of resources available to small businesses who may be impacted by construction works. The SBDC website contains downloadable guides.  and you can also connect with them through Facebook www.facebook.com/smallbusinesswa


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

Placemaking

Bayswater Station Public Space and Art Plan

Since April 2018 we’ve heard the community say the new Bayswater Station should:

  • Be a connector across the town, to new places and for visitors to Bayswater
  • Celebrate the area’s rich history
  • Create a station with modern facilities that is safe, functional and integrates with the area’s character
  • Prioritise people of all ages and abilities

While the station infrastructure itself was fixed due to technical, functional and safety reasons, there was an opportunity for the community to provide input on the new public spaces around the station, through the Public Realm and Art Plan.

In December 2019, 321 Bayswater community members told us how they would like to use the new Bayswater Station precinct. Here's a summary of the results.

This community feedback will be used to form a plan which will be implemented by the Evolve Bayswater Alliance to create the final precinct design.


METRONET East Redevelopment 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 will complement and build 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.

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  • Bayswater Connection

  • Why is a viaduct needed at Bayswater Connection?

    Connecting the Morley-Ellenbrook Line at Bayswater was deemed the most suitable option from 117 different designs. The selection process considered patronage, land requirements, construction methodology, community impact and of course, cost to the taxpayer.

    Elevating the rail by building a viaduct (or overpass) maintains roads in Bayswater’s industrial area to ensure oversized vehicles and heavy traffic using the area do not need to travel through residential streets in the Bayswater town centre.

  • What will the viaduct look like?

    The elevated line will sit on a slim-line concrete viaduct for approximately 750m between Tonkin Highway and Bayswater Station. Central concrete piers will support the viaduct and will be spaced approximately 35m apart. Noise and vibration mitigation measures will form part of the structure and the design will complement the rail bridges at the new Bayswater Station. The viaduct final design, including the height and location of bridge pillars, will be developed by the main project alliance, to be awarded in late-2020.

  • Why couldn’t the connection be built underground?

    An underground connection was considered during the planning and project definition process, however, as Tonkin Highway is higher than the existing Midland Line, the Morley-Ellenbrook Line connection from Bayswater needs to rise to meet the level of the highway. The Midland Line also sits on land with a high-water table, making an underground connection very challenging in this area.

  • Why couldn’t the line be built alongside the Midland Line in Bayswater?

    To ensure Morley-Ellenbrook Line trains can continue seamlessly to the CBD, the new line must connect to the existing Midland Line tracks by crossing over the line coming from the CBD. To do this safely, the trains travelling towards each other must not cross at ground level, so a raised crossing is provided so that one train can cross above the other.

  • Will there be noise mitigation?

    The new rail infrastructure will comply with State Planning Policy 5.4 to ensure noise levels are at an acceptable level.

  • Will passengers in the train be able to look into my yard?

    Screening will be in place to ensure passengers cannot see into fenced properties.

  • How high will the rail be?

    The rail height will vary along the alignment and exact design details will be confirmed when the main project alliance contractor is on board later in the year.

  • Will trees be removed?

    While the majority of this connection will be built within the rail reserve, which is already cleared, some tree removal is unavoidable. Many trees are unable to be relocated because the species is unlikely to survive, the tree is of ill health, or because of cost implications. We will work with City of Bayswater to replant within the council area. We will have a better idea of impacts once a contractor is on board and further design work has been completed.

  • Will there be landscaping?

    There is little opportunity to landscape along the rail corridor. However, any landscaping design will be developed by the main project alliance, to be awarded in late-2020.

  • What happens next?

    The final design, including the location of bridge pillars, will be developed by the main project contractor alliance.

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