Construction

Construction Impacts

The NEWest Alliance, made up of CPB Contractors, Downer Group and the Public Transport Authority is progressing the detailed design, planning and procurement. Main construction is also underway in some areas of the project.

Learn more about how we manage construction impacts

If you have questions about the upcoming works get in touch with us. For after-hours enquiries, please contact the Site Duty Manager on 0437 844 378.

Nicholson Road site

Site Establishment (From mid September 2020)

Clearing at the Nicholson Road Station site to progress works in the rail corridor.

Works will include:

  • Establishing access from Tulloch Way to the project site to allow work to start in the rail corridor
  • Fauna trapping and fauna spotting associated with clearing activities
  • Clearing and mulching vegetation 
  • Set up and increased use of site facility

During these works, use of large construction equipment including excavators, clearing machines, chain saws, mulchers, trucks and water carts will be noticeable.

The work has relevant environmental approvals and every effort will be made to minimise the amount of clearing required and associated disruption. 

 

Construction at Nicholson Road Station site (mid April - July 2021)

Construction at the future Nicholson Road Station site will be undertaken. Works will include clearing vegetation, delivery of materials to site, earthworks, relocation of underground services, and potholing to locate and survey services.

Works will be conducted Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts. Vegetation will only be cleared where necessary and has environmental approval. All works will also follow approved noise and traffic management plans. 

Ranford Road site

Future Ranford Road Precinct

Construction has started for a new bridge over the railway at Ranford Road, Canning Vale providing a longer and higher bridge to accommodate the new electric passenger trains within the existing rail corridor

What’s happening now?

  • Survey, potholing and geotechnical investigations are ongoing across the precinct,
  • Delivery and stockpiling of materials and equipment
  • Approved clearing of vegetation within the site footprint
  • Relocation of various utilities (including gas, water and drainage pipelines, telecommunications and power cables)
  • Earthmoving and other civil works
  • Traffic management including a speed limit reduction to 40km/hr Ranford Road between Livingstone Drive and Bannister Road
  • Piling
  • Road construction and;
  • Altered signals and traffic configuration at the Ranford Road / Bannister Road intersection

Site management

The Ranford Road Station precinct involves construction on a former landfill site. Work on this contaminated site will be carefully managed and follow a Site Management Plan approved by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. 

Roadworks Map


Bridge Beam installation along Ranford Road (14-17 May 2021)

Installation of concrete beams for the new Ranford Road Bridge from 6pm nightly.

Works will take place along Ranford Road between Bannister Road and Livingstone Drive/Jacksonia Gate and is scheduled to be completed when there is less traffic on the roads.

The use of multiple cranes and lighting, traffic management including a lane closure will be in effect. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts with all work done in line with approved noise and traffic management plans. 


Wilfred Road Access to the City of Canning Waste Transfer Station (February – Late 2021).

Access to the City of Canning Waster Transfer Station is via Wilfred Road for all traffic, except for operational vehicles.

This temporary arrangement will remain in place until late-2021, to facilitate the construction of the new Ranford Road Bridge.

Signage has been installed advising road users of the changed access arrangements, which will result in extra travel time for waste transfer station users.

Construction work along Ranford Road and near the waste transfer station is ongoing. Waste transfer operational vehicles will continue to use the construction access off Ranford Road.


Long term closure of Livingstone Drive (Until late 2021)

A long-term temporary closure of Livingstone Drive at Ranford Road is in place to build the new Ranford Road bridge and traffic lanes. 

Livingstone Drive is closed at Ranford Road. Rural residential properties need to access Ranford Road via Wilfred Road.

During the first quarter of 2021, the Waste Transfer Station access off Ranford Road will be closed and all Waste Transfer Station traffic (except for operational vehicles) will need to use Wilfred Road. 

Changed traffic conditions will result in extra travel time for commuters. Traffic management signage on Ranford Road (between Wilfred Road and Bannister Road) is in place, including reduced travel speeds.  Significant construction work is taking place inside the construction site alongside Ranford Road.  


Traffic Management Adjustments and Large Site Deliveries (19 April – May 2021)

Ten concrete bridge beams will be delivered to the Ranford Road bridge construction site from 19 April. Traffic barriers and traffic management will be adjusted to accommodate for the use of multiple trucks which require police escorts and lighting.

Night works are required so the works can be completed when traffic volumes are lower, Monday to Saturday, 7pm to 7am, excluding public holidays. In addition, works will also take place 7pm Sunday 2 May to 7am Monday 3 May.

Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts with all work done in accordance with approved noise and traffic management plans.

