Works Morley-Ellenbrook Line


The construction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line will support more than 6500 jobs.

The MELconnx Consortium (Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction) is the principal contractor responsible for design, building and commissioning 21kms of rail track and five stations.

Preliminary works are underway at Bayswater Station and along Tonkin Highway. Main construction works start in 2021 and are set for completion in 2024.

MELconnx is committed to working with local businesses, including Aboriginal businesses. If you are interested in future contracting opportunities, sign up to the METRONET business register.

Enabling Works

Tonkin Gap Project and Associated Works (From January 2021)

As part of the rail enabling works for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, Main Roads WA will continue to work in the median of Tonkin Highway at Marshall Road, Reid Highway, Benara Road and Collier Road. Work includes the construction of deflection walls, pier protection and earthworks.

More information on upcoming works and out of hours works can be found on the Main Roads website.

In July, the works in the Tonkin Highway median between Collier Road and Marshall Road include:

Southern Dive construction near Railway Parade

Traffic has been shifted slightly east between Railway Parade and Collier Road with construction of the dive structure starting. The test piles have been completed and over the next few months piling and earthworks will continue.

Broun Avenue bridge works

Construction is well underway on both sides of Broun Avenue, and in the median of Tonkin Highway, to prepare for a new bridge over Tonkin Highway. Over the next month you will see further clearing near Addlestone Reserve, construction of a temporary footpath, and the site compound near Wotton Reserve. You may also notice more construction vehicles in the Morley area.

ATCO Gas services works

ATCO Gas will be working at night near Benara Road and Broun Avenue in Bayswater to relocate a gas main across Tonkin Highway. Works will occur between 7pm to 5am in mid-July. ATCO Gas will communicate specific dates to nearby residents.

What can I expect?

  • Works and vehicle movements may be noticeable across all areas.
  • Noise and vibration management measures are in place, including use of the quietest equipment reasonably available.
  • High noise level equipment will be located away from residential areas, and noisiest activities scheduled to take place earlier in the night.

Out of hours work (From December 15, 2020)

As part of the rail enabling works for the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, Main Roads WA have started pouring concrete for the pier protection in the Tonkin Highway median at the Benara Road intersection.
The concrete can only be poured when the temperature is cooler, therefore, some works need to start before 7am.
The community may notice large trucks and machinery on local roads and in the rail corridor creating noise and vibration.  All works will follow an approved Noise Management Plan.


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