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.
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.
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.