Rail Corridor

Neighbours along the freight rail corridor in Kenwick, Thornlie Canning Vale and Jandakot will notice work in the project area, including at site facilities.

Neighbours along the passenger rail corridor in Bibra Lake, Jandakot, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Atwell and Success, will also notice construction works. 

Works will include relocation of utilities, drainage installation, set up and use of site facilities, traffic management, earthworks foundation preparation. 

There will be increased noise from machinery use.


Site establishment works (until August 2021)

A work site will be established near the Canning River Rail Bridge in Thornlie ahead of works to relocate the Kwinana White Oil Line. Site access is needed to install fencing, gates, laydown areas and facilities. Site clearing will see the removal of some large trees with revegetation occurring at project conclusion. Heavy vehicles and equipment will be used in the area.  


Underground gas pipeline relocation (20 June 2021)

Works will be conducted between 9am to 5pm on Sunday 20 June.

Works include horizontal drilling under Kwinana Freeway, along the freight rail corridor, to install the pipeline. Construction signage will be in place, with frequent truck movements to and from site, along with the use of construction equipment.


Aubin Grove Station (ongoing)

Night works (10pm-5am) will be taking place in the rail corridor between Russell Road and Bertram Road, and at the intersection of the Kwinana Freeway and Gaebler Road in Hammond Park. Works will include potholing, hand trenching and electrical tooling, excavation works and installation of cables, signal bases, concrete pits and conduits.


Rockingham Station (ongoing)

Night works (10pm-5am) will be taking place in the rail corridor at Rockingham Station, including the rail corridor to Lake Cooloongup Reserve. Works will include potholing, hand trenching and electrical tooling, excavation works and installation of cables, signal bases, concrete pits and conduits.


Kenwick Rail Tunnel (until 31 July 2021)

Night works (7pm-7am) to complete potholing, geotechnical testing and survey work in the rail corridor near the Kenwick Rail Tunnel. These works need to be completed at night while passenger trains are not running, and there may be increased noise from light vehicles and construction equipment.


Footpath closure and detour (until December 2021)

Temporary closures of various sections of footpath along the freight rail corridor for service relocation works.

Traffic management will be in place and there will be signage along the detour route and maps posted at closure points

More information including exact locations and detours here.


Service relocations (until December 2021)

Working with utility companies to relocate and replace existing underground gas and water services, including a section of the Parmelia Gas Pipeline, Water Corporation and ATCO Gas assets.

Works will include establishing a work site and site access, site clearing, drilling and preparing for noise wall construction and revegetation.

More information here.


Underground gas pipeline relocation (until June 2021)

To accommodate construction of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link, two sections of the Parmelia Gas Pipeline must be relocated:

  • The crossing of the Thornlie-Cockburn Line at the Glen Iris Tunnel, a 670-metre section at the Kwinana Freeway in Jandakot.
  • A 575-metre section at Ranford Road in Canning Vale where the future Ranford Road Station will be constructed.

There will be no disruption to local gas supply. Some sections of bike and pedestrian pathways will be temporarily closed and alternative pathways will be provided. Some clearing will be required.

Further information available here.

 


Level Crossing Closure (ongoing)

The level crossing at Elliot Place and Cameron Street, Thornlie, is closed to allow for construction of a new footbridge and ongoing work in the rail corridor.

There will be no pedestrian access across the rail during this period. A signed detour is in place, so please allow additional travel time.


Mandurah rail line night works (March - May 2021)

Works will take place within the rail corridor and Kwinana Freeway between Cockburn Central Station and the Glen Iris rail tunnel, adjacent to Jandakot, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Atwell and Success.

The works will take place between 9pm and 5am Monday to Sunday (excluding public holidays) while passenger trains are not running.

Works include:

Ongoing until 2 August: An extended closure of the Berrigan Drive on-ramp to Kwinana Freeway Southbound to enable a suitable safe work zone for the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link project.  

Berrigan Drive traffic intending to travel onto Kwinana Freeway Southbound will be encouraged to follow the signed detour eastbound via Jandakot Road or westbound via North Lake Road.

16 - 24 June: closure of the Kwinana Freeway southbound off-ramp to Beeliar Drive/Armadale Road

16 – 30 June: lane closures on the Kwinana Freeway southbound, between Berrigan Drive and Beeliar Drive/Armadale Road interchanges

There will be noise from construction equipment. 

Read more details on these impacts.


Construction works (ongoing)

Neighbours along the freight rail corridor between the Glen Iris rail tunnel, Jandakot, and Ranford Road, Canning Vale, as well as between Ranford Road, Canning Vale and Spencer Road, Thornlie, will notice ongoing work in the project area.

