Level Crossing Closure (5 October 2020 – mid 2022)
The level crossing at Elliot Place and Cameron Street, Thornlie will be closed until mid-2022 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. Traffic management and detours will be in place, so please allow additional travel time. Access will be maintained to nearby properties.
Neighbours along the freight rail corridor in Kenwick, Thornlie, Canning Vale will notice an increase in work in the project area in coming months. Works will also take place at site facilities.
Works will include clearing, ground surveys, installation of fencing, installation of an underground conduit for temporary cabling supporting freight rail operations, relocation of utilities, Set up and use of site facilities, earthworks and retaining wall construction.
Construction of the new footbridge will start from mid-2021 and is expected to be complete by mid-2022.
There may be increased noise from machinery use. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts. All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans.
Construction Works (September – December)
Neighbours along the freight rail corridor between the Glen Iris Rail Tunnel, Jandakot and Ranford Road, Canning Vale will notice an increase in work in the project area in coming months.
Works will include clearing, ground surveys, installation of fencing, installation of an underground conduit for temporary cabling supporting freight rail operations, Installation of temporary rail level crossings for construction vehicles, relocation of utilities, use of site facilities, earthworks, access road improvement and preparation of crane and rig platforms 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. Every effort will be made to minimise disturbance.
Site Investigation and Establishment
Geotechnical testing, survey and potholing has started and will continue in the coming months. Most of this investigation will be in the freight rail corridor.
However, some investigation will be required away from the rail alignment, which is low impact but may be noticeable.
Geotechnical Investigation Work
Geotechnical investigation work to establish the ground conditions which will assist with project design will be taking place at the following locations between August 31 and September 4.
- Ramsay Park, Bibra Lake
- Partridge Way Reserve, Thornlie
- Bower Street Reserve, Thornlie
- Former Glen Iris Golf Course, Jandakot
Works include use of small machines and hand-held tools to test the soil resistance to electricity. Light vehicle movements, including the use of digging and drilling equipment can be expected.
There may be increased noise from machinery use. Every effort will be made to minimise construction impacts and any areas disturbed as part of these investigation works will be restored.
All works will follow approved noise and traffic management plans.
Temporary work site at Tom Bateman Reserve (September 3 - 30)
The following works will take place:
Fauna trapping ahead of clearing activities and fauna spotting during clearing activities, potholing to locate services within the rail corridor, clearing vegetation, including weed control, delivery, loading and unloading of materials, installation of fencing around the temporary work site and establishment of site access points to Wilfred Road.
Works will include use of large construction vehicles and equipment. Traffic management will be in place and access within the reserve will be temporarily reduced.
Every effort will be made to minimise the amount of clearing required and associated disruption. Any disturbed areas will be rehabilitated
Approved clearing of vegetation will take place from mid-July along the freight rail corridor between Thornlie Station and Ranford Road, as well as at the future Nicholson Road Station and the existing Thornlie Station.
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.