Works will include relocation of utilities, drainage installation, use of site facilities (including crib rooms), earthworks, foundation preparation, access road improvement, and retaining wall construction.

During these works, there will be construction vehicle movements and use of large equipment, which may be noticeable. Traffic management on some local roads will also take place.

Site investigation (ongoing)

Geotechnical testing, survey and potholing continues. Most of this investigation will be in the freight and passenger rail corridors between Beckenham and Cockburn Central stations.

Some low impact survey work, involving light vehicles and hand-held survey equipment, will take place outside of normal working hours, Monday to Sunday, 7pm to 7am.

However, some investigation will be required away from the rail alignment, which may be noticeable.

Clearing (ongoing)

Approved clearing of vegetation will continue along the freight rail corridor between Thornlie Station and Ranford Road, as well as at the future Nicholson Road and Ranford Road stations.

Clearing will be within the project area and has been minimised as much as possible, while accommodating new infrastructure including the rail lines, station buildings and retaining walls.

Thornlie Station

Thornlie Station Upgrade (From 2021)

Thornlie Station will undergo significant changes as part of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link project, which will link the Thornlie/Armadale lines with the Mandurah Line.

Enabling works have commenced in the area with major station upgrade works scheduled to commence in late 2021. These works include:

  • Establishing construction site facilities;
  • Installing fencing and hoarding, which will safely separate operations and construction;
  • Demolishing parts of the station building and infrastructure;
  • Moving the existing radio monopole to the south west of the station site;
  • Installing and relocating utilities/services;
  • Building new station infrastructure and facilities including an overpass, roof, lifts, stairs and toilets; and
  • Constructing retaining walls and extending the passenger platforms.

Works will occur in the Thornlie Station building, car park, footpaths and bus interchange, and in the rail corridor next to Thornlie Station.

Station operations will be maintained where possible. However, there will be some reduction in available bays in the western car park. Relocated and temporary toilets and bicycle parking will be provided.

Changes to station operations are expected, see Transperth signage for more details.

During these works, use of heavy vehicles and large construction will be noticeable.


Traffic Management at Spencer Village (From 9 June 2021)

The road layout will be modified at Spencer Village with traffic management in place to allow construction equipment to safely access the rail corridor from 9 June 2021 until the end of 2023.

There will be a temporary removal of one exit driveway from Spencer Village to Spencer Road and various traffic management measures in place. Heavy vehicles and equipment will use the access road between Spencer Road and Spencer Village with one exit driveway closed temporarily and measures put into place to direct traffic to use the access road as required. 

Stadium Station

Stadium Station Changes (February – mid-2021)

Stadium Station will undergo changes as part of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link project, which will allow Mandurah Line residents to catch a train to Optus Stadium and the Crown Resort at Burswood, without needing to transfer through the Perth CBD.

Site facilities are located at the north-west corner of the Tennis West property, with access via Goodwood Parade.

Works include:

  • Extending passenger platforms 5 and 6
  • Installing additional track and conducting supporting civil work
  • Installing new platform canopies
  • Establishing construction site facilities
  • Installing fencing and hoarding on platforms 5 and 6, which will safely separate operations and construction
  • Providing additional stowing capacity for trains
  • Installing and relocating utilities and services

There will be temporary closures of the Victoria Park Drive on-ramp from Graham Farmer Freeway westbound from April to early July 2021. Main Roads WA will provide more information and signage closer to the date.
Residents in the area will notice an increase in heavy vehicles and equipment in the area. Construction noise and dust levels will comply with approved environmental limits, and every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts.

Temporary changes to station operations will be required as part of the works and passengers are encouraged to plan ahead with Transperth.

Out of hours works

Earthworks and bridge construction (28 June – November 2021)

Works will be conducted Monday to Friday, from 7pm to 7am on the western verge of Ranford Road, between Bannister Road and Livingstone Drive.

Works include excavation, backfill, compacting, drainage installation, asphalting, road pavement, kerbing, line marking.


Mandurah rail line night works (ongoing)

Works will take place within the rail corridor and Kwinana Freeway between Cockburn Central Station and the Glen Iris rail tunnel, adjacent to Jandakot, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Atwell and Success.

The works will take place between 9pm and 5am Monday to Sunday (excluding public holidays) while passenger trains are not running.

Works include:

Ongoing until 2 August: An extended closure of the Berrigan Drive on-ramp to Kwinana Freeway Southbound to enable a suitable safe work zone for the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link project.

Berrigan Drive traffic intending to travel onto Kwinana Freeway Southbound will be encouraged to follow the signed detour eastbound via Jandakot Road or westbound via North Lake Road.

16 – 24 June: closure of the Kwinana Freeway southbound off-ramp to Beeliar Drive/Armadale Road.

16 – 30 June: lane closures on the Kwinana Freeway southbound, between Berrigan Drive and Beeliar Drive/Armadale Road interchanges.

There will be noise from construction equipment. 

Read more details on these impacts.


Kwinana Freeway Night works (16-30 June 2021)

Night works are required between 9pm to 5am on the Kwinana Freeway when road traffic volumes are lower.

Works include night time ramp closures, lane closures and roadworks along the Kwinana Freeway southbound, between Berrigan Drive and Beeliar Drive/Armadale Road interchanges.

A detour will be in place, via Russell Road, for access to Beeliar Drive/Armadale Road.


Underground gas pipeline relocation (20 June 2021)

Works will be conducted between 9am to 5pm on Sunday 20 June.
Works include horizontal drilling under Kwinana Freeway, along the freight rail corridor, to install the pipeline. Construction signage will be in place, with frequent truck movements to and from site, along with the use of construction equipment.


Aubin Grove Station (ongoing)

Night works (10pm-5am) will be taking place in the rail corridor between Russell Road and Bertram Road, and at the intersection of the Kwinana Freeway and Gaebler Road in Hammond Park. Works will include potholing, hand trenching and electrical tooling, excavation works and installation of cables, signal bases, concrete pits and conduits.


Rockingham Station (ongoing)

Night works (10pm-5am) will be taking place in the rail corridor at Rockingham Station, including the rail corridor to Lake Cooloongup Reserve. Works will include potholing, hand trenching and electrical tooling, excavation works and installation of cables, signal bases, concrete pits and conduits.


Kenwick Rail Tunnel (until 31 July 2021)

Night works (7pm-7am) to complete potholing, geotechnical testing and survey work in the rail corridor near the Kenwick Rail Tunnel. These works need to be completed at night while passenger trains are not running, and there may be increased noise from light vehicles and construction equipment. 


Stadium Station night works (ongoing until July 2021)

Night works are required for construction of the Stadium Station platform extension.

There will be 20 night shifts in total between 8pm – 5am.

The use of heavy vehicles and equipment to deliver, install and remove construction material will be noticeable. During the works the Graham Farmer Freeway westbound off-ramp will be closed and traffic detours will be in place.

More information here.

 


Changes to access of City of Canning Waste Transfer Station (ongoing)

To build the new Ranford Road bridge, temporary access changes to/from the City of Canning Waste Transfer Station is required. Current access via Ranford Road will close, and a new access route from Wilfred Road will open.

From 1 February, night works will commence to change the traffic conditions on Ranford Road, which will include new signage and installation of traffic barriers. This will involve the use a traffic line removing and marking machine, light vehicles, trucks, lifting equipment and hand tools. Tower-mounted lights will also be in operation.

More information here.

Enabling Works

A number of Main Roads WA projects are undertaking enabling works for the Thornlie-Cockburn Link. These include Karel Avenue upgrade and Kwinana Freeway widening projects. Visit the Main Roads WA project pages for more information.

Cockburn Central Station

Closure of Berrigan Drive on-ramp (13 June – 2 August 2021)

An extended closure of the Berrigan Drive on-ramp to Kwinana Freeway southbound will be in place from 7pm on Sunday 13 June.

The closure is to enable a suitable safe work zone for enabling works.

While the closure is in place, Main Roads WA will complete construction work between Berrigan Drive and Armadale Road, which is associated with its Armadale to Road to North Lake Road Bridge project.

Traffic on Berrigan Drive travelling onto Kwinana Freeway southbound can follow the signed detour eastbound via Jandakot Road or westbound via North Lake Road. Please see below map for detour route.


Drainage basin construction (May-August 2021)

Clearing and excavation work to establish a drainage basin. Works will be taking place at bushland south of Berrigan Drive and west of the Kwinana Freeway, with vehicle access from Verna Court, Cockburn Central.

Every effort will be made to minimise the clearing required and work will comply with approved environmental management plans.

Mandurah Line shutdown

Website

The Mandurah Line will temporarily close between Aubin Grove Station and Elizabeth Quay Station for up to 25 days in late December – and commuters are urged to start planning.

This shutdown will allow for major construction on the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link and will result in Mandurah Line train services running at a reduced schedule, and only between Mandurah Station and Aubin Grove Station.

For the latest information, please visit https://www.buildingfortomorrow.wa.gov.au/

More information about replacement services will be made available closer to the shutdown. 